London-based purveyors of sick kits, Romance, has teamed up with Dutch artist Parra for a one-off and very special Specialized S-Works Roubaix. The bike is being auctioned off to support World Bicycle Relief. Outside of the incredible paint job is a top of the line build with SRAM RED eTap AXS groupset, Zipp 404 NSW disc-brake wheels and a Specialized S-Works cockpit. The auction starts today and ends on August 16th. All proceeds go to World Bicycle Relief.
Independent cycling apparel brand, Romance, have teamed up with world-famous Dutch artist Piet Parra to produce a one-off, fully customised Specialized S-Works Roubaix bicycle with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief.
This one of a kind bicycle follows the sell-out success of the limited-edition drop of Romance x Parra cycling jerseys and caps. The curation of this unique custom bike –painted in the artist’s inimitable style – takes the collaboration a step further. This is your opportunity to own this unique piece of art. It is 1 of 1 and no more will ever be made.
Dutch artist Piet Parra is known for his unique post-pop style, which fuses saturated colour blocks, surreal hand-drawn characters, and typography. He’s had gallery exhibitions around the globe, runs his own streetwear label – ByParra – and has collaborated with the biggest brands on the planet. His enigmatic and instantly recognisable style defies easy categorisation.
Romance are an independent cycling apparel brand based in London. Their aim is to blur the boundaries between art, design and cycling. Each season, alongside their full collection, Romance launch Romance X: a unique artist collab project. Romance collaborate with an artist to create a limited edition cycling kit, with all profits going to their charity partner, World Bicycle Relief. Romance X Parra is their fourth artist collaboration, having previously worked with Camile Walala, Kate Moross and Felipe Pantone.
Along with the unique frame artwork from Romance X Parra, the bike is finished with a SRAM RED eTap AXS groupset, Zipp 404 NSW disc-brake wheelset and a Specialized S-Works cockpit.
World Bicycle Relief
The money raised from this auction will directly fund World Bicycle Relief projects in countries such as Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The charity harnesses the power of bicycles to enable students (70% of whom are girls) to get to school more easily and safely, health workers to visit more patients in a day, and farmers to deliver heavy produce to market before it spoils. Donations to WBR mean the charity can provide specially designed rugged Buffalo Bikes to break down the barrier of distance for individuals in rural areas of developing countries.
“The bike will be lovingly and securely packaged and boxed to safely make its way to the winning bidder – the bike will be shipped worldwide for free”