Liberty Trillion Cycles, part of Liberty Vehicle Technologies, launched its new premium range at the London Bike Show, (16-19 February) including five quality models built entirely in the UK.

Each bike from the inspiring Trillion by Liberty range will use British-made frames and be hand-built to customer specifications using only high-grade named components to provide a unique and bespoke cycling experience.

The launch of the upmarket family of bikes marks a key step towards Liberty’s goal of re-establishing the manufacture in Britain of high-value products that had largely migrated overseas during the past 40 years.

Under its GREENSTEEL strategy Liberty has invested over £500m in UK steel and engineering assets over the past 18 months and also aims to develop more downstream manufacturing capability as part of a low-carbon end-to-end on-shore supply chain.

Leamington Spa-based Liberty Trillion’s new offer, includes the Node Single Speed Commuter bike, the Prime Reynolds 853 Steel All-Mountain bike, and The 22 Superior Titanium Road bike. It is the first range launched by the firm since it was acquired by the fast-growing Liberty House Group last year.

Liberty Trillion general manager, Lawrence Bryan, said the latest products are designed to create a perfect balance between handling, strength, longevity and individuality at prices accessible both to the average rider and the dedicated enthusiast. The range includes:

LT1 – Node - Reynolds 525 Steel Single Speed
The Node is a single speed bike that is hand-built utilising the superior Reynolds 525 tubing with speed, durability and elegant simplicity in mind. Developed from the original, highly-acclaimed TERA model, the Node uses the latest CAD technology and optimisation tools to ensure it maintains a light, nimble and fast ride. Only specification high-end named components are used to build the frame, which can take up to 28x700c.

LT2 – Delta - Reynolds 631 Steel Commuter/Gravel
The Delta is a new breed of bike that combines a super-strong Reynolds 631 tube set and up to 45x700c or 2.0x29” tyres to provide the ultimate commuting ride. Bigger tyres and a riser bar ensures the modulus can effortlessly tackle pot holes and kerb hits, as well as light off-roading. For maximum versatility, the model’s geometry has been carefully designed to provide the option of a conventional drop bar and road group set, as well as interchangeable rear dropouts and varying wheel axle widths, to allow touring, sportive and gravel rides.

LT3 – Zetta - Reynolds 631 Road/Sportive
The Zetta has been designed to provide a quick, responsive, sportive riding experience that can be enjoyed time and time again without wear. A super strong, light Reynolds top-end 631 frame and interchangeable rear dropouts that allow different axle size wheelsets mean this 21st century modern racer bike is built to last while remaining excellent value for money

LT5 – Prime - Reynolds 853 All Mountain Trail, Mountain Bike
Described by our test riders as “the bike you ride through the gates of Hell, whilst on fire”, the Prime is one of the best steel all-mountain bikes around. Designed from scratch and unlike anything the market has been seen before, the Prime is made using Reynolds 853 super strong but lightweight tubing. A host of additional features ensure the bike can tackle even the most extreme AM trails, including: a slack head angle, up to 160mm forks up front, boost front and rear axles and clearance for 3” tyres.

LT4 - The 22 – Titanium Road bike
The 22 is a superior hand built Titanium Road Bike, manufactured to optimise and enhance the lightweight yet durable qualities of titanium. With race breed geometry and a superior finish, the 22 is a true masterpiece of engineering.

The range was created by Lawrence Bryan, a graduate engineer and cycling enthusiast, who founded Trillion in 2012 after 25 years in the automotive sector, Russell Cashmore a build manager and former Team GB cycle mechanic with more than two decades in the cycle industry and highly-experienced product design engineer, Matt Granger.

Lawrence said: “Liberty Trillion prides itself on the fact that all our frames are hand-built in the UK and our bikes use only high-grade named components. We offer our customers a wide choice so they can create a bike as individual as themselves. Our products are of the highest quality and we are aiming to establish our reputation alongside respected brands such as Pinarello, Colnago or De Rosa.”

He disclosed that, from early 2018, the firm is planning to build Carbon frames in the UK and is also developing a full suspension mountain bike, with longer-term plans to develop ebikes.

The launch of the new Trillion by Liberty range coincides with the 25th anniversary this month of the creation of Liberty House by Sanjeev Gupta. It has grown to become a global metals trading enterprise and one of Britain’s largest industrial employers with over 4,000 workers.

Sanjeev explained that bringing Trillion into the Liberty Group represented a return to his own roots as he began working life selling bicycles internationally for his father’s company before setting up his own business in Cambridge in 1992.

He added: “The work Lawrence and his team are doing is a great example of what we aim to do across the different spheres of engineering and manufacturing in Britain. We want to bring back great industries that have migrated overseas. We are establishing a competitive sustainable metals industry based on low-carbon production which is feeding our growing engineering businesses and ultimately that will help revive our downstream manufacturing enterprises. Bicycle manufacture once employed 50,000 people here and we aim to restore some of that great heritage.”

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