The TIME Scylon Aktiv is an institution here at Contender Bicycles. Not only does it feature it’s world-class build quality on it’s sleeve, but it manages a rare combination of smooth ride quality and a firm chassis. Like a finely tuned machine, the TIME Scylon Disc frameset takes those qualities, and adds the assurance of disc brakes. For 2018 however, the TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc Frameset takes those qualities, and adds TIME’s unique Aktiv fork technology to make for a bike that brings together the best of both worlds.
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% less 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.
TIME promises speed with this much comfort, and the Scylon Aktiv Disc delivers. TIME tout a 45% increase in bottom bracket stiffness and a 30% increase in torsional (twisting) stiffness as well, which makes this the stiffest bike of their line. Weight is down to just 945 grams for a frame. This is coupled to their aero frame design that works to lower the frontal area as much as possible through strategic shaping of the headtube to integrate the fork, as well as an aero seat tube and aero seatpost. Together, with the addition of thru axles and flat mount disc brakes, this bike is among the fastest out there.
These technologies, as well as geometry refined after years of racing, make for a frameset that is effortlessly quick during flat road rides, is stiff when the climbs face the sky, but almost floats over rough roads. We wouldn’t be caught dead calling an aero road bike “comfortable”, but this is as close as they get to the best of both worlds: a truly comfortable bike for long-distance rides. When the TIME Scylon Aktiv was introduced, we were excited. It is a frame deserving of the TIME Sport name, ready to amaze you every step of the way.
We will offer the TIME Scylon Aktiv Disc frameset in six sizes, ranging from XXS to XL. It comes equipped with a frame, Aktiv fork, TIME headset, seatpost, and thru axle skewers. This is available as frameset only, ready to be built. Give us a call direct to the shop, or send an email to email@example.com to discuss build options.”