Light, nimble and boasting a design that is clean, cool and utterly contemporary, the new Range Rover Evoque Road Bike breaks cover at the Geneva Motor Show. Created by the Land Rover design team, which is headed by Gerry McGovern, the Evoque bike is made from exotic lightweight materials for secure road-racing performance. These are all attributes that should describe a car, but the new product is nothing but a bicycle.
But this is no ordinary bicycle. It sports a new high modulus carbon fiber monocoque frame, crafted by Karbona using techniques derived from Formula 1. The extra-large carbon fiber handlebar stem and aerospace alloy handlebars have been made to complement the rest of the bicycle.
The seat-tube section is integrated into the frame, as are the steering bearings. The steering fork is made of carbon-fiber, and all the steering components are color-matched to the frame. The transmission is a 20-gear Shimano Ultegra system. Special attention has been paid to every detail. While the drivetrain and braking systems come in black chrome, the saddle is done in fine leather. Visual graphics include the Evoque and Range Rover names.
The wheels were specially commissioned for the Evoque project and have a strong visual impact. Formed from aero-profiled carbon fibre, they have a deep section designed to cut through the air quickly while maintaining stability. Secure performance is further supported by the tyre tread, which is constructed from triple-density rubber compound with hard-wearing and high-grip qualities.
Like other Range Rover’s offerings, the Evoque road bike, with its stunning looks and high-end specs, demands attention.