Nothing but the best for John Kerry

When the presumptive Democratic candidate for US president fell from his Serotta Ottrott at the beginning of the month, late-night chat-show hosts went into overdrive. Jay Leno said Kerry was fine because he fell on his wallet (Kerry's wife is super-rich). It's likely Kerry's Serotta is paid for and owned by the Kerry family trust. And no doubt it's this trust which is insisting the carbon handlebar damaged in the fall is replaced with the exact same super-expensive model: the brand graphics match Kerry's orange-and-yellow frame and orange-and-yellow Giro helmet...
Publish date:

As well as a guitar, Kerry often packs his Serotta on cross-country campaign flights.

And since the well-reported fall at the start of May - see link below - the slightly damaged handlebars have been replaced by Kerry's favourite bike shop, Belmont Wheelworks, "servicing the greater Boston cycling community since 1977."

Apparently, Kerry insisted that the bars were replaced with exactly the same model, the Modolo KX Carbon

bars featuring the Curvissima design that features a continuous curved lower section to provide superior, ergnomic hand-comfort.

Kerry damaged his shoulder in a bicycle fall in 1992 and last year had surgery to fix a pain flare-up. He's found the Modolo bars to be the most comfortable he's tried.

For a pic of Kerry's Campy-equipped Ottrott see

There's also a close-up of the Modolo bars.

Incidentally, Wildoo's Andy Easterbrook is currently seeking a new UK distributor for Modolo.

Featured Jobs

cls logo_jpg 600x348

Bike Mechanic

Club La Santa I Lanzarote, Canary Islands I Competitive Salary & Benefits I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

LTR coral logo 620x349

Local Project Manager (x3 roles)

Love to Ride I North East Lincolnshire, Slough, Southampton I Salary: £32,500 equivalent (PT, temporary) I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

Logo stacked

Head of Marketing

Brompton I West London I Salary Competitive I Date Published Wednesday 9th January 2019


Senior Sales Executive

BikeExchange I UK Nationwide I Salary TBC Depending on level of experience I Date published Wednesday 16th January 2019