Whilst uploading an image to Instagram we saw a stunning bike picture, it was from a company called Evo2Max. Their Instagram page showed a variety of road and TT bikes and they both looked out of this world.
At UKCycleChat we have conducted a couple of reviews of bikes and so we wanted to complete more of the higher spec bike, and so we contacted Evo2Max. We spoke to Andy and set a date for the bike to be delivered. How happy we were when the bike box appeared at the door and within seconds the bike was unwrapped and sat in the kitchen, we just had to add pedals and then we’d be off.
After tweeting a picture we almost instantly got some fantastic replies “ that’s some sweet ride”, “that’s stunning” to state a few!
That same evening pedals were put on, saddle height sorted and so we hit the open road first thing in the morning.
At first our impression was I wasn’t too keen on the colour scheme, you can choose your own scheme when ordering your bike, but as time went by it really grew on us. What we noticed was that it really drew glances from fellow cyclists.
Being a Pearl Izumi Ambassador we went to the induction day and it was like being a celebrity! Everyone wanted to touch the bike, pick it up and ride it! Yet how random that the kit matched the bike! It was totally random honest!
The first decent outing was a 40miler. The bike was smooth, fast and incredibly quiet. The ride position was comfortable and it held its own in the peleton.
A good test for the Nebula -R9 was a 40km route one evening. It performed solidly and gave us a new 40km PB by several minutes. Just to compare, the same route was ridden again on another bike at the same time of day and yet was slower than that of the Evo2Max. The aero bike truly showed what it was made of.
Next up came a Sportive of 56miles. Again at registration several questions came our way and comments of what a machine. The sportive was undulating with a couple of 25% climbs thrown in. The Nebula-R9 performed beautifully on the descents and handled well through corners at speed.
Having had shoulder surgery comfort has been a real problem on the longer rides and yet the Evo2Max held its own. The carbon bars provided comfort from some of the awful road conditions experienced.
When we needed to give some acceleration the Nebula R-9 responded well, as the bike is extremely light and rigid.
Would we recommend this bike? Absolutely. There are some great bikes out there and at £2523 ex delivery the Nebula R-9 should be high up on the list of must consider bikes.
The beauty of theNebula R-9 is the chance for you to design your own colour scheme, customise exactly the componentry you want and spec it with a wide range of wheels, from super light carbon climbing wheels to 90mm deep super fast aero wheels! You can truly have it all and 100% personalised to you. With options of paying over 12 months at 0% this bike should really be in your garage.
Our sister site UKTriChat will be reviewing the Kronos R-9 triathlon and race bike soon.
Keep an eye out for Evo@Max NEW and interactive website towards the end of May.
The specifications of the bike we reviewed are:
54cm Blue and Flouro Yellow, 100mm stem/integrated handlebars, 42cm width bars, Shimano Ultra 6800 mechanical groups 52/39 175mm cranks, 11-28 cassette, 50mm Carbon fibre wheels with spam ray bladed spokes, Schwalbe Lugano tyres, Deda Elementi bar tape.
Standard colours are as above. All bikes will be supplied with a super light Evo2Max carbon saddle. Evo2Max can do almost any bespoke colour way as a combination of 2 colours as an optional extra.
Review was undertaken by @cromptonhoward