TIME Sport and Contender Bicycles have a deeply-imbued relationship based on impeccable build quality, outstanding ride smoothness, and delivered promises. TIME deliver framesets that routinely outperform the competition on ride quality without compromise, regardless of the frame’s intended purpose. The TIME Scylon Aktiv Frameset looks to continue along that trajectory, assuring that it’s high-performance aero look doesn’t compromise on what makes a TIME unique from the rest: the ultimate combination of efficiency and smoothness.
For the Scylon Aktiv, TIME started over from scratch. They looked to develop a premier road racing frame that combines excellent handling, strong aerodynamics, and premier efficiency into a package perfect the most passionate cyclists. While frame weight is cut to just 945 grams, the frameset is said to be 45% stiffer in the bottom bracket, and 30% stiffer torsionally. Further, TIME have focused on improving aerodynamics. To do so, they’ve shaped everything; the huge, teardrop-shaped downtube and the thin, bladed seatstays are mounted further down the seat tube to lower the frame’s aerodynamic frontal area. These match the aero seat tube and Translink integrated seatpost, which can be cut to length, or set up with a Time-specific aero seatpost. Even the bottom of the headtube is shortened slightly to accommodate the integrated fork.
Let’s talk about that fork. The Aktiv fork lends the bike a feeling unlike anything else, a sense of stiffness without the normal repercussions (vibrations and harshness). It features a vibration damper inside of the fork which oscillates within the fork to reduce vibrations transmitted to the rest of the bike. In other words, the Aktiv fork makes this race-bred machine ride over the choppiest of roads with surprising smoothness. The bike handles confidently over rough roads, and it leaves you, the rider, without the fatigue associated with longer rides. Aktiv is a game changer, one that provides the best of both worlds in comfort and performance.
Besides all of these updates, TIME didn’t forget what makes them unique: carbon fiber mastery. They use their own Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) technology, which is weaved in-house (unlike nearly any other brand on the market) and allows engineers to engineer exactly what technical characteristics they want, down to thread count. While it is a time-intensive process, the result is a bike that truly rides unlike anything else on the market. It truly delivers on every promise TIME Sport make.
The TIME Scylon Aktiv Frameset is an anomaly in the cycling world. It delivers on every single promise of efficiency and smoothness, and makes for one of the best framesets available today. We are happy to offer the Scylon Aktiv in six sizes (XXS to XL) and a bevy of color options to fit your needs, built to your every specification and desire. It comes with the frame, fork, headset, and standard aero seatpost.
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