While cycling is great as a group sport and everyone likes to fit into the tribe – who doesn’t like to stand out from the crowd a little bit?
Maybe you’re the type of person that always hated wearing a uniform at school, or who prefers to discover some unknown band rather than just listen to the Top 40 music charts.
If that’s the case, it’s likely you’ll want a bike that’s a little bit different from the norm as well. And with the following options, and some creative inspiration, you can ensure nobody else will be rocking the same machine or funky colour scheme on your next Sunday morning club ride.
Just keep in mind that you’ll often pay a decent premium for something that hasn’t just rolled off the mass-market production line. - Neil Martin
Orbea Orca, from $3,499
Orbea’s MyO program gives you a wealth of options to custom-build and totally personalise any of their bikes. And when we say wealth we really mean it – with 22 colours, seven different types of wheels, five crankset options, three handlebars, two stems, three cassettes, four seatposts and four saddles available (for example) to transform a basic Orca into your dream ride.
Jay Taylor from Taylor Cycles is the the proud owner of the Orca pictured here which has the SRAM Red eTap group set for a superclean cable-less look to show off the aero advantage of the head tube and down tube profile, and also features right-side brake cable entry which is perfect for Australian left-to-rear braking and which eliminates cable rub.