“Drop bars don’t always mean tarmac. ‘Normal riding’ shouldn’t be a definition of accepted limits.”
That’s the description we gave our original Croix de Fer back in 2009 and it’s a philosophy we’ve followed ever since.
At the time, we weren't sure if people would get it, so we hedged slightly, labelling it as a cross bike in the truest sense of the word.
Capable on and off road, it was a gentle step away from our original Vapour and towards a bike that was intended to go further… but we never imagined quite how much further.
One year on Vin Cox set off from The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Some 163 days and 18,000 miles later, he returned a world record breaker.