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.
3km of fibers to build a
7300 carbon braids are needed to make a TIME frame. We have a wide choice in the type of wire used and a very high precision in the positioning of the son on the frame. We choose exactly what type of wire for which braid and which part of the frame. We thus obtain very precise mechanical characteristics according to our expectations.
73 braids are used for the manufacture of the frame. The structure is thus homogeneous and the fibers remain continuous on the structure. This results in a better transfer of mechanical properties.
|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|
|Materials||Carbon fibers braided, HM Fibers (high modulus), vectran fiber|