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MAD (mike anderson designs)

The Taurus XE on show is the culmination of about 3 years research and development to build a bike for my personal needs, but many features are adaptable for a wider audience. The first steps involved shortening the cranks to 135mm and narrowing the handlebars to 320mm for reasons of knee problems and shorter than average stature respectively. To assist hill climbing, the bike is electric assist with the motor and battery pack in the seat tube. The carbon fibre frame is made with commercial tubes wrapped together with carbon fibre overlay. The saddle/seat post and handlebar/stem are carbon fibre/aluminium composite. A recent development is the use of novel (as far as I know) wedge actuation brake calipers. All other components are off-the-shelf

Maker - Mike Anderson

Designer - Mike Anderson

Where - Middlesex

Harrow, Middlesex HA3 7PZ