2018 Alchemy Eros Disc
Most of us are facing multiple obstacles every ride we take, so buying one bike for climbing, one bike for flats, one bike for descending, and one bike for a touch of broken pavement or gravel just isn’t practical. You probably are facing most if not all these situations every single ride. That’s why a bike like the Alchemy Eros Disc is so brilliant because it has been developed to be the sort of frame that can handle everything a tough ride can throw at it.
This Eros Disc is the direct descendant of the very first bike Alchemy ever released, which is pretty amazing to think. They haven’t been resting on their laurels, though. Tweaking it, improving it, making sure the materials and the geometry are the best possible options for the type of riding they love to do has helped make the Eros Disc among the best road bikes around. Made from US-sourced titanium, Alchemy hand picks the Ti so that they are sure it will result in the sort of compliant/rigid mix that will make it a comfortable and responsive racing bike. And since you can fit some pretty wide slicks on a frame like this with disc brakes, you can always tackle the odd section of unpaved or poorly paved roads without having to worry about rattling yourself to death.
The tapered head tube, the Enve carbon fork and the pretty aggressive stock geometry all go towards making this Ti bike ride and handle like the sharpest pro carbon bike. But then the titanium reveals its dual personality by offering a quietly plush feel that will make it the perfect bike for the longest endurance rides or events. The Eros Disc can also be ordered with custom geometry for an additional price.
As the disc brake version, this frame has been designed to support flat mount disc brakes with through axles. It is also compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets, so you can definitely go super slick with the setup. And frankly, a frame this beautiful does deserve an amazing buildup. Meanwhile, the PF86 bottom bracket will work to keep the power center unflexing.
This is a bike that you will feel as capable of winning a mid-crit sprint as you will the KOM or QOM of the hardest climb in your area. And then when you want to plan a multi-day randonneuring event, this will be a great bike for that as well. To offer high performance and to be comfortable are always the goals but they are so seldom combined so perfectly as the in Alchemy Eros Disc.
Fork: ENVE tapered carbon disc
Rear Stay: Titanium
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
Headset Included: Yes, Cane Creek
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal / external, mechanical or electric
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm | 61cm |