I love the paint fade colorway of the A8. It certainly marks the frameset out. The A8 though is way more than a cool paint fade. It is a feat of engineering. It is a road bike that will make you want to get out and pound miles while allowing you to pound out those miles super fast.
The A8 frameset is constructed from Toray T700 carbon fiber. We use the Japanese company’s carbon fiber as quite simply they lead the way in composite manufacturing. Their T700 allows us to build you a super stiff and strong frameset.
While being strong, we can also engineer in some compliance because at the end of the day you don’t want to spend the whole day getting rattled about on the roads. A little bit of comfort goes a long way to helping you become a better rider.
To help you cheat the wind and get a little bit more stiffness in the rear end, we have dropped the seat stays. Doing so helps us to bring in the rear wheel as well, keeping the air smooth as it flows over your bike. To help with the frames aero credentials, we have also used internal routing for all the cables. Don’t worry though we have thought about the routing and we have designed it to be easy for the home mechanic.
We have also gone with a BB86 bottom bracket and a tapered headtube to make sure that this frameset is stiff and also easy to get parts that fit. We have also included our own 27.2mm carbon fiber seat post with this frameset as everyone likes a high-quality seat post.
|Type||Road Bike Frame|
|Material||Carbon Fiber Toray T700|
|Weave||Matt / Glossy|
|Weight||Frame: 1155g; Fork: 371g; Seat Post: 157g (59cm)
|Available Size||51 / 54 / 57 / 59cm|
|Headset Size||Top 1-1/8", Down 1-1/2"|
|Seat Post Size||27.2 x 350mm / 27.2 x 400mm|
|Max Tire Size||700C x 25mm|
|Package Included||1 x Frame + 1 x Fork|