Cycling purists looking to add a climbing bike to their collection will agree that rim brakes are the way to go. The TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 for rim brakes has been developed not only to be a great bike for going up hills, but an excellent descender and comfortable on the flats. We can make this claim because we are making every TIME frame in our own European factory where we have the control over our RTM or Resin Transfer Molding process to create frames with the exact riding qualities we want.
For the Alpe d’Huez 01 we have combined a greater proportion of high modulus carbon with high resistance and weaving in a portion of Vectran fibers, which means that we have been able to improve its stiffness to weight ratio by 25% compared to our last great climbing bike, the Izon. The racing geometry has been tweaked to allow the rider to get into aggressive positions that are still comfortable on windy flats and stable down fast descents.
The BB386 bottom bracket allows us to enhance the stiffness of that important bottom bracket juncture, encouraging excellent power transfer. For anyone looking to improve not only climbing times, but overall enjoyment in the saddle, the TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 for rim brakes can provide the desired cycling conditions.