Mark Reilly has been around for a while, with many years of frame building and design experience. Mark was head designer at some of the UK’s well known frame brands such as Omega and Enigma. We introduced Mark’s new project, NERVE bikes, a few years ago, but things have moved on since then and due to the popularity of customers asking for their frames built with the Reilly name the business name changed and Reilly Cycleworks was born.
The Reilly RS-7 is a new frame in the Reilly canon. The bike has been designed and developed using a proprietary stainless steel sourced from a facility in Taiwan. The tubes are triple butted, heat treated stainless steel and are said to be immensely strong, with the frame crafted by TIG welding with pyromet welding rods.
Reilly offer this frame as an off the shelf caliper road bike in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large or custom for a number of road disciplines in both standard caliper or road disc versions, depending on your preference. The frame geometry isn’t published but it is a compact (sloping top tube) style.
The frame is designed for mechanical gears but can be produced for electronic systems. Other frame design standards include 44mm head tube (diameter), 27.2mm seat post, 31.8mm band on front mech, English threaded BB shell (68mm) and a brushed steel finish or a choice of 6 Damon Fisher designed paint schemes.
The test bike that we have in from Reilly is the ex show bike, recently showcased at Bespoke, and is a medium with a 130mm head tube, 55cm top tube and 49cm seat tube (if anyone can do the maths then I expect you can work out the geometry, though I doubt Reilly have any objections to telling you if you ask nicely). The frame is finished in orange gloss – it’s a stunning colour and the exposed brushed stainless steel chain stay is a really nice touch.
The build details are:
COLUMBUS GRAMMY FORK
FSA TAPERED HEADSET
EDCO OPTIMA ROCHES WHEELS
CONTI GP4000SII TYRES AND TUBES
SRAM FORCE GROUPSET, 50-34 172.5MM 11-26 CASSETTE
FIZIK R3 ALLOY BARS CYRANO SNAKE 42CM
FIZIK R1 CYRANO STEM 11CM
REILLY CARBON POST
FABRIC LINE SADDLE
The published weight for the frame is 1430 grams and this build is priced at £3,749RRP with the frame available from £1,699. I am looking forward to getting some miles in on this bike – come back for the review soon.
Reilly RS-7 Stainless Steel, frame only from £1,699
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