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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. Manne-Finale-67

The distinctive curves of the Ancillotti FRY 27.5

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. Manne-Finale-64

Ancillotti team rider Andrea Gamenara

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>Ancillotti use their own pull shock system to provide a progressive , superlight linkage system, allowing for the the lowest and most centered positioning of mass, improving handling and stability.  The “Y” tube design, gives added torsional stiffness for more precise handling and rapid cornering

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Andrea Gamenara has the Formula 35 fork handling the suspension at the front end!

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With 160mm travel and a specific rising rate curve of the Pull Shock, the FRY is designed for improved pedaling efficiency. Running 27.5 wheels the bike is now a cutting edge race machine.  the Single Pivot triangulated swing arm has been used  since 1998, the same pull reversed triangulated structure has recently has been applied to winning GT motos.

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Formula The One brakes handle the deceleration, and a Renthal Fatbar Lite holds the line through the rough stuff!

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Neat internal cable routing keeps everything nice and tidy

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180mm rotors fitted front and back to Ancillotti’s own brand hubs on Sun Inferno 25 rims.

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. Manne-Finale-88

The new 2014 frame features improved clearance for bigger tyres.

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Tomaso Ancillotti with the 2014 FRY

For more information check out the Ancillotti website. Words: Trev Worsey Photos: Manne Schmitt

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