Where lightness and stiffness meet. The new Alpe d'Huez bike is the lightest bike that TIME has ever created. But it is also competitively stiff for power efficiency as well as those surpise uphill attacks, responsive and precise for mountain descents and comfortable for long days in the saddle.
Alpe d'Huez 01 is the lightest bike that TIME has ever developed: -8,6% less than its predecessor, the Izon. To achieve this, we have developed a brand new optimized structure. The carbon braids, developed according to the desired mechanical characteristics allowed for the removal of the finishing fabric. These braids are meticulously positioned on the frame and remain apparent in the finished frame. A new thinner and lighter seat was also developed to match this new frame.
TIME worked on the lightness of the Alpe d'Huez bike, while improving the stiffness characteristics. This gives more than 25% on the stiffness/weight ratio compared to its predecessor, Izon. You will feel liveliness, responsiveness and power when pedalling. To achieve these characteristics, we have been working with high modulus fibres, a BB386 bottom bracket and a directlink seat tube to allows better energy transfer. The sloping geometry of the frame has been adapted for performance in the mountains. The Alpe d'Huez is the ideal bike for this type of terrain, responsive on the climb and precise on the descent.
Performance and comfort
We always considered that performance and comfort are inseparable. The comfort allows a rider to be more powerful, over a long period of time. TIME is constantly developing its innovations to bring more comfort every day.
Type: Road Frames
Size: XS, Small, Medium
Colour: Black Label, French Edition, Racing Red
Braking Type: Rim Brakes
Fork Style: AKTIV
Item condition: New
Fork: Carbon RTM Alpe d'Huez 01 Fork, CMT inserts (Carbon Matrix Technology)
Frame: Full Carbon RTM Alpe d'Huez 01 frame
Geometry: Racingdrive Geometry with lower headtube (-9mm)
Headset: Integrated TIME Quickset, adjustment system with independant mounting of the stem and adjustment of the headset
Main size: XXS-XS-S-M-L-XL
Materials: Carbon fibers braided, HM Fibers (high modulus), vectran fiber
Weight: 840 g