Alpe D'Huez o1
This exceptional bike is more than a match for its namesake climb clinging to the slopes above the Bourg d’Oisans valley. To tackle mythical ascents everywhere, we’ve created a legendary bicycle – at under 900g, the Alpe d’Huez 01 is the lightest frame TIME has produced. A simple look at the scale, however, doesn’t reveal the agility and comfort of this remarkable machine. By blending Vectran© fiber with high-strength and high-modulus carbon, we’ve orchestrated the perfect balance of mass, rigidity and deflection – the key ingredients for a climbing virtuoso.
IS IT YOUR TIME?
The Alpe d’Huez 01 rider is looking for top performance with contemporary styling and appreciates the stiffness and precision of a racing frame with elegant forms and clean lines. Climbers looking for low weight and powerful ‘roleurs’ who enjoy torturing frames will both appreciate the ruthless efficiency of this no-nonsense machine.
TIME didn’t necessarily start with the idea of making more efficient use of materials, but in fact many of our processes are less wasteful than industry-standard carbon production. It’s not a secret that working with carbon is not a green practice, but this doesn’t mean there’s no value in using cleaner methods – reducing and reusing whenever possible and meeting or exceeding strict EU environmental impact guidelines.