Tyrell IVE - First Ride
The Tyrell IVE is Tyrell’s answer for a quick-fold, easy-riding commuter bicycle to add to their lineup of stylish performance mini-velos.
At first glance, the Tyrell DNA is instantly recognisable. The slant design of the frame, clean design lines and trendy colour scheme shows off the stylish side that Tyrell has come to be known for. The IVE comes in 5 colours for now, which Tyrell says will be adding more colours in time to come.
First Look The quality of the build is evident. For this model, Hirose-san the founding architect and designer of Tyrell, has chosen chromoly steel as the frame material, with the intention to deliver a comfortable and solid ride. Welded joints are buffed off by hand, which is typical of Tyrell’s attention to detail and beauty of their production. Tektro v-brake levers give a solid tactile feel and the rubber handlegrips are comfortable and feel premium. Fenders come standard and options are available for front rack, and you can add other attachments such as front bags which show the practical side of this bike.
Tyrell has chosen to use 18-inch wheelsets, to marry a balance of easy-rolling, compact and performance. Schwalbe Marathon Racer is the tire of choice and for the drivetrain, Shimano Sora 9-speed drivetrain.
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