I first mentioned the Japanese bike company Tyrell in a 2008 post. The bikes are not sold in the U.S. or Europe, but a friend of mine who lives in Taiwan has one of their mini velos and loves it. He recently sent me a message to let me know that Tyrell now has a 700c wheel road frame based on the “slant” design from their 20” wheel mini velo models. I think the new full size road bikes look great. Too bad they are not available in the States…I bet that frame design would go over pretty well here.