You’d be forgiven should you mistake the TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc as an uncomfortable, unforgiving road bike. It’s aero tubing, aggressive positioning, and racey geometry tell the story of a bike that will urge you to go faster. But this bike, and this TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc Dura-Ace bike specifically, are geared toward balanced performance, a tour de force of aero efficiency, balanced handling, and surprising ride comfort.
The Scylon Aktiv Disc belongs to the aero road bike side of TIME’s model line. Like their other models, this features their Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process. Their process includes carefully selecting thread thickness, thread count, and wall thickness to determine exactly what characteristics to imbue in their carbon fiber design. This is different from other bikes, as TIME make their carbon fiber in-house. The RTM process also leads to excellent strength and eliminates potential delamination, while ensuring that bikes ride exactly how they’re intended to. In addition, Vectran is selectively woven into different points of the carbon to maximize road feel and minimize road vibration.
The TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc frameset also features the unique Aktiv fork, which is how TIME delivers on ride quality for a bike as aggressive as this. The Aktiv fork allows the frame to be impressively stiff when it matters most, while the fork works to quell road vibrations better than just about anything else on the market today. The Aktiv fork promises up to 30% fewer cockpit vibrations, and it does so thanks to a mass damper in the drive side fork blade that oscillates to dissipate harshness that comes thru the fork.
Our TIME Scylon Dura-Ace bike build features the TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc frameset and adds a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset and a HED Ardennes Plus LT disc brake wheelset. We use an Easton EA70 handlebar and stem, Fabric Scoop Elite saddle, and Pirelli PZero Velo 4S tires. Scylon is available in six sizes (XXS-XXL), in myriad colorways.
Whether you’re heading to Salt Lake City, or prefer we ship your TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc Dura-Ace Bike to you, we’ll do a full, professional bike build, dialing in shifting and braking, truing wheels, etc. If you’re unsure about sizing, give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through geometry and fit. And although this is a “stock bike,” we are more than happy to discuss variations of this builds.