I went by a specialized bike shop two days ago and was suprised of the bikes I have seen. The shop is from a brother in law from a good friend and fellow band member. Today I went back to make some pictures of some finger licking pictures of great bikes. I believe all models shown are hand build and are delivered customized for client.
Hand made custom painted steel frames. Although steel isn't popular at the moment, these bikes are very strong and light. Fully installed it's only a few grams heavier than a carbon bike. You should more worry of taking those two extra sandwiches in your back pockets than the weight difference! These bikes are much more comfortable than carbon or aluminium frames.
These are three high tech carbon bikes. The carbon is very hard and stiff, but also very thin due to the use of Easton Ultralite Carbon. Very exclusice and expensive. The carbon is so thin, that if you squeeze the back bridge between your thumb and indexfinger, you feel the carbon bend.
The most exclusive high end bike (over €6600,-, including wheels and groups).
a very nice fully.
A very nice hand build steel frame Stevens.
The nicest bike in the shop (well, for me it is). A full carbon hard tail. If you want one, the frame will be made specially sized for you in the color you want (this one has partial red carbon on the back of the frame). It bears the name of my friends brother in law (Van Der Eijk).
Nice carbon derailleur and shifters by Campagnolo. He's going to be a SRAM dealer too.
Nice team wear. The BIB short is with a high end seat pad, so I was a bit shocked when I hear the price...
I hope you liked the pics,