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ellesse Taps Dolan to Create a State-of-the-Art Racing Bike

The bike will be used to race the "ellesse mile"
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After two years of extensive research and development, ellesse and the custom-build bicycle manufacturer Dolan have taken the wraps off their collaborative racing bike. Currently housed in the Biking La Manga store in Spain, the bike will be used in a public contest to race the "ellesse mile," also known as the Portman Green Mile. Located in the Murcia region of Spain, it's a hill climb of exactly one mile, with roughly 7% gradient at the bottom, reaching 12% at the peak, and dropping back to 6% at the top of the course. Cyclists will complete the course on the ellesse x Dolan bike while using the Strava app to document their times, and a list of the fastest times will be compiled throughout the year. As for the bike itself, it sports a carbon fiber frame and wheels, made by Japanese suppliers Mitsubishi and Toray, along with a fork and down tube interface with deep section carbon rims to optimize critical airflow. There's also carbon fiber at the handlebars and stem cockpit to further reduce weight. Check out detailed looks below.