Light, quick and comfortable, it’s the city bike of choice for discerning riders looking for an efficient, environmentally-friendly means of transport. It is, in many ways, a masterpiece of understatement. The silent Gates Carbon Drive is an important part of its appeal, rendering oil-stained clothing – not to mention regular maintenance – a thing of the past. And it goes without saying that ‘Race’ isn’t just a marketing tag that we’ve tacked on. This bike has earned its speedy moniker, because we sweated the details to make it as rapid as possible in the urban jungle. The frame is built with torsional rigidity – and therefore efficient pedalling – in mind. Double-butted tubes and our advanced mechanical forming process make it both light and exceptionally strong. And the sleek, lightweight fork performs just as well as it looks, giving precise and nimble steering. From its state-of-the-art Shimano Alfine hub to fast-rolling Schwalbe tyres and stealth looks, the Hyde Race is a pure-bred urban speed machine.