With four models to choose from, Laura Trott’s new ‘Trott’ bicycles are now available to buy from Halfords.
Comprising of one hybrid, and three road bikes, prices start from £449, whilst the top end RD3 model still comes in at a fairly wallet friendly £899, with Shimano 105 gearing and an alloy frame.
Every bike in the range is on show here, and there’s a video guide to each model on the product page. The videos can only be described of as ‘atmospheric’ – however, they’re super informative and kind of remind us of the bristling tension at a major track meet – so fair play!
- Sizes on all the road models start from a 45cm, and go up to a 54cm. Though fit will vary between individuals, they’re recommended to suit riders from 4 ft 8 to 5 ft 11.
- The hybrid is slightly different, sizes go from 15″ to 19″ and will suit riders from about 4 ft 7 to 5 ft 10.
Trott has been adamant from the start that she wanted to provide bikes with female specific geometry, saying: “When we went through the design process, it was really important to create bikes that are both fast and comfortable for women. I wanted to create a range dedicated to the specific needs of women, so they don’t have to worry about whether a bike fits properly, leaving them inspired to really just enjoy getting out there.”
She added: “If I can inspire women and girls to get on a bike and give it a go, that would be amazing.”
Components and frame geometry can only tell us so much, so we’ve called in a bike to test to give you a full evaluation. However, for now – here’s a look at the what the range has to offer.
Laura Trott HYB 1 Womens Hybrid Bike
If ever you wanted a bike called ‘Hybie’, then the HYB at £449 is your chance. Designed for road use, this model has an alloy frame, with a carbon fork which will reduce the weight and make handling more enjoyable.
The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes will provide you with quick stopping power, and Continental Contact Reflex 37c tyres are wide enough to provide cushioning and might be up to light off-road use in parks (read: not actual trails or mountain biking!).
A triple chainset with a Suntour fork is supported by an 11-34 tooth cassette and the groupset is made up of various grades of Shimano. This means you’ll have plenty of gears if the road should turn upwards, and though the mixture is a little varied, Shimano parts are high quality and easy to replace.