Pro Bike Check: Andrea Gamenara’s Ancillotti FRY 27.5
In a world filled with homogeny you may be correct to think that a lot of bikes are starting to look the same, with just minor changes in linkages or angles to differentiate them. However, the distinctive sculpted silhouette of the Ancillotti FRY looks as unique as some of the technology it pioneers.
The Ancillotti FRY has a long and distinguished heritage, the company started making bikes back in the early 90’s and have stuck with the same elegant template, evolving in parallel with latest concepts. Ancillotti produce their bikes in limited small volume runs, and have continuously tweaked and advanced the design to take in the latest developments from the MTB racing world. The FRY is now bang up to date, 27.5 inch wheels, 180mm and a race proven chassis. Ancillotti are obsessive about their design, the frame has continuously been crafted and honed into the 100% Italian low slung race weapon that you see here.
With a long and successful racing pedigree, Ancillotti believe that the best test of performance and design is competition, so we were not surprised to find Ancillotti team rider Andrea Gamenara rolling his to the start line for the Finale Ligure Enduro World Series race.
Ancillotti FRX 27.5″ Enduro 2014
The owner of Ancillotti Cycles, Tomaso Ancillotti was present in Finale Ligure with the new 2014 model. The only significant changes are a revised swing-arm to provide a little more clearance for high volume 27.5 tyres.
For more information check out the Ancillotti website.
Words: Trev Worsey Photos: Manne Schmitt