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Reilly releases the Fusion – an aero titanium road bike

Reilly releases the Fusion – an aero titanium road bike

Reilly Cycleworks has released the Fusion, a new titanium road bike that uses investment casting to create an aero frameset, not unlike a carbon road…

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Reilly Cycleworks has released the Fusion, a new titanium road bike that uses investment casting to create an aero frameset, not unlike a carbon road bike in appearance.

Launching the Fusion at the Cycle Show in London this weekend, Reilly’s business development director, Chris Ratcliff told BikeRadar that the brand wanted to create a bike that could reach beyond Reilly’s typical customer base.

“If you look at our clientele, historically,” Ratcliff says, “we’ve had older men who want the comfort of a titanium ride. But if we can give titanium a more modern look then maybe we can appeal to a slightly younger audience.”

After Reilly’s founder, Mark Reilly, passed away last year, Ratcliff says the Fusion is also a way for the brand to stay true to his legacy, using the geometry developed by the renowned frame builder.

“We wanted to continue with Mark Reilly’s geometry, but we wanted to innovate too, and see how we could begin to play with these casting methods to create new shapes from metal,” Ratcliff explains.

The Fusion’s pricing starts at £7,500 but rises to £10,000 for the model on display at the Cycle Show, which comes with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 , Strada Cabron PAD-55 carbon wheels and a Deda Elementi Alanera DCR integrated carbon handlebar. How is the Reilly Fusion made?

Ratcliff says the production methods behind the Fusion might not be what’s first suspected from such an advanced-looking titanium frame.“When we people look at the Fusion, I think they presume the interestingly shaped parts […]

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