A FRAME MODEL FOR EACH TYPE OF RIDER
From the Izon and Fluidity, to the Scylon there is a TIME model for each type of rider, so anyone can experience the unmatched quality of a TIME bike. For those looking for incredible performance characteristics at an amazing value the TIME First, available as a frameset or complete bike, is a great choice. Built using the same geometry as TIME’s famed Fluidity frame the First offers all the performance you would expect out of a TIME – a more relaxed fit than a Scylon or Izon frame but retaining the responsive feel that makes those bikes so much fun to ride. In order to offer the First at a more affordable price point TIME reduced the amount of Vectran woven into the tubes and simplified the seat stays to be easier to construct. While these changes certainly alter the vibration dampening characteristics of the First, as compared to the Fluidity, the First still offers a very smooth and stable ride. As with all TIME brand frames the First is still built up from the raw carbon fiber, by hand in their Lyon, France facility. With impeccable quality control of the proprietary construction methods each and every TIME frameset, including the First, inhabits the premium feel that one would expect from a handbuilt bike.
In 2016 the TIME Izon Aktiv earned a place on Bicycling Magazine’s Editor’s Choice List for its superior ride quality. For a small company that spends very little on marketing, this is a huge accomplishment. In a world where a lot of “top picks” are based on advertising dollars, you can rest assured that the Izon Aktiv was selected based completely on the bike’s unique ride characteristics. The Izon evolved from a previous popular model, the NXS, to become the new bike that most of us should own. Though not the flagship model the Izon has almost identical geometry as their top-model, now known as Scylon. Slightly less stiff than the Scylon, the Izon is idealized for anyone that is not over 200 pounds or a heavy hitting professional rider. The Izon blends lightness and stiffness with a lively road-feel that makes any rider feel like a pro-tour climber. For those seeking a more comfort oriented fit TIME produces their ever popular Fluidity frameset, featuring Vectran Vibraser in the rear triangle and available in models with or without the Aktiv fork. The Fluidity is designed with a 2cm taller headtube and slightly longer wheelbase, when compared to the Izon and Scylon, to offer a very accommodating fit and comfort for the long haul.
For 2017 the flagship model has been re-labeled Scylon (due to a copyright infringement with Team Sky) but still features their most race focused design. While their Izon and Fluidity frames share the same carbon construction quality as the Scylon, each is designed with very different riders in mind. The Scylon is specified for racers and designed to be the most responsive frameset in their range. TIME builds the Scylon to be stiff throughout with an emphasis on turning pedal power into pure speed. Engineered with larger chainstays and 30% stiffer front-end the Scylon responds instantly to rider input. Also, the Scylon features TIME’s most aerodynamic profile to save watts for the final sprint. TIME has kept their exceptional ride quality alive within the Scylon but with the feedback from road to rider that racers desire to perform their best. The handmade nature of a Scylon frame shines through as every size is designed to ride best for their designated user. Those seeking the pinnacle of power, precision and stability need look no further than the Scylon AKTIV. With a Translink seatmast and AKTIV fork this is one race bike that is a pleasure to pedal on long rides.
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At Contender Bicycles, our best tools for selling bikes are the people who ride them. Each of us on staff has extensive experience riding bikes across many brands. Ryan Littlefield is our expert on TIME bicycles. To contact Ryan regarding any questions on TIME, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the shop.