The Speed 5 is Pashley's tribute to the heyday of gentlemanly British cycle racing. This was a time when riders would come together in the noble pursuit of record-breaking times with only the satisfaction and thrill of success for reward. It embodies all that was great about this era, allowing you to follow in the footsteps of these men in your own exciting cycling endeavours.
The British racing green and gold colour scheme hints at this heritage, as does the frame-mounted number plate, while the traditionally slack frame geometry gives a dynamic riding position for maximum speed and performance. This sense of lineage is bolstered by hand-built quality. Every Speed 5 is meticulously constructed by Pashley's dedicated craftsmen from legendary Reynolds 531 steel to produce a bicycle that will last a lifetime.
The quality of construction is matched by the components chosen for this special cycle. The wide diameter Sturmey Archer hub brakes allow you to brake late for corners and have ultimate control over your speed, and the classic Brooks Swift leather saddle gradually forms to your shape for a high level of comfort and
The Speed 5 is not simply a revival of path racing tradition but an advancement of the sport, embodying the principles of the early pioneers with a refined design they would be truly proud of.
|Colours||British Racing Green/Gold|
|Gears||Sturmey Archer 5 speed C50 hub gear with thumb shifter control.|
|Frame||Traditional lugged and brazed construction with authentic 1930s geometry. Scalloped lugs and Reynolds 531 butted tubes. Individually hand-built.|
|Fork||Tubular crown, hand brazed.|
|Saddle||Brooks black Swift natural leather saddle with chromed steel rails.|
|Handlebar||Semi-drop bar on a forged alloy quill stem.|
|Brakes||Sturmey Archer all-weather, low maintenance front (90mm) and rear (70mm) hub brakes.|
|Wheels||Gold lined black alloy Westwood rims with stainless steel spokes.|
|Tyres||28x1 1/2" Black Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres with puncture protection.|
|Pedals||Alloy body with toe clips and black leather straps.|
|Crankset||Sugino polished alloy crankset (46T, 170mm) with guard.|
|Other Features||Micro-adjust alloy seatpost, brass bell, GB anti-slip diamond patterned silcone back handlebar tape, golden chain, Race number, GB wingnuts.|
|Frames Sizes||Small (20.5"), Medium (22.5") or Large (24.5" - double top tube frame).|