£2199 (inc 20% VAT)
With tough carbon forks, lightweight wheels and discs front and rear, the Elite Drop makes a fast touring bike, practical road bike or a commuter bike for the discerning!
|Fork||24″ Carbon Rigid Fork|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 50 / 34|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Tiagra cups|
|Brakes||Front and Rear – Avid BB7 Disc|
|Shift lever||Shimano 105|
|Front derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Chain||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 11-32 11spd|
|Front hub||Shimano XT 32h|
|Rear hub||Shimano 11sp 105 Disc 32h|
|Rim||Airnimal black 32h|
|Tyre||Schwalbe Durano 24″x0.90 (520 x 23)|
|Handlebar||Pro LT drop|
|Stem||Pro LT 120mm|
|Steerer extender||Q/R black|
|Saddles||Selle Italia C2|
|Gear range (inches)||23 – 100|
|Height||142-196cm / 5” to 6’ 5″|
|Inseam Range||65-95cm / 26” to 37”|
|Stand-over Height||63cm / 24″|
|Rider Weight||110kg / 240lb|
The Joey can take two wheel sizes, the lighter weight 24″ ISO 520, or, the heavier more robust 24″ ISO 507 wheel size. .The smaller size gives significant weight and aerodynamic advantages, whilst at the same time, combined with our carefully considered steering geometry, giving a very good balance of manoeuvrability and stability. We are often asked why use a 24″ wheel, but maybe the question should be, ‘why use the more conventional sizes’?
2. Tyre/Rim Availability
The 24″ ISO 520 is available in 1″ width, it is used by a number of large manufacturers and there are a number of high quality rims and tyres available. Rims are made by Velocity, Alex, Araya, HED and Sun and tyres by Panaracer, Kenda, Primo, Odyssey and Schwalbe. The 507 is much more readily available than the 520, with tyres ranging from 1.5″ width upto 2″ We use and stock rims and tyres from these manufacturers that we regard as particularly suitable for our bikes.
The Joey frame comes in one size and fits riders between about 160cms (5’3”) and 190cms (6’3″). 4. Mudguards and Racks The Joey can be fitted with mudguards and front and rear racks. We offer various quick release fittings and accessories that facilitate the suitcase pack.
5. Packing Times
We define two levels of fold, but often something in between is sufficient to fit the bike where you want. The first level, car boot/commute fold, can be done if under 30 seconds – the record is 11 seconds, and can be held together allowing it to be wheeled with the addition of the Commuter kit. If required, for protection or regulations, the folded bike can be folded into the Joey bag in a further 60 seconds. The second level, fitting the bike into a suitcase for airline or other travel, can be done in around 180 seconds. That is for a bike without mudguards or racks (both of which will fit into the case) and without packing any other luggage or accessories.
6. Which carrying system?
For the two levels of fold, we offer 3 carrying systems. The Joey bag, which has shoulder straps for carrying the bike and can be rolled or folded for packing when riding the bike, is a quick and simple system ideally suited to train, car or coach travel. Also for commuting, we offer the Commuter kit, which holds the attaches the wheel and handlebar to the folded bike allowing it to be picked up, or wheeled, with one hand. For airline travel, the Traveller hard case is recommended. It has sufficient capacity for accessories, panniers and other luggage and it has wheels and drag handle, it can alos be converted to a Trailer to tow behind the bike using the Trailer kit.
7. I’m not mechanically minded, how easy is it to fold?
If you’re not familiar with bike quick releases then some familiarisation is required. Once the simple lever system has been mastered, folding is 4 very straightforward stages. 1. Open the front wheel quick release and the wheel slides out. 2. Open the rear triangle quick release and fold the rear wheel into the front fork.3. Open the seatpost quick release and push the seat post down to lock the frame together.4. Optionally open the handlebar quick release and either rotate the handlebar to make a narrow package or remove the assembly for smallest size.To pack in the airline case just requires the additional removal of the rear wheel.
8. Component availability
All our bikes use readily available standard components. Other than the frameset and wheels, any non-stocking dealer would be able to supply necessary parts.
9. What about my check-in allowance?
The Traveller weighs 9.5 kg, the Joey from 10.5kg – safely within check-in weight limits
10. Maximum Rider Weight
We don’t recommend the Joey for riders who weigh in excess of 110kgs (240 lbs)
The Joey is primarily designed for road use, but is fine on moderate trails. It comes as standard with a road tyre, but can have a moderate knobbly fitted for grip and control on broken surfaces. If you want a folding bike for more demanding off-road use please take a look at the Airnimal Rhino.