Time ADHX Bio-Dyneema Carbon All-Street & Gravel Bike

TIME Cycles unveiled the all-new ADHX all-road and quick gravel bike utilizing its distinctive woven carbon development strengthened with the business’s first bio-based Dyneema fiber created from wooden development waste. Calling it their “first gravel bike”, the brand new Alpe d’Huez X (ADHX) leans extra in direction of a street with considerably narrower-modern-gravel tire clearances, however it packs a variety of thrilling new manufacturing strategies. A premium carbon bike made solely within the European Union…

Time ADHX Bio-Dyneema Carbon All-Street Gravel Bike

The All-Street Leaning Carbon Time ADHX is a quick gravel bike that guarantees a ‘good mix’ of light-weight, power-transfer and dealing with stiffness, rider consolation and all-terrain sturdiness – all prepared for limitless combined floor driving has been carried out.

Time ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Angled Green Complete

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It will get a singular high-performance mix of carbon that is available in at simply over 1kg with gravel-ready stiffness and room for 40mm tires.

Braided Carbon Construction and Resin Switch Molding

TIME ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike Woven Braided Carbon Structure

Time gave us an in-depth have a look at the distinctive approach they have been going to weave the carbon collectively to make their bikes final winter. And the brand new ADHX gravel bike is their first mannequin to take this braided carbon construction (BCS) system off-road.

By braiding dry fibers radially, Time has given unmatched management of fabric placement alongside its body’s tubes, whereas permitting them to interchange them with this new bio-based Dyneema, Vectran, extra conventional hi-mod carbon, and even Particular reinforcement similar to Kevlar has been allowed to be launched. load on a motorbike.

Time merely provides the resin underneath stress to the ultimate ultimate mildew (RTM), assembled after the person tubes are woven over the lathe to dry into an entire bike. This permits for extra exact fiber placement, better layup flexibility, extra sensible molding instances as a result of they’re utilizing pre-preg, and finally a lighter and extra refined resin construction.

It is comparable in some ways to what 3T makes at its headquarters in Italy, the Torno cranks and the brand new Exploro Italia.

Bio primarily based Dyneema

TIME ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Sturdy Dyneema Reinforcement

We all know Dyneema principally from biking fiber spokes, bikepacking luggage, ultralight textiles in sneakers, and even crash-resistant bib shorts. However ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber that claims to be 15 instances stronger than metal could be woven into textiles for every kind of reinforcements.

Time combines it with carbon to extend the security of its new ADHX all-road and gravel body in a crash. Engineered to extend the power of the body in only one affect, Dyneema fibers stay structurally sound lengthy after the carbon fiber fails, saving the bike from failing catastrophically. Successfully, the Dyneema reinforcement permits the carbon bike to bend extra like a metal bike versus the historically extra brittle failure mode of a traditional carbon bike.

Time ADHX Bio-Based Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, X-Ray View Inside

Nevertheless, you will not really see Dyneema in ADHX. Time solely weaves it into the inside workings of the ‘BCS Sock’ on the junctions of the headtube, downtube and toptube. There, the 20-25% Dyneema construction helps to withstand excessive inner forces, holding the bike collectively and retaining the rider protected within the occasion of an accident.

The bio-based model of Dyneema apparently retains all of the efficiency traits of the unique petrochemical UHMWPE, however has a 90% decrease carbon footprint than generic high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE), in line with its producer. The fiber is synthesized from wooden waste from the wooden and pulp business, mixed with some conventional fossil fuel-based supplies to type ethylene.

It’s not utterly fossil-free, however there’s a discount of 5 tonnes of CO2 in 1 ton of Bio-Dyneema in comparison with typical Dyneema (or 29 tonnes lower than regular HMPE).

technical description

TIME ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Angled Detail

Time’s New BCS Woven Carbon ADHX Body – Made in Gajri, Slovakia – Claimed weight is 1025g (small, undamaged) with cast carbon dropouts. Time formally says the all-road/gravel bike has 700c x 38c tire clearance for an precise 40mm measured tire width. After all, relying on the width of the rim, some 40mm gravel tires could not match.

Time ADHX Bio-Based Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Headtube Fully Internal Routing

The ADHX options totally inner cable routing via the Deda DCR headset system, which might additionally function with a standard bar and stem and a cable port within the higher headset cap.

Time ADHX Bio-Based Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, 1x Cover

The body is 1x and 2x suitable with mechanical and digital drivetrains, and features a glossy cowl on mount for detachable entrance derailleur tabs. It will get 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc brake, BB386 Backside BracketA replaceable derailleur hanger, and a neat outer alloy clamp for the 27.2mm spherical seatpost.

Time ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Top Tube Mount

Mounting factors embrace a normal pair of cages inside the principle triangle, in addition to a set of upright mounts for a toptube bag.

all-round geometry

TIME ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Allroad Geometry

The ADHX’s geometry is extra endurance-focused than that of their similar-looking Alpe d’Huez 21 mild street bike. The all-road really feel is supposed to be barely extra comfy and secure with the longer wheelbase and 420mm chainstay. However the body stack and attain are primarily the identical on the street, with solely a barely slacker (0.5-1°) head angle within the 5 measurement vary.

Timing ADHX – Pricing, Choices & Availability

TIME ADHX Bio-based Dyneema Carbon all-road gravel bike, ready to paint

Time’s new ADHX gravel all-road bike is now solely obtainable as a frameset, however you may select the way you need it to seem.

For 3300€ you may choose up a ready-to-paint, primer primed frameset.

TIME ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Color Options

Or for 3500€ the EU-made gravel bike is available in 4 brilliant clear colours that reveal the carbon woven beneath – amber brown, cobalt blue, forest inexperienced, or carbon black.

Timing ADHX Bio-Based-Dyneema Carbon All-Road Gravel Bike, Amber Full

Then it is as much as you ways you envision constructing the Bio-Dyneema gravel bike of your desires.


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