Earlier in the Summer, British athlete and 4 time Gold medallist Laura Trott announced the launch of her new bike brand, in association with Halfords. The range includes entry level, budget concious hybrids and road bikes for the female cyclist in mind. Maria David has been out on the roads testing the new Laura Trott RD2 for TWC, and here’s how she got on….
Everyone wants a piece of Laura Trott these days. Well, with her range of bikes now available that wish can now be granted, at least in spirit. Of course, your choice of bike is not purely based on having one with your idol’s name embossed on it. You may also be interested in its quality and specifications too. Trott’s RD road bikes were launched earlier this summer, and we have now had the chance to test out one of the models, the RD2 (£699), so here’s our assessment…
At first sight the bicycle is pleasing on the eye. The indigo-blue and pink flourishes set against the grey frame give just a subtle hint that this is a women’s specific bike. And then the Silken style handwriting with the name and initials of the multiple gold medallist Olympian become the give away.
There are noticeable female specific touches, such as the cut away Selle Italia Dash Flow saddle modelled specifically to the female anatomy, that make you feel reassured that women’s needs are catered for, too. The geometry is said to be designed to meet the needs of the average woman, too. This is something that Laura Trott herself was keen to have as a fundamental part of the bike design in order to inspire more women to get on a bike.
The RD2 is the mid-range road bike out of the Laura Trott’s stable, with the RD1 being an entry-level model while the RD3 is for the performance road rider.