Evolution delivers a light, quick, steel street bike, that is well suited for commuting, heading briskly down towpaths and lightweight touring.
The latest slick shifting, 22 speed , Shimano 105 R7000 gearset with it’s compact ratio chainset, delivers a gear range suitable for all but the most mountainous of terrains.
Genetic's 11 degree ‘flared’ drop handlebars, offer improved comfort and control over traditional racing drop bars. While their STV saddle and padded cork type handlebar tape bring quality contact points to the rider. Tioga Flat handlebars are an option for those who prefer the additional focus that flat handlebars can offer in urban traffic conditions.
International Standard 160mm discs delivers braking confidence in all conditions with cable operated TRP Spyre calipers, or upgrade to a full hydraulic Shimano system for the ultimate in stopping power.
Halo’s lightweight White Line Disc wheelset feature cartridge bearing hubs and future compatibility with tubeless tyres if desired. Wide, fast, Schwalbe One Performance Line 700x30C tyres, offer well established durability, grip and comfort on the less than perfect modern roads you might encounter.
(If you decide to become more adventurous and head off the beaten track, you can install wider tyres, the Darwin can accept up to 42C tyres without mudguards).
With multiple carrier fixing points and mudguard eyelets, plus triple bosses for luggage cage on the forks, the versatile Darwin frame gives you a bike that evolves to meet your desires.
Cycling Plus Magazine review (April 2020)
“It’s light, it’s quick, it’s plush, it’s versatile, it’s a commuter, tourer or even bikepacker.”
“Comfortable, versatile, all-day cruiser-cum-credit card tourer
4 out 5 stars.”