Exclusive Aston Martin 1R boasts not a single visible bolt
A spectacular new creation from a car manufacturer. This time the protagonist comes from Aston Martin, which has produced a spectacular bicycle with carbon tubes joined by titanium fittings and such a level of integration that there is not a single visible bolt in the whole frame.
Aston Martin pushes the limits of integration on its 1R road bike
An incredible road bike design by Aston Martin in collaboration with British titanium bike manufacturer J.Laverack. A machine completely built to the buyer's specifications thanks to its manufacture using the traditional method of brackets and tubes, but taking this technology to the extreme. To do this, its elaborate joints are manufactured using titanium 3D printing, while for the tubes, Aston Martin uses its extensive knowledge of carbon fibre manufacturing, which the brand applies to its Formula 1 cars.
We also find titanium in its spectacular dashboard which, like the fittings that join the tubes of this Aston Martin 1R, is made by 3D printing in a single piece and, of course, exactly to the measurements provided by the customer, to the millimetre. A level of customisation that also extends to the connecting rods, where the carbon fiber centre section is combined with a bonded titanium end that makes it possible to adjust the length exactly to the customer's wishes.
And all this is not the most spectacular thing about the bike, overshadowed by the in-house manufactured brake calipers that are fully integrated into the rear frame, i.e. the calipers are part of the frame itself. They are made from machined aluminium and feature a dual-piston system. Of course, both the hose and its connection to the caliper are located inside the frame. In fact, no bolt is visible on the entire frame, and there are no screws to install bottle cages for absolute clean lines.
Being such a luxury product, the build is in keeping with the refinement of its frame. It can only be mounted with SRAM Red AXS, Campagnlolo Super Record Wireles or Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 wireless groupsets. It is accompanied by Aera AE55 wheels which, as the name suggests, have a 55 mm deep profile, or a Brooks saddle specially built for this model.
Such is the level of exclusivity that every buyer of this bike will receive an invitation to visit Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, Great Britain, where they will be able to test drive a 1R before making a final decision on the purchase of this spectacular machine. Of course, luxury of this level comes with a price tag of around €18,000.