Friday, July 12, 2013

Cooper T100 Zandvoort

The Zandvoort is a steel 3-speed.  Credit: Cooper Bikes.

The 2011/12 Zandvoort is a 3-speed made of Reynolds 520 steel and comes with a stock Brooks B15 Swallow saddle.  The MSPR is $1,300.

Cooper Bikes tells us that although their bikes only have limited distribution in North America, they are planning a full launch next year. 

The Zandvoort has a sleek look and it's made of quality steel.  The stock Brooks saddle is definitely a draw.  I wish it came with full coverage fenders, a chainguard, and handlebars with curves.

Here are the specs, subject to change.

FRAME Cooper T100 700C Reynolds 520 Cr Mo Steel track frame - TIG welded
SIZES S=52cm / M=57cm / L=61cm
COLOUR Gun metal grey
WEIGHT 10.9 kg

CALIPERS Tektro R530 dual pivot forged aluminium arms in polished silver with adjustable cartridge pads
LEVERS Tektro FL-750 forged aluminium lever and bracket
HEADSET FSA 11/8" threadless A-head
STEM Forged alloy 10deg drop 90 ext . Polished alloy
HANDLEBARS Cooper Hanger Flat bar - polished alloy with 3deg sweep x 480mm
GRIPS Black rubber grips
SADDLE Brooks B15 Swallow in black with chrome rail
SEATPOST Alloy silver single bolt fixing
CHAINRING 42T 7075 anodised alloy CNC machined
CRANKSET Sturmey Archer FCT22 6061 polished forged alloy 165mm crank arm. Square taper
CHAIN KMC Z510 HX 1/8" x 1/2"
PEDALS Wellgo LU-962 silver all alloy
BOTTOM BRACKET Sun Race sealed cartridge
RIMS Alex R475 700C 30mm deep profile 32 spoke. Black with CSW and WJ technology
TYRES Continental 700 x 28C
FRONT HUB Formula TH-50 large flange sealed bearing silver
REAR HUB Sturmey Archer 3 speed

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Say, just who are "the rest of us"? It seems that this blog defines them as being those who are able/desire to spend big bucks on an ego boosting bikes rather than those giving value for money and providing transport in the real world where security for high-end bikes can be a problem.
Would it be nice if some effort were to be made by the owners of this blog to review "value priced" bikes ---- even those offered by mass-marketers? Of course this would mean doing some real work rather sitting back and waiting for promotional material as the high-end sellers provide.