4* review by CYCLING PLUS on the Nebula R-9!!
Monday 21st August 2017
We are over the moon that Cycling PLus Magazine - the biggest readership magazine in the UK for Cyclists has give us a 4* rating in its September 2017 edition!
Here's an exert from the review
'Our first bike is from UK-based newbie Evo2Max, born from an association between designer Steve Griffiths and top amateur time trial rider, Andrew Jackson. They've
set out to combine cutting-edge aerodynamics and bold graphics and finishing schemes with a direct-to- customer, bespoke build model to keep prices low.'
'Aero is everything on the Nebula, with deep-
section carbon wheels, a twin- crown aero fork and deep, slim and tear-dropped tube shapes. Because of its bespoke nature we opted for tyre and cockpit
upgrades, which added a couple of hundred to the price. The standard Nebula package includes the brand's own aero bar/stem combo'
EVO2MAX NEBULAR R9
› Bespoke-built British aero bike
Recent start-up Evo2Max's founders include top British amateur time trialler Andrew Jackson, who
currently ranks seventh on the all- time list for his 18.02-minute
10-mile time trial, so it's no surprise that the company has come to market with a range of bikes that are designed around aero principles.
The Nebula R9 might not have seen much wind tunnel time, but designer Steve Griffiths worked closely with its production partners to use more cost-effective computer modelling to achieve the R9's shape and features.
It does have plenty going for it, once you get beyond the extrovert livery. Our test bike is a mix of chequerboard carbon, electric blue and fluoro yellow, but you can opt for a black and slate-grey option.
The frame's main tubes are narrow aero profiles. The Nebular eschews the current trend for cut-off airfoils in the shape of Kammtail profiles in favour of more TT bike- like deep and narrow shapes. The fork is anchored at both the base and top of the head-tube, a bit like a downhill mountain bike's triple- crown fork, to give an aero shape to the head-tube's leading edge and bolster front-end stiffness.
Weight 7.75kg (56cm)
Frame Carbon Fork Carbon Gears Shimano Ultegra 52/36, 11-28
Shimano Ultegra direct-mount Wheels
Evo Momentum R1
Zipp Service Course SL stem and bar, Fabric Scoop saddle, 25mm Continental GP4000 S II tyres
'The Nebula's handling took us by surprise. It's not noodly or harsh, and the front-end's rigid security makes for a bike that threads through flat-out corners with such surety that it inspires confidence.
Over rougher surfaces the front end does tend to crash over ruts, but it does a great job of minimising smooth road buzz. A lot of that is down to the excellent 25mm Continental GP4000 S II tyres, the quality Zipp cockpit and plush bar tape from Bontrager. The back end's slender aero carbon seatpost and deeply dropped seatstays mean a bit more flex here, but you feel pretty well cushioned.'