Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

Adam Eldridge has been maintaining an incessant output for the last few months, and each new bike he creates pushes the boundaries of his portfolio. The last of his machines we featured on Cycle EXIF was a raw, fillet brazed 29er mountain bike, and his latest exists in complete contrast to it: a modern, aerodynamic single speed cyclocross frame that’s about to be tested under race conditions.

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

Gleaning inspiration from his highly successful High Street Pursuit project and the Triple Triangle of the legendary GT GTB frame, the Stanridge Speed CX prototype could well be Adam’s finest work yet. It features the colonial American styling that was established by his early porteur frames and his Vincent Motorcycles-tribute, the Grey Flash, and has become an integral part of his brand. In contrast, the modern silhouette of Columbus aero tubes and S-bend stays are a complete juxtaposition.

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

The bike is nicknamed ‘The Adder’, which is British for viper, and by the looks of things, it will be a quick and deadly opponent when it competes on the cyclocross circuit this Fall. The racing will also serve as a testing ground for a geared version that’s scheduled to appear next year.

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

The colorway that was used with great effect on the Grey Flash has returned, with an updated twist. The panel has been reinterpreted and defined by gold pinstriping. The Stanridge Speed ghost rider logo sits with pride of place on the head tube.

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS
Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

I’m looking forward to reading the race reports. Like the Stanridge Speed Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest news from the workshop. You can see more details in the flickr set, and you can make contact with Adam through his website.

Stanridge Speed CX Proto SS

  • Wow. Understated and classy and simply gorgeous.

  • Scobie

    I like the straight lines. It appears virtually unbreakable. But the calligraphy on the frame is too fancy to fit the utilitarian look of the rest of the bike’s styling.

  • Dennis

    It’s hard to tell for sure from the pictures, but it seems like it would hurt to shoulder that bike. (Is the underside of the top tube pointy?) On the other hand, I quite like the calligraphy on the downtube.

  • Dig the oldschool-GT-style seat cluster. 

  • Anonymous

    Lord Elpus AKA Steve, I’ve been in the time out corner for 30 minutes. Can I come out and play now? 🙂 We’re rather unashamed actually. Thanks for the positive comment. Have a good day! 

  • amazing.

  • Nick Pearson

    Cool looking bike, but I’m not sure I would want to race it! Someone mentioned the hurting the shoulder thing, and I would like to add that there has to be some serious foot to front tire interference issues. Purpose built but not purposeful…