We’ve always been big fans of TIME bikes. In addition to being handmade in Europe, they come to us as a frame only configuration allowing us to build out the bikes to cater to each rider’s style and needs. Check out some great deals on TIME framesets and suggested builds for spring.
This has been a very popular build partly because it represents the most budget friendly frame in the TIME line-up. It’s pretty amazing to think you can get a frame that is made in France and a full Shimano Ultegra build for less than most brands carbon models with similar components. For $2800, which is only $200 more than the regular price of this frameset, this build has a full Ultegra group, Ultegra wheels and a great cockpit of Fizik components. Built with the same RTM process of all of the other TIME models, this bike will shine in the “do-it-all” ride quality category for less than the “out of the box” build from the big brands. Available in limited sizes.
TIME NXS with Shimano Ultegra: $3200
The NXS is the predecessor to the current IZON model which runs just over $5000 for the frameset. These two framesets come out of the same mold and have virtually the same ride quality with the main difference being that the Izon model is now offered with TIME’s new Aktiv fork. We have an Ultegra (groupset and wheels) with Fizik R5 alloy cockpit parts. This bike, also available in limited sizes, is $3200. Upgrade to Ultegra electronic Di2 shifting for $800 more.
TIME Fluidity with Shimano Ultegra: $3500
The Fluidity is the ultimate bike for long rides with a slightly taller front end and additional layers of Vectran in the carbon layup to dampen vibration. This is a race worthy frame that shines on those long Saturday rides and shows off TIME’s thorough understanding of how to fine tune ride quality through carbon layup. We are building this frame with an Ultegra groupset for $3500. Upgrade to Di2 electronic shifting for $800 more and to a Fluidity equipped with the cutting-edge Aktiv fork for $750. Limited sizes available.
This is it. The Skylon is the flagship of the TIME family and makes you wonder how it gets any better than this. The Skylon is definitely TIME’s stiffest and highest performance frameset. It has a quick snappy ride quality that makes you want to go faster uphill and charge back down. TIME was forced to change the Skylon’s name for 2017 with the flagship now being referred to as the Scylon. There are no differences in these two frames other than the color and the name. The Skylon also features the Aktiv fork which is a harmonic damper located in each fork leg. Think of a something like a noise cancelling earphone for the front of your bike. With two full years on the market, the Aktiv fork is here to stay. We’ll build this top level frame with SRAM’s premiere road group in their wireless ETAP lineup. This drivetrain is light and intuitive and more importantly it shifts great. Our suggested build features Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels and an alloy cockpit from Fizik for $6750.