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11 Reviews

The perfect combination of Holdsworth's heritage and handmade attention to detail, artfully paired up with modern frame specifications and triple butted Columbus Spirit frame tubing.

  • Designed and tested in the UK
  • Hand made frameset
  • 320 gram carbon fork
  • Seat Clamp Not Included
  • Band-on front mech clamp required
  • Head badge sold separately
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Grey / Large
2 in stock £490.00
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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. With a handmade 320 gram, carbon fibre fork the Holdsworth Competition is as light as it fast. 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. accepts a narrow 27.2mm seat post to help keep the weight down. A standard BSA threaded bottom bracket ensures you'll never suffer from BB squeaks like all those press-fit frames. Carefully sculpted and shaped frame tubes are designed to deliver a responsive, agile ride. It's a bike that's suitable for flat-out competitive efforts as well as long days in the saddle.

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 on the road that is unmistakably 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.

    S M L XL
A Head Angle () 72 73 73 73.5
B Headtube Length (mm) 135 155 175 195
C Effective TT (mm) 530 550 570 590
D Seat Angle () 74 73.5 73 72.5
E Seat Tube (Centre to Top mm) 485 500 520 540
F Chainstay(mm) 406 407 409 411
G BB Drop(mm) 72 72 72 72
I Stack (assumed 15mm spacer) 570 590 610 630
J Reach (assumed 100mm stem) 470 479 488 497
K Front Center(mm) 575 582 597 607
L Fork Length (mm) 365 365 365 365
L Trail (mm) 43 43 43 43

* NB: Frameset requires a 31.8mm band-on front derailleur clamp, it does not have a braze-on clamp as pictured.

Weight: 1.6kg m

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Additional Information

Product Code:FRHOCO
Model:HOLDSCOMP

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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 533555574593
JReach 377386395404
KFront Center(mm)575582597607
LFork Length (mm)365365365365
LOffset (mm)43434343

Reviews

  • Paul M
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    Grey Model Beautiful looking bike. I built this up in a size Large and it came out at 8.89kg which is pretty light at this price point. Headset: Cane Creek (SHIS IS42/28.6 IS52/40) Seatpost: Deda Elementi Zero100 (27.2mm) Bottom Bracket: Shimano Durace BB-R9100 (Hollowtech 2) Stem: Zipp Service Course SL 110mm Bars: Zipp Service Course 70 Ergo Brake Levers: Shimano 105 R7000 Brake Calipers: Shimano 105 R7000 Wheels: HUNT RACE AERO SUPERDURA WHEELSET Brake Cables: Jagwire Road Pro Cable Adjusters: Generic (M5) Crankset: Shimano 105 R7000 Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000 GS Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000 Bar Tape: ZIPP Service Course Saddle: Selle Italia: SLR SuperFlow TI316 145mm Tyres: Continental GP5000 BB Cable Guide: Generic Chain: KMC X11EL Cassette: Miche Primato Light 14-32t Gear Cables: Jagwire Road Pro Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6800 (+4mm spindle)

  • andrea f
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    So beautiful but stiff and confortable, it's an amazing frame

  • Patrick C
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    Comfortable, very fast, stiff. If you need more than this bike, you're a knob.

  • David K
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    This is a lovely frame, bought to replace a 1998 Lemond Zurich 853 that suffered a frame crack. This built up to be a pound (450g) lighter than teh Lemond, (10 speed ultegra octalink BB and last years Ultegra Wheels) and it runs straight and true. Its a fair bit stiffer too, those oval Columbus tubes help here, and the damping from the Carbon fork is good too. The fact that it is in the Orange and Blue colours I used to lust after in teh 197o's as a small boy staring through Geoffrey Butlers Window in South End Croydon is a real bonus.

  • Magnus A
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    Fantastic frameset!

  • Kenton H
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    Handles great, compliant ride, wish it was a little lighter(Lg - 1850gm frame, 2155 w/fork), but I love the ride and it just feels fast.

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    very happy with the frame, very stiff, but headtube is 15mm longer than rt80

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    Good choice of goods and prices.

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    The most comfortable frameset I've ridden till now.

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    Beautyfull and stiff. Need some kms.but i love this bike

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    Super service, und schnell;)

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