Aston Martin, the renowned British luxury car manufacturer, has joined forces with J.Laverack, a leader in British titanium bicycle design, to introduce a cutting-edge road bicycle that pushes the boundaries of innovation. This collaborative effort has given birth to the J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R, a two-wheeled masterpiece that boasts a host of groundbreaking features.
The .1R, a testament to the shared values of these high-performance British brands, is the epitome of innovative design and engineering. It showcases a fully integrated, “visually boltless” design, which exudes an unparalleled level of aesthetic purity and attention to detail.
What sets the J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R apart is its impeccable fusion of parametrically designed, 3D-printed titanium lugs and meticulously sculpted carbon fiber tubes. This results in a frame that not only provides a remarkable combination of responsiveness and comfort but also sets new standards for elegance and beauty in the world of cycling. The seamless junctions between the lugs and tubes represent a true innovation, while the herringbone weave of the carbon fiber, despite its intricate manufacturing process, appears flawless.
Oliver Laverack, Co-founder of J.Laverack Bicycles, emphasizes the impact of their collaboration with Aston Martin, stating that it has led to a bicycle that surpasses anything currently available on the market. This partnership has not only elevated their titanium bicycles to new heights but has also brought true innovation to the cycling industry, resulting in a bicycle that combines craftsmanship and performance engineering to an unrivaled degree.
Every component of the J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R is designed to seamlessly integrate with the whole, creating a “boltless” design that eliminates the need for visible fixings. This is exemplified by the integrated four-piston brake calipers, which required bespoke testing equipment for their development. As a result, the bicycle exhibits a clean, cable-free appearance throughout.
The .1R doesn’t stop at innovations within the realm of bicycles; it draws inspiration from the world of high-performance automotive design. Collaborating with the most innovative minds from Aston Martin’s supercar and hypercar programs, the .1R not only incorporates design expertise but also represents the pinnacle of road bicycle engineering.
Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin, describes the J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R as a “titanium hypercar on two wheels.” The bike seamlessly blends engineering advancements with a performance-driven design to deliver an exhilarating riding experience. The result is a unique form that marries tradition and technology, meticulously handcrafted using the most advanced materials – a reflection of the forward-thinking nature of both iconic British companies.
What sets the J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R apart is the opportunity for owners to customize their bikes to their heart’s content. Each owner will have the chance to visit Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon for a fitting with the founders of J.Laverack, allowing for a truly personalized .1R. Customers can even select the same color palettes and trim options available for Aston Martin cars, making it possible to create a perfect match between car and bike.
Moreover, Aston Martin’s award-winning online configurator seamlessly integrates the .1R road bicycle, allowing everyone to create their dream version. Users can specify the color of various components, including the tubes, lugs, forks, stem, seat post, and handlebar drops. They can even leave the carbon fiber bare to showcase its inherent beauty or choose accents like bronze or black for the bottom bracket cups, brake calipers, and brake disc centers.
Upon receiving their custom J.Laverack Aston Martin .1R, customers will notice that each bike and its components are numbered, establishing a unique connection within the whole. The bicycle comes with its own case, available in aluminum or carbon, which serves both as a travel solution and a display platform for the .1R. These cases also include a matching track pump with Alcantara or leather-covered handles, securely stored within.