First look: Hoy Cammo road bike
03 February 2014
There’s undoubtedly a high level of expectation when you unbox a bike bearing the name of Sir Chris Hoy, Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time. Sir Chris made it very clear at the launch of HOY Bikes last year that he wasn’t just lending his name to the brand, but that he was closely involved in every aspect of the business. He’s obviously proud of the bikes.
The Cammo is the first junior road bike from HOY Bikes – it’s a 650c-wheel machine typically suiting 8 to 11 year olds, costing £600 and supplied by Evans Cycles only. It’s clearly suitable for Under 10 & Under 12 youth circuit racing, as well as for training & leisure riding of course. It’s an out-and-out road bike, not a dual purpose road/cyclocross bike, which is an advantage in some respects but a disadvantage in others.
Our first impressions are that it is light, that the geometry & sizing are right, and that careful thought has gone into the bike’s specification & details. We’ve been testing it on the road and on circuits, and the bike is a real blast. Check out our short video to see it in action.
We’ll be back with a detailed review of the bike soon.