Press Camp: Neil Pryde Bikes Returns

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We first ran into the Neil Pryde bike line back in 2014 and was impressed enough with the bike to put it on the cover the mag (RBA, June, 2014). After that intro effort, things got pretty quiet with the brand that had originally made its name as a designer/producer of high-performance carbon components in the world of kite sailing and wind surfing. Although the Neil Pryde bike brand never went away, apparently a retrenchment was in order and now with some new direction, the brand is making a comeback.

An original NeilPryde bike from 2014.

At last month’s Press Camp there were two versions each of their road bikes on display: the Bura, Bura SL and both the standard and SL versions of the aero-road Nazare.

This hopped-up version represents the third generation of the Nazare design and features NP’s new one-piece bar/stem combo and front and rear direct mount brakes.

 

The best part of the new Nazare is that the rear brake has been placed back atop the seatstays (versus the silly & short lived fashion of mounting them under the chainstays) where they belong.

 

The Bura and Bura SL models are the all ’rounders in the NeilPryde line-up. The SL versions for both the Bura and Nazare use a high modulus carbon which allows for tubes with thinner walls and approximately a 200 gram weight saving. The Bura’s feature internal cable routing and an asymetrical downtube with two position bottle mounts.

Prices weren’t available at Press Camp. For more info: Neil Pryde Bikes

 

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