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Holdsworth Competition Shimano Ultegra R8000 Road Bike Small Team Orange Holdsworth Competition Shimano Ultegra R8000 Road Bike Small Team Orange

Ex team rider bike, returned, serviced and rebuilt many new parts.

Frameset Elegantly sculpted, triple butted frame tubes are hand cut, mitred and carefully TIG welded to produce a lightweight, steel road frame of uncompromising performance and beauty. The Competition brings the Holdsworth story right up to date, blending cutting edge construction and materials with time honoured handmade craftsmanship.

The Holdsworth Competition is full of carefully considered design touches. An oversized tapered headtube helps deliver responsive, pin-point precise steering. A narrow 27.2mm seat tube helps keep the weight down. A standard BSA threaded bottom bracket ensures you'll never suffer from BB squeaks. Carefully sculpted and shaped frame tubes are designed to deliver a responsive, agile ride. It's a bike that's suitable for competitive efforts as well as long days in the saddle.

Groupset: Shimano's Ultegra groupset has been upgraded and the result is the incredible Ultegra 8000 groupset. Shimano have worked to improved the efficiency of the shifting, improved brake feel and delivers a smoother working, better-looking groupset that's simply worth every penny.

A compact 52/36t chainset combines with the new Ultegra 8000 11-28t 11-speed cassette to give an excellent gear spread, close enough for fast road work but still including a bailout gear for tackling those ultra steep climbs. Wider flatter crank arms retain Shimano's Hollowtech2 technology and improved stiffness at the bottom bracket has obviously been delivered.

Ultegra 8000 moves to polymer coated gear cables for the slickest possible shifts. revised lever ergonomics have delivered a sweeter gear shift feel and the slightly larger downshift paddle is easier to hit with gloved hands. Inline cable adjusters are a thing of the past with the new levers containing Allen key adjustable cable pre-tensioning.

The biggest change is out back where Shimano has integrated their Shadow Derailleur design from their Dura Ace and off-road groupsets. Shadow geometry places the rear mech further under the cassette, giving slicker shifts, protecting from crash damage and allowing for larger cassettes for enhanced gear ratios. The front mech gets a new cage and pivot design to help it accommodate the wider gear ratios and trend towards wider tyre sizes.

If you've ridden Ultegra before you know how much care and attention Shimano put into it. It's their best selling groupset and offers the best mix of price/performance. This new version is no exception it's simply superb.

Wheelset: Vision Team 35 The latest semi aero wheels from Vision push performance to the limit with a 35mm deep rim profile, bladed aero spokes from Sapim and meticulously constructed, 11-speed cartridge bearing hubs. Their good looks are every bit as striking and their wind cheating performance thanks to their deep anodised rim treatment, radially laced front wheel and straight pull laced rear hub.

Finishing kit with an Italian theme accessories are from Holdsworth and San Marco. A bike as elegant as the Holdsworth Competition deserves nothing but the best and that's exactly what this Italian themed finishing kit offers, grace and beauty.

As with all Holdsworth cycles the Competition is beautifully hand-crafted through each stage of production. Every tube is cut and mitred by hand before being TIG welded into place. Individual inspection controls all stages. The result is a newly made frame of the same quality, finish and heritage that you would expect from any vintage Holdsworth but with a performance that is thoroughly modern.

What they have to say

Cyclist Magazine July 2017 - 8/10

The history and heritage of Holdsworth brought bang up to date in a great-value package. if you're after a bike with some heritage to go with its modern components and performance, it could be the ideal match.

Cycling Plus / Bike Radar - June 2015 - 4.5/5 (Reviewed under the previous name of the Professional Corsa)

A modern retro bike in both design and ride quality. If thats what youre looking for in your retro kicks wed highly recommend it. Think of the Holdsworth as a state of the art steel race bike wearing a vintage suit and youll be on the right track.

How do I unbox and set up my bike when it arrives


  • Chainset: 170mm / 52/36t
  • Cassette: 11+28t
  • Cockpit: 120mm / 38cm

Additional Information

Product Code:YBCL1388549
From £1,499.99



Holdsworth Competition Shimano Ultegra R8000 Road Bike Small Team Orange
1 in stock £1,499.99