The new Winspace T1550 aero road bike is making its debut at Toronto’s Blacksmith Cycles with a custom paint job and a mission to get more kids on bikes.
It’s a collaboration with UNC (United Nation of Cyclists) to benefit the GLE Movement (Grow, Lead, Excel), a not-for-profit org that supports youth, teens, and young adults in Ontario. Combined, the groups aim to increase the diversity and inclusion amongst cyclists in that demographic and help more of them get out to ride.
The bike itself is a mild update from the T1500, getting a full internal routing design that hides the cables from the cockpit all the way to the rear dropout. The frameset comes with your choice of the FSA ACR or Token stealth headset systems, fork, seatpost, spare derailleur hanger, and small parts.
It’s also disc specific, no more rim brake mounts. There are mild layup and manufacturing optimizations to reduce weight slightly, too, but the frame shapes carry over almost identically with mild aerodynamic updates.
The limited edition gets an exclusive topographical graphic and paint scheme. Pre-order for $761 ($1,000CAD) by January 22, with the balance due prior to shipping in April and May. Full MSRP on the frameset is ~$1,765 ($2,339CAD + tax). Then work with Blacksmith or your local shop to complete the build.
Full specs and frame details on their website, plus more info on the charities this edition supports.