"For TIME everything begin by the braiding of our fibers, selected one by one in order to obtain specific features. These characteristics impact the feeling that you can have on our bikes. For example, the Vectran fiber is characterised by a high absorption capacity, whereas Carbon fiber is known to be lighter and more rigid. Once selected, theses fibers are braided to obtain a “sock” of fibers. The benefits of this technology, compared to other systems are: different frame’s characteristics (precision), fibers uniformity in the sock (fiability), quality ride and unparalleled handling (feeling). TIME’s know-how is the only way to use this technology", explained the company.
"Following several years of research and the application of three patents, TIME revolutionizes the cycling world launching on the market the Aktiv fork. Our numerous studies have shown that most of the vibrations were amplified by the fork of the bike; conquequently, we placed an AKTIV mass damper system in each sleeve of the fork. This lessens the vibratory phenomenon at it's source and as close to the road as possible. By vibrating themselves at a given frequency, they dissipate vibrations felt in the seat, stem and handlebars", they added.
"Time's priority has always been to treat vibration phenomena without opposing comfort and performance. Unlike most existing systems, Aktiv fork is an active device fully preserving your physical potential, improving the behavior of your bike, and increasing your pedaling efficiency", continues TIME.
Resin Transfer Molding:
According to TIME, the "RTM technology enables precise and excellent reproducibility of the desired ride characteristics. The injection of the resin under pressure ensurres consistent impregnation of the fiber weave layers and eliminates the risk of delamination and structural weakness. The industrial reliability of RTM allows Time to offer a lifetime warranty on all of our frames".
Carbon Matrix Technology:
Used in the aerospace industry, CMT allows the manufacturing of complex shapes with incredible strength while reducing weight. This process creates very high quality carbon fiber parts for exceptional performance.
The tubes were designed and formed to create a stiff frame for high power transmission.
Aerodynamics and Rigidity:
"Down to the smallest detail, we have designed the Scylon to completely conform to the flow of air. It is the result of numerous simulations and analysis of fluid dynamics, allowing us to test and confirm our tube shapes and overall frame design. The high modulus carbon (HM) fiber structure, created by our designers and engineers to guarantee optimal pedaling efficiency", concluded TIME.
- Mat or Gloss finish
- Disc Brakes option
- Aktiv fork option
- Electrical compatibility
- Material - Carbon fibers braided, HM Fibers (high modulus), vectran fiber
- Frame - Full Carbon RTM Scylon frame, CMT inserts (Carbon Matrix Technology)
- Fork - Carbon RTM Scylon Fork, CMT inserts (Carbon Matrix Technology)
- Fork Aktiv - In option
- Headset - Time Quickset, adjustment system with independant mounting of the stem and adjustment of the headset
- Geometry - Racingdrive Geometry
- Stem - Carbon RTM Scylon translink seatpost (L=110 mm) or classic seatpost (L=270 mm)
- Sizes - XXS-XS-S-M-L-XL