There's long been a close association between automotive
manufacturers and bicycle companies, and none are closer than
and McLaren, the two joining forces to develop some of the
Californian company's latest bikes, including the Venge.
To celebrate McLaren's 50 years of Grand Prix racing,
Specialized has issued a special edition S-Works Roubaix that
echoes the iconic orange livery used on McLaren's earliest F1 cars.
Founded by Bruce McLaren in 1966, orange was first used in 1968 in
a bid to ensure the cars would stand out from the pack. The
striking orange certainly ensured that was the case.
There are just 25 bikes coming to the UK and
Bespoke Cycling is one of the select dealers stocking them.
The bike features the
Future Shock system, and is built up with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Roval wheels and costs £9,999.99.
Get in touch if
you are interested, but don't delay - once they're gone they're
Photographed by Bobby Whittaker for Bespoke Cycling.