Up front you'll find an oversize 44mm headtube, providing a stiff and efficient front end for planted tracking in corners and surefooted handling. Combined with the lightweight carbon fork and zero-stack integrated headset, the ensemble blends seamlessly for a stout, purposeful, clean look.
Comfortable and stable geometry, wide-range gearing and pothole-proof 32-hole 3-cross laced wheelset combine with the cleverly-engineered aluminium frame and carbon fork to deliver a level of performance that belies the price-tag. Ideal for anyone looking for a speedy, efficient and comfortable introduction to the world of drop-bar road bikes; be it sportives, weekend rides with friends or even your first triathlon.
The new lightweight double-butted aluminium frame uses a special hybrid combo of two different alloys to give a unique blend of a stiff and efficient pedalling platform alongside unsurpassed all-day comfort in the saddle.
By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the 44mm headtube ensures full compatibility with different fork steerer tube standards. It also provides a larger weld surface area at both the downtube and toptube junctions to allow for larger diameter tubing and a tube shaping, not to mention increasing front end stiffness, improving tracking and handling.
The 50/34T gearing provided by the compact chainset gives a greater selection of lower climbing gears without vastly affecting overall top speed (vs. traditional 53/39T setups)
Shimano's brand new 8sp road groupset provides the shifting duties with an entry-level friendly wide-range 11-30T cassette matched to a 34/50T compact chainset.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||470||490||510||530||550||570|
|Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)||529||532||545||561||580||590|
|Headtube Length (mm)||130||140||150||170||190||200|
|Chanstay Length (mm)||410||410||410||410||410||410|
|BB Drop (mm)||72||72||72||72||72||72|
|Wheelbase Length (mm)||977||976||979||992||1006||1015|