Mike Burrows, RIP

Legendary and influential bike designer Mike Burrows passed away a couple of days ago. If you don’t know his name, you really should. His work with Giant gave us the TCR and compact/sloping geometry. His work with carbon fibre and aerodynamics gave us the Lotus 108 and 110. Without these two bikes, we wouldn’t have pretty much every bike we’ve had for the last 30 years - ok, we’d have had something else and been just as happy, but he pretty much rewrote the book on what good bikes should be, all from his shed in rural England. He should be remembered in the same breath as Henry Ford, Leo Fender, Steve Jobs, he’s that good.

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