2018 Time Scylon Disc
If you are hoping to find an bike that has focused on the aerodynamics while providing you with the latest tech in terms of component options, then the Time Scylon Disc will be right down your alley. The newest aero addition to the Time lineup, the Scylon Disc will help you pick up your speeds fast, and still allow you to feel the braking confidence you’d like to have in all road and weather conditions.
Since Time produce all their bikes inhouse, that means that they are in complete control of the entire process and able to make not only high quality frames, but create the tubes according to precise specifications, everything from tube shape and thickness to lateral stiffness and vertical compression. Having that capability becomes even more important when they are designing a road bike to include disc brakes. You can’t do the layup the same and you don’t want to increase the weight. So the frame builders really has to know what they are doing. Luckily, they definitely do at Time. Using a mix of Vectran, Carbon and Kevlar fibers, they can create a frame that has the stiffness that makes it an extremely efficient ride, while still being able to absorb those butt-numbing bumps. 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.
Time has devoted a lot of time and research using simulations and fluid dynamics analysis to create their most aero frame in the lineup. Being able to form the tubes exactly as they want to offer the aero advantages without hampering the plush ride feel , that is what you are really looking to buy when considering a bike like this. You want to cut through the air, sure, but you’ve got to feel comfortable doing it. And as an option, you can order the Skylon with the Translink integrated seatpost. Integrated seatposts are not always the easiest things to deal with, but if you are certain you won’t be needing to change your saddle height too much, it can be a great way to stiffen up the acceleration of your ride. It does come at a small upcharge, but you can decide whether that’s worth it to you, or you’d prefer the standard seatpost.
Available in six sizes, the Time Scylon Disc is that rare breed of specialist aero bike that can really function as a comfortable all-rounder.
Frame: High modulus carbon
Fork: Time Classic carbon disc
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, Time Quickset
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 Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes (Translink seatmast option available)
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 49.5cm XXS | 51cm XS | 53cm SM | 55cm MD | 57cm LG | 59cm XL |
Colors: Hero, Francaise, Racing, Red (special order), White (special order)
Weight: 950g | 2.09lbs