hope that you won't find it too tacky to start a thread on our own bike here but the project was basically conceived in these pages so you are all really to blame.
Just wanted to give everyone a sneak peek here before we introduce our production model bike at Eurobike, where you'll find us at the 3T stand.
As some of you already know we will offer the bike in both custom lay-up, and if you want custom geometry. And yes the main triangle is a true continuos monocoque.
The weight for the lightest lay-up in a what we call a 364 (roughly a 52) is sub 600g, and we are showing a 375 (54/55) at the show that weighed in at 630g.
At the other end of the spectrum, the heaviest and stiffest 386 (56/57) is right around 700g. All hardware included. A typical 375 frame with fork comes in at sub 900g.
How stiff are they? The heavies stiffest lay-up ( we call it the Shire, a type of horse slightly larger than a Clydesdale) has been independently verified at a BB stiffness of over
90N/mm at the Zedler institute in Germany in a 56 meaning it is 26% stiffer than any other bike ever measured at that facility. The Shire comes with a 200kg weight limit.
Aero? They are about 13% more aero than the equivalent round tubed bikes.
(All of these claims will be elaborated at length in our forthcoming white paper.)
The bikes are completely hand built to order in Linköping Sweden by a true master artisan carbon builder. The frame on the pic is completely raw out of the mold.
Prices will be announced at Eurobike, but I can here say that the price for a custom lay-up they will be on par with the RCa.