Contender Ten Best of 2021: A Candy Red TIME Alpe d'Huez

Written by Jared Eborn, on December 20, 2021

We figured the best way to get your attention for our annual Best Bikes list is to start things off with a real head-turner. This TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 Disc in a fiery red demands your focus with its clean looks and unmistakably fast pedigree.

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TIME has a long track record of designing some of the best-performing bikes in the world. With precision engineering and craftsmanship, any bike bearing the TIME logo and nameplate is certain to be comfortable, performative and fast.

This bright red Alpe d’Huez 01 is no exception and built up with components worthy of its size XL frame. 

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An ENVE cockpit is built around the 44cm road handlebars lovingly wrapped with classic black bar tape from Arundel. An ENVE 90mm carbon stem completes the setup.

SRAM’s RED eTap AXS groupset provides a dream drivetrain. The 10-33t cassette and 48/35t chainrings with a 175mm crankset are precise, lightweight and respond to the most aggressive accelerations with the dependability you’d deserve. The hydraulic brakeset features SRAM RED’s 160mm Centerline XR rotors for reliable stopping power on the fastest of descents or when you suddenly don’t feel the need for speed.

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Ensuring a smooth ride are a set of Fulcrum Speed 40 carbon wheels with Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x28mm tires. At 40mm, the Fulcrum wheels provide just enough aerodynamics to help you slice through headwinds without compromising stability when the gusts turn sideways.

Naturally, any TIME frame is best with a TIME seatpost and this Alpe d’Huez 01 rocks a carbon seatpost and a PRO Falcon Performance 142mm saddle to create one of the most comfortable race fits on the road.

If racing is your thing, our spicy red TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 build blinged out with SRAM RED AXS is made for speed. If you’re more of group ride and Strava PR guy, this bike will help you reach those goals and keep you comfy from start to finish.

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 Frameset TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 Disc - Red/Black - size XL
Fork TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 Disc fork
Headset TIME Quickset for Alpe d'Huez 01
Groupset SRAM RED eTap AXS 2x - 10-33t cassette, 48/35t chainrings
Crankset SRAM RED eTap AXS - 175mm - Wheels Manufacturing BB386 EVO Thread-Together bottom bracket
Brakes SRAM RED HRD/SRAM Centerline XR 160mm rotors
Gearing SRAM RED 10/33t cassette, RED 48/35t with Quarq power meter
Wheelset Fulcrum Speed 40
Tires Maxxis Re-Fuse 700c x 28mm
Handlebar ENVE Carbon Road - 44cm
Stem ENVE Stem - 90mm
Seatpost TIME Alpe d’Huez 01 Carbon
Saddle PRO Falcon Performance - 142mm

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2 comments

  • Thanks, Daniel!

    Alvin - Contender Bicycles on

  • looks great

    Daniel Fleischer on

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