With their iconic "Slant" frame design, choice of the best and correct materials for each model and an obsessive attention to detail, Tyrell Mini-Velos have built a reputation for fast, Sports Performance Cycles of Desire.
Tyrell truly own the 406 / 451 sports / road racer category. Their fixed frame, all-titanium pure bred road racing PK1 and PKZ (both 451) and their 10th Anniversary indulgence, the 406 folding all-titanium XF are the cream of the small wheeled speedsters.
And aluminium framed FX sports performance cycle and FSX road racer 406 folders (both on offer at the moment - check Offers
Tyrell have taken their years of building fast, performance Mini-Velos and their inspiration for small wheeled cycling and created the IVE.
The IVE is a great bicycle to ride. But what makes it such a successful and great challenger in the 16” / 18” category? The following is the fifth of 7 Reasons to Go IVE!
5. Comfortable Riding Position
The 18” small high pressure tyre wheels make the IVE highly maneuverable and very compact.
However, small wheels tend to transmit bumps through the frame. To address this and to make the ride as smooth and as comfortable as possible, Tyrell introduced a rear elastomer and manufactured the frame out of cromoly steel (as opposed to aluminium)
The IVE has a Rear Rack which has been designed to be an integral part of the folded solution as well as a practical enhancement to the bicycle when being ridden.
The carrier has two small caster wheels at the rear which allow you to roll the bike freely when folded.
On the head tube, what appears to be a design logo is actually a practical location for attaching standard front accessories, such as a bag or basket basket.
Tyrell’s philosophy has always been to look to utilise standard components wherever possible. On the IVE you can upgrade to 56T, use a larger cassette and groupset, fit a drop handle for more sporty riding.
7. Tyrell Conceived
Tyrell designed the IVE under their philosophy for designing all of their bicycles
The bicycle must achieve a simple beauty
Function cannot compromise the natural beauty of the bicycle
Material quality must reflect the quality goals standard.