Dolan and Ellesse release collaborative bike project

After two years of research and development, Dolan and Ellesse have launched a new collaborative racing bike.

The limited edition bike – which is currently displayed in the Biking La Manga store in Spain – will be used in a competition to race the famous Ellesse Green Mile Strava cycling segment.

To tackle the ellesse mile, cyclists will need to complete the course on the Ellesse x Dolan bike, using the Strava app to document their times. A list of fastest times will be compiled throughout the year, giving riders the chance to win a place on the leaderboard.

For the ellesse x Dolan racing bike, Dolan have produced the Aero Road Frame paired with a SRAM eTap wireless electronic gear-shifting device. The bike has a carbon fibre frame and wheels, made by Japanese suppliers Mitsubishi and Toray, to provide a balanced ride. The fork and down tube interface and deep section carbon rims optimise critical airflow, together with carbon fibre handlebars and stem cockpit.

The model has been approved by UCI cycling global governing body for use in world-class level races such as the Tour de France.

Dolan Bikes founder Terry Dolan commented: “This model has undertaken two years of research and development to create. After thorough testing and feedback from professional riders, we are now confident that this model will find its way into world tour races in the future.”

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