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Super glue, sawn-offs and the dodgiest bodges: National Hill Climb Championship 2023 gallery

Super glue, sawn-offs and the dodgiest bodges: National Hill Climb Championship 2023 gallery

Last weekend saw the National Hill Climb Championships 2023 take place in the picturesque Lake District town of Ambleside. The area is known for its…

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Last weekend saw the National Hill Climb Championships 2023 take place in the picturesque Lake District town of Ambleside. The area is known for its infamously difficult climb, dubbed ‘The Struggle’, pitching up to 22% gradients in places. The official course ran at 4.3km with an 8.4% average gradient and, as always, riders were keen to shave the weight where they could. Charlotte Head Every year, hill climb events bring out the weird and the wonderful and we were on hand to document some of the most spectacular creations. Charlotte Head Tom Andrews’ Canyon Aeroad CF SLX came in at just 5.4kg, with bullhorns replacing the traditional drop bars and a 1× drivetrain setup, an approach adopted by many in a bid to cut down on extraneous components. Related Posts

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Charlotte Head Charlotte Head Running a full 2× groupset the rest of the year round, Andrews taped the spare Di2 cable to the frame to keep it place during his race. Charlotte Head It’s not pretty but it sure is compact. Charlotte Head Not only were the bullhorns themselves carbon, so too were the brake levers, with the TT Di2 shifter secured by electrical tape. Charlotte Head Alastair Merrill’s Canyon also sported bullhorns and a single chainring, though Merrill opted to fit […]

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