To make lightweight performance more accessible, TIME created the Alpe d’Huez 21. Instead of the Vectran© fibres used in the Alpe d’Huez 01, this frame blends Basalt filaments with a smaller proportion of high-modulus carbon and a greater amount of high-strength carbon. The modified layup targets comfort and smooths the ride while retaining a pleasantly refined acceleration and impeccable handling. If the Alpe d’Huez 01 is our two-seat supercar, the Alpe d’Huez 21 is a V10 performance sedan.

Is It Your Time?

The Alpe d’Huez 21 rider has learned that a smooth bike is often the fastest bike, and weight is just one factor when choosing a bike tough enough to handle the rigors of daily use. This rider is looking for a tool that excels on every ride, over any course profile, eschewing the luxuries of fresh tarmac and spotless handlebar tape.

 

Features

Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) - Resin Transfer Moulding is the best way to minimize defects in the frame structure. By laying up dry fibers and then injecting resin at high pressure between rigid external AND internal molds, air pockets and voids are eliminated. Unlike the industry-standard prepreg layup and air bag moulding, RTM quality is uniform and consistent yielding a beautiful near-finished product. While the RTM process is ubiquitous in aerospace and high-end automotive applications, it’s almost unheard of in cycling and your TIME is unique.

Braded Carbon Structure (BCS) - Braided Carbon Structure is the weaving of dry fibers into complex bi-directional ‘socks.’ These tubes of fiber are easy to tune with different materials – TIME currently choses from 16 filaments to perfectly tailor our layups. This process also allows something that is unheard of in the cycling world; continuous fibers that run the full length of a structure. With standard prepreg layup, fibers end where the sheets do, creating inherent weaknesses. BCS is the way we’ve always made our products and we’re the one of the only bike manufacturers doing it.

Aktiv Fork (Optional) - Specially designed by TIME using proven vibration reduction engineering methods, the AKTIV Fork conceals an innovative tuned mass damper that neutralizes road noise before it travels to your hands and arms. Unlike polymer inserts or springs, AKTIV is incredibly light and sleek, providing real anti-fatigue benefits with a minimal weight penalty.

 

Specifications

Fork

Full Carbon RTM Technology with AKTIV Vibration Damping

Frame

Full Carbon RTM Technology

Geometry

TIME Racingdrive Geometry

Headset

TIME Quickset Adjustment System (independent mounting of the stem and adjustment of the headset)

Sizes

XXS-XS-S-M-L-XL

Materials

TIME Proprietary Carbon Fiber Braid consisting of HR Fibers (high resistance), HM fibers (high modulus) and basalt fibers

SKU

 

Seat Post Size

27,2mm

BB Size

BB386

Wiring

Mechanical or electric

Weight

960 grams

 

Geometry

SKU ADH21RimBrakeV11
Brand TIME Bicycles

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