It may not surprise you to find out that we are not ones to follow fads. Even if we recognize the value and benefits of disc brake bikes, it doesn’t mean we don’t still love all our rim brake offerings. The TIME Alpe d’Huez 21 for rim brakes has been carefully designed to suit all riders who love to enjoy some hours spent on their road bikes exploring their world.
The Alpe d’Huez 21 takes inspiration from the epic climb with the 21 corners for which it is named. It means that this is first and foremost a bike that you will be able to enjoy when riding in the hills. But it has also been developed as a price-conscious option for anyone who wants the handling and ride quality of our race-oriented Alpe d’Huez 01 but at a reasonable price. This is a racing bike that can be comfortable on the road for many hours a day in the saddle.
That’s because we have total control over all aspects of our European production, which allows us to weave the material so precisely that the vertical compliance is emphasized compared to the Alpe d’Huez 01 without causing too much weight gain. We accomplish this by using more high resistance carbon than stiffer high modulus carbon and replacing the Vectran with Basalt fiber. The result is a beautifully riding rim brake bike at a very friendly price point.