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CBHOLCOMPR8000MIX
Holdsworth Competition R8000 Custom Holdsworth Competition R8000 Custom
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The perfect combination of Holdsworth's heritage and handmade attention to detail, artfully paired up with modern frame specifications, triple butted Columbus frame tubing and Shimano's latest Ultegra 8000 groupset.

  • Triple butted Columbus Spirit tubing
  • Ultegra 8000 groupset
  • 320-gram Italian carbon fork
  • Modern design and timeless craftsmanship Full Description

Description

Frameset Elegantly sculpted, triple butted frame tubes are hand cut, mitred and carefully TIG welded to produce a lightweight, steel road frame of uncompromising performance and beauty. The Competition brings the Holdsworth story right up to date, blending cutting edge construction and materials with time honoured handmade craftsmanship.

The Holdsworth Competition is full of carefully considered design touches. An oversized tapered headtube helps deliver responsive, pin-point precise steering. A narrow 27.2mm seat tube helps keep the weight down. A standard BSA threaded bottom bracket ensures you'll never suffer from BB squeaks. Carefully sculpted and shaped frame tubes are designed to deliver a responsive, agile ride. It's a bike that's suitable for competitive efforts as well as long days in the saddle.

Groupset: Shimano's Ultegra groupset has been upgraded and the result is the incredible Ultegra 8000 groupset. Shimano have worked to improved the efficiency of the shifting, improved brake feel and delivers a smoother working, better-looking groupset that's simply worth every penny.

A compact FSA Gossamer Pro 50/34t chainset combines with the an 11-28t 11-speed cassette to give an excellent gear spread, close enough for fast road work but still including a bailout gear for tackling those ultra steep climbs. The Gossamer Pro's 386 axle is massively oversized and delivers maximum stiffness for minimum weight.

Ultegra 8000 moves to polymer coated gear cables for the slickest possible shifts. revised lever ergonomics have delivered a sweeter gear shift feel and the slightly larger downshift paddle is easier to hit with gloved hands. Inline cable adjusters are a thing of the past with the new levers containing Allen key adjustable cable pre-tensioning.

The biggest change is out back where Shimano has integrated their Shadow Derailleur design from their Dura Ace and off-road groupsets. Shadow geometry places the rear mech further under the cassette, giving slicker shifts, protecting from crash damage and allowing for larger cassettes for enhanced gear ratios. The front mech gets a new cage and pivot design to help it accommodate the wider gear ratios and trend towards wider tyre sizes.

If you've ridden Ultegra before you know how much care and attention Shimano put into it. It's their best selling groupset and offers the best mix of price/performance. This new version is no exception it's simply superb.

Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 900 Wheelset Fulcrum wheelsets excel at delivering serious value for money and their Racing 900 model is no different. Built with black anodized, stainless steel spokes, CNC machined hubs fitted with precision cartridge bearings, and all laced to shallow profile alloy rims with a machined braking surface this is a quality wheelset. A Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible freehub makes this a versatile wheelset for most types of road cycling. Weighing in around 1800g they're right on the money for a do-it-all wheelset. Tough enough to sprint, light enough to climb on and a pleasure to ride all day, the Fulcrum Racing 900 wheelset will be with you mile after mile.

Finishing kit with an Italian theme accessories are from Holdsworth and San Marco. A bike as elegant as the Holdsworth Competition deserves nothing but the best and that's exactly what this Italian themed finishing kit offers, grace and beauty.

As with all Holdsworth cycles the Competition is beautifully hand-crafted through each stage of production. Every tube is cut and mitred by hand before being TIG welded into place. Individual inspection controls all stages. The result is a newly made frame of the same quality, finish and heritage that you would expect from any vintage Holdsworth but with a performance that is thoroughly modern.

What they have to say

Cyclist Magazine July 2017 - 8/10

The history and heritage of Holdsworth brought bang up to date in a great-value package. if you're after a bike with some heritage to go with its modern components and performance, it could be the ideal match.

Cycling Plus / Bike Radar - June 2015 - 4.5/5 (Reviewed under the previous name of the Professional Corsa)

A modern retro bike in both design and ride quality. If thats what youre looking for in your retro kicks wed highly recommend it. Think of the Holdsworth as a state of the art steel race bike wearing a vintage suit and youll be on the right track.

How do I unbox and set up my bike when it arrives

Full Spec

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Bar Tape Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
Brake Setup UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left
Cassette SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-28T
Chain SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links
Chainset FSA Chainset Gossamer Pro ABS Double 386EVO A9 / 172.5mm / 50-34
Handlebar Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm / Matt Black / 31.8mm Clamp
Saddle San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
Seatpost Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / Matt Black / 350mm
Stem Holdsworth Gran Sport Stem / 100mm / Polished Black / 6 Degree / 31.8mm Clamp
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro IV Rigid Tyre / 700c / 25mm / Black
Wheels Fulcrum Racing 900 700c Clincher Wheelset / Shimano 11 Speed
Gear cables Shimano Sp41 Gear Outer / Black / 600mm  
Inner Tube Vavert 700c Inner Tube / 18-25mm / Presta / 60mm  
Frame Spare Battaglin Front Mech Band On Clamp (SRAM Chain Spotter Compatible) / 31.8 No Logo  
Gear cables Shimano Sp41 Gear Outer / Black / 300mm  
Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
Gear cables Planet X Gear Cable Barrel Adjuster For Road Bikes  
Seat Clamp Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 31.8 mm  
Frame Spare Planet X High Rise UnderBB Cable Guide  
Frame Spare Planet X Brake Bolt / 18mm  
Brake spare Shimano Inner And Outer Brake Cable / Rear 1800mm Outer / 2000mm Inner  
Brake spare Shimano Inner And Outer Brake Cable / Front 800mm Outer / 1000mm Inner  
Frame Spare Selcof Carbon Steerer Fork Bung MK 2 / 1 1/8 inch  
Bottom Bracket FSA BB386 EVO Bottom Bracket / Megaevo BSA Threaded / Steel  
Front Mech Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Double Front Mech / Braze On  
Head Set Selcof Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th 1.5" Fork Steerer  
Brake Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Front  
Brake Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Caliper / Rear  
Rear Mech Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 Rear Mech / Short Cage  
Gear Levers Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Left 2 Speed  
Gear Levers Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Lever / Right 11 Speed  

Key features

Holdsworth Competition Frameset
Oversized, triple butted Columbus Spirit SL frame tubes are paired with a 300 gram High Modulus carbon fork with stainless drop-out inserts. It's the perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology
Ultegra R8000
Shimano's latest Ultegra groupset featuring class leading ergonomics, faultless gear shifts and their most powerful braking ever, with wider gear ranges than ever before. Shimano R8000 is the ultimate Ultegra groupset
Fulcrum Racing Sport Clincher Wheelset
Fulcrum's Racing Sport clincher wheelset is built with strength and durability in mind. It's a good looking, long lasting, 11-speed wheelset that's perfect for training rides and all-day sportives

Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  S/485M/500L/520XL/540
AHead Angle (°)72737373.5
BHeadtube Length (mm)135155175195
CEffective TT (mm)530550570590
DSeat Angle (°)7473.57372.5
ESeat Tube (Centre to Top mm)485500520540
FChainstay(mm)406407409411
GBB Drop(mm)72727272
IStack (assumed 15mm spacer)570590610630
JReach (assumed 100mm stem)470479488497
KFront Center(mm)575582597607
LFork Length (mm)365365365365
LOffset (mm)43434343

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FSA Chainset Gossamer Pro ABS Double 386EVO A9172.5mm | 50-34  FREE i
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Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainset170mm | 50-34 £120.00 i
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Handlebar Our standard build is usually perfect but you can choose a bar that suits your needs.
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar44cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar44cm | Gray | 31.8mm £74.99 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar40cm £69.99 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar38cm £69.99 i
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FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar40cm | Gray | 31.8mm £99.99 i
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San Marco Aspide Dynamic Supercomfort SaddleBlack | Manganese | Wide £29.99 i
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San Marco Shortfit Racing SaddleBlack | Xsilite £39.99 i
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San Marco Aspide Open Fit Racing SaddleXsilite Rails | Black £39.99 i
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Stem Our standard build is normally great, but you can change the geometry of your ride and get the right fit - choose the stem length that's right for you.
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Holdsworth Gran Sport Stem110mm | Polished Black | 6 Degree | 31.8mm Clamp £9.99 i
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Holdsworth Gran Sport Stem90mm | Polished Black | 6 Degree | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Holdsworth Gran Sport Stem80mm | Polished Black | 6 Degree | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Holdsworth Gran Sport Stem120mm | Polished Black | 6 Degree | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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FSA SL-K Stem130mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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Panaracer Race C EVO 3 Classic Folding 700c TyreBlack | Tan | 26mm £49.96 i
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Continental Gator Skin Folding Tyre700c | Black | 25mm £60.00 i
Wheels Wheels are the biggest single upgrade you will add to your bike, buy them now and be ready to take some KOM's
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Fulcrum Racing 900 700c Clincher WheelsetShimano 11 Speed  FREE i
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