Our collaboration with Festka for Riding Behind the Curtain has seen us journey all around ‘Hidden Europe’. See the words, images and films of these adventures on our dedicated website. You can also see galleries of the four special bikes that carry us, including this carbon Festka.

The ONE RS (Racing Sport) is designed to be punished. The carbon goes through a lamination process that gives it extra strength without compromising on things like weight.

The frame has undergone subsequent repainting to make it the subtlest of the team bikes. It includes painted ENVE seatpost, stem and fork. The rear triangle reveals the Compotech carbon tubes in a modern homage to a classic steel bike.

Completing the bike is a Dura Ace 9000 groupset, HED rims on Chris King hubs with Challenge Elite 25mm tires.