Bike Check: Lavoro
I got the Condor Lavoro around a year ago and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
After spending countless hours in that little store just off Clerkenwell Road, I finally made the leap and put down deposit for my dream bike. It took a few agonising months to arrive from the warehouse in Italy but it was well worth the wait. I'm 5 foot-nothing tall, so I'm on the fringe of decent bike frame choices. At 46cm, I love the geo of the Lavoro, it's a tiny bike, but it doesn't appear too dissimilar from the larger frame sizes. The traditional track geo is still present with the top tube only taking a minimal slant back to accommodate my short,
It's been my main ride ever since, I've trawled it to outdoor tracks, indoor tracks, up Ditchling Beacon, around the Lake District, Crossed over the border to Scotland and back, countless London Park laps and it still feels as smooth and enjoyable as it did a year ago when I took it on it's maiden voyage down Clerkenwell Road.
Little ladies and big ladies alike, if you're looking for a solid yet comfortable, fast and smooth ride, suitable for track and street with minimal adjustments go and seek out the Lavoro.