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Bianchi Infinito CV Disc Road Frameset - 2017 Bianchi Infinito CV Disc Road Frameset - 2017
The 2017 Bianchi Infinito CV Disc Road Frameset is redefining how we conceptualize race bikes. In stark contrast to the super-aggressive, slammed geometries we so often associate with racing, this frameset offers a more relaxed position with a slightly taller head tube and elongated wheelbase for increased comfort while still maintaining efficient power transfer. The Infinito CV Disc is right at home railing corners, conquering cobbles, or meandering scenic roads on your favorite gran fondo and, with international rules set to lift disc brake restrictions in the near future, this bike will soon be legal to race regardless of an event's sanctioning body. The geometry's focus on rider comfort is complemented by Bianchi's strategic use of vibration-damping Countervail technology. Countervail, a patented material developed by Materials Science Corporation (MSC) and Bianchi, is a viscoelastic carbon layer that's sandwiched between the standard high-modulus carbon layers to devour vibration and road noise without compromising stiffness. The Infinito CV Disc also enjoys the same Carbon Nano Technology used in the construction of Bianchi's top-end, race-specific Oltre XR. This process uses nano-scaled particles to reduce the microscopic gaps between the resin and the carbon, increasing strength and fracture-resistance by a claimed 49% compared to standard epoxy resin. Of course, the added safety of disc brakes means you're that much less likely to rely on the added fracture resistance. The benefits of disc brakes are gaining momentum on the road, and Bianchi's Infinito CV Disc is the latest high-level frame to be offered with disc compatibility. The reasons are simple. Disc brakes aren't affected by damaged rims, they don't cause damage to rims, and you can run carbon rims without worrying about the loud engagement and low-power braking issues that have plagued wheelset innovation. Sure, you can generate enough power to lock-up your wheel with rim brakes, but using a ...
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Bianchi Infinito CV Road Frameset - 2017 Bianchi Infinito CV Road Frameset - 2017
Designed to cover long distances at speed, the 2017 Bianchi Infinito CV Road Frameset marks a strategic re-thinking of how we define racing bikes by shifting the focus to a less stressed riding position with relaxed geometry without sacrificing efficiency or power transfer. For the Infinito, this manifests as a taller head tube and elongated wheelbase for increased comfort to shepherd riders through rough roads and epic centuries with ease. The comfort factor of the Infinito is astonishing when one realizes that it still fits squarely within Bianchi's competition range of framesets. Certainly, its ride properties benefit from the strategic use of vibration-damping Countervail and an extended wheelbase that smooths out rough road surfaces. "Vibration Cancelling Composite Technology" is the phrase used for this all-new viscoelastic carbon layer, and Bianchi has integrated the material at critical areas of the frame and fork, sandwiching it between the standard carbon layers. As a result, vibrations are dulled before reaching the rider, and the frame's overall stiffness levels remain unchanged. Bianchi also incorporated the Carbon Nano Technology found in its top-end race machine, the Oltre XR. This process uses nano-scaled particles to reduce the microscopic gaps between the resin and the carbon, increasing strength and fracture-resistance by a claimed 49% compared to standard epoxy resin. In whole, Bianchi refers to this process as BAT (Bianchi Active Technology), which means that the combination of materials and shapes maintain the frame's phenomenal torsional stiffness for a full-blown power transfer and grand tour handling characteristics. But, at the same time, it provides enough vertical compliance for you to fully enjoy the bike on a century, gran fondo, or your winter training rides. If you're wondering why you should consider the Infinito CV over the Oltre or Specialissima, keep in mind that the Infinito is designed to satisfy three key objectives: To r...
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Bianchi Oltre XR.2 Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Bianchi Oltre XR.2 Road Bike Frameset - 2017
True to its name, the Bianchi Oltre XR. 2 Road Bike Frameset went so far beyond the expectations of what a racing frameset could be that there is little to change about it for the new model year. It still has the same WorldTour properties of the frameset ridden by last year's Belkin team, and it will continue with this year's Lotto. NL-Jumbo team. Once technology catches up to it, we may see a rework of the Oltre XR. 2. Until then, it remains "beyond." The present generation still owes the 20% increase in rigidity over the previous model to Bianchi's Carbon NanoTube technology, an innovative, proprietary take on resin and lay-up that shames standard epoxy resin systems by adding 49% more fracture resistance. The increased strength means less of the UMS 40 and CN60 carbon fiber is needed to maintain structural integrity, which explains the 30 grams of lost weight compared to 2013's Oltre XR model. It's all laid-up with Bianchi's Wrinkleless Molding Process that compresses the carbon internally, eliminating resin deposits and imperfections for a uniform inner wall. This increases strength, reduces weight, and -- along with the thin, compliant seat stays -- makes for a smoother ride. The smoothness is surprising, considering the frame's responsiveness, which is further complemented by Bianchi's X-Tex carbon technology. X-Tex lays the fibers up in an X-shaped grid where power input from the rider torques the frame, the head tube and bottom bracket, for even more efficient stiffness. The tapered head tube, oversized, BB386 bottom bracket, and massive chain stays add yet more stiffness to the drivetrain -- but be warned, you may notice flex in your crankset or handlebars that you were certain wasn't there before. The Oltre XR. 2 also enjoys aerodynamic advantages over its predecessor, which is a required feature in an age where even the helmets are aerodynamic. The key areas for this improvement are head tube, down tube, and fork, which see Bianchi's fork "wing" concep...
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Bianchi Oltre XR4 Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Bianchi Oltre XR4 Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Though it's only been an official model in Bianchi's line-up since summer, the Oltre XR. 4 Road Bike Frameset haunted the peloton throughout 2016 as a series of all-purpose prototypes beneath the black and yellow jerseys of LottoNL-Jumbo. We won't spill Bianchi's beans, but spot-checking images of the Dutch team throughout the year (typical behavior in the Competitive office) reveals a sprinkling of framesets that don't quite line up with the Italian brand's catalogue of officially available models. There are two takeaways from this observation. First, Bianchi clearly supplemented the engineering side of its XR. 4 R&D with what, for we cyclists, is infinitely more attractive: feedback from the organic experiences of some of the world's most accomplished, knowledgeable, and discerning experts on how a bike should feel. Second, we often have a lot of trouble concentrating on work when we'd rather be on the bike. The two conclusions are actually related, too, because the effortless responsiveness that LottoNL-Jumbo's feedback helped Bianchi tease out of the Oltre XR. 4 makes us want to get out on the bike even more. No amount of rider feedback can turn a dumpy noodler into a rocket ship, but since Bianchi was starting with the already impressive Oltre XR. 2, interstellar travel wasn't that far away. Compared to the XR. 2, the XR. 4's changes include deeper, more pronounced tube cross sections, an integrated seatpost clamp design, a lower seatstay junction, and the inclusion of Bianchi's Countervail technology. Engineering aside for now, our most important question (and the one pertaining to the LottoNL-Jumbo feedback) is: How does it feel to ride it' The answer is very, very fast. As we mentioned above, the Oltre XR. 4 is responsive enough to inspire rocket ship metaphors, a trait it owes to its oversized tubes, intimidating bottom bracket, and the high-modulus carbon fiber that the Countervail elastomer is designed to support. It obviously loves the flats, b...
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Boardman Bikes AiR 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016 Boardman Bikes AiR 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016
Steeped in a history replete with gold medals, world records, and blazingly fast times on the track, Boardman Bikes knows speed and aerodynamics. The 2016 AiR 9. 0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike takes this legacy to the next level with the latest iteration of Boardman's aerodynamic AiR frame and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. Made from light, stiff, high-modulus carbon fiber, the AiR features carefully shaped tubes designed to slice through the air at yaw angles found in the real world, which means it reduces wind resistance in crosswinds and headwinds when you're out on the road. The inner faces of the fork blades and seatstays are flattened for claims of better airflow mechanics between the frame and wheel that Boardman designed specifically to maximize the aerodynamics of deep dish wheel systems. For additional aerodynamic benefits, Boardman places the rear brakes under the chainstays, out of the wind, and tucks the front brake neatly into an integrated home within the fork crown. While we like this setup's clean frame lines, its main purpose is to reduce drag compared to standard brake mounting. A one-piece PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell sits in the middle of the frame, offering an extra helping of stiffness to solidly transfer every watt you put into the pedals into the drivetrain without any power-sucking lateral movement. The chainstays feature an oversized box section with a steep taper to the dropout for additional strength and optimal power transfer. As a final touch, Boardman builds the AiR with internal cable routing compatible with both mechanical and Di2 systems for a pinch more aerodynamic advantage and crisp, uninterrupted lines. The 2016 AiR 9. 0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike utilizes Boardman's four-position seatpost with adjustability to accommodate riding positions ranging from 73 to 75 degrees. This range of customizability allows the AiR to effortlessly cross between road, time trial, and triathlon positioning to tackle multiple disciplines.
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Boardman Bikes SLR Endurance 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016 Boardman Bikes SLR Endurance 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016
For 2016, Boardman's line has stayed largely the same except for some re-shuffled nomenclature and a graphical redesign. The SLR Endurance 9. 0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike is one of the greatest beneficiaries of the changes, as it represents the retirement of the SLS line in favor of the SLR Endurance. There aren't many changes to the bikes, just the name, which bumps the British manufacturer's endurance species into the SLR racing genus in a move that emphasizes the fact that Boardman is fielding a competition-grade endurance frame. The reasoning for this is clear, as the SLS has long languished in the shadow of its race-branded SLR counterpart, relegated unnecessarily to sportive duties despite its eminently capable layup and low weight. We believe the 9. 0's Shimano Ultegra shifting is equally under-valued by the race scene, and -- when these two elements are combined -- the result is a surprisingly light, surprisingly aggressive racing platform that doesn't sacrifice a rider's comfort in pursuit of watts. Despite the shakeup of naming conventions, Boardman sticks with the same materials and geometry. This includes a targeted lay-up of T1000 and T800 Carbon, which balances considerations of stiffness, price, and the ability to erase road noise, chip-seal chatter, pave, and even feedback from gravel for a ride that's not just limited to well-groomed roads. The SLR Endurance's post-tarmac pedigree also owes a debt to the frame's geometry, which mirrors the outgoing SLS. Compared to the standard SLR, the endurance model has a shorter head tube and longer chainstays (by about 20 and 5mm, respectively), which net a longer, more stable wheelbase across less than ideal surfaces. It's also got a higher stack and shorter reach, dimensions that benefit the recreational cyclist or the racer who recognizes the value of a comfortable ride position in races longer than 50 minutes. These variations are also good news for those of us whose height means that there's always a ...
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Boardman Bikes SLR Endurance 9.2 Dura Ace Complete Road Bike - 2016 Boardman Bikes SLR Endurance 9.2 Dura Ace Complete Road Bike - 2016
The SLR Endurance 9. 2 Dura-Ace Complete Road Bike's Dura-Ace shifting and carbon fiber FSA crankset should tell you all you need to know about the top-end mechanical entry in Boardman's so-called "endurance" line. Specifically, it's a race bike, not (just) a comfort rig. By relocating the endurance bike from the SLS's gran fondo neighborhood to the SLR's racing borough, Boardman has removed any doubts about the SLR Endurance's true intentions: behind the facade of a more upright geometry lurks the stiff, low-weight aggression of a long-distance killer. We're happy that Boardman is finally broadcasting the SLR Endurance frame's capabilities rather than tucking it away in the SLS line where it tended to be unnecessarily -- and unfairly -- relegated to sportive duties. Despite the shakeup of naming conventions, Boardman sticks with the same materials that it uses in the standard SLR race frames. Each SLR Endurance chassis comprises a targeted layup of T1000 and T800 Carbon, which balances considerations of stiffness, price, and the ability to erase road noise, chip-seal chatter, pave, and even feedback from gravel roads for a ride that's not just limited to well-groomed roads. The SLR Endurance's post-tarmac pedigree also owes a debt to the frame's geometry, which mirrors the outgoing SLS. Compared to the standard SLR, the endurance model has a shorter head tube and longer chainstays (by about 20 and 5mm, respectively) for a longer, more centered wheelbase that boosts stability across less than ideal surfaces. It's also got a higher stack and shorter reach, dimensions that benefit the recreational cyclist or the racer who recognizes the value of a comfortable ride position in races that last longer than 50 minutes spent circling a city block. These variations are also good news for those of us whose height means that there's always a gap between sleeves and gloves, tights and booties. The SLR Endurance's geometry means tall cyclists don't have to add a comical exp...
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Charge Bikes Plug Grinduro Disc Complete Bike - 2017 Charge Bikes Plug Grinduro Disc Complete Bike - 2017
Despite our misleading name, Competitive Cyclist isn't about Lycra-clad hammerfests where every outing on the bike with friends inevitably turns into a snot-bubble pain duel. Well, we're not only into that. Charge Bikes' Plug Grinduro Complete Bike is a celebration of the days when we want equal parts cycling celebration, foodie indulgence, and--yes--singlespeed pain cave-ery. The Plug Grinduro is pretty much an amalgam of everything we like about the race of the same name, all you have to do is add food, friends, and CAT 5 tattoos in whatever you quantities you do (or don't) prefer. Regardless of how you dress it up, the Plug Grinduro is essentially a Plug 1 topped with a fresh purple visage, a custom stem and saddle, and the sinister man-in-the-mountain mascot painted on the fork. The bike is designed to celebrate Charge Bikes' move to become "the title sponsor" for the Grinduro race. The changes aren't all aesthetic, though; Charge builds the Grinduro edition with hydraulic TRP stoppers, ensuring that high speeds don't necessarily engender high risks of injury due to insufficient stopping power. The addition of disc brake rotors does mean that the Grinduro doesn't feature the Plug 1's flip-flop hub; it's singlespeed with a freewheel only. The Plug Enduro still features 6061-series aluminum tubing cut and welded in the pattern of Charge's neutral, All-Road geometry. This combination of materials and shaping provide the versatility and durability necessary to take on the questionable surfaces that Grinduro made its name with. The fact that it's a singlespeed means you may have to occasionally work a bit harder on the climbs, but you'll appreciate the freewheel while descending.
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De Rosa Protos Road Bike Frameset - 2016 De Rosa Protos Road Bike Frameset - 2016
Though De Rosa doesn't specify which particular frame it's using as a basepoint, it claims the Protos Road Bike Frameset's stiffness-to-weight ratio is a full 35% better than "traditional competition racing bikes." We admit that we don't have the equipment or technical know-how to properly vet this claim, which is part of the reason we eschewed the technology of testing and metrics in favor of the traditional method of determining a given frameset's qualities: we rode it. As you might expect given its down tube, we believe that the Protos may be the stiffest road racing bike that we've ever rolled through our doors, first in class when it comes to power transfer efficiency. Taking a quick glance through the other bikes we carry should give the reader a sense of the enormity of that statement, which is itself almost as impressive a claim as the Protos' oversized down tube is large. Almost. That titanic down tube is most notable when a crankset is mounted (the crank arms look like tiny toys next to it) and when the pedals are mashed in anger. The Protos reacts like we've always wished the Close Door buttons on elevators would; it's responsive to the point of personal injury, jumping from the speed of noodle to full-on sprint as soon as the freehub engages. There's no hesitation or wind up -- it just goes. On long, steady climbs, the huge down tube feels like it's pulling the cranks through the pedaling dead spot for you, keeping the pressure on with what may be the least amount of watts lost to bottom bracket flex that we've ever felt. Even under riders in the 176lb/80kg range, the frame is virtually impervious to flex. That aggressive efficiency is mirrored in the Protos' geometry, which is low and predatory -- perfect for diving through corners on the inside line. The head tube alone measures between 20 and 30mm shorter than on models that we'd typically considered slammed for crits or fast circuit races, definitely bucking the current industry trend toward "end...
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Diamondback Haanjo Metro 24 Complete Bike - 2016 Diamondback Haanjo Metro 24 Complete Bike - 2016
Being the kid who lives close enough to school to ride there in the fresh air every morning can certainly cause some envy among friends who are stuck on a smelly, crowded school bus -- and for good reason. Providing a comfortable, dependable means of transportation for young commuters was the reason Diamondback built its Hnjo Metro 24 Complete Bike, and its quality materials ensure your young rider will get around safely whether they stay in the neighborhood or head further afield. Diamondback uses 6061-T6 aluminum to create the Metro 24's frame, which makes it strong and durable without feeling bulky on hills or rides home with heavy backpacks. The Hnjo Metro 24 was designed with an overall Endurance geometry, without the drop bars or forward orientation of a road bike. This geometry puts youthful riders in a more relaxed, upright position so they're able to keep an eye on what's going on around them whether they're out on a weekend ride or following instructions from crossing guards. The Jr. Equip saddle and wide handlebars also ensure that comfort and stability come first for young riders, and the disc-specific steel fork provides solid, predictable steering on neighborhood roads. Mom or Dad -- or even the dreaded school bus -- can usually be relied upon as backup on rainy days, but sometimes the skies wait until the middle of a ride to open up. For unexpected conditions, the Hnjo Metro 24 was built with disc brakes that will perform consistently and effectively whenever they're called upon, rain or shine. And because rides through town often include a mix of road or trail conditions, Diamondback includes wider, more versatile tires on the Metro 24 than on a standard road bike. Unpaved bike paths or bumpy stretches of grass aren't an immediate recipe for a flat tire -- instead, they're just additional portals for discovery .
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GT Grade Alloy 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017 GT Grade Alloy 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017
It's becoming easier and easier to buy a bike that isn't just designed for one specific discipline within cycling, and the fact that aluminum has remained relevant through the rise of carbon has only served to make these new, versatile frames more accessible. When GT fuses the lightweight, responsive material with its endurance road designs, you get a bike that's dependable and ready to go anywhere at a price that won't send your bank account fleeing for the hills. GT's Grade Alloy 105 Complete Road Bike combines the best of road-ready geometry with the off-road spirit GT is known for to create a bike that's comfortable on a wide range of terrain. GT uses its iconic Triple Triangle design to take advantage of aluminum's innate stiffness, and alleviates the harshness aluminum is known for by using its Grade carbon fork to dampen chatter. The peculiar seatstay design serves to keep road vibrations from traveling directly up the seat post. Stiffer seatstays also improve the Grade Alloy's acceleration whether you're navigating stoplights in town or pedaling hard uphill through gravel. GT expects you to take this bike off-road, so it designed the frame with extra tire clearance to accommodate knobby tires for exploring trails and light singletrack, as well as a low bottom bracket height to add stability on uncertain surfaces. Staying with the frame's theme of rock-solid, affordable materials, GT outfits the Grade Alloy with an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain to provide clean, consistent shifting. The Shimano 105 levers control brake levers control the reliable TRP Hyrd mechanical/hydraulic disc brakes, which are becoming increasingly common on road bikes, and the blend of mechanical and hydraulic controls makes them easier to maintain yourself. GT includes an FSA Omega Vero Compact crankset on the Grade Alloy, which offers a wide range of gearing to adapt quickly whether you're riding at tempo on the flats or trying to keep your cadence up on a steep grade.
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GT Grade Alloy X Rival Complete Road Bike - 2016 GT Grade Alloy X Rival Complete Road Bike - 2016
A road bike with race geometry is great, if you're consistently racing. But on the days when you just want to head out on a long relaxing ride, with no set pace or destination in mind, the geometry of a race bike can leave your muscles feeling far from relaxed. GT created its Grade Alloy X Rival Complete Road Bike to make your next long ride or Fondo comfortable, as well as for days when you might want to explore surfaces other than the paved roads.Starting with a lightweight, durable aluminum frame, GT adds a carbon fork to the Alloy X to dampen vibrations on long rides, with a tapered head tube for predictable steering. The rear triangle of the Alloy X uses GT's hallmark Triple Triangle design, which features a smaller rear triangle with reinforced seatstays for added stiffness and responsiveness. This design further helps divert road vibrations throughout the frame rather than allowing them to travel straight up through the seat tube. GT builds the Alloy X with SRAM's 11-speed Rival groupset, which is touted for being functional and reliable across a variety of road disciplines. It offers similar features to its higher-end siblings, while remaining cost effective and efficient. Expecting you to take this bike off-road, whether on smooth singletrack, gravel, or just rough tarmac, GT includes SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes and levers, with 160mm rotors to give you consistent stopping power on a variety of terrain, and it lowered the bottom bracket height to provide the Alloy X with increased stability. While the bike comes with a set of Clement's off-road tires, the frame has extra tire clearance for the times when you may need something even tougher.
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GT Grade Carbon 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017 GT Grade Carbon 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017
GT may categorize its 2017 Grade Carbon 105 Complete Road Bike as "enduroad", but we're going to go ahead and classify it as fun. Clipping into a Grade Carbon opens up nearly limitless route potential and licence to spontaneously explore those intriguing side paths that would have a traditional road bike quaking in its spokes. Pairing Shimano's legendary workhorse 105 drivetrain, powerful hydraulic brakes, and Stan's NoTubes wheels wrapped in Clement's lightly treaded Strada USH tires, this Grade is ready to shepherd you through your next all-road adventure.The Grade features GT's All-Day geometry, designed for comfort over long miles on roads less traveled. It manifests as a longer wheelbase for extra confidence and stability, with a taller head tube that sits at a slacker angle than traditional road bikes that further boosts the feeling of stability and confident control.GT shapes the Grade Carbon frame and fork using with its Enduroad carbon, which is reinforced with a glass matrix for equal parts vibration-damping and stiffness to reduce fatigue and wasted watts over long rides. This construction paired with its relaxed geometry makes the Grade Carbon perfect for riding a fondo or heading out on a leisurely spin to soak in scenery, while maintaining its ability to keep up in a road race or competitive group ride. The Grade Carbon also features a slightly more compact rear triangle than other similar frames, owed to GT's Triple Triangle, which is designed to add stiffness and rigidity to the frame using tighter angles and reinforced seatstays.The fork features longer, narrower blades than a traditional road bike, creating extra clearance for the front tire and better compliance over bumps. You'll remain stable on fast descents with the tapered head tube and retain efficient power transfer as you pedal out of the saddle over dirt, gravel, or tarmac.
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GT Grade Carbon Frameset - 2016 GT Grade Carbon Frameset - 2016
If your ride of choice includes all manner of pavement, gravel, and smooth fire roads winding lonesomely through the hills, then the 2016 GT Grade Carbon Frameset might be just the bike you're looking form. Keeping in line with its long-time passion for taking the path less traveled, GT created the Grade to comfortably handle all manner of road surface with its Triple Triangle Design and vibration-dampening prowess. GT introduced its iconic Triple Triangle design over two decades ago and has yet to see a need to replace it. Its simple, efficient design is constructed using GT's Dual Fiber Dynamic tech -- carbon with integrated glass fibers for increased responsiveness. The sharper seat stay angle disperses road noise and bumps through the frame. It also allows GT space to reinforce the slim, flattened seat stays, which are constructed out of fiberglass cores wrapped in carbon to give them the right mix of vertical compliance and lateral stiffness. The wide down tube offers more rigidity and better energy transfer, while the slack head tube angle adds steering stability across gravel and comfort during all-day endurance road rides.GT fashions the Grade's full carbon fork with longer, narrower blades than a traditional road bike, creating extra clearance for the front tire and better compliance over bumps. You'll remain stable on fast descents with the tapered head tube and retain efficient power transfer as you pedal out of the saddle over dirt, gravel, or tarmac.
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GT Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016 GT Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016
In case you haven't realized, road bikes have gotten a lot tougher in recent years. While you probably still don't want to try to duck onto an entirely unpaved descent with your twitchy carbon race frame, manufacturers have started investing in a class of bikes that bridge the gap between slammed road bikes and race-ready 'cross frames. If you're interested in exploring that enticing gap, invest in the GT Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike to get a dose of gravel, 'cross, and road capabilities, along with a build kit that will inspire unabashed envy from the most cynical self-sponsored cyclists.GT uses fiberglass-reinforced carbon to shape the Grade Carbon's endurance frame, strategically shaping the featherweight tubing to disperse road vibrations through the frame to limit aching and fatigue during long rides. A widened down tube and reinforced seat stays lend the frame lateral rigidity and responsiveness when you throw watts into the pedals to climb along shady, weather-beaten backroads, while the longer, slimmer fork blades help the fork manage bumps, ruts, and other off-road features without throwing you around. A wider down tube and head tube positioned at a more relaxed angle than traditional road frames both contribute to improved stability, with the head tube orienting you in a more upright position that doesn't present as much of a strain on your back and shoulders during long days in the saddle. Beefy 28mm Continental tires anchor the Grade Carbon and provide a plush, compliant ride whether you're pedaling your standard road loop or ducking off to explore new bike paths and chip-sealed roads that no longer guarantee flat tires. As for the build kit, an elegant Shimano Ultegra drivetrain keeps your shifts smooth and snappy, and your 28mm tires come wrapped around Stan's NoTubes Grail rims spinning seductively on DT Swiss 240 hubs. When you do need to slow down, Ultegra-level Shimano hydraulic disc brakes stop reliably, regardless of whether you'r...
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GT Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 GT Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
Aggressive race bikes have their place on buttery smooth criterium courses, but some of us want a bike that's a little more versatile and able to match cycling's new go-anywhere attitude. As such, GT categorizes the 2017 Grade Carbon Ultegra Complete Road as "enduroad," which means it feels like a responsive race frame but with endurance geometry and durability that will have you riding in comfort mile after all-road mile. Its Shimano Ultegra drivetrain (the ST-RS685 shift and brake levers are Ultegra-equivalent) and powerful hydraulic disc brakes solidify this bike's reliability, while Mavic's Aksium Disc Allroad wheelset and lightly treaded Clement Strada USH tires put the final touches on its gravel grinding capabilities. GT shapes the Grade Carbon frame and fork using carbon that's reinforced with a glass matrix for equal parts vibration-damping and stiffness to reduce fatigue and wasted watts over long rides. The hallmark of endurance frames, and a major reason for their appeal, is their relaxed geometry. It's perfect for riding a fondo or heading out on a leisurely spin to soak in scenery, but it's still able to keep up in a road race or competitive group ride. The Grade Carbon fits this description aptly, and also features a slightly more compact rear triangle than other similar frames. That compactness is owed to GT's Triple Triangle, which is designed to add stiffness and rigidity to the frame using tighter angles and reinforced seatstays. The fork features longer, narrower blades than a traditional road bike, creating extra clearance for the front tire and better compliance over bumps. You'll remain stable on fast descents with the tapered head tube and retain efficient power transfer as you pedal out of the saddle over dirt, gravel, or tarmac.
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GT Grade FB Elite Complete Bike - 2016 GT Grade FB Elite Complete Bike - 2016
Investing in a bike that you can use for multiple activities is no easy task -- after all, there's not yet a bike in existence that can do everything. However, if you're looking for something you can use to commute a few mornings per week then take out to the bike path or your favorite neighborhood loop for a weekend workout, the Grade FB Elite Complete Bike may fit the bill. GT's Grade line was developed to function well in a variety of riding situations, enabling you to get out on your bike as much as possible. Offering more versatility than a traditional road frame, the Grade Flat Bar Elite was designed with the geometry of a road bike and the adaptability of the off-road options GT is known for, so you can take it almost anywhere. Constructed with a lightweight hydroformed aluminum frame, the Elite uses GT's signature Triple Triangle design, GT's smaller take on the traditional rear triangle that's credited with making its bikes feel snappy and responsive as you accelerate out of intersections or up hills. Rough city streets can be a strain on your hands and shoulders, so GT includes its Grade Carbon fork to help absorb road vibrations and create a smoother ride for you. The moderately relaxed geometry also allows for comfort and keeping an eye on road obstacles without making the bike feel as though it's only suited for cruising. Whether you're using the Elite to get to work or taking it out to explore new routes, you'll want a drivetrain you can rely on, so GT includes Shimano's accurate, low-maintenance Claris components throughout the bike's build. You'll enjoy an eight-speed triple crank to keep you prepared for a variety of terrain on your daily rides, and -- rain or shine -- Tektro's mechanical disc brakes will give you the responsiveness you'll want while navigating busy streets. Take advantage of the 160mm rotors and solid Kenda Kwest tires and venture onto gravel or smooth bike paths without sacrificing any control.
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GT GTS Elite 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016 GT GTS Elite 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016
GT made quite a splash in the gravel grinding world with its Grade frame, and the GTS Elite 105 Complete Road Bike incorporates many of the same design features that earned the Grade so many BOTY nods. A few key differences recommend the GTS as a road-specific rather than all-terrain bike, including the lack of additional rake on the fork and an elimination of the third arm on GT's triple triangle design. The result is a ride that's lighter and more nimble but less stable and less forgiving on terrain like gravel and dirt roads. That limited functionality on surfaces other than tarmac is fine by us, because the GTS Elite is built to capitalize on road riding. The drivetrain is no exception. Shimano gets the nod for the wheels and most of the build kit with FSA's Gossamer crankset and Tektro's dual-pivot brakes filling the only non-Shimano gaps. This spec sheet will seem familiar to anyone shopping for mid-range alloy bikes because virtually every large manufacturer sells a model kitted the exact same way. What won't be familiar is the price; most bikes with this build kit run for around $500 more than the GTS Elite -- an additional cost that we're assuming is for the decal on the down tube. The drivetrain and deviances from the award-winning Grade formula don't mean this is a crit-only race bike, though. Its hydroformed aluminum frame includes clearance for fenders, and the combination of 25mm Continental tires, a compact crank and a generous 12-28t cassette range mean it's equal to all manner of conditions and terrain. The GTS Elite isn't necessarily for the racing cyclist; it's for every cyclist.
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NeilPryde Nazare 2 Road Frameset - 2016 NeilPryde Nazare 2 Road Frameset - 2016
With NeilPryde's long history working with carbon in the windsurfing world, it isn't surprising that the 2016 Nazare 2 Road Frameset comes with claims of wind-slicing aerodynamics, responsive handling, and an impeccably balanced ride. It's constructed from NeilPryde's C6. 9 uni-directional, high-modulus carbon fiber, which is the highest grade carbon the company feels is appropriate for constructing bicycles. As a result of this construction, the Nazare 2 frame weighs in at a claimed 920 grams (for the 56cm size), placing it firmly amongst the lightest of the aerodynamic road category. NeilPryde fashions the Nazare 2's tubing for optimal aerodynamic efficiency across a wide range of yaw angles rather than just straight headwinds in a tunnel, which translates to a fast, stable ride in variable air movement you'll encounter in real-world conditions. While the tubing shape varies slightly across the frame to manage airflow, much of the frame features NeilPryde's Extended Kamm design, which essentially is a chopped off NACA foil shape similar to that found in other top-end aerodynamic road options. Up front the Nazare 2's carbon fiber fork features a bladed shape for an extra dose of wind-slicing prowess. In place of a traditionally mounted rear brake, the Nazare 2 tucks the brake caliper out of the wind behind the bottom bracket, and both it and the front brake are direct-mount. Keeping up with the times, the Nazare 2 features a Di2 battery mount and internal cable routing compatible with both electronic and mechanical systems. As a final touch it gets an integrated seat post clamp for clean lines and easy adjustment.
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Pinarello Dogma F10 Dura-Ace Di2 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Dogma F10 Dura-Ace Di2 Complete Road Bike - 2017
The launch of Pinarello's new Dogma F10 sends Team Sky's venerable F8 to the bench and sets an even lighter and stiffer bar for our road machine aspirations. While those baby-blue striped power to weight ratios may not be in the cards for us mere mortals, international governing bodies' commercial availability rules mean that prized ride quality and precise Shimano electronic shifting is available to everyone with the 2017 Dogma F10 Dura-Ace Di2 Complete Road Bike. Though the frame angles remain unchanged between model generations, the classic Dogma asymmetry returns in the F10 with a few subtle alterations that produce disproportionate changes. Asymmetry has been a staple tool in Pinarello's arsenal since 2009, and it's a surprisingly simple solution to one of cycling's most essential conundrums. Since the drivetrain is located on one side of the bike, the load created by pedaling isn't uniform across the frameset's left and right hemispheres. The drive side sees the majority of power transfer duties, so by building it up, Pinarello is able to maintain drive stiffness while cutting material on the non-drive side, so lost grams don't translate to lost watts. Compared to the F8, the F10's asymmetry is technically more pronounced on the top tube, which cheats a bit more to the right, and the seat junction, which sees a slight tweak. Pinarello's tests indicate that these minor adjustments make the frame stiffer and lighter. If they're not solely responsible for the 7% and 6. 3% improvements listed above, they're certainly key contributors. Despite those remarkable claims, the changes are hard to detect with the naked eye (hence "technically" above), and the frame's asymmetry is much more apparent in places like the seat stay/seat tube junction. The F10's enhanced asymmetry give it one of the most immediately recognizable silhouettes in the industry, but those lines aren't just artistry; they're inspired by the Dogma F10's Bolide TT DNA, which surfaces both in its...
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Pinarello Dogma F10 Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Dogma F10 Road Frameset - 2017
You're a venerable Italian frame builder. Over the past two years, your current flagship race machine has been ridden to the top of the world's most prestigious podium. Twice. The bike it replaced was earlier ridden to the same podium step. Also twice. What's your response' Well, if you're Pinarello, it's to go back to the drawing board and further push the limit on a bike that, under the riders at Team Sky, has already defined the limit of what a racing bike can do. Welcome to the reign of cycling's new king, the 2017 Dogma F10 Road Frameset. It's got a similar geometry and material composition to the outgoing F8, but the Dogma F10 features a few subtle tweaks that result in some claims that, given the impressive gains the F8 made over the Dogma 65. 1, are almost comically impressive: 7% more stiffness and 6. 3% less weight. We can only assume that, in the next few years, those numbers will add up to another trip (or two) to the top step of that podium. Since this is the new flagship model of one of the industry's most storied bike brands and one of the sport's most dominant teams, the Dogma F10 warrants healthy consideration. We'll cover the details at length below, but any bike is ultimately defined by its ride, so it makes sense to start there. Featherweight frames are often, well, feathery, but the F10 meets pedal strokes with buoyant solidity. When spinning up out of corners, punching it on Ardennes-esque walls, or turning the screws ever tighter on climbs, the F10's bottom bracket exhibits the stability--but definitely not the ponderous gravity--of a cinderblock, transforming frantic, stop-and-start pedal inputs into weightless, floating propulsion. Even while accelerating to sprint speeds or red-lining a double-digit gradient, the frame's efficiency eliminates dead spots between pedal strokes. At times, the F10's tapered head tube and oversized tubing make it feel like a sentient animal that's driving itself forward, but this eager urgency means it also ...
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Pinarello Dogma F8 Disc Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Dogma F8 Disc Road Frameset - 2017
For those of us not chasing WorldTour dreams and bound by fussing international governing body rules, the unrivaled stopping power and modulation of disc brakes make them the wave of the future. Given Pinarello's dedication to design and innovation, it's no surprise that it created the 2017 Dogma F8 Disc Road Frameset, a disc-compatible version of its venerable Dogma F8 dream bike. The disc version incorporates some changes, including a tweak to the internal lay-up and reinforcement to the brake mounts, all of which are necessary in order to account for the extra load of disc braking forces. These tweaks do come with a slight weight gain, but Pinarello assures us that it's hardly more significant than the difference in weight between paint schemes. Disc brake compatibility excluded, this is the same frameset Pinarello designed in cahoots with Jaguar. While we aren't privy to the details of this partnership, it certainly bore fruit. The Dogma F8 improves on Pinarello's previous flagship bike, the 65. 1, by mating its Tour-winning geometry with material upgrades and fresh tube shapes for a claimed 47% improvement in aerodynamics, a 16% more balanced feel, a 12% increase in rigidity -- all while losing a claimed 120 grams of weight. The Dogma F8's carbon fiber is provided by another proven industry partner, the venerable carbon geniuses at Toray, whose Japanese factory produces arguably the most consistent, highest quality, and safest carbon in the world. The F8 is made from an all-new Toray masterpiece: T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nano-alloy technology. While the name is certainly impressive, its application is even more so. T1100 is the current go-to outer skin for many modern aircrafts, and its stiffness-to-weight ratio is nothing short of stunning. Compared to a 54cm Dogma 65. 1 -- which was built with Toray's 65HM1K -- the F8's T1100K construction weighs nearly 80 grams less while retaining the same structural characteristics. The savvy engineers at Pinarello and..
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Pinarello Dogma F8 Limited Edition Road Frameset - 2016 Pinarello Dogma F8 Limited Edition Road Frameset - 2016
When Pinarello and Jaguar colluded to design the Dogma F8 Road Frameset, we knew one thing would be true. Whatever the technology, innovations, flashy tube shapes, and grand tour-winning design elements they developed to include in the bike, it was guaranteed to look damn sharp. And now this Limited Edition paint scheme combines the stealth aesthetics of the murdered-out, black-on-black F8 with white branding and the Italian tricolor. We like how the F8 rides, but we love how it looks. Other than the limited edition paint scheme, this is the same frameset Pinarello designed in cahoots with Jaguar. While we aren't privy to the details of this partnership, it certainly bore fruit. The Dogma F8 improves on Pinarello's previous flagship bike, the 65. 1, by mating its Tour-winning geometry with material upgrades and fresh tube shapes for a claimed 47% improvement in aerodynamics, a 16% more balanced feel, a 12% increase in rigidity -- all while losing a claimed 120 grams of weight. The Dogma F8's carbon fiber is provided by another proven industry partner, the venerable carbon geniuses at Toray, whose Japanese factory produces arguably the most consistent, highest quality, and safest carbon in the world. The F8 is made from an all-new Toray masterpiece: T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nano-alloy technology. While the name is certainly impressive, its application is even more so. T1100 is the current go-to outer skin for many modern aircrafts, and its stiffness-to-weight ratio is nothing short of stunning. Compared to a 54cm Dogma 65. 1 -- which was built with Toray's 65HM1K -- the F8's T1100K construction weighs nearly 80 grams less while retaining the same structural characteristics. The savvy engineers at Pinarello and Jaguar didn't waste any of these gains, laying-up the carbon in order to maximize the benefits of these penalty-free weight savings. The partnership's engineering expertise came into play through the use of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Using Pinare...
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Pinarello Dogma F8 Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Dogma F8 Road Frameset - 2017
While the overall excitement of this year's Tour is up for debate, nobody can argue with the moments of suspense and tactical genius deployed by Team Sky atop the 2017 Pinarello Dogma F8 Road Frameset. From screaming descents to last-minute breakaway time trials to mountaintop epics, this frame delivers speed and agility worthy of the best in the world. Borne from Pinarello's collaboration with Team Sky and Jaguar, the Dogma F8 comes with high-reaching claims of a 47% increase in aerodynamic efficiency and 12% more rigidity, as well as weighing in 120 less than its venerable predecessor, the Dogma 65. 1. Its Onda 8 fork takes inspiration from the TT-specific Bolide with a convex stance that reduces the size of the air's wake as it flows over the fork blades for a smooth, fast ride. The entirety of the Dogma F8 is constructed from carbon fiber sourced from Toray, long Pinarello's favored carbon manufacturer and known for producing some of the most consistent, highest quality, and safest carbon in the world. The fibers are called Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon, and feature nano-alloy technology embedded within them to yield exceptional strength at equally impressive low weights. The savvy engineers at Pinarello and Jaguar didn't waste any of these properties, laying-up the carbon to precisely maximize the benefits of these penalty-free weight savings. The partnership's engineering expertise also comes into play through the use of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Using Pinarello's existing 65. 1 Dogma as a baseline, the engineers plotted 70 frame configurations and 300 CFD analysis cycles to realize the most versatile aerodynamic tube shape, aptly dubbe FlatBack. A cross-sectional view reveals an ovalized face paired with an abruptly truncated back half, which manages the detachment of turbulent lamina at multiple yaw angles to reduce the drag effect of dead air in the tubes' wake. As important as weight and aerodynamics have become in the conversation around t...
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Pinarello Dogma K Hydro Road Frameset - 2015 Pinarello Dogma K Hydro Road Frameset - 2015
Inspired by Gran Fondo events, the Pinarello Dogma K Hydro Road Frameset is identical to the Dogma K frameset, except for the addition of disc-brake technology for unmatched stopping power in all conditions. Although it suffers a minor weight penalty over the non-disc Dogma K (in this case, roughly 150 grams), it benefits from greater stopping power, especially when the conditions take a turn for the worse. If you're not familiar with the Dogma K frameset, it's essentially an endurance-oriented version of the Tour de France-dominating Dogma 65. 1 frameset, with the same Japanese-sourced Torayca 65HM1K carbon fiber and electronic/mechanical cable routing that makes the Dogma 65. 1 an ideal choice for racers and pro cyclists. However, where the Dogma K Hydro (and Dogma K as well) differ lies within its more forgiving ride, courtesy of a more relaxed head tube angle and lengthened chainstays. And like most endurance bikes, it can easily accommodate wider tires without any clearance issues whatsoever. You'll notice the striking asymmetrical design of the Dogma K Hydro frameset, which is beneficial in leveling the differences in frame deflection from one side to another. Other cool features include a 1. 5-inch lower headset bearing for increased front end stiffness for a more predictable steering feel, as well as a redesigned Onda HD fork that's made to handle the stresses of disc brakes. And to handle the braking on the rear end, Pinarello mounted the disc caliper at the chainstay rather than the seatstay location that most manufacturers use.
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Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disc Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disc Road Frameset - 2017
Until recently, plush suspension and disc brakes were things you'd only find on bikes designed to be ridden in the dirt. That's all changes with the influx of disc-equipped cross bike, a trend towards all-road capability, and a continued push to make the cobbled classics a little less jarring on pro tour bodies. Enter the 2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disc Road Frameset. Borne from collaboration between Pinarello and the same Jaguar supercar engineers who helped design the legendary Dogma 8, the K8-S Disc pairs Pinarello's unique rear suspension with disc brake compatibility to set a new standard for rough road ability.Pinarello again relies on Japanese carbon fiber supplier Toray for the K8-S frame's material. It features Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nano-alloy technology, which is the same material used in the Dogma F8. While the name is certainly impressive, its application is even more so. T1100 1K is the current go-to outer skin for many modern aircrafts, and its stiffness-to-weight ratio is nothing short of stunning. But weight, of course, is only a slice of the Dogma equation; we all know tube shaping also plays a vital role in the bike's handling and overall efficiency.Starting at the front of the frame, Pinarello utilizes its Onda Disk fork, with slightly more rake than the F8's front end to add a hint of additional compliance and stability to the ride. As with the F8's front end, the Onda fork is inspired by Pinarello's TT-specific Bolide, with an optimized surface profile that effortlessly manages airflow from the front wheel. The blades describe a somewhat convex shape, which Jaguar's engineers say keeps air attached, reducing the size of the wake without creating too large a frontal zone.The Dogma K8-S' front triangle closely mirrors the shape and aerodynamic profile of the Dogma F8. Pinarello incorporates its signature FlatBack technology with oval-front and flattened-back tubing throughout the frame and fork for an aerodynamic profile that sli...
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Pinarello Dogma K8-S Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Road Frameset - 2017
Road bikes and plush suspension aren't things you usually think of pairing, especially in a race bike, but when one of the world's most dominant teams wants a bike to soften the spring classics cobbles you start thinking outside the proverbial road racing box. Enter the 2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Road Frameset, the result of a collaboration between Pinarello and the same group of Jaguar supercar engineers who helped design the venerable Dogma F8. Steeped in Pinarello heritage and boasting a unique rear suspension, the K8-S sets a new bar for rough-road performance. Pinarello again relies on Japanese carbon fiber supplier Toray for the K8-S frame's material. It features Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nano-alloy technology, which is the same material used in the Dogma F8. While the name is certainly impressive, its application is even more so. T1100 1K is the current go-to outer skin for many modern aircrafts, and its stiffness-to-weight ratio is nothing short of stunning. But weight, of course, is only a slice of the Dogma equation; tube shaping also plays a vital role in the bike's handling and overall efficiency. Starting at the front of the frame, Pinarello utilizes its Onda fork and adds slightly more rake than the F8's front end for a hint of additional compliance and stability. As with the F8's front end, the Onda fork is inspired by Pinarello's TT-specific Bolide, with an optimized surface profile that effortlessly manages airflow from the front wheel. The blades describe a somewhat convex shape, which Jaguar's engineers say keeps air attached, reducing the size of the wake without creating too large a frontal zone. The front triangle closely mirrors the shape and aerodynamic profile of the Dogma F8. Pinarello incorporates its signature FlatBack technology with oval-front and flattened-back tubing throughout the frame and fork for an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the wind without any extra materials bogging down the scale. As an extr...
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Pinarello Gan 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Pinarello Gan 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016
Affordable isn't a word usually associated with the Pinarello brand, which is more commonly associated with a penchant for top-tier designs and the accompanying sky-high prices. Its Gan collection changes the game though, bringing the famed Pinarello pedigree into a price range that's far more accessible to us mere mortals. The 2016 Gan 105 Complete Road Bike does make some compromises compared to the super light, super stiff race machines that precede it, but its blend of carbon fiber and workhorse components is more than capable of grinding out epic miles on mid-summer fondos or lining up and throwing down at local road races. Pinarello eliminates zeros from the price of the Gan by utilizing a lower grade carbon than that used on purebreds like the Dogma F8 and F10. That being said, a lower-grade layup translates into a nearly undetectable sacrifice in added grams and less stiffness for all but the most discerning cyclist. It still has an incredibly responsive, vibration-damping ride quality, as well as those mesmerizing lines that give frames like the Dogma models their aerodynamic prowess. Aside from carbon layup, the differences between the Gan and its pricier counterparts are few and far between. Line up confidently as the crosswinds kick up just in time for your next road race knowing the Flatback tube profile on the Gan is capable of managing wind from a full range of angles. Pinarello's signature asymmetric design reinforces the drive-side of the frame while removing unnecessary weight from the non-drive side, promising unyielding rigidity during out-of-the-saddle efforts. Pinarello also shows that its bikes are defined on entirely different terms than the rest of the industry by spec'ing this entry-level member of the Gan line with Shimano's 105 5800 shifting. Better than the groupsets earning winner's jerseys just a few years ago, 105 deserves every bit of praise it's earned since its most recent update, and it makes a reliable addition to the build.
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Pinarello Gan Disc 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Gan Disc 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017
Disc brakes recently saw an abbreviated tenure in the peloton, but the rest of us are free to take advantage of increased modulation and stopping power on our daily rides. Whether you're training for a century, logging epic social miles, or hitting up a local race ride, the 2017 Gan Disc 105 Complete Road Bike combines Pinarello's legendary ride quality, confident disc braking, and Shimano's workhorse drivetrain at a price that'll leave a few coins left over for those important post-ride burritos. The Gan Disc features similar eye-catching styling as the top-tier Dogma F8, with its signature curves and aerodynamic detailing making the bike as stunning as it is fast. The most notable difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used to make them. While the Dogma F8 boasts the top-end of the top-end Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan RS consists of more compliant T600 carbon that sacrifices a bit in the weight and stiffness categories, but drops the overall cost drastically. The Gan Disc incorporates a few tweaks to the lay-up compared to its rim-brake equipped sibling and reinforcement at the brake mounts to accommodate the extra load of disc braking forces. As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan Disc's seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in handling to keep you feeling solid out on the road. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape serves to provide clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind so you don't have to worry about it slowing you down when you don't want it to. The Gan Disc also incorporates the Dogma F8's Flatback technology. Flatkack tubes feature a signature ovalized face and flattened back to create an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the w...
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Pinarello Gan GR-S Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Gan GR-S Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
For 2017, Pinarello joins the all-road endurance party with its Gan GR-S Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike. With disc-specific construction, stiff thru-axles, and a proprietary suspension system, the Gan GR-S brings a rare mix of exceptional comfort, classic Pinarello aesthetics, and efficient speed to your next off-pavement adventure. Built up with Shimano's smooth-shifting Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic brakes and rolling on Fulcrum Racing wheels wrapped in Vittoria's trusty Adventure tires, this bike is ready for almost anything. The Gan Disc features similar eye-catching styling as the top-tier Dogma KS-8, with its signature curves and unique elastomer suspension system. This suspension, dubbed the Dogma Suspension System 1. 0, sits at the seatstay junction to provide up to 10mm of plush cushion to smooth out bumpy roads and cobbles without sapping away power. Pinarello is understandably secretive about the final composition of the elastomer, but it claims that this system effectively dampens vibrations without experiencing excessive movement when riders dump watts into the pedals. Slightly flattened chainstays and seatstays provide additional compliance over the bumps while maintaining lateral stiffness. The most notable difference between the Gan GR-S frame and its high-end cousin is the type of carbon used to make them. While the Dogma KS-8 boasts the top-end of the top-tier Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan GR-S consists of slightly more compliant T900 carbon that sacrifices a tiny bit of weight and stiffness but drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is slightly less rigid than the T1100 1K, it remains a high-strength, race-worthy layup designed to handle hard miles over varied terrain. The Gan GR-S isn't called out as specifically aerodynamic, but it inherits Pinarello's signature oval-front and flattened-back tube shaping throughout the frame and fork, creating an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly ...
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Pinarello Gan K Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Gan K Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
Though its innovative climbing frames have now spent dozens of years at the top of the GT leaderboard, Pinarello's endurance machines have received no less R&D attention. The Gan K Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike proves this point by also proving that the venerable Italian firm has no interest in leaving the long distance cyclist in the lurch. The Gan K Disc's racing pedigree surfaces in the precise carbon fiber construction and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain (including the Ultegra 68000 crankset--no third-party slop here) and Ultegra-grade hydraulic disc brakes. The endurance aspect is apparent in the frame's all-terrain geometry and the inclusion of hydraulic disc brakes. When these attributes are combined, the result is a bike that loves to go fast all day. Though it's a stiff beast, the Gan K's as focused on comfort as it is on efficiency, a fact that manifests in its geometry. Compared to the Gan S, the Gan K has slacker seat and head tubes, longer chainstays, comfort-oriented FlexStay seatstays, a shorter reach, and a taller stack. These variations are all subtle--manifesting as millimeters or even fractions of millimeters--but the net result is a longer, more stable wheelbase and a cockpit that situates the rider in a more upright position. The Gan S is largely modeled on the Dogma F8, so it's a race bike, through-and-through; the changes to the Gan K mean it's less of an unforgiving missile and more of smooth rouleur, a bike built for laying down miles of tempo across rolling terrain rather than punching the afterburners out of every corner and into every ascent. The Gan K doesn't twitch violently at every rider input; rather, it flows through corners and across rough roads, holding lines as though it's self-guided. These tendencies are reinforced by the front and rear thru-axles, which reinforce the wheel/frame interface, an area that's traditionally guilty of sacrificing handling and power transfer through flex. For all that comfort and stability, the...
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Pinarello Gan RS Road Frameset - 2017 Pinarello Gan RS Road Frameset - 2017
For most of us, Pinarello's dreamy Dogma F8 sits at such an untouchable price point that we've nearly given up hope of clipping into a frame with such classic Italian style and race-proven design. Pinarello's 2017 Gan RS Road Frameset may just be the answer to those top-tier frameset woes, drawing heavily on the technology and design found in the Dogma F8 but swapping out the prestigious Dream Carbon for a more affordable carbon fiber makeup that still sits on par with most of the top-tier competition. The Gan RS presents the same eye-catching style as the Dogma F8, including the signature curves and aerodynamic detailing that make the bike just as stunning as it is fast. The main difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used to construct them. While the Dogma F8 features the best of the best Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan RS consists of slightly more compliant T900 carbon that sacrifices a tiny bit of weight and stiffness, but drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is slightly less rigid than the T1100 1K, it remains a high-strength, race-worthy layup designed to ride hard and fast. As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's trademark asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan RS' seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a slightly more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in handling to keep you feeling solid out on the road. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape provides clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind. Pinarello also incorporates the Flatback technology found in the Dogma F8 into the Gan RS, with its oval-front and flattened-back tubing throughout the frame and fork creating an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the wind without any extra materials bogging down the scale. As an added touch, an integrated se...
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Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
For years, Pinarello's race bikes have been firmly out of reach from the confines of most bank accounts, leaving us dreaming of the day we could add one of our own to the stable. That all changes with the 2017 Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Complete Road Bike. Trading out the prestigious Dream Carbon found in the top-tier Dogma F8 for a more affordable carbon makeup, the Gan RS draws heavily on its pricier sibling's design and technology to bring Pinarello's renowned ride to a more attainable price point. Kitted out with Shimano's Ultegra componentry and Fulcrum Racing wheels, this build is chomping at the bit to jump off the line right out of the box.The Gan RS presents the same eye-catching style as the Dogma F8, with its signature curves and aerodynamic detailing that make the bike just as stunning as it is fast. The main difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used to construct them. While the Dogma F8 features the best of the best Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan RS consists of slightly more compliant T900 carbon that sacrifices a tiny bit of weight and stiffness, but drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is slightly less rigid than the T1100 1K, it remains a high-strength, race-worthy layup designed to ride hard and fast.As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's trademark asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan RS' seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a slightly more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in handling to keep you feeling solid out on the road. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape provides clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind.Pinarello also incorporates the Flatback technology found in the Dogma F8 into the Gan RS, with its oval-front and flattened-back tubing throughout the frame and fork creating an aerod...
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Pinarello Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Pinarello Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
The Pinarello Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike boasts classic Italian styling and borrows design elements from the industry-leading Dogma F8 at a price point that won't crush your bank account quite like its top-tier cousin. The Gan S sits in the middle of Pinarello's Gan line, pairing the classic Pinarello aesthetics with in Shimano's race-worthy Ultegra components. The pros may ride Dura-Ace only, but we'd challenge any self-sponsored cyclist to make a convincing argument that the handful of grams separating it from Ultegra will be the difference between falling of the back and finishing on the podium. The Gan S features the same eye-catching styling as the Dogma F8, with its signature curves and aerodynamic detailing making the bike just as stunning as it is fast. The main difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used in their constructions. While the Dogma F8 boasts the top-end of the top-end Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan S consists of more compliant T700 carbon. T700 sacrifices a tiny bit in the weight and stiffness categories, sure, but it drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is less rigid than T1100 1K, it's still a high-strength layup. Make no mistake, the Gan S is a race-ready machine. As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's signature asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan S seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in handling to keep you feeling solid on sweeping descents and punchy climbs. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape provides clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind so you don't have to worry about it slowing you down when you don't want it to. Pinarello also incorporates the same Flatback technology found in the Dogma F8 into the Gan S. The signature oval-fr...
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Pinarello Mercurio Sora Complete Road Bike - 2016 Pinarello Mercurio Sora Complete Road Bike - 2016
Though many of Italy's most venerable manufacturers have been slow to embrace road disc brakes, Pinarello proved itself an early adapter with the Mercurio Sora Complete Road Bike. To us, Italy and gravel bikes make sense--see for example l'Eroica, a race across Tuscany's white gravel roads that started as a gran fondo in '97 and quickly grew into a favorite with the top hard men of the peloton, too. We suspect the reason for its immediate success is two-fold. First, its varied terrain of tarmac and limestone makes for a race that's full of opportunities for ambitious racers to blow the field apart (which also makes it a fan favorite). Second, everyone from the pro ranks on down to us aspirational cyclists can agree that this kind of mixed-surface adventure cycling is just a hell of a lot of fun. Gravel bikes are about freedom to explore everything up to and including singletrack and fire roads, and bikes like the Mercurio embody that ethos of exploration. The Mercurio's frame is constructed from a targeted lay-up of 24HMUD carbon, which is spec'd to withstand 24 tons of pressure per square centimeter. It's not quite as light and stiff as the carbon used in the Dogma line, but it's not supposed to be. Rather, the 24HMUD used here is meant to strike a balance between rigidity, low weight, chatter-devouring smoothness, and price. It excels on all fronts, as it's stiff and light enough to meet the needs of everything short of crit sprinters and featherweight climbers but still keeps the price to a point where a dedicated self-sponsored racer could even pick one up as an all-terrain adventure bike. That's not to say it's a slow-plodding, unwieldy urban noodler, though. In addition to benefiting from Pinarello's high-modulus carbon expertise, the Mercurio has the same Onda fork shape that was developed in conjunction with Jaguar for the Dogma F8. The only differences are that it's made from a different material (the same 24HMUD used in the frame) and built-up on the ...
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Pinarello Treviso Carbon Disc Sora Complete Bike - 2017 Pinarello Treviso Carbon Disc Sora Complete Bike - 2017
Years ago, a rusty commuter scrounged together with yard-sale pieces was a trendy way to get across town faster than walking and with freedom not found in a bus schedule, provided all the nuts and bolts held together for the trip. Things change though, and once you've moved on to full-carbon dream bikes and buttoned-down commuter kit, it's time to upgrade your townie game and clip into a more refined ride on the 2017 Pinarello Treviso Carbon Disc Sora Complete Bike. Featuring a smooth shifting Shimano Sora drivetrain, powerful disc brakes, and clean aesthetics, the Treviso add a dash of functional style to the daily grind.Made from high-quality T600 carbon fiber, the Treviso's frame provides a responsive ride while sopping up road vibrations to keep you comfortable over the miles. Its eye-catching lines feature classic Pinarello curves, strategically placed to provide compliance where it's needed while maintaining efficient energy transfer from the pedals into forward motion. Trickling down from Pinarello's more race-oriented offerings, Think2 internal cable routing keeps cables protected, preserves uninterrupted frame lines, and opens up future upgrade options with both electronic and mechanical drivetrain compatibility. As a final touch Treviso Carbon Disc is finished with a threaded Italian bottom bracket that does away with PressFit's creak and longevity issues, a trend that we're happy to see resurfacing across the industry.
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Raleigh Roker Sport Complete Bike - 2016 Raleigh Roker Sport Complete Bike - 2016
For years now, we've been treating (or mistreating, rather) our road bikes like gravel bikes. Dirt, gravel, patchy weeds--nothing was off limits. The new trend of bikes like Raleigh's Roker Sport Complete Bike promise to save our racing machines from the abuse of all-terrain cycling by combining the punchy responsiveness of carbon fiber with the frame geometry and tire clearance of a bike that isn't afraid to push on when the road ends. Compared to a traditional, all-purpose road racing machine, the Roker's bottom bracket sits about 7mm lower and its head tube is around 1. 5 degrees slacker. While dimensions like wheelbase, stack, and reach are all similarly gravel-minded, the Roker's low slackness are the primary contributors to the bike's confident stability across all manner of surfaces. When paired with the above mentioned carbon fiber and the kind of stiff thru-axles we'd expect to see on enduro sleds, the frame's geometry dispatches stretches of rough terrain with the same ease that it punches up steep forest paths. As with the frameset itself, the Roker Sport's component spec is eminently abuse-able. It's largely composed of Shimano Tiagra with a strong supporting cameo by TRP's Spyre mechanical disc brakes. The build kit's biggest highlight might be the surprisingly sexy finishing touch in the form of Clement tires. Raleigh assures us that the frame has clearance for 45mm tires, but the included 40mm X'PLOR MSO donuts ride so well across everything from smooth tarmac to gravel and washboard fire roads that we can't think of any reason to replace them. A big part of their success are the rims, of course, which boast a 24mm internal (28mm external) width. That Herculean dimension allows the tires to fill out far more than the typical plus-size rims, which top out at just under 21mm internally.
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Raleigh Willard 1 Complete Bike - 2016 Raleigh Willard 1 Complete Bike - 2016
If the steel Tamland is a bespectacled professor with corduroy sleeve patches and a slightly compliant grading curve, then the 2016 Raleigh Willard 1 Complete Bike is a bright-eyed and mustachioed adjunct chomping at the bit to take on the world. Utilizing the Tamland's laid back geometry and trading out steel for a light aluminum frame and vibration absorbing carbon fork, the Willard is a versatile all-road adventure machine. Raleigh keeps things budget conscious with this build, kitting it out with Shimano's tried and true Sora drivetrain and TRP mechanical disc brakes so you'll cover the route with some cash left in the bank to enjoy a few snacks and beverages along the way.The Willard's focus on comfort is immediately clear in its curvy lines, a common sight in the industry that helps dampen road vibrations to soften the harsh ride that plagues some other aluminum offerings. Relaxed geometry and a low bottom bracket serve to boost comfort and provide confident handling while staying far away from the aggressive twitchiness of race-specific machines. Front and rear thru-axles further enhance responsiveness, with the added bonus of providing a consistent platform for rotor placement and eliminating the finicky adjustment issues so common in quick release disc brake interfaces. As a final touch, Clement's appropriately named X'Plor tires smooth out the bumps and provide ample traction without slowing things down when the road evens out.
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Raleigh Willard 2 Complete Bike - 2016 Raleigh Willard 2 Complete Bike - 2016
Keeping with the company's theme of weatherman-inspired gravel rigs, Raleigh's 2016 Willard 2 Complete Bike pairs element-defying versatility and modern materials to roll almost any road. Borrowing the Tamland's laid back geometry and trading out steel for a light aluminum frame and vibration absorbing carbon fork, the Willard is a vertitable all-road adventure machine. Raleigh hits a blend of style, function, and budget consciousness with this build, dressing it up with Shimano's smooth shifting 11-speed 105 drivetrain and TRP mechanical disc brakes so you'll have gears for days and confident speed modulation when things get twisty.The Willard's focus on comfort is immediately clear in its curvy lines, a common sight in the that helps dampen road vibrations and soften the harsh ride that plagues some other aluminum offerings. Relaxed geometry and a low bottom bracket serve to boost comfort and provide confident handling while staying far away from the aggressive twitchiness of race-specific machines. Front and rear thru-axles further enhance responsiveness, with the added bonus of providing a consistent platform for rotor placement and eliminating the finicky adjustment issues so common in quick release disc brake interfaces. As a final touch, Clement's appropriately named X'Plor tires smooth out the bumps and provide ample traction without slowing things down when the road evens out.
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Ridley Dean RS 10 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2015 Ridley Dean RS 10 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2015
In a perfect vacuum, creating the most efficient aerodynamic bicycle would be an easy job. Just make it light and stiff. But since we don't live and ride in a vacuum, questions of aerodynamics must be addressed, and the Ridley Dean RS 10 Complete Road Bike does so in ways that aren't always intuitive but do produce wind-tunnel proven results. By now, you're no doubt aware of the benefits and properties of high-modulus carbon fiber, so it should come as no surprise that a manufacturer of Ridley's standing strategically arranges a blend of 40, 30, and 20 ton uni-directional carbon fiber moduli throughout the Dean RS in order to maximize comfort without sacrificing efficiency or weight. This is a fairly common practice, but what really sets the Dean RS apart from its competitors is Ridley's FAST-Concept design ethos. FAST-concept is a bike-wide application, extending to the Dean RS F-Splitfork, the aerodynamic teardrop tubes, and even the paint used on the frame. The F-Splitfork is one of the Dean RS's head-scratchers. It actually creates more drag in the wind tunnel, but only while the wheels are standing still. When the wheels are rotating, the F-Splitfork nets a claimed 7. 44% less drag than competing fork designs. It achieves this reduction in drag by redirecting the air resistance that spokes encounter at the top of the rotation, when they're moving forward into the wind. Think of the split in the fork as a kind of emergency release valve for the extra wind resistance that a wheel's rotation can create. The aerodynamics of the Dean RS also owe a great debt to the teardrop-shaped tubes. Like the varied moduli of carbon in the frame's layup, teardrop tubes are now a standard feature on aerodynamically-minded frames, so Ridley ups the aerodynamic ante with paint. Yep, that's not a typo and you did read right: paint. According to Ridley, the F-Surface paint addresses the tendency of airflow to release prematurely from certain areas of the frame, which in turn cr...
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Ridley Dean Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Dean Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
Now that you've decided to get serious about triathlon, you can't keep showing up to events with your decidedly un-aero road bike in tow. But you also know that your bank account won't tolerate an insurmountable price tag. Regardless of the rumors, you don't actually have to drop five figures to get fast, and Ridley delivers that unicorn balance of speed and affordability with its 2017 Dean Ultegra Complete Road Bike. Borrowing inspiration from its top-tier sibling, the Dean Fast, this Dean is designed to minimize drag and comes kitted out with Shimano's venerable Ultegra drivetrain and Dura-Ace bar end shifters for confident gear shifts as you speed towards T2. By now, you're no doubt aware of the benefits and properties of high-modulus carbon fiber, so it should come as no surprise that a manufacturer of Ridley's standing strategically arranges a blend of 30 and 20 ton uni-directional carbon fiber moduli throughout the Dean RS in order to maximize comfort without sacrificing efficiency or weight. This is a fairly common practice, but what really sets the Dean RS apart from its competitors is Ridley's FAST-Concept design ethos. FAST-concept is a bike-wide application, extending from the aerodynamic teardrop tubes to the paint used on the frame. The aerodynamics of the Dean RS owe a great debt to the teardrop-shaped tubes. Like the varied moduli of carbon in the frame's layup, teardrop tubes are now a standard feature on aerodynamically-minded frames, so Ridley ups the aerodynamic ante with paint. According to Ridley, the F-Surface paint addresses the tendency of airflow to release prematurely from certain areas of the frame, which in turn creates additional drag in the form of low pressure areas or stalled air in the frame's wake. These low pressure areas result from the tendency for bodies in motion through a surrounding medium (in this case, bicycles through air) to create turbulence in the lamina, or layers, of air through which they're passing. It's helpf...
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Ridley Fenix 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Ridley Fenix 105 Complete Road Bike - 2016
The Ridley frame at the heart of the 2016 Ridley Fenix 105 Complete Road Bike has proven its worth on the jarring cobbles of Flanders and the Napoleonic-era stones on the road to Roubaix. It's seen the podium of one of cycling's monuments and has been a staple at the pointy end of the peloton for years. What makes this particular build so special is that it pairs that venerable frameset with Shimano's workhorse 105 drivetrain, which is as affordable as it is durable and takes advantage of trickle down technology from Shimano's top-tier components to give you a race-ready ride that won't crush your bank account. The key to the frame's versatile ride is Ridley's artful layup of vibration devouring 30 and 24 ton unidirectional carbon fibers. While the harsher, purely weight-focused frames in Ridley's line use 50 to 60 ton moduli, the Fenix's carbon strikes a balance between smoothing the road and promoting rigid efficiency. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards--which may feel like repeated hammer blows to the kidneys on 60 ton carbon--take on all the disagreeability of crosswalk paint. We do occasionally tire of wantonly riding over road obstacles, though. In such cases, the stiff, tapered head tube nets responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease. Comfort and handling aside, the Fenix is meant to get angry when the road turns up or when you start turning the screws. The built-up bottom bracket junction, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, and burly chainstays address power transfer needs, ensuring that comfort doesn't come at the cost of a uselessly wagging drivetrain spine during hard efforts. The seat tube is also squared-off at the bottom with gradually softening edges as it rises to the seat collar. In our experience on this frame, that shaping makes for less lateral flex where we're putting power into the road and a more compliant ride across everything from buzzing chip seal to particularly punishing railroad crossings.
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Ridley Fenix C Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Fenix C Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
The 2017 Ridley Fenix C Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike retains the sharp lines, straight top tube, and carbon construction of its non-disc sibling to pair race-worthy speed with the power of disc brakes for those of us not restricted by international sporting governance and equipment guidelines. Best categorized as an endurance race steed and finished with Shimano's well-respected Ultegra 6800 drivetrain, the Fenix C Disc strikes the perfect balance of stiff responsiveness, long mile comfort, and low weight, making it an appropriate choice for gran fondo double centuries, local road races, and even the occasional criterium should you be so inclined. Instead of the Fenix SL's blend of 30 and 24t carbon, the standard Fenix features a layup of 100% 24t unidirectional carbon. Since the material used isn't as stiff, the 24t-only frame requires more material to hit target responsiveness for a claimed weight gain of around 170g in size medium. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards are all still as smooth as crosswalk paint on the Fenix Disc, and the oversized bottom bracket and burly chainstays mean comfort doesn't come at the cost of efficiency. If you do ever get tired of wantonly plowing over obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets sharp handling to dodge through debris with ease. If recent trends are any indication, disc brakes are the future of road cycling. This prognosis is based on their ability to accurately modulate braking force over five times the power range of standard rim brakes, so instead of going from light feathering to locking up, they allow precise control over the pressure applied. They also catch virtually immediately, even in wet or dirty conditions that would force rim brakes to complete an entire debris-clearing revolution before grabbing the brake track--exactly the kind of reliability you'll want whether racing the Belgian classics or hammering through spring intervals on your own local loops. Though the integrated brake/shift...
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Ridley Fenix Disc Road Bike Frame - 2015 Ridley Fenix Disc Road Bike Frame - 2015
Get improved stopping power without compromising race-ready speed with Ridley's 2015 Fenix Disc Road Bike Frame. Harnessing the versatility we loved in the original Fenix, this version trades out rim-brake caliper mounts for post-mount disc brake attachments to bring you confident modulation to manage your speed. No matter your ride plans, you'll clip in knowing you're riding with a famed blend of long-mile comfort and snappy handling that will manage whatever roads lie ahead. The Fenix's versatility expands beyond the pavement to multi-surface excursions thanks to Ridley's artful layup of vibration devouring unidirectional carbon fibers. While the super stiff, purely featherweight-focused frames in Ridley's line use up to 60-ton moduli, the Fenix utilizes 24-ton carbon to strike a balance between road smoothing compliance and rigid efficiency. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards that would otherwise feel like jarring punches on a 60-ton carbon take on all the disagreeability of crosswalk paint. Just in case you ever do get tired of wantonly throwing your tires over road obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube provides responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease. Compared to the original Fenix, the Fenix Disc also has a slightly longer wheelbase. While this difference is more pronounced in the smallest sizes, even the bigger frames benefit from a more stable wheelbase for loose gravel and packed dirt roads. The adventure-minded cyclist will also appreciate the Disc model's increased tire clearance, allowing up to 28mm tires for maximum plushness and reliability on everything from summer chipseal and sun-soaked logging roads to packed limestone paths. It can't compete with the massive tire clearance found on true gravel bikes, but the Fenix finds its balance by priding snappy handling and road speed at the expense of a few extra millimeters of clearance. The beefy bottom bracket junction and burly chainstays work in harmony to address all y...
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Ridley Fenix Road Bike Frame - 2015 Ridley Fenix Road Bike Frame - 2015
While we're grateful for the endurance trend in the peloton, which moves away from the tendency to privilege aggressive aerodynamics and weight loss at the cost of rider comfort, we aren't necessarily keen on adding weight in order to achieve a more comfortable ride. Ridley's Fenix Road Bike, which limits its claimed frame weight to just 1,230 grams for a size medium, addresses this issue by combining a geometry that's proven podium-worthy at Flanders with an efficiency and weight that also recommend it for a multi-summit day in the high mountains. In an overly-specialized industry, the Fenix rises above limiting categorization. The key to the frame's limitless ride is Ridley's artful layup of vibration devouring 30 and 24 ton unidirectional carbon fibers. While the harsher, purely weight-focused frames in Ridley's line use 50 to 60 ton moduli, the Fenix's carbon strikes a balance between smoothing the road and promoting rigid efficiency. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards -- which may feel like repeated hammer blows to the kidneys on 60 ton carbon -- take on all the disagreeability of crosswalk paint. Just in case you ever do get tired of wantonly riding over road obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease. Comfort and handling aside, the Fenix is meant to get angry when the road turns up or when you start turning the screws. The built-up bottom bracket junction, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, and burly chainstays address your power transfer needs, ensuring that comfort doesn't come at the cost of a uselessly wagging drivetrain spine during hard efforts. The seat tube is also squared-off at the bottom with gradually softening edges as it rises to the seat collar. This makes for less lateral flex where you're putting power into the road and a more compliant ride where the road's putting impact into you.
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Ridley Fenix SL 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Fenix SL 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017
While some of us enjoy the variety of a stable full of bicycles tailored to specific rides, others of us prefer a stable of one do-it-all road bike such as the 2017 Ridley Fenix SL 105 Complete Road Bike. The Fenix SL may not be a dedicated climbing or crit bike, but it harnesses qualities of each--combined with a touch of endurance comfort--to truly embody a race-worthy jack of all trades. Finished with Shimano's affordable workhorse 105 componentry, this bike will shepherd you through everything from epic gran fondos to short, punchy Tuesday night criteriums with snappy responsiveness and comfort. The Fenix SL carries over Ridley's 2016 updates to this venerable frame, and is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its pre-2016 predecessor. Ridley claims this version of the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a package that doesn't entail an undue weight penalty on the climbs. The Fenix SL maintains that plush ride in a lighter, stiffer package than the previous Fenix thanks to a few design updates. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural North American chip seal to the stones of Belgium. The top tube and down tube feature a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the claimed increases i...
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Ridley Fenix SL 30 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Ridley Fenix SL 30 Complete Road Bike - 2016
When you hear a bike was built with endurance geometry, don't make the mistake of assuming that means it was made for easy recreational riding and non-competitive pursuits. On the contrary, endurance frames are often the top choice for pro's racing in grueling all-day races like the spring classics, and the 2016 Ridley Fenix SL 30 Complete Road Bike exemplifies the blend of comfort and compliance that these powerful frames possess. Use the Fenix SL in your next long road race, in a fondo with the family, and on your everyday training rides to experience a better ride quality without sacrificing a lightweight, quick frame. Ridley uses high-modulus carbon fiber to shape each Fenix SL frame, giving the Fenix SL the ability to absorb fatiguing road vibrations while remaining willowy and lithe on the roads. It flattened the seatstays and top tube, positioning the top tube on a curve to help it dampen vibrations, while still maintaining a high level of lateral stiffness and rigidity. Since the Fenix SL was designed with the rigors of the cobbles in mind, Ridley also reinforced the top and down tubes of the frame to enable the entire structure to manage the forces delivered by inconsistent roads and big bursts of power. Rather than trying to calm a twitching race frame through a winding descent, the Fenix SL will allow you to blast down varied sections of road at high speeds with controlled speeds and finesse. Its more relaxed angles also suit the Fenix SL to long rides by orienting you in a more natural body position than that of narrow, squished race frames. Aside from the capable frame, the Fenix SL comes complete with a pretty impressive build kit to match, including componentry from Shimano's incredibly competent Ultegra drivetrain. Fulcrum Racing wheels spin on Campagnolo-designed hubs. This build may inspire you to try the Fenix SL in your next local race, though it's happy to spend its days as a training companion if that's more your style.
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Ridley Fenix SL Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Ridley Fenix SL Road Bike Frameset - 2017
As much as we would all love to have a different bike for every type of riding occasion, most of us can't afford to house a lightweight climbing rig, endurance mile grinder, and super stiff criterium racer without some serious financial repercussions. The 2017 Ridley Fenix SL Road Bike Frameset is for cyclists who want a frameset that's competent in competition but doesn't sacrifice ride quality in pursuit of weight loss or stiffness and aerodynamics. Put through its paces on the grueling cobbles of the spring classics, the Fenix SL is a proven jack of all trades that will revel in any road environment without punishing you for riding anything less forgiving than a velodrome. The 2017 Fenix SL carries over Ridley's 2016 updates and is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its predecessor. Ridley claims this version of the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy confidence. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that won't hold you back on climbs. The Fenix SL maintains that plush ride in a lighter, stiffer package than the previous Fenix thanks to a few design updates. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium. The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible...
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Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset - 2016 Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset - 2016
Some cyclists have the luxury of access to multiple bikes to cover different types of riding: the lightweight climbing rig, endurance and base mile grinder, and super stiff criterium racer. We typically call them "pros." Those of us who are self-sponsored need one bike that can cover all of our road riding and racing needs. Tested and proven by Team Lotto-Soudal on the grueling cobbles and punchy climbs of the 2016 spring classics, the new Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset leads the way as a true all-purpose rouleur in a sea of discipline-specific frame options. Though it's built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its predecessor, Ridley claims the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and sprint-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that can fly up any climb. The Fenix SL features a few changes to maintain that plush ride in the lighter, stiffer package. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium. The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is no doubt partially responsible for the claimed increases in torsional rigidity. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that's considerably shorter than the notably tall head tube of the previous Fenix. This makes for increased stiffness while torque...
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Ridley Fenix SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Fenix SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
In an industry of niches and ever narrower specialization, it's refreshing to see a bike that can handle it all. All at once channeling a lightweight climber, long endurance mile workhorse, and a super stiff racer, the 2017 Ridley Fenix SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike is a one-bike quiver to cover all your road-riding needs. While it's not the bike's defining feature (that would be the Flanders-tested geometry and carbon construction), the Ultegra 6800 drivetrain is certainly no detriment. Ultegra is a favorite around the Competitive office because, except for a few grams of added weight, it's functionally equal to pretty much any drivetrain we've ridden. And we've ridden a few. Ridley doesn't skimp on the build kit, either, finishing it with an Ultegra crankset where most manufacturers opt for a cheaper third party option. The Fenix SL carries over Ridley's 2016 updates to this venerable frame, and is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its pre-2016 predecessor. Ridley claims this version of the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of a more upright, stable geometry for long-mile comfort, a high-modulus carbon lay-up for sprint-worthy stiffness, and an overall lightweight package that can soar--or at least not hold you back--on the climbs. The Fenix SL maintains that plush ride in a lighter, stiffer package than the previous Fenix thanks to a few design updates. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost to disp...
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Ridley Helium Force 22 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Ridley Helium Force 22 Complete Road Bike - 2016
The 2016 Ridley Helium Force 22 Complete Road Bike lives up to its lightweight namesake's feathery demeanor as a sprightly and blazing fast climbing whip that's just as capable railing corners on the flats and bombing descents. Kitted out with SRAM Force 22 componentry and Mavic Aksium One Wheels, the Helium is ready to toe the line right out of the box. Unless you've got them side-by-side on scales, it's not likely you'll be able to notice the slight difference in weight that the Helium's non-SL (the ubiquitous industry initialism for Super Light) carbon layup generates. Requiring more material to achieve the same stiffness as the Helium SL frame, the heavier carbon layup used to construct the Helium gives the frame only a slight weight penalty and a significant decrease in cost. Don't mistake the Helium as a frame that will be punishingly stiff all the time, though; Ridley intelligently blends round tubing with squared-off tubes to give the frame a mix of vibration-dampening comfort and reliable power transfer, so the frame responds with rigidity when you grudgingly stretch out of the saddle to finish a climb, and compliance when you're logging long endurance days on the flats.
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Ridley Helium RS 105 Complete Road Bike - 2015 Ridley Helium RS 105 Complete Road Bike - 2015
From its Shimano drivetrain to its bombproof Fulcrum wheels, the Ridley Helium RS 105 Complete Road Bike is built for the aspiring racer whose ambitions aren't captured in the marketing copy of the latest aerodynamic wonder toy. The Helium isn't made for the wind-tunnel life; instead, it's built for an efficient ride on climbs and sprints that won't shake you to pieces on rough roads at racing speed or while taking your paces through long winter base miles. The Helium's namesake element happens to be one of the lightest on the periodic table, and the design of the frame reflects this, with a size medium weighing a claimed 880 grams. Ridley hits this low weight by blending two moduli of unidirectional carbon, 30T and 24T, in a strategic layup designed to keep weight down without sacrificing durability or stiffness. The tapered head tube contributes to this stiffness while you're hammering or climbing--the Helium's favorite pursuit--while also netting precise steering and laser-guided tracking through corners and swooping descents. The Helium's thin, slightly flattened seatstays and standard 27. 2mm seatpost prove that these designs are just as valuable to a comfortable ride today as they were when the need to sell new model years pushed other manufacturers to "innovate" with bizarre, unforgiving shapes. The rear triangle devours road noise and bumps like Helium's halogen cousins gobble up other molecules' electrons. We'd like to say that the surprisingly precise action of Shimano's 11-speed 105 drivetrain takes us back to the days when we first tried Dura-Ace. But we can't. With all the technology that's trickled-down the Ultegra pipeline from the Dura-Ace source, the new 105 is every bit as sharp as the models ridden in the peloton as recently as a few years ago. As your abilities begin to eclipse your current ambitions, 105 will continue to grow with you.
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Ridley Helium SL Road Bike Frameset - 2016 Ridley Helium SL Road Bike Frameset - 2016
The 2016 Ridley Helium SL Road Bike Frameset is a featherweight among giants, ready to fly up the mountains like a stage-hunting falcon. While some may express concerns about an ultralight frameset's ability to transfer power and handle descents, rest assured that this frame boasts a near-unicorn mix of minimal weight, stiff power transfer, and the ability to rail corners and bomb descents with the best. This rightly well-loved frameset is back for 2016 with classically inspired colorways to light up any ride. Aesthetics aside, though, the Helium's main job is dropping grams. A medium SL clocks in at a claimed featherweight of 1,110g for the frame and fork, which is a staggering 800g lighter than a similarly-sized Noah FAST aerodynamic machine. This was achieved with smaller, less aerodynamic tube shaping and a strategic arrangement of 60, 40, and 30 ton high-modulus carbon fiber to create a frame that efficiently transfers power. Ridley also incorporates an ultra-strong nano-resin into the frame's lay-up, which allows the Belgian manufacturer to use less carbon, decreasing overall weight while boosting durability and stiffness. To further reduce weight, Ridley constructs the front triangle of the SL with a monocoque design. This means that the entire front triangle (head tube, down tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket lug) is made in one piece, saving weight by eliminating the extra material needed to reinforce frame junctions in multi-part triangles. The SL features rounded tubing emanating from the seat tube juncture, which slowly becomes box-shaped as it approaches the head tube and bottom bracket junctures. As Ridley puts it, this system creates a clean transition from stiffness to comfort. Supporting this ideology, the rear triangle has been designed with a blend of the two shapes. The asymmetric, flat chainstays provide a stiff platform for power transfer to the rear wheel, while the ultra-thin seatstays create a vertically compliant ride quality without...
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Ridley Helium SL Road Frameset - 2015 Ridley Helium SL Road Frameset - 2015
Well, it's not quite lighter than air, but Ridley knows how to improve upon perfection as is evidenced with the Helium SL Road Frameset. This frame is an even lighter version of the venerable Helium -- with the same ride quality, sans extra weight. The SL weighs in at roughly 750 grams, without the fork. This was accomplished through the use of three different carbon fibers. The SL uses 30, 40, and 60-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. The numeric designation is the amount of tons of pressure per square millimeter that the carbon is able to withstand. By increasing the modulus of the carbon, Ridley is able to use less material. Less material equals less weight. In addition to using higher modulus carbon fiber, Ridley fashioned the front triangle from a monocoque mold. By laying fibers in a mold and then using resin to secure them, one piece is created as opposed to several that need to be joined together. By eliminating joints, less carbon and resin are needed. And while the seatstays, chainstays, and dropouts are still bonded to the frame, the weight savings is significant. A smaller head tube also adds in weight savings. Not content with a lighter frame design, Ridley also gave the SL a new tube shape. Unlike the Helium, the SL no longer is designed with oversized tubing. Instead, it goes back to a more traditional round tubing that in turn transitions to a more box-shaped tubing as it approaches the head tube and bottom bracket junctures. Additionally the rear triangle also mixes the two shapes. This is a winning combination of stiffness and comfort. The flattened chainstays equate to a stiff platform to optimize power transfer, while the seatstays ensure vertical compliance so you won't bounce all over the road. Finally, although so many companies are opting for an integrated seatmast, Ridley uses a standard 27. 2 seatpost to shave weight and make it easier to pack your frame in virtually any case.
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Ridley Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Ridley Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset - 2017
For 2017, the Belgian cobble tested and gram-counter approved Helium SL gets some slight tweaks and a new name to usher in the year. The new Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset takes its predecessor's nearly unicorn-like mix of minimal weight, stiff power transfer, and knife-like handling to the proverbial extreme with a few grams of weight savings and claims of even stiffer, snappier control.The SLX brings back the super light blend of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber to create a World Tour worthy frame that efficiently transfers power and a 30 gram weight savings over the SL (for a size medium frame). The front end sees a slightly different curvature at the tube junctions, a small change that Ridley claims boost stiffness by 15% and translates into even snappier, more responsive handling when diving into switchbacks and sprinting towards the finish line.As with the SL, the SLX features rounded tubing emanating from the seat tube juncture, which slowly becomes box-shaped as it approaches the head tube and bottom bracket junctures. As Ridley puts it, this system creates a clean transition from stiffness to comfort. Supporting this ideology, the rear triangle has been designed with a blend of the two shapes. The asymmetric, flat chainstays provide a stiff platform for power transfer to the rear wheel, while the ultra-thin seatstays create a vertically compliant ride quality without sacrificing rigidity.
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Ridley Jane SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Jane SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
The 2017 Ridley Jane SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike marks a bold step for Ridley as it launches a full line of women-specific bicycles, and we're happy to report that the company's done a lot of things right. Kicking back against the common myth that there's a consistent difference in leg to torso proportions between genders, Ridley opts for mirrored geometry to its Noah SL while adjusting the touchpoints to better suit riders with narrower shoulders and wider hip structure. Across the size range, this manifests as narrower handlebars, shorter stems and cranks, and wider saddles compared to similarly sized Noah SL builds. This particular Jane SL also gets outfitted with Shimano's exceptional Ultegra 6800 drivetrain with semi-compact gearing and an 11-28 cassette to offer a wide range of gear options for riders of all abilities. In a world of shrink, pink, and downgrade, it's fantastic to see Ridley give the Jane SL the same top-tier carbon blend as the Noah SL, ensuring a snappy, high-end, race-ready ride that doesn't make any compromises in stiffness or weight. This Jane's oversized tubes earn the SL suffix--which we generally assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light--through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber. The inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same stiffness, which lowers weight without sacrificing efficiency. As with the original Noah and Noah SL models, the Jane SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon--an inclusion that demonstrates the Jane SL's pedigree as a race bike for the top sprinters in the world. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF3..
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Ridley Liz Carbon Road Bike Frameset - 2016 Ridley Liz Carbon Road Bike Frameset - 2016
Hearing the words "women's specific frame" often brings to mind the worst side of pink-and-shrink with lesser materials and a reliance on the ever persistent myth that there's a consistent difference in torso to leg proportions across genders. Thankfully, there are a few companies out there getting it right with bike offerings like the 2016 Ridley Liz Carbon Road Bike Frameset. Featuring the same carbon construction and mirroring the geometry of Ridley's versatile Fenix, the Liz lands as a different colorway option for riders of all genders and lets you build up your dream bike with touch points that best fit your frame. As such, it inherits the Fenix's jack-of-all trades personality to adeptly handle epic gran fondos, hard-charging midweek group rides, and long Sunday socials through the vineyards with a blend of long-mile comfort and snappy responsiveness no matter where the road takes you. The Liz is built from the same 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as the Fenix, a move that we can't applaud enough in an industry rife with examples of shrink, pink, and downgrade when it comes to women-specific fare. It's a layup that delivers a rare combination of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that soars when the road turns skyward.Ridley maintains the plush ride in a light, stiff as a result of a few design choices. These include narrow, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The flat, curved top tube serves as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays for a net result of system-wide vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the jarring stones of Belgium.The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the Liz SL's torsional rigidity and responsiveness. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that makes for increas...
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Ridley Liz SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Liz SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
The long-standing approach to trendy "women's-specific" frame design has centered around the myth that there's a consistent difference in torso to leg proportions across genders, leaving many women with average proportions wondering why they can't find a bike that fits. Ridley's taking a different approach with its 2017 Liz SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike, giving it mirror geometry to its renowned Fenix SL and adjusting the touch points to better accommodate riders who have wider hip structure and narrower shoulder. Across the size range, this results in shorter stems and cranks, narrower handlebars, and wider saddles compared to similarly sized Fenix SL builds. Inheriting the Fenix SL's jack-of-all-trades ability and kitted out with Shimano's precise and reliable Ultegra drivetrain, this Liz SL is prepared to usher you through all manner of cobbles, chipseal, and buttery smooth tarmac the road ahead presents.The Liz SL is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as the Fenix SL, a move that we can't applaud enough in an industry rife with examples of shrink, pink, and downgrade when it comes to women-specific fare. It's a mix that delivers a rare combinations of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that soars when the road turns skyward.Ridley maintains the plush ride in a light, stiff as a result of a few design choices. These include narrow, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a vertically compliant 27. 2mm seatpost, and the flat, curved top tube serves as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the jarring stones of Belgium.The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the ...
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Ridley Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Ridley Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike - 2016
Upgrading to a new race machine isn't an easy process. If you could spend the amount of money your current car is worth, it wouldn't be difficult, but a cycling habit burns a lot of calories, and you've got to eat. An increase in appetite isn't the only cost consequence of your habit either; with road racing comes plenty of other costs, so being able to invest in a frame with good bones that has the potential to grow with you is a valuable thing. Make Ridley's 2016 Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike your racing partner and enjoy the aerodynamic design and carbon construction its pricier Noah SL sibling boasts, on a solid, dependable build sans flashy extras. Though the carbon layup Ridley uses for the Noah is slightly heavier than the one it chooses for the Noah SL, it's just as strong, adding a few grams to the Noah frame compared to its sibling but still delivering the vibration-dampening effects and overall lightness of carbon. Ridley pairs its teardrop-shaped tubing aggressive race geometry on the Noah to effectively slice through the wind on straightaways and breezy summits, helping you expend less effort to maintain speed. Ridley rounds out the build with SRAM's responsive Force 22 drivetrain, a workhorse groupset prepared to offer consistent shifts when timing is crucial, along with Mavic's steadfast Aksium Elite alloy training hoops wrapped in versatile 25mm Mavic Yksion tires.
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Ridley Noah Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Ridley Noah Road Bike Frameset - 2017
In a world where saving watts matters and expensive technology buys "free" speed, self-sponsored riders can breathe a sigh of relief with the release of Ridley's 2017 Noah Road Bike Frameset. Boasting the aerodynamic tube shapes of its costlier counterpart, the Noah SL, the Noah features a slightly different carbon makeup that adds just a touch of extra weight while cutting the price tag drastically to give those of us with limited bank accounts a chance to keep up with the more opulent competition.This Noah's oversized tubes are constructed from a mix of 30-ton and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber, in contrast to the SL's mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton fibers. The inclusion of lower-ton fibers means that the Noah requires a bit more material to obtain similar levels of stiffness and strength, and accounts for a claimed 150 gram difference between a size small Noah and Noah SL. Howver, that small weight gain comes with a drastic reduction in cost. As with all the Noah models, the Noah's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise dampening.The Noah also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, as well as a PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility. The Noah's carbon fiber fork looks decidedly different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This split fork design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from the spokes to reduce turbulence and drag, which keeps the airstream around the wheel smooth and fast. This means more speed with less effort, all thanks to a little bit of surface air routing.Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209. 5 lbs (95kg) for the Noah.
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Ridley Noah SL 40 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016 Ridley Noah SL 40 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016
If you're looking for an unapologetically twitchy carbon machine worthy of joining you in your summer race lineup, add Ridley's 2016 Noah SL 40 Ultegra Complete Road Bike to your shortlist or better yet, take it out on a ride. When creating the Noah SL, Ridley's intense focus on aerodynamics resulted in a pedigreed frame analyzed from every angle to provide you with the types of small aerodynamic advantages that add up on the roads. Ridley then reinforced its careful construction by spec'ing the Noah SL with Shimano's incredibly competent Ultegra 6800 drivetrain, which at this point, is barely heavier and equal in function to its big brother Dura Ace. So yeah, the Noah SL is a race bike worth taking a look at. Ridley trusts high-modulus carbon fiber to mold the frame and fork, equipping the Noah SL to be capable of both dampening road vibrations and remaining light on its feet in a pack. It carefully shapes the tubes to follow a teardrop design to reduce drag and save valuable time over the course of a race, and then covers them with its FAST F-Surface material to help save more watts and enable the frame to more efficiently slice through the air. In addition to surface material, Ridley's FAST technology manifests itself again on the Noah SL's fork design in the form of the F-Split Fork channel, which works to guide air away the spokes where it typically would create added resistance and drag. Whether you're mashing down on the pedals to hold your own in a sprint or working to maintain cadence on a breezy mid-race climb, the Noah SL's power-transferring oversized tubes and frame construction work to help you expend less effort at higher speeds, truly working along with you in a race.
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Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset - 2016 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset - 2016
With both a low weight and an aerodynamically obsessed design, the 2016 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset is something of an anomaly in the bike industry -- a frame that's virtually compromise-free. Built to shepherd the Lotto Soudal team through everything from one-day Ardennes Classics to long, grueling grand tours, the Noah SL is built with oversized tubing and FAST technology to transfer power into forward speed. This Noah's oversized-tubes still earn the SL suffix -- which we assume denotes the industry standard Super Light -- through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30 ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50t, and the SL's inclusion of 60t means it can use less material at key points of power transfer while maintaining the same efficiency. Less material equals less weight, and the Noah SL is born. As with the original Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features the industry standard of a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer. The PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility are also all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag. The Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork looks notably different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ab...
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Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Pairing low weight and a highly aerodynamic design, the 2017 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset stands out as a nearly compromise-free frameset among a sea of discipline-specific options. Designed to privilege pure speed across long, grueling one-day races and hectic sprint finishes, the Noah SL features oversized tubing, aerodynamic FAST technology, and a relatively low weight that combine to provide efficient power transfer when power is all that matters. This Noah's oversized tubes still earn the SL suffix--which we assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light--through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50-ton, and the SL's inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same efficiency, which in turn lowers weight. As with the original Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag. The Noah SL's high-modulus carbon fiber fork looks distinctly different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incom...
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Ridley Noah SL Road Frameset - 2015 Ridley Noah SL Road Frameset - 2015
Ridley's Noah SL Road Frameset blends advantages typically considered mutually exclusive in the cycling industry: saving weight and gaining aerodynamics. While the gains made through weight loss and Ridley's wind-cheating FAST technology may appear marginal when measured individually and for only a brief time, they do add up -- especially as the miles and hills tick down to the flamme rouge and you're in a solo move, caught between a paceline of eager pursuers and the man with the hammer. The sprinters are coming; the hammer is falling. Lose weight, lose drag, or lose the race. This Noah earns the SL suffix -- which we assume denotes the industry standard Super Light -- through its inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30 ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and regular-ol' Noah top out at 50t, and the SL's inclusion of 60t means it can use less material at key points of power transfer while maintaining the same efficiency. Less material equals less weight, and the Noah SL is born. As with the vanilla Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road noise damping. This is targeted blend of materials is, admittedly, a common practice across the industry -- though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features the industry standard of a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer. The PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility are also all but expected in frames of this level. What really sets this frame apart is Ridley's signature Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST), which manifests on the Noah SL as the F-Splitfork and F-Surface features. The F-Splitfork is counter-intuitive in that it actually creates more drag in the wind tunnel -- but only while the wheels are standing still. When the wheels are spinning, the F-Splitfork nets a claimed 7. 44% less drag than c.
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Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
A well-rounded road season will include everything from long, mountainous stages to punchy circuit races and frenetically fast crits, and the 2017 Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike is designed to handle all of it. It may not climb as well as the Helium or handle centuries as comfortably as the Fenix, but it's low weight, FAST technology, and oversized tubing combine for efficient power transfer and aerodynamics that put a premium on speed across the widest variety of conditions. This Noah's oversized tubes earn the SL suffix--which we assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light--through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50-ton, and the SL's inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same efficiency, which in turn lowers weight. As with the original Noah model, the SL's various carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag. The Noah SL's distinctive, high-modulus carbon fiber fork featrues an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from t...
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Ridley X-Trail A20 105 Complete Bike - 2017 Ridley X-Trail A20 105 Complete Bike - 2017
Even in the age of graphene, we find that aluminum has its place in the world of cycling. That place is several dozens of miles beyond cellphone reception with nothing but freeze-dried camp food, a sleeping bag, and Ridley's X-Trail A20 105 Complete Bike for company. The frame's triple-butted 6061-T6 aluminum is heat-treated to further improve its fatigue resistance, so it's much better suited to the abuse of pannier-laden bikepacking than the latest wonder materials. Save the carbon climbing bike for five hour rides, and take the aluminum X-Trail for rides lasting five days. Though the frame is aluminum, Ridley equips the X-Trail A20 with the same fork on the full carbon model. The legs of the Oryx Disc fork are shaped from a blend of 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber, which add a bit of chatter-absorption while stiffening the front end in the event your bikepacking route leads straight up a steep fire road. The steerer is still aluminum, and the left leg is built-up in order to offset the twisting forces applied by disc brakes. The fork is equipped with a mountain-grade thru-axle, too, further reinforcing the overall structure against braking forces and the general lumps of all-terrain cycling. The X-Trail's geometry is something of a melting pot, but the end result resembles a road bike more than a classic cyclocross bike like the X-Night. It's got a lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and a stack/reach combination that leaves riders in less of a shoulder-intensive, slammed racing position. In contrast to its road racing frames, Ridley extended the X-Trail's head tube by 10mm, bringing riders into a more upright position to accommodate longer training rides rather than racing exclusively. It's only slightly more aggressive than the Fenix, in fact, but unlike its endurance road cousin, the X-Trail is designed to be run with tires up to 40mm.
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Ridley X-Trail C40 105 Complete Bike - 2017 Ridley X-Trail C40 105 Complete Bike - 2017
Few brands enjoy Ridley's dominance on the European cyclocross scene, but those tight geometries and steep angles aren't so necessary in the wide-open landscapes of the new world. The X-Trail C40 105 Complete Bike adjusts accordingly, sitting long and slack for stability across everything from North Western chip-seal to Kansas gravel. It's built up with Shimano's 105 drivetrain and a set of 105-equivalent hydraulic disc brakes, which--when combined with that big, stable geometry--makes the X-Trail a far cry from the compact cantilever frames that come to mind when we think of traditional 'cross. It's still perfectly suited to the sand pits and run-ups of fall, but it transitions equally well to the weeklong, pannier-fueled gravel epics of spring. Ridley shapes the X-Trail C30's frame using ultralight unidirectional carbon, equipping the frame to offer quick accelerations and a stiff, responsive ride for everything from pannier-laden weekend trips to off-road grinduro segments. The Oryx Disc fork is reinforced on the left leg to allow it to more efficiently bear twisting forces applied by disc brakes, and with a 12 x 100mm thru axle in front and a 12 x 142mm in the rear, the frame achieves confidence-inspiring stiffness throughout. The X-Trail is something of a melting pot of frame geometries, but the end result resembles a road bike more than a classic cyclocross bike like the X-Night. It's got a lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and a stack/reach combination that leaves riders in less of a shoulder-intensive, slammed racing position. In contrast to its road racing frames, Ridley extended the X-Trail's head tube by 10mm, bringing riders into a more upright position to accommodate longer training rides rather than racing exclusively. It's only slightly more aggressive than the Fenix, in fact, but unlike its endurance road cousin, the X-Trail is designed to be run with tires up to 40mm.
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Storck Aerfast Comp Shimano 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Storck Aerfast Comp Shimano 105 Complete Road Bike - 2017
Amongst the well-heeled family of Storck bikes, the Aerfast is undeniably the sibling that was born to spend its time off the front. Conceived with a focus on aerodynamics, the frame features the same enviable stiffness-to-weight ratio that you'd expect from Storck, with extra attention paid to smooth ride quality. Within the Aerfast line, the Aerfast Comp Shimano 105 Complete Road Bike is the most affordable version. Spec'd with Shimano's new 105 11-speed drivetrain and featuring the same aerodynamic frameset shaping as its pricier siblings, the Aerfast Comp earns the rare distinction of being an attainable but impeccably pedigreed race frame. Storck uses the same molds to construct each of its Aerfast frames, with varying grades of carbon separating each. The unidirectional carbon used to construct the Aerfast Comp requires a heavier layup than the grades used on the other models, adding a few grams to the frame but taking away none of the stiffness, strength, or vibration-dampening effects that you rely on carbon to provide. According to Storck, the Aerfast is about 20% less stiff than its prized Aernario, resulting in a significantly less harsh ride compared to its all-around road racing sibling. Storck prides itself on its demanding tube shaping process, Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping, which the Aerfast frame benefits from in the form of classically-shaped, teardrop tube profiling. While Storck smooths out the tubing on the Aernario in the name of lower weight and versatility, the Aerfast's tubing is purely "aero"; Storck carved the shapes into wind-cheating profiles to deliver you through the air as efficiently as possible during the kind of think-with-your-legs solo moves that leave little room for error. The Aerfast's geometry also helps with this goal, and it's firmly unapologetic in its purpose. Storck constructs the Aerfast with aggressive stack and reach measurements that allow the frame to occupy the selective space between road and triathlon frame...
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Storck Aerfast Platinum Road Frameset - 2017 Storck Aerfast Platinum Road Frameset - 2017
Storck has made a habit of creating award-winning framesets, lauded for their blend of exceptional stiffness and feathery weight in the quest for the ultimate race machine. The 2017 Storck Aerfast Platinum Road Frameset continues this tradition as a nominee for road. cc's Superbike of the Year for the past two years and a lazer focus on getting to the finish line as fast as possible. Its aerodynamic design features pair with Storck's trademark stiffness and responsive handling to serve as the starting point for your next dream bike build. The Aerfast Platinum earns its naming convention with a closely guarded, proprietary blend of ultra high modulus and high modulus carbon to take its place as the lightest of the Aerfast line. This gives it the claim of being lighter than comparable top-end models from other brands. The frame also features Storck's Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping, which means the down tube profile is narrower and more droplet-like at the middle compared to the top and bottom sections. This reduces frontal surface area, which reduces drag, all without impacting frame stiffness or handling. A concealed seat clamp keeps excess bolts out of the wind and just plain looks good by providing a super clean transition from seat tube to seat post. At the rear, a direct mount brake tucks in behind the bottom bracket to provide stopping power without catching any wind. The rear triangle on the Aerfast Platinum is something of a revelation, featuring rear-facing dropouts which allow adjustability to customize the space between the wheel and seat tube based on the type of tires you prefer. This option means you'll maintain ride characteristics and snappy handling regardless of the tire. Storck also incorporates proportional tubing to provide a consistent level of aerodynamics and responsiveness across the size range. For an extra dose of stiffness, Storck opts for a beefy BB86 bottom bracket standard that will solidly transfer every bit of power to the drivet...
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Storck Aerfast Pro Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Storck Aerfast Pro Road Bike Frameset - 2017
The 2016 Storck Aerfast Pro Road Bike Frameset is built with one thing in mind: speed. With aerodynamic design features and Storck's trademark stiffness and impeccable handling, this frameset is built to fly to the finish line. Made from light, stiff unidirectional carbon fiber, the Aerfast Pro features Storck's Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping, which means the down tube profile is narrower and more droplet-like at the middle compared to the top and bottom sections. This reduces frontal surface area, which reduces drag, all without impacting frame stiffness or handling. A concealed seat clamp keeps excess bolts out of the wind, and just plain looks good with a super clean transition from seat tube to seat post. At the rear, an integrated brake tucks in behind the bottom bracket to provide stopping power without catching any wind. The rear triangle on the Aerfast Pro is something of a revelation, featuring rear-facing dropouts which allow adjustability to customize the space between the wheel and seat tube based on the type of tires you prefer. This option means you'll maintain ride characteristics and snappy handling regardless of the tire. Storck also incorporates proportional tubing to provide a consistent level of aerodynamics and responsiveness across the size range. For an extra dose of stiffness, Storck opts for a beefy BB86 bottom bracket standard that will solidly transfer every bit of power to the drivetrain without any watt-sucking lateral movement. At the front, an integrated, tapered headset and Airfast Pro carbon fiber fork combine for stiff, responsive handling to keep things smoothly in control. Storck caps off the 2016 Storck Aerfast Pro Road Bike Frameset with internal cable routing compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting systems for clean lines and an extra shot of aerodynamic advantage regardless of setup.
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Storck Aernario Comp Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017 Storck Aernario Comp Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
When considering Storck's impressive lineup of frames, it's difficult to designate one frame as being the true alpha. But, we'd be remiss if we denied the Aernario Comp Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike its position near the top tier of Storck's road lineup. The race-ready frame begs to be unleashed in the harrowing corners and tight lines of a criterium while its weight -- relatively low for an "aero" frame -- also suits it to long days of vertical gain. Of course, the Aernario Comp also exemplifies all of the other advantages of any bike with a Storck pedigree: an exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio, aerodynamic shaping, and an enviable build kit. The Aernario Comp features the same frame geometry as the pricier Pro and Platinum models, but it's constructed using a grade of Storck's unidirectional carbon fiber that requires a heavier layup than the grades used on its siblings. Though the Comp gains a few grams, it doesn't sacrifice strength, stiffness, or any of the vibration-dampening effects of Storck's lighter, more expensive options. The frame's individual tubes are shaped according to Storck's Sectional Aerodynamic Tube Shapes design, which resembles a classic NACA aerodynamic profile that's slightly revised to shave valuable grams. Minimalists will appreciate the tubes' subtle shaping, which doesn't suggest an ostentatiously "aero" design upon first glance. Regardless of subtlety, though, Storck claims that the frame creates as much of an aerodynamic advantage as possible without resorting to more exaggerated frame lines. Aerodynamics also don't come at the cost of handling; the frame exhibits snappy, responsiveness over everything from wide shoulders on smooth, rolling tarmac, to harsh, weather-beaten switchbacks on nervous descents. That responsive handling comes courtesy of a geometry that caters to the Euro-style, race-ready purists among us. At a time when endurance frame geometries are gaining considerable mainstream appeal, Storck once again ma...
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Storck Aernario Disc Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Storck Aernario Disc Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Combining aero design, endurance-race comfort, and powerful stiffness into one package isn't a simple task, or one that's easy to describe, but, like the good Germans they are, Storck came up with a name for such a contraption: the Aernario. In reality, the Aernario concept isn't totally new, but the Aernario Disc Road Bike Frameset is, having been redesigned to be mounted with disc brakes that let you ride harder, faster, and more confidently. Before we get into the brakes, though, let's cover the frame. Storck designed the Aernario Disc to be an endurance racer, which means it has to be aerodynamic--small amounts of drag add up over hundreds of miles--and comfortable, for obvious reasons. Trouble is, aero frames are notoriously stiff and uncomfortable. To solve this quandary, Storck designed the Aernario with a CFR/UD unidirectional carbon-fiber layup. By laying all the carbon fibers down in parallel, Storck gave the Aernario serious stiffness, but also dramatically improved its ability to dampen vibration, so you can ride it hard and long without serious discomfort. Additionally, the frame is molded in monocoque, a one-piece construction that saves weight be reducing the number of joints and amount of material used. Aerodynamic efficiency comes, simply, from the shape of the tubes. The Aernario employs what's called Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping, which manages to endow the frame with an aero teardrop profile that takes shape horizontally instead of vertically, so you get aero benefits without the unflattering aero look. Each tube also features Storck's Proportional Tubing Concept, which basically means every wall, diameter, and taper is finely tuned to ensure smooth ride quality and efficient power transfer. As for the brakes, Storck didn't just slap on discs and call it good. It added a rear thru-axle and burly bottom bracket to take the added torsion of stronger brakes without flexing, which in turn allowed the seatstays to be scandalously thin, which me...
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Storck Aernario Platinum Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Storck Aernario Platinum Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Storck uses its CFR/UD Optimized carbon fiber for the Aernario. The UD stands for unidirectional. The Aernario is formed by placing strands of carbon fabric oriented on one axis into each mold. Engineers place the strands in a monocoque shell, meaning that, with the exception of the fork, it is a one-piece molded frame. The advantages of this design are lighter weight due to minimal junctures and optimal vibration dampening. The frame sits among the lightest in the industry, and a full 100 grams lighter than the standard Aernario. The Aernario Platinum is complemented by the award-winning Stiletto fork. Weighing a mere 280 grams, this latest version of the fork is 60 grams lighter than the original Stiletto. It features a tapered design with a carbon reinforced head tube and a 1-1/8 - 1-1/4inc integrated headset. Working with the aerodynamics to maximize speed is an oversized PressFit BB86 bottom bracket. It works to efficiently transfer power to the drivetrain. Internal electronic cable routing completes the package so that the Aernario Platinum can stake claim on the top step of the podium.
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Storck Aernario Road Bike Frameset - 2016 Storck Aernario Road Bike Frameset - 2016
It seems that, while searching for that perfect road frame, you're forced to choose between aerodynamics, efficient power transfer, and handling. It's rare to find a frame that has mastered two of these qualities, let alone three. The Storck Aernario is one of the only frames that can truly claim to be a master of all three arts. The first problem is aerodynamics. Storck achieves this using "sectional aerodynamic shaping." What that means is that the frame tubing is aerodynamically shaped on a horizontal, rather than vertical, plane. It just looks like a regular road frame from the side, but if viewed from the front or back, the aerodynamics quickly become apparent. The Aernario's incredibly low weight and excellent ride characteristics are achieved through advanced carbon fiber manipulation. The frame is a true monocoque. That means that it's all formed at once, from what is basically one piece of carbon fiber, so there's no extra carbon fiber. This reduction in the mold drastically reduces weight. At 890 grams, the effects of this process are readily evident. Ride quality is also derived from the production process. The box-section seatstays are vertically compliant but extremely rigid laterally. The huge PressFit BB86 also improves the ride by transferring power directly to the rear triangle with almost no loss. And finally, there's the fork. The Stiletto 340 is, as the name implies, an incredible 340 grams. It maintains its precise ride, however with an oversized, tapered 1-1/8 to 1-1/2in integrated headset.
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Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum Road Frameset - 2017 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum Road Frameset - 2017
Storck's 2017 Fascenario. 3 Platinum Road Frameset comes with some big claims, with the company investing years of development and touting it as the best road frame in the world. As evidenced by countless stiffness-to-weight ratio awards, Storck has a legendary ability to produce some of the lightest and stiffest framesets available. That leaves us with no doubt that the Fascenario. 3 can go toe to toe with the top models on the market. The specific carbon layup found in the Fascenario. 3 is a closely guarded proprietary secret, but Storck assures us that the Platinum level carbon is a top-tier blend of ultra-high-modulus and high-modulus carbon fiber for a feathery claimed weight of only 1,100g for an entire frameset. To put it in perspective, the Fascenario. 3 (including fork) weighs just a little more than most pure climber's frames only--no fork included. In our experience, frames that light tend to suffer by flexing when the pedals are turned in anger. Not the Fascenario. 3. True to Storck form, it's as light as a feather but as stable as granite when you're hammering. Light frames can also easily cross over from fast to chattering like a tin can, and Storck addresses that potential for discomfort with its Nano Carbon Technology Resin. This process deals in nanoparticles within the resin structure and claims to improve overall strength and provide strategic flex for increases in comfort and durability without impacting weight or efficiency. The tubing features Storck's Advanced Sectional Aerodynamic Shaping (ASAS), which results in a down tube profile is narrower and more droplet-like at the middle compared to the top and bottom sections. This reduces frontal surface area, which reduces drag, all without impacting frame stiffness or handling. Each tube also incorporates a trailing edge designed specifically to minimize wind turbulence for smoother airflow. Out front, the Fascenario. 3's fork benefits from Optimized Aero Fork Design and takes on a unique, ...
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Storck Scenero Disc Road Bike Frameset - 2015 Storck Scenero Disc Road Bike Frameset - 2015
Since the geometry of Storck's Scenero line has always lent itself well to long-distance cycling and rides that occasionally stray from the tarmac, it only makes sense to add disc brakes. The Scenero Disc Road Bike Frameset's long geometry makes it ideal as a stable platform for exploring the kinds of terrain where disc brakes are a must, whether that's gravel, dirt, or sweeping descents. The inclusion of thru-axles also stabilizes the frame, providing more stiffness to offset braking forces and maintain confident tracking through terrain that would make a traditional road frame balk. The Scenero Disc frame features the same uni-directional carbon lay-up as its rim-brake counterpart, which orients the carbon across the frame in relation to the load path and force direction at play in each location. The design is first built digitally with 3D CAD imaging, and that virtual blueprint is translated to the dimensions of the mold. The mold itself is a one-piece, monocoque affair. Since there are no tube junctures, there is no excess weight from the additional material and resin needed to reinforce frames comprising multiple sub-assemblies. The bottom bracket is also the same 86. 5mm colossus found on the non-disc Scenero, and it takes advantage of the over-sized down tube to reduce the number of watts lost to flex during punchy efforts. Storck's annual allotment of BOTY awards is beginning to feel automatic, and it's mostly due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio on models like the Scenero. Of course, all of the stiff efficiency in the world is worthless if the ride is so unforgiving that 30 miles in the saddle feels like 10 rounds in the ring. Storck's proportional tubing concept uses adapted dimensions, wall thickness, tube diameter, and tapering across frame sizes to address rider fatigue by focusing on fit. Rather than just increasing tube lengths and angles by arbitrary increments, Storck essentially designed each size as its own, unique model. Every G3 is built t...
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Storck Scenero G3 Road Bike Frameset - 2015 Storck Scenero G3 Road Bike Frameset - 2015
The Scenero G3 Road Bike Frameset is the latest generation of the venerable Scenero line, and we're happy to report that Storck saw little reason to tamper with the award-winning formula. Of the minor changes the German firm did make, the redesigned head tube is likely the most dramatic. The head tube is tapered now, which increases front-end stiffness, which makes for a more efficient ride and improved handling through sweeping descents. The rest of the G3 is pure Scenero pedigree: a frame that's designed to cover everything from long, grueling base miles to interminable solo moves and even weekend tri or time trial events. The Scenero G3 features the same uni-directional carbon lay-up as its predecessor, the G2, which orients the carbon across the frame in relation to the load path and force direction at play in each location. The design is first built digitally with 3D CAD imaging, and that virtual blueprint is translated to the dimensions of the mold. The mold itself is a one-piece, monocoque affair. Since there are no tube junctures, there is no excess weight from the additional material and resin needed to reinforce frames comprising multiple sub-assemblies. The frame's rear triangle has been updated, with the G3's stays benefiting from a redesign meant to smooth the road even more than the G2. The bottom bracket is the same 86. 5mm colossus, and -- with the update to the head tube -- it completes a drive spine with virtually no high-flex weak spots. Storck's annual allotment of BOTY awards is beginning to feel automatic, and it's mostly due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio on models like the G3. Of course, all of the stiff efficiency in the world is worthless if the ride is so unforgiving that 30 miles in the saddle feels like 10 rounds in the ring. Storck's proportional tubing concept uses adapted dimensions, wall thickness, tube diameter, and tapering across frame sizes to address rider fatigue by focusing on fit. Rather than just increasing tube length...
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Storck Scenero G3 Ultegra Complete Bike-2015 Storck Scenero G3 Ultegra Complete Bike-2015
Often when we get framesets in stock, they're shipped with a build spec'd by the manufacturer, and we're stuck peddling them as-is; however, the cycling gods occasionally gift us framesets that we can spec as we see fit. The Storck Scenero G3 Ultegra Complete Bike is the result of one such opportunity, and we took the opportunity to turn it into a combination of two of the best kept secrets in the North American racing scene: an eminently race-able frame from the German collector of BOTY awards and Shimano's redoubtable, underappreciated Ultegra 6800 groupset. The G3 frameset at the build's heart represents the latest generation of the venerable Scenero genus, and we're happy to report that Storck saw little reason to tamper with the award-winning formula. Of the minor changes the German firm did make, the redesigned head tube is likely the most dramatic. The head tube is tapered now, which increases front-end stiffness, which makes for a more efficient ride and improved handling through sweeping descents. The rest of the G3 is pure Scenero pedigree: a frame that's designed to cover everything from long, grueling base miles to interminable solo moves and even weekend tri or time trial events. The Scenero G3 features the same uni-directional carbon lay-up as its predecessor, the G2, which orients the carbon across the frame in relation to the load path and force direction at play in each location. The design is first built digitally with 3D CAD imaging, and that virtual blueprint is translated to the dimensions of the mold. The mold itself is a one-piece, monocoque affair. Since there are no tube junctures, there is no excess weight from the additional material and resin needed to reinforce frames comprising multiple sub-assemblies. The frame's rear triangle has been updated, with the G3's stays benefiting from a redesign meant to smooth the road even more than the G2. The bottom bracket is the same 86. 5mm colossus, and -- with the update to the head tube -- it ...
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Wilier Cento1 Air Road Bike Frameset - 2016 Wilier Cento1 Air Road Bike Frameset - 2016
We've long since entered the age of the aero road bike, which makes Wilier's timing perfect in introducing the Cento1 Air Road Bike Frame. Think of it as the next evolution in the Cento1 series, or more specifically, the progression of the Cento1 SR. As you may already know, the SR was the first significant update to the Cento1 since its introduction in 2008, marking a significant step forward from the Cento1 in terms of both stiffness and power transmission. But knowing it could be even better, Wilier's goal with the Air was to reduce aerodynamic drag while simultaneously improving the ride experience. The Cento1 Air benefits from the experience gained in developing what Wilier calls the Twin Foil. The aggressive profiling extends from the leading edges of the fork blades, all the way back to the dropouts. And while most aero road bikes suffer in ride quality due to the design constraints of low-drag tube shapes, this type of compromise was viewed as unacceptable during the development of the Cento1 Air. To combat the poor handling exhibited by most of its competitors, the Cento1 Air was built with a massive tapered head tube and steerer tube, which yields surgically precise steering, even on high speed descents. The heavily profiled down tube should yield under power, but with the oversized bottom bracket shell, your watts won't be wasted in frame deflection. Developed in cooperation with FSA, the BB386EVO is a competitor-dwarfing 86. 5mm wide and has a diameter of 46mm. Wilier estimates that the new bottom bracket increases rigidity by 30%, while reducing power dispersion to almost zero. Additionally, this shell's width provides Wilier with the ability to widen the seat and down tube diameters by around 20mm. This drastically increases rigidity, while also promoting an efficient power transfer to the rear triangle. But, this also permits Wilier to decrease the tube's wall thickness, further shedding grams. You'll also find that the BB386 EVO was developed ...
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Wilier Cento1 Air/Shimano Dura-Ace - Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike - 2016 Wilier Cento1 Air/Shimano Dura-Ace - Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike - 2016
In case you've been living under a rock, the age of the aero road bike is upon us, which makes Wilier's timing perfect in introducing the Cento1 Air Dura-Ace - Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike. As the next evolution of the Cento1 SR, you already know that this is a thoroughbred that loves to go fast. And while the aerodynamics are impressive, it's the smooth, controlled ride that's had the Cento1 Air turning so many heads this year. The Cento1 Air benefits from the experience gained in developing what Wilier calls the Twin Foil. The aggressive profiling extends from the leading edges of the fork blades, all the way back to the dropouts. And while most aero road bikes suffer in ride quality due to the design constraints of low-drag tube shapes, this type of compromise was viewed as unacceptable during the development of the Cento1 Air. To combat the poor handling exhibited by most of its competitors, the Cento1 Air was built with a massive tapered head tube and steerer tube, which yields surgically precise steering, even on high speed descents. The heavily profiled down tube should yield under power, but with the oversized bottom bracket shell, your watts won't be wasted in frame deflection. Developed in cooperation with FSA, the BB386EVO is a competitor-dwarfing 86. 5mm wide and has a diameter of 46mm. Wilier estimates that the new bottom bracket increases rigidity by 30%, while reducing power dispersion to almost zero. Additionally, this shell's width provides Wilier with the ability to widen the seat and down tube diameters by around 20mm. This drastically increases rigidity, while also promoting an efficient power transfer to the rear triangle. But, this also permits Wilier to decrease the tube's wall thickness, further shedding grams. You'll also find that the BB386 EVO was developed to use press fit bottom bracket cups, eliminating the need for alloy inserts in the shell. Of course, this also shaves a good deal of unnecessary weight. Altogether, Wilier cred...
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Wilier Cento10 Air Alabarda Road Frameset - 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Alabarda Road Frameset - 2017
Wilier's 2017 Cento10 Air Alabarda Road Frameset takes the brand's line of aero road frames to a whole new level. Its updated tube shapes and integrated cockpit work together for a claimed 15% reduction in overall weight and eight percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency over its Cento1 Air predecessor. In other words, the Cento10 Air is built to go fast.The Cento10 Air benefits from Wilier's expertise in the wind tunnel. Its tube shapes break from recent trends in narrow, long tubing to present as wider leading faces with NACA-inspired tapering that varies across the frame to balance weight and aerodynamics while remaining within the UCI's race-allowable guidelines. Compared to the Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air also sees an increase in frontal area at the headtube, with a wider fork that comes with claims of reducing turbulence around the wheels for smoother airflow.The Cento1 series has long been associated with integrated seatmasts. However, similar to the most recent Cento1 Air, Wilier wanted to keep the ride of the Cento10 Air utilizes a more traditional seatpost to reduce road vibrations and provide a more comfortable ride. Naturally, the teardrop shape is proprietary, and was developed to reduce turbulence as air slips around it. It's held in place by a seatpost clamp developed in conjunction with Ritchey that sits stealthily in the seat tube and hides from the wind. To ensure rigidity and confident handling, the Cento10 Air has been constructed from a 60t Mitsubishi high-modulus carbon fiber. The 'T' in 60t refers to ton, as in it can withstand 60 tons of pressure per square millimeter. Wilier used strong carbon fiber, because the stronger the carbon, the less is needed. Thus, Wilier was able to strike an ideal balance between strength and weight.Other differentiators for the Air include internal cable routing, which is compatible with both electronic and mechanical drivetrains. Most importantly, however, is the Air's new integrated cockpit. Dubbed Al...
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Wilier Cento10 Air Dura-Ace 9100 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Dura-Ace 9100 Complete Road Bike - 2017
The 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Dura-Ace 9100 Complete Road Bike builds on its Cento1 predecessor's success with a lazer focus on aerodynamics. It boasts updated tube shaping and a new integrated cockpit that conspire to improve aerodynamic efficiency and net a claimed 15% reduction in weight. Add in race-ready geometry and Shimano's top-tier mechanical Dura-Ace groupset, and you have a bike that delivers a fast, snappy ride right out of the box.The Cento10 Air benefits from Wilier's expertise in the wind tunnel. Its tube shapes break from recent trends in narrow, long tubing and present as wider leading faces with NACA-inspired tapering that varies across the frame to balance weight and aerodynamics while remaining within the UCI's race-allowable guidelines. Compared to the Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air also sees an increase in frontal area at the headtube, with a wider fork that comes with claims of reducing turbulence around the wheels for smoother airflow.The Cento1 series has long been associated with integrated seatmasts. However, similar to the most recent Cento1 Air, Wilier wanted to keep the ride of the Cento10 Air utilizes a more traditional seatpost to reduce road vibrations and provide a more comfortable ride. Naturally, the teardrop shape is proprietary, and was developed to reduce turbulence as air slips around it. It's held in place by a seatpost clamp developed in conjunction with Ritchey that sits stealthily in the seat tube and hides from the wind.To ensure rigidity and confident handling, the Cento10 Air has been constructed from a 60t Mitsubishi high-modulus carbon fiber. The 'T' in 60t refers to ton, as in it can withstand 60 tons of pressure per square millimeter. Wilier used strong carbon fiber, because the stronger the carbon, the less is needed, allowing the engineers to strike the perfect balance between strength and weight.Other differentiators for the Air include internal cable routing, which is compatible with both electronic and mechan...
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Wilier Cento10 Air Ultegra Di2 Complete Road Bike - 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Ultegra Di2 Complete Road Bike - 2017
Lauded as the heir to its Cento1 Air predecessor's throne, the 2017 Wilier Cento10 Air Ultegra Di2 Complete Road Bike places a lazer focus on aerodynamics with updated tube shaping and a new integrated cockpit. Compared to the Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air claims eight percent improved aerodynamic efficiency, as well as a 15% reduction in overall weight that pairs with race-ready geometry for a resulting fast, snappy ride. The Cento10 Air benefits from Wilier's expertise in the wind tunnel. Its tube shapes break from recent trends in narrow, long tubing and present as wider leading faces with NACA-inspired tapering that varies across the frame to balance weight and aerodynamics while remaining within the UCI's race-allowable guidelines. Compared to the Cento1 Air, the Cento10 Air also sees an increase in frontal area at the headtube, with a wider fork that comes with claims of reducing turbulence around the wheels for smoother airflow.The Cento1 series has long been associated with integrated seatmasts. However, similar to the most recent Cento1 Air, Wilier wanted to keep the ride of the Cento10 Air utilizes a more traditional seatpost to reduce road vibrations and provide a more comfortable ride. Naturally, the teardrop shape is proprietary, and was developed to reduce turbulence as air slips around it. It's held in place by a seatpost clamp developed in conjunction with Ritchey that sits stealthily in the seat tube and hides from the wind. To ensure rigidity and confident handling, the Cento10 Air has been constructed from a 60t Mitsubishi high-modulus carbon fiber. The 'T' in 60t refers to ton, as in it can withstand 60 tons of pressure per square millimeter. Wilier used strong carbon fiber, because the stronger the carbon, the less is needed. Thus, Wilier was able to strike the perfect balance between strength and weight.Other differentiators for the Air include internal cable routing, which is compatible with both electronic and mechanical drivetrains. Mos...
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Wilier Cento1SR Road Bike Frameset - 2017 Wilier Cento1SR Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Whether in the liberal arts, culinary or oenophilic pursuits, or the storied history of cycling, few countries have made such contributions to the West's romantic passions as Italy. Since 1906, the Italian manufacturer Wilier has also brought that romantic touch to the art of frameset design, pouring a comically divine amount of precision, obsession, and passion into the deceptively simple process of building a bicycle. Given this impressive breadth of century-plus production -- which not even The Great War could fully interrupt -- it's little surprise that the Cento1SR Road Bike Frameset, Wilier's professional flagship model, should return in 2017 with few modifications outside of aesthetics. The Cento1SR's tripartite composition is a properly Dantean story of threes. Wilier uses three distinct types of carbon fiber in different areas of the frame in order to meet the exacting demands of three criteria: stiffness, weight, and comfort. The drive spine and joints most integral to power transfer are built with Mitsubishi's 60t, a material with such high tensile strength that we've referred to it elsewhere as the synthetic equivalent of Superman's hair. We stand by that bit of artistic license, though we're also compelled to note that such stiff power-transferring efficiency does come at the cost of elasticity and vertical compliance. It also makes 60t as rare (and expensive) as kryptonite. Other areas of the frame are built with lower modulus T800H and T700SC carbon fibers, which add a vibration damping and compliance to 60t's unforgiving ride and bring the cost of production down without sacrificing a single watt of drive spine efficiency. Though the construction is impressive, few elements define Wilier framesets in cycling's popular imagination more than handling, which is in turn defined by the frame's geometry. The Cento1SR's tight wheelbase and tapered head tube net apparently contradictory properties. While the former contributes to a race-ready, jumpy respo...
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Wilier GTR SL Road Frameset - 2017 Wilier GTR SL Road Frameset - 2017
The 2017 Wilier GTR SL Road Frameset flies against current trends in ever more specialized function. Its versatile endurance geometry and wider tire clearance collaborate with lightweight carbon construction to create a bike that may not be the best at any one thing, but boats the versatility to try everything from crosswind-riddled coastal roads to mountain climbs and prairie flats alike. For those of us who pride long-mile comfort and the ability to use one bike across many applications over race-bred, marginal gains aggression, the GTR SL is poised to be the bike you'll want to take along for the ride.We're aware that there's potential for negative assumptions anytime we designate a frame's geometry as "endurance." It conjures images of upright boardwalk cruisers or weekend charity fondos punctuated with frequent stops for peanut butter sandwich quarters and tiny cups of candy-coated chocolates in volunteer-staffed rest areas. The GTR SL is happy to dabble in those passive pastimes, but its take on "endurance" geometry actually falls between the comfort-focused machines produced by most manufacturers and the Euro-slammed race bikes populating criteriums the world over. The GTR geometry manages to feel at home in everything from circuit races to hill climbs to coffee shop loops. It may not be the capital-B Best at any one discipline, but few of the endurance frames we've ridden over the past several years do so well in so many applications.When compared to the GTR Team, the GTR SL frame loses about 200g of claimed weight by bumping the Mitsubishi carbon up from 46/30t to a truly high-modulus 60/46t mix. Those impressive numbers let Wilier hit its targets for stiffness-to-weight ratio with much less material. There is a corresponding increase in price, but -- given the weight savings -- we think it's worth it to spring for the SL.In a signature Wilier design move, the GTR SL's head tube is built up with a squared shape for greater resistance to flex under hard ...
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Wilier GTR SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016 Wilier GTR SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016
If we had one critique of Wilier's GTR Team frame, it's that the lower grade carbon used in its construction bumps the claimed weight up above the 1,100g mark. That's pretty petty, we know, especially when the half-endurance/half-race geometry makes it such a pure joy to ride. Wilier addresses this petty concern with the GTR SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike, which combines a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain -- even the crankset, which is often where specs take a miserly turn -- with a lightweight frame that comes within 200g of the Zero. 7 super bike. If we were stuck on a desert island with a 50-mile tarmac circuit that included a crosswind-riddled coastal stretch, a long, sweeping descent, and a CAT 1 climb, this may be the bike we'd want with us. We're aware that there are some potential pitfalls anytime we designate a frame's geometry as "endurance." It conjures images of upright, boardwalk cruising or weekend charity sportives punctuated with frequent stops for trail mix and under-ripe banana halves in volunteer-staffed rest areas. The GTR SL is happy to dabble in those passive pastimes, but its take on "endurance" geometry actually falls between the comfort-focused machines produced by most manufacturers and the Euro-slammed race bikes populating criteriums the world over. The GTR geometry manages to feel at home in everything from circuit races to hill climbs to coffee shop loops. It may not be the capital-B Best at any one discipline, but few of the endurance frames we've ridden over the past several years do so well in so many applications. When compared with the GTR Team, the GTR SL frame at the bike's heart loses about 200g of claimed weight by bumping the Mitsubishi carbon up from 46/30t to a truly high-modulus 60/40t mix. Those impressive numbers let Wilier hit its targets for stiffness-to-weight ratio with much less material. There is a corresponding increase in price, but -- given the weight savings -- we think it's worth it to spring for the SL. In a s..
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Wilier GTS Road Frameset - 2016 Wilier GTS Road Frameset - 2016
Designed like a race bike, but with a more upright position, extra shock-absorbing compliance, and a slightly longer wheelbase, the 2016 Wilier GTS Road Frameset ideally mates long-distance comfort with unflappable poise. Much like the rides the peloton relies on to survive the jarring cobblestones of the spring classics, the GTS gives you the bump-smoothing comfort and relaxed riding position needed for demanding rides without compromising speed during races or other fast-paced endeavors. Wilier gives the nod to 30-ton carbon fibers in constructing the GTS to strike a balance of snappy stiffness, sure-footed confidence, and long-mile comfort. Wilier designers also took full advantage of the freedom afforded by monocoque molding processes for aggressively shaped tubes that net a stable, confidence-inspiring ride. The shaping's not just for looks, though, and certain portions of the frame receive extra attention. The rear triangle incorporates Wilier's Smooth Rear Design System, which involves a proprietary carbon layup and tube shaping that lets the bike gobble a bit more noise from surfaces like cobbles while again minimizing material and weight. The GTS also benefits from asymmetrical chainstays, which take into account the different forces applied to the drive- and non-drive sides of the frame.
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Wilier Jareen 105 Disc Complete Road Bike - 2017 Wilier Jareen 105 Disc Complete Road Bike - 2017
Your Wilier road bike has been a trusty steed for years, and though you love it, you're intrigued by this gravel grinding phenomenon currently taking over your newsfeed and would really like something to give the roadie a break in inclement weather. Stay in the Wilier family and channel the company's impeccable design ethos in an all-road ready package with the 2017 Wilier Jareen 105 Disc Complete Road Bike. Its durable aluminum construction maintains a lightweight, snappy profile without the full-investment price tag of a steel or carbon frame, allowing you to dip your toes into miles of dusty gravel and unpredictable weather without worries of crushing your wallet.The Jareen hits all the features a newly minted gravel enthusiast requires with Shimano's legendary workhorse 105 drivetrain, powerful cable-actuated disc brakes, and cushy 42mm tires to smooth out the ride. A sub-compact crankset belies its all-road focus, with a 48-tooth large ring and 32-tooth inner ring working in tandem with an 11-32 tooth cassette to provide a massive gear range and low enough gearing to handle the punchy, loose terrain you'll come across in the wild. As a final touch, the Jareen will accommodate mudguards as well as front and rear racks, allowing it to transition easily from unfettered day trip to fully packed wilderness adventures.
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Wilier Jaroon 105 Disc Complete Road Bike - 2017 Wilier Jaroon 105 Disc Complete Road Bike - 2017
Wilier has built itself a stellar reputation for creating impeccably designed road machines, so it's no surprise that the company's foray into gravel is just as on point. The 2017 Wilier Jaroon 105 Disc Complete Road Bike hits all the features a gravel enthusiast requires with Shimano's legendary workhorse 105 drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes all tacked onto a frame that--in keeping with the do-anything, go anywhere ethos of gravel--is made from smooth, responsive, and durable steel.Of particular note, Wilier utilizes a welding technique that contains the welding material inside of the Jaroon's tubing for an outside aesthetic that is nothing short of crisply clean. Wilier also combats the often unwieldy appearance of disc brakes by adopting the new flat-mount standard to minimize the size and obtrusiveness of the caliper without impacting braking power. Wilier does make one concession to carbon with the inclusion of a carbon fiber monocoque fork, which we applaud as a thoroughly modern touch to help manage road vibrations without taking away from that coveted steel ride. As a final touch, the Jaroon will accommodate mudguards as well as front and rear racks, allowing it to transition easily from unfettered day trip to fully packed wilderness adventures.
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Wilier Twin Blade Road Frameset - 2016 Wilier Twin Blade Road Frameset - 2016
Gone are the days when slimmer and smaller meant more aerodynamic. The industry's evolving understanding of drag has seen a corresponding evolution in thinking about how to address it. This new understanding is perhaps best embodied by the Wilier Twin Blade Road Frameset. Instead of dealing with drag by trying to hide from it with minimized tube shapes, the engineers at Wilier have accepted it and are now in the business of managing it. Their thinking extends beyond the frame, though, encompassing all elements of the bike to include even the rotational motion of the wheels. This philosophy of embracing turbulence is reflected in the wide stance of the stays, fork, and included Aerobrake calipers, which creates a safe zone for turbulence caused as the wheels turn. The rear caliper lives in a carbon shell behind the bottom bracket and the front caliper is incorporated in the fork, making both as aerodynamically unobtrusive as possible. The tube shapes and general layup of the frame are what you would expect from a top level TT bike. The 60-ton carbon fiber Wilier uses here is the same as in its flagship Zero. 7 frameset, and the Twin Blade Frameset benefits from the same targeted use of lower-modulus carbon in areas where its incorporation nets gains in comfort without sacrificing efficiency. Wilier's carbon construction begins by incorporating Zinc Oxide nanoparticle epoxy resin (ZnO) into the layups to improve impact resistance and reduce the amount of complementary, lower-modulus carbon needed for a compliant ride. It continues with a technique called LIT (Large Inflatable Tube). As the name implies, LIT involves inflating a tube-like bladder inside the frame while it's in the carbon mold. This compacts the material from both sides and creates a uniform wall thickness that eliminates structurally compromising resin deposits and excess material. Both bits of tech underwrite the Cento1 family's heritage, and it's yet one more technology that the Twin Blade shar...
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Wilier Zero.6 110 SRAM Red eTap Complete Road Bike - 2017 Wilier Zero.6 110 SRAM Red eTap Complete Road Bike - 2017
Wilier put itself in a bit of a difficult position leading up to its 110th anniversary this year. After the Zero family managed to drop significant weight with each new generation, the iconic Italian brand was left with the task of creating a successor to the throne of the Zero. 7 that would pay homage to its quietly illustrious history. After two years of development, Wilier engineers managed to do it, giving us the Zero. 6 110 SRAM Red eTap Complete Road Bike. The frame alone weighs in at a claimed 680g, and rather than wonder how they'll top it next, we're happy to marvel at the impressively crafted, limited-edition design for the foreseeable future. The Zero. 6's striking black and copper paint scheme demands attention of its own, and like the rest of the bike's features, it was chosen carefully. For Wilier, black and copper harkens back to some of the first bikes the brand ever created during the early 20th century, but the elegant aesthetic remains relevant to this day. Throughout Wilier's history, making subtle and carefully calculated changes to create each new model has been far more important than being brash and dramatic. The Zero. 6's frame geometry remains refreshingly similar to that of the Zero. 7; it's all tight angles and compliant, unified feel between the frame and Wilier's signature Integrated Fork. It was bred to corner aggressively and act decisively on everything from sweeping descents to punchy climbs, and now it's lighter than ever. With the Zero. 7, Wilier had maxed out what it could do with its carbon layup process, so trimming weight yet again necessitated revisiting the carbon itself. Together with Mitsubishi, Wilier engineers developed a new material known as Dialed, which it derived from a base material known as Pitch. Pitch itself consists of a blend of high-purity High-, and Ultra-High-Modulus fiber. It then integrated Dialed with materials we've seen Wilier trust before, including 60T carbon fiber and SEI film, using different...
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Wilier Zero.6 Unlimited Road Frameset - 2017 Wilier Zero.6 Unlimited Road Frameset - 2017
Creating a successor to the Zero. 7 was no easy task, but Wilier engineers knew they needed to do something special for the company's 110th anniversary. The result of two years of intense development, Wilier's 2017 Zero. 6 Unlimited Road Frameset bursts on the scene weighing a paltry 680 claimed grams with an all-new carbon layup and clean, classic aesthetics. The geometry remains similar to that of the Zero. 7 with tight, race-ready angles and Wilier's seamlessly Integrated Fork that leave no question that the Zero. 6 is bred to corner aggressively and respond decisively on lengthy climbs, tight corners, and sweeping descents. Wilier maxed out what it could do with its carbon layup process in the Zero. 7, so trimming weight yet again required a reevaluation of the material itself. Together with Mitsubishi, Wilier engineers developed a new material known as Dialed, derived from a base material known as Pitch that consists of a blend of high-purity high-modulus and ultra-high-modulus fiber. It then integrated Dialed with materials we've seen Wilier trust before, including 60T carbon fiber and SEI film, using different temperatures and pressure during the molding process in an entirely new construction method. Carbon of such high moduli is exceptionally stiff, light, and efficient, but the tradeoff is usually a shortfall in the ability to absorb road vibrations and survive the hard-knocks life of a dedicated roadie. Rather than dooming you to harsh pavement feedback or a fragile frame, Wilier injects Special Elastic Infiltrated Film (SEI) between layers of carbon to relieve the harsh and brittle nature of high-modulus fiber and imbue the frame with increased vibration absorption and impact resistance. Together, this layup achieves the impossibly low weight and responsive handling that defines the lightest member of the Zero family yet. The Zero. 6 is also built up in the bottom bracket area in order to increase power transfer and accommodate a PressFit BB86 bott...
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Wilier Zero.7 Road Frameset - 2017 Wilier Zero.7 Road Frameset - 2017
Wilier uses a 60-ton carbon fiber in the 2017 Zero. 7's construction. And while it's nothing new for the bike industry to use higher modulus carbon to reduce weight and spike the strength ratio, the actual comfort factor drops significantly. High modulus carbon doesn't absorb as much road vibration, leaving your bones rattling. Wilier instead looked at the carbon fiber itself and worked the perfect go-around. The result is a frame that weighs 19% less than its 2014 predecessor. Rather than wrapping a bladder in pure carbon, Wilier incorporates both a Zinc Oxide nanoparticle epoxy resin (ZnO) and SEI, a Special Elastic Infiltrated Film, into its high modulus designs. By using an internal inflating bladder, the material is compacted in the mold from both the exterior as well as the interior. This not only creates a smooth surface with uniform wall thickness, it also eliminates any hotspots of resin buildup. Both the ZnO and SEI work to reduce vibration as well as increase impact resistance. So now you have the best carbon imbued with two near magic compounds. How could the outcome be anything other than podium-worthy' If the innate stiffness of the 60-ton carbon isn't enough, Wilier redesigned the head tube into an hourglass shape to further increase front-end stiffness. Additionally, the shape provides more aerodynamic gains, and anything that makes us go faster is a plus in our books. To finish the frame, Wilier uses its integrated fork, a work of art in its own right. The bottom bracket has also received added attention and now houses the BB386 EVO, with 30% more stiffness over a 68-millimeter bottom bracket. Please note that this frame is not compatible with Campagnolo EPS groupsets.
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