Bikes We Covet: The Van Dessel Solstice
Van Dessel's charge d'affaires, Edwin Bull -- himself a racer with a lot of kilometers pounded out on Belgian cobbles during his youth -- brings us the Solstice. It's a one-piece molded carbon frame, also known as a "monocoque" in bike circles.
To biker types, a black carbon monocoque means responsive, smooth, resilient, and stiff.
To people like me, it means a dope ride!
Van Dessel offers lots of options for building up your Solstice, but with top-of-the-line Campagnolo Record (why would you ever run anything less?), it runs $5999.