We picked Dazzle because that specific design shows the impeccable skills of our varnish master. The background story of the Dazzle design goes back to the camouflage of war ships and that is another parallel with the race. It is yellow because yellow is the jersey colour of the winner and when you dream of Tour de France you dream of winning it, right? You simply have to fight your way through the steep climbs of the French roads. Spectre is a symbol of the race and it is also its perfect companion.
Tour de France is a very complex race. It takes your on to all kinds of roads starting with the smoothest of tarmac, via pavé up to mountain paths full of holes and through all kinds of terrains (think of long flats where you fight the wind as well as never-ending climbs and deceitful abrupt passages of downhill). Spectre that we constructed to celebrate the race presents an incredibly stiff and responsive frame that provides enough comfort to let you sit in the saddle for days. 21 stages are a good enough reason to get comfortable, don’t you think? It is always a combination of elements that turn a bike into a race machine. Our preferred set up consists of components that ensure efficient cockpit and work in synergy with the stiffness of the frame so that the sprinter in you gets their satisfaction. Apart from the sprints, there are climbs so we looked to that aspect as well when selecting the components. The climber in you appreciates the lightness when challenged by the hills and safety when speeding down. Disc brakes will give you confidence in any weather.