There's just a possibility of some test information in the A to B magazine February issue on the long awaited Sparta Ion, all depends if it arrives in time. A small shop in London is definitely to bring them in though, so we haven't much longer to wait now.
Sparta Ion ****
New to the UK, the Ion is full of high-tech features, and does just about everything short of make the tea and giving you a nice massage when you get home. It isn't particularly fast, it doesn't go particularly far on a charge and it won't stomp up 1:6 gradients, but it's a pretty bike, it feels fast, and it oozes that indefinable IT factor. Not cheap to buy or run, but when you ride it you feel good, and in our book, that is enough to put it at the top of the pile.
Our first test is due in A to B 58 in early February 2007, see A to B Back Numbers
For prices and stockists, see Electric Price Tag
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