It has been 7 years since my last road bike and I reckoned it was time for an upgrade. I've always been a bit of an outlier when it comes to picking a brand and there's just something magical about TIME that pulls at my heartstrings.
Honestly, it was really a toss up initially; between going full custom or sticking to an off the shelf frame. However, a very positive test ride and the amazing service i received from the new local distributor sort of sealed the deal. The Scylon was a pleasant improvement over my outgoing RXR Ulteam in terms of stiffness and handling; a bonus for a large rider like me. It felt planted and those fleeting moments of sketchiness during descents were now a thing of the past. More importantly, the new Scylon managed to keep most of that famed *TIME* ride quality despite the huge increase in stiffness.
Old habits die hard and a TIME wouldn't be complete without Campagnolo and Lightweight wheels so the new Scylon will follow in it's older brother's footsteps.
Frame: Time Scylon Edition Francais 2017
Fork: Time Aktiv
Headset: Time Quickset Headset
Stem: Time monolink 110mm
Handlebar: Time ergodrive 44cm
Seat post: Time Translink
Saddle: Berk Lupina (wide) changing to Selle Italia C59
Bottom Bracket: CeramicSpeed PF4630 Coated
Power Unit: Campagnolo DTI EPS V3 (PU16-EPS)
Interface: Campagnolo DTI EPS V3 (IF16-EPS)
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS (RD12-SR1EPS)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS (FD15-SR2BEPS)
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record (11-25)
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record EPS ergopower (EP12-SR1CEPS)
Brakes: THM Carbones Fibula (2017 edition)
Brake Housing: Nokon Konvakex (Black)(Red)(Blue)(White)
Brake Liner: Jagwire Liner for Nokon
Brake Cable: Jagwire Elite Ultra Shift uncoated
Crankset: THM Carbones Clavicula SE compact (172.5mm)
Chainrings: Praxis Works BUZZ chainring (52/36)
Chaincatcher: Campagnolo Chain Catcher (FD-SR003)
Wheelset: Lightweight Meilenstein Schwarz 20/20 (CeramicSpeed Bearings)
Tyres: Continental Competition tubulars Lightweight Edition 25mm
Skewers: Lightweight Meilenstein Carbon/Titanium Skewers
Pedals: Time Xpresso 15 (CeramicSpeed Bearings)
Derailleur pulley: CeramicSpeed Titanium Pulley Wheels "Coated"
Bartape: Supacaz Kush
Frame Protection: BikeShield
Along with the bike, I also purchased a couple of new tools to replace my ageing tool box.
Some preliminary scale shots... (A couple of components were replaced subsequently)
(This list is outdated as I made some changes to it)
A little teaser: