Updated all-round road platform brings a modern design philosophy to a bespoke manufacturing and build process. By Simon Bromley. The British custom bike brand is perhaps best known for its jazzy paint jobs and design collaboration with Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt. Its bikes are individually handmade in Venice, Italy, to completely custom geometry and specification, then painted and built at its design headquarters in the Surrey Hills, just outside of London. The update to the Massive Attack frameset brings a more modern design approach, with all of the key features that are currently so ubiquitous on performance road bikes. The new Massive Attack aims to be stiff, lightweight, more aero and more comfortable. The D-shaped seat tube and seatpost, in particular, are claimed to offer better aerodynamic performance and comfort than the round tubes they replace, while the oversized down tube focuses on stiffness and shielding the water bottle cages from the wind.
Note that this release has the full band name as "Massive Attack". This brief change in name was forced upon Massive Attack by their record label, at the same time the Gulf War was happening. The only other Massive Attack release that also bears the name 'Massive' is that of the single release of Unfinished Sympathy. Also the duration for each song on Blue Lines is on the back cover, the only version to do this. Safe From Harm - Duration: A2. One Love - Duration: A3. Blue Lines - Duration: A4. Five Man Army - Duration: B6.
WyndyMilla Massive Attack, in full
The Wyndy Milla Massive Attack SL has been devised with one goal in mind, to be the ultimate companion in the mountains. Before you get your hands on a frame Wyndy Milla take you through a full gamut of customisation steps to ensure you end up with the perfect frameset and build that suits you and your riding. Looking to insure your new bike? All frame tube sizing, carbon layup and geometry can be adjusted to get the perfect fit and bespoke levels of stiffness and ride handling.
Uncompromising quality for the high calibre high-performance all-round bike. Quick release or 12mm Axles and Rim or Flat Mount brakes ensure compatibility with the most cutting edge groupset options on the market. Durable hand built construction guarantees quality with infinite scope for customisation. The new Massive Attack features a monocoque head and downtube construction, moulded into one single piece of carbon to increase rigidity and reduce weight, yet still cunningly designed so WyndyMilla can customise a wide range of precise head-angles plus headtube and downtube lengths, exactly as the rider needs. Kammtail shaping gives better aerodynamic performance of the tubes while also sheltering the bottle and cage, further reducing overall aerodynamic drag for both official crit races and unofficial charges to the cafe stop. An oversized bottom bracket shell has been added for maximum stiffness and power transfer plus a new D-shaped seat tube and seat post for increased comfort - perfect for long days in the saddle. When the road surface worsens, the rear triangle now includes dropped stays to once again, improve the aerodynamic performance while significantly reducing road vibration. When considering the expectations of the modern rider, the Massive Attack is designed to bring out the very best in performance for a high calibre all-rounder - improving on the technical features whilst still keeping its character and classic aesthetics.