When custom bike specialist WyndyMilla created the original Massive Attack in 2012, it was designed with one purpose – to create the bike that has ‘everything the modern rider needs, and nothing they don’t.’
Now, seven years on, WyndyMilla’s flagship bike has been redesigned. The company notes that the updated model represents the completion of an entirely remodelled range, which launched earlier this year.
Evolving the DNA of the original Massive Attack, designed in conjunction with former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt and the weapon of choice for Hannah Barnes in her National Champs winning season, this new generation bike features a monocoque head and downtube construction, moulded into one single piece of carbon to increase rigidity and reduce weight.
WyndyMilla adds that it can customise a wide range of precise head-angles plus headtube and downtube lengths, exactly as the rider needs. Kammtail shaping gives improved aerodynamic performance of the tubes while also sheltering the bottle and cage, further reducing overall aerodynamic drag.
An oversized bottom bracket shell has been added for maximum stiffness and power transfer as well as a new D-shaped seat tube and seat post for increased comfort. When the road surface worsens, the rear triangle now includes dropped stays to improve aerodynamic performance while reducing road vibration.
WyndyMilla notes that comfort and versatility are more important than ever for those looking for an all-rounder and the new Massive Attack boasts an increased tyre clearance to allow for modern wide-format rims and tyres up to 30mm.
With full customisation and a lifetime warranty, the new Massive Attack starts with a bike fit and consultation. WyndyMilla adds that ‘Time, care, and usually a coffee or two are taken to perfect the fit for each rider – and the result will always be a versatile, all-round high-performance bike, with unique individualities to make the riding position as comfortable as possible.’
Handcrafted carbon tubes are designed and specified at Wyndymilla’s UK HQ with frames then hand-fabricated in Italy, before coming back to WM Paintworks for painting. Riders have a range of options; from single colours with high-quality finishes – to fully custom, detailed artwork. This makes each bike not just bespoke by fit and fabrication, but uniquely decorated to each rider’s preferences.
Each Massive Attack will have fully custom geometry. In addition, customers are also given control over all components and gearing systems – with expert advice offered throughout the process.
Henry Furniss, founder of WyndyMilla, said, “The Massive Attack model has been a staple member of the WyndyMilla family for years. It’s won road championships and races all over the world, plus it has been the go-to, do-it-all machine for most of our loyal customers.
“We’re proud to be reintroducing the model to match the discerning tastes and requirements of the modern cyclist. We’ve spent months redesigning and improving our best-selling bike to continue to offer the best in performance and comfort, with brand new tubing to bridge speed with endurance. The ability to offer wider tyre clearance has also been important to offer our customers greater choice; we can’t wait to give new Massive Attack owners wings.”