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First look at the new Ancillotti FRY

When I saw that Steve had built up a new Ancillotti FRY for use in the up and coming Fetish Enduro Series I just had to go down and have a look.  It’s been a while since I last slung a leg over a lovely piece of Italian engineering, it would’ve been Gary Forrest’s race bike back in the day’s of ProbikeSport.  I have to say the bike looks lovely, what you’d expect from a hand built frame from Italy.  Ride wise I have to admit it was a size too small for me but to be honest it peddled up the hill really well and came down even better.  It really reminded me of the way the downhill bike felt – just soaking up all the bumps and felling really planted on the trail, I personally wouldn’t run a big fat Muddy Mary up front but hey it’s Steve’s bike.

Beautiful bike in a beautiful valley

Never used a bike with Boss forks before but was very impressed with the setup Steve's got on them

The build spec on this bike as it is now, will I’ve been told by Steve change before it’s first race outing – as it is now and coming in about 31/32 pounds is

Up front it’s got a nice set of Boss forks with enve wheels and formula brakes with Goodrich hoses, enve carbon stem with custom Burgtec bars and oury grips to hold on with. Race face carbon cranks drive an xo 35t x 9 speed drive train, supernatural seat post – if your at the enduro races this year check it out as it’s build will have changed and the weight will be down to 30lb’s…

Nice rear

Nice from this side too

Shock comes with a lock out but I never used it, peddled really well without using it

Here’s link to the makers website where you can get some technical info Ancillotti  If you’d like some more info and are thinking of getting one contact Steve Parr the man behind the Fetish Enduro race series as he’s the main importer.  I’ll be blagging the bike from time to time over the next few months for a bounce about and get some feedback from Steve how it’s handling the enduro racing, so look back for an update.

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