2018 Time Izon Disc
There is perhaps no place where you will notice and thank your lucky stars that you have disc brakes on your bike more than when you are descending a long mountain pass in the rain. Sometimes you just get caught in the high country when storms move through, and not to be able to control your bike properly is the last thing anyone wants. That’s where adding disc brakes to a great climbing bike like the Time Izon Disc makes such great sense.
Even if you are worried about the extra weight disc brakes could add, the Izon starts out already so light, that you will hardly notice the extra 30 or 40 grams. Time does everything inhouse right down to the weaving of the materials together, which means they can find the perfect balance of weight, rigidity and strength. That is a particularly important skill when looking at transforming a rim brake bike into one with disc brakes. By using a variety of fibers when weaving, making the Kevlar, Vectran and carbon fibers do exactly what they want to get the ride quality that will help the cyclist. Then their Resin Transfer Molding process helps them keep the material to a minimum, consequently keeping the weight down, by injecting the resin under high pressure, ensuring a consistent level of resin used, with no chance of an excess amount unnecessarily adding to the weight.
The geometry of the Izon Disc also manages to hit that sweet spot of race-ready and balanced performance so that you will feel the snappy handling enhances the ride without causing unwanted twitchiness. With a neutral head tube angle and tight wheelbase, you will be looking for the tightest descents that you can whip this thing down. And adding disc brakes into the equation will just enhance how much fun and how much more confidence you will have taking this down some long, technical descents in the rain or in summer heat. How many times have you quietly worried about burning up your carbon rims or rolling a tire when descending on hot days? That definitely will no longer be a concern.
As with the rim brake version of the Izon, you will have the chance to choose between a standard seatpost and the Translink integrated seatpost. Obviously the regular seatpost will allow you to fiddle with your seat height more freely, but an integrated seatpost can help a great deal with your in the saddle attacks since the power transfer will be even more direct. And then with the internal cable routing that accommodates both mechanical and electric groupsets, you can build up the Izon Disc exactly as you would like.
By combining the lightweight responsiveness of a climbing bike and the security that comes with greater braking power, the Time Izon Disc will become that perfect package for all your racing, training and exploring needs.
Frame: High modulus carbon
Fork: Time Classic carbon disc
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, Time Quickset
Bottom Bracket Type: BB30
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Included: Yes (Translink seatmast option available)
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 43.5cm XXS | 45cm XS | 48cm SM | 50cm MD | 53cm LG | 55cm XL |
Colors: Hero, Francaise, Red, White
Weight: 920g | 2.03lbs