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Bikes & Frames - Aprire Inverno AR Preview
Friday, December 9th, 2016

 

Aprire Inverno AR Preview

 

Paul Horta-Hopkins

 

A preview of the Aprire Inverno AR, an aluminium framed All-Road bike.

 

I’ve taken delivery of the Aprire Inverno AR and will be putting it through the winter wringer. The Inverno AR, is the Surrey based firms do-it-all frame. Designed to be as happy on the daily commute as it is tackling some gravel mile munching.

 

Aprire's Inverno AR is a go anywhere, do anything kind of bike

Aprire’s Inverno AR is a go anywhere, do anything kind of bike

 

Aprire Bicycles are the in-house brand of bike builders Cycles Perfecta, who I visited recently. Although they are a carbon manufacturer – for now – the Inverno AR is an aluminium frame with a carbon fork. The frame is disc brake only and comes drilled ready for mudguards or panniers.

 

Shimano's cable operated disc brakes are on braking duty

Shimano’s cable operated disc brakes are on braking duty

 

Aprire offer three Shimano groupset options; Sora, Tiagra or 105. Our test bike comes equipped with Sora and has finishing kit supplied by Ritchey. Seating is provided by a Prologo Kappa saddle, while Mavic’s Aksium One disc wheels keep you rolling. Schwalbe’s 35mm CX Comp tyres are fitted for a bit of off-road fun.

 

The Aprire designed seatstays are meant to give stiffness, while killing road buzz

The Aprire designed seatstays are meant to give stiffness, while killing road buzz

 

Our Inverno AR is a very fetching custom paint-job, grey, pink and white. The standard colours are blue and white, but Aprire offer a custom paint option, which is a nice touch.

 

I’ll be putting the Inverno AR to the test over the winter, using it for club runs, a bit of commuting, the odd gravel ride and even take it ‘cross racing. Watch out for the full review.

 

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