The TIME Fluidity Gloss should be seen as a compliment to the higher priced models in the TIME line and not necessarily as a model “below”. As we like to say at Contender Bicycles, “the TIME Fluidity is just a different beast.” The Fluidity weaves in more Vectran (TIME’s proprietary dampening material) into the carbon lay-up than the Ulteam models. Additionally, the geometry of the Fluidity features a 15-25 mm higher head tube than the Ulteam models. Plus it is important to note that the rear triangle of the frame has slightly more curved seatstays providing either further dampening. In other words if the TIME Ulteam models would be the ultimate circuit race bicycle than the TIME Fluidity models would be considered the ultimate gran fondo bicycles. Although to be politicially correct since we are after all taking about French bicycles, it is the ultimate randonnée cyclosportive bicycle. The TIME VRS Fluidity and TIME Fluidity Gloss are very similar bikes both in the lay-up of the carbon and in the geometry. The main difference between these two frames is that the TIME VRS Fluidity has an intergrated seatpost while the Fluidity Gloss has a standard seat collar and post.
TIME is the only bicycle manufacturer to master RTM technology (Resin Transfer Molding) which consists of producing its own plaits from pre-selected fibers: carbon, kevlar, vectran, etc. In addition to their RTM technology, TIME is also unique in that they weave their own tubing. While most bicycle manufacturers buy flat sheets of pre-impregnated carbon fabric which is then molded into tubing, TIME is able to weave their own tubes according to their own specifications. This allows TIME to precisely deliver tubing that meets their exact ride characteristics. TIME is unique because every model is built 100% by hand and 100% in France with unmatched quality. A TIME will last a lifetime which is why they back up their frames with a lifetime warranty. The French really do know cycling.
Please note that the frameset includes frame, fork, headset, seatpost and bottle cage. The image provided is of a complete bike. This product and price is for the frameset of the TIME Fluidity Gloss and not for the complete bike pictured. With the purchase of a frameset, a TIME Monolink Ulteam stem is available for an additional $250 as well as a TIME ErgoForce or TIME ErgoDrive handlebar for another $250. Please contact us to add your size and color of stem and/or handlebar to your order.
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 or to design a custom build, email him at email@example.com or call him at the shop.
|Product Weight||1480 grams|
- Pure fluidReview by Stan
- I decided to purchase the Time Fluidity Frame with Dura Ace and Mavic Carbones because I had heard that the Fluidity was a great bike especially on longer rides. So far it has not disappointed, I have done several centuries or near centuries and can not believe how good I still feel at the end of these rides. this bike just rides smooth. (Posted on 4/22/13)
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