"Suntour's handsome Cyclone components compliment this high-performance beauty. With black hard-anodized rims, like the Legend, the Cyclone is equally at home in Time Trials, Triathlons, or simply tearing around the park on a Sunday afternoon. Quick and nimble handling for the true enthusiast."
~~ 1986 Lotus catalog ~~
The 1986 Lotus Cyclone was part of the Super Sport Triathlon Series that included the Legend, Classique, and Unique. 1986 Lotus bicycles were not marked with Triathlon Series decals like the 1987-88 model bicycles., which had series designation decals on the top tube or seat stay, depending on the year and model.
The Cyclone was placed between the Legend and the Classique in the Lotus hierarchy. We do not know if the Cyclone was available in 1985, but it was definitely discontinued by 1987, it's closest replacement being the Elite 600.
|1986 Lotus Cyclone
|Frame Details||Pump peg on head tube, chain peg hanger, recessed brake bolts, derailleur cabe guides under bottom bracket, water bottle bosses on down tube and seat tube, top tube cable guides, shift lever bosses on down tube, forged dropouts.|
|Frame Tubing||Tange #2 DB Chrome Moly||Headset|
|Fork||Tange Chrome Moly w/ Engraved Crown||Handlebar||SR Custom, Alloy|
|Colors||Ice Blue, Pearl White, and Pearl Yellow||Stem||SR, Alloy|
|Frame Sizes||18, 20, 22, 24, 26 inches||Brakes||Suntour Cyclone|
|Crank||Suntour Cyclone w/ Gun Metal Finish 42-52||Seatpost||CRE-100 Micro Adjust, Alloy|
|Pedals||Suntour Cyclone||Saddle||Vetta Anatomic|
|Shift Levers||Suntour Cyclone||Rims||Araya Super Hard SS-40 700 x 25c, Alloy
|Front Derailleur||Suntour Cyclone||Hubs||Sunshine Sealed Small Flange, QR|
|Rear Derailleur||Suntour Cyclone||Spokes|
|Freewheel||Suntour New Winner, 13-26, 6 cogs, Silver||Tires||IRC Roadlite EX 700 x 25c Skinwall|
|Chain||Suntour, Silver||Weight||22.5 lbs.|
|Notes||Accessories: LOTUS water bottle and alloy cage, chrome chainguard, reflectors.
Although the catalog specifications show black anodized rims, many models have been observed with silver rims. Production models have chrome fork crowns and above the bottom bracket cable routing. Specifications may have changed after the catalog was printed.