The Evolution of Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d'Huez is more than a climb in Le Tour. Helicopters, police escorts, blue smoke, screaming face-painters, and a crowd of 300,000 cycling fans guarantee that every visit to this legendary summit will be crowned forever in glory. It's this unmistakable marriage of history, spectacle, colossal effort, sportsmanship, and beauty that is woven into every Alpe d'Huez frame we make. To ride the new TIME Alpe d'Huez disc is to enjoy something that eludes description that can't be duplicated by any other bike. This is the Ultimate Road Bike.
We took the Vectran® enhanced structure of the ADH 01 and increased the amount of light and stiff Toray M40J, and added Dyneema®, the World's Strongest Fiber, to create our most advanced BCS hybrid blend ever.
Bio-Based DYNEEMA® Fiber is Lighter, Stronger, and Smarter
Dyneema® fiber is 15x stronger than steel at the same weight and is so light that it floats on water. The promise of integrating Dyneema® in carbon structures has been making headlines for years now, but to date, very few manufacturers have been able to incorporate the material. TIME is different‚ we aren't reliant on materials availability from large carbon prepreg manufacturers. By weaving our own braided carbon structures (BCS), we have been able to test strands of sustainable Bio-Based Dyneema® fibers since they first became available from DSM. And unlike the high-temperature ovens used to cure standard prepreg frames, the lower resin temperature of the RTM injection process is well within the safe temperature range for Dyneema®.
Is It Your Time?
The Alpe d'Huez Disc rider is looking for top performance, cutting-edge materials, stiffness, and precision. Any rider looking to step away from the anonymity of the mainstream will love the engineering and panache of the AdH Disc.