We wanted to make the lightweight performance of the Alpe d’Huez 01 accessible to more people, which is why we have created the Alpe d’Huez 21. It uses the same geometry as the 01, but instead of Vectran, it blends Basalt with a smaller proportion of high modulus carbon and a greater amount of high resistance carbon. This combination increases the level of comfort offered by the Alpe d’Huez 21 since the emphasis on HR carbon and the use of Basalt work to encourage a bit more compliance in the frame. The slight weight gain is offset by a much friendlier price point.
Our ability to weave the different types of carbon fibers and Basalt so precisely allows us to dose out the weave exactly according to the needs of certain areas of the frame, either for greater rigidity or to emphasize the compliance. And since this is a bike that is meant to be a phenomenal bike for full days in the mountains, it still offers a pleasingly snappy, lightweight acceleration.
This Alpe d’Huez 21 is available in a rim brake and disc brake version. It also comes with a normal carbon fork or equipped with the TIME Aktiv Carbon Fork. Specially designed by TIME, the Aktiv Fork has innovative built-in vibration dampers to soak up any road chatter before it reverberates up your hands and arms.