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Video review: Hoy Meadowbank track bike

27 February 2014

Product

Hoy Meadowbank track bike

Price

£450.00

Weight

6.6 kg / 14.5 lbs (without pedals)

Supplier

Evans Cycles – www.evanscycles.com
“The chances are that the British track riders we’ll be watching at the Olympics in ten years time might be riding a Hoy Meadowbank this year…”

We took a first look at this new junior track bike from HOY Bikes a few weeks ago and it certainly looked promising. We’ve given it a thorough test on the track since then, and the video above is our full review of the bike.

Watch the film to see the bike in action, and find out about its sizing, specification and how it performs on the track. Is it worthy of the Hoy name…?

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2 responses to:

Video review: Hoy Meadowbank track bike

  1. Milly Gandy
    January 5, 2015

    Hello! Which chain ring and sprocket would you recommend for U12s gearing on this bike ?

  2. Youth Cycle Sport
    January 6, 2015

    Hi Milly. Assuming yours arrived with a 44×16 gearing like ours did, it’s likely that you’ll need to change both the chainring and the sprocket to 42×14 to set it up for Under 12 gearing on its 650c wheels.

    That should just dip under the U12 gear limit, but you’ll need to check that carefully by rolling it out. Most tracks have a marked gear roll-out on the ground somewhere so you can easily check. The rim width and the tyre profile are among the factors that make this quite variable, so do check.

    You might just get away with 46×15 too, which would give a slightly larger gear but still a few cm inside the limit.

    See this section of the review video regarding gearing: http://youtu.be/0PPyzET-2Ko?t=4m18s

    You need to buy the right dimension of chainring to fit the spider of the crank, and from memory I think the Meadowbank’s Lasco cranks are 110BCD.

    Spa Cycles in Harrogate is a good source of unusual rings – usually made by Stronglight. Give them a call and tell them what you’re trying to do and they’ll make sure you get the right one. If you go for a 42t it’s probably one of these (but check it out first!): http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s149p292

    Enjoy the bike!

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