Fuji Norcom Straight...
The 2017 Fuji Norcom Straight 1.1 time trial/triathlon bike is a time machine built to shave tenths of seconds, if not minutes, off of every ride. As is common practice at Fuji, designers left no avenue of development unexplored, and worked hand in hand with olympic traithlete Matty Reed and pro triathlon champions Sarah Haskins and Cameron Dye to address issues from a pro rider’s perspective, and then translate these inputs into arguably one of the fastest bikes on Earth.
The Norcom Straight’s C10 carbon frame and FC-330 carbon fork technology represent an amazing jump in stiffness, steering response, and of course, aerodynamics. Norcom was engineered largely in the legendary A2 Wind Tunnel facility in North Carolina, where designers were able to significantly reduce the drag on every yaw angle on the frame and fork, and incorporate the most developed shaping techniques in the industry.
The result is an ultra-light, ultra-stiff full monocoque carbon frame with race-friendly adjustable vertical dropouts. Norcom Straight’s designers placed the rear brake cavity directly behind the bottom bracket (as opposed to being on the seat tube in previous bikes), and opted to go with a BB86 bottom bracket which moves the bearings outward on the crank axle, dramatically improving the stiffness of both the frame through a greater cross-sectional width at the BB shell and the crank itself. The result was a surprising 26% increase in stiffness in the BB area, which to a triathlon or time trial rider equals faster times.
The Norcom 1.1 features a SRAM Red eTap drivetrain and a mid-compact 52/36 SRAM Red carbon crankset. You’ll achieve the perfect cadence and wattage no matter the grade or heart rate. Deep dish Oval Concepts 980 carbon wheels and Vittoria Open Corsa CX tires deliver unparalleled performance and aerodynamics. TRP aero TTV brakes deliver modulation response directly from your finger to the wheels to eliminate over-braking while also providing full stopping power.
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- Full Monocoque C10 Carbon fiber frame with integrated head tube, seat clamp, and adjustable rear dropouts; stiff, responsive, light, and aero
- Straight head tube creates seamless interface with fork increasing aerodynamics, stiffness, and steering response
- FC-330 full carbon fork with carbon steerer delivers crisp, instantaneous steering response
- Full SRAM RED eTAP 11-speed drivetrain is at the cutting-edge of the industry’s race-level shifting technology
- Oval Concepts 980 full carbon aero wheels reduce drag and deliver excellent power transfer
- Adjustable carbon seat post, bars, and seat create rider-focused fit for optimized comfort and power delivery on sprints or long rides
Fuji Norcom Straight...
The 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight 2.3 is a truly performance driven time trial/triathlon bike for those looking to make a meaningful entrance into that racing category with leading carbon fiber frame technology.
Fuji’s designers worked hand in hand with Olympic traithlete Matty Reed and pro triathlon champions Sarah Haskins and Cameron Dye to develop new aero shaping techniques, addressing issues from a pro rider’s perspective, and then translating these inputs into a bike that more than holds its own on any time trial/triathlon circuit.
The Norcom Straight’s C5 carbon frame and FC-330 carbon fork technology feature technology that increases stiffness, steering response, and of course, aerodynamics.
Norcom was engineered largely in the legendary A2 Wind Tunnel facility in North Carolina, where designers were able to reduce the drag on every yaw angle on the frame and fork, and incorporate the most developed shaping techniques in the industry. The result is one of the industry’s lightest and stiffest full monocoque C5 carbon frames.
Norcom Straight’s designers moved the rear brake to a chainstay mount directly behind the bottom bracket (as opposed to being on the seat tube in previous bikes), and opted to go with a pressfit BB86 bottom bracket which moves the bearings outward on the crank axle improving the stiffness of both the frame through a greater cross-sectional width at the BB shell and the crank itself.
The result was a surprising 26% increase in stiffness in the BB area, which to a triathlon or time trial rider equals faster times. With full consideration that aerodynamics are not only critical for the bike, but also for the rider, Fuji paid careful attention to the adjustability of the rider’s position on the Norcom Straight.
As input from their top-level riders indicated, an aero bike is an absolute necessity, but a bike must have the versatility to get any rider into an optimized aero position while still maintaining a position in which the rider can run for extended periods of time comfortably and efficiently designers and athletes agree that this is among the greatest feats achieved on the Norcom Straight project, producing a bike that any rider can race on and reap its greatest benefits.
Norcom 2.3 boasts a full menu of performance-driven components such as an Oval alloy crank with a 53/39T chainring configuration for high torque acceleration and increased top-end spinning speeds.
The shifting setup is SRAM Rival 11-speed for shifting that is smooth, responsive, and stays in reliable adjustment so you don’t lose precious seconds due to clunky shifting.
The Norcom Straight’s own TRP aero TTV brakes provide outstanding stopping power and modulation, modulation being a critical asset to time trial/triathlon riders.
Kestrel 4000 Triathl...
When it’s you against the clock, you need a bike that can bring out your very best. The 2016 Kestrel 4000 105 bike features a full 800K hi modulus carbon frame and fork that is not only ultra light weight, but aero to the core.
Kestrel’s innovative rear triangle design all but removes the seat tube from the picture, not only shaving weight, but also placing the frame directly along the rear wheel for the ultimate airflow. The tapered headtube is highly beefed up where it meets the fork, down tube, and top tube creating a fairing effect on the front end that is also stiff and responsive.
The 4000 105 also features a drivetrain that is more than raceworthy. An Oval Concepts 520 crankset is ultra stiff and light, and features a compact 50/34 chainring setup giving you optimal potential to maintain high speeds while still powering up climbs. Shimano 105 5800 derailleurs couple perfectly with Microshift BS-A11 bar-end shifters to promise you 11-speed shifting easy with 22 gearing options to keep you dialed in whatever the situation.
In the cockpit the 4000 105 features Oval Concepts 750 aero bars with a 750 clip on extension opening the rider up to the most aero, aggressive riding position that also stays comfortable for the duration. An Oval Concepts 313 alloy stem keeps the front end light and responsive, and Prologo NAGO Evo Tri40 TT saddle is designed to keep you aero and comfortable in the saddle so you can focus on the task at hand without worrying about fatigue.
An excellent value for a full carbon Ultegra bike, the 4000 Ultegra is an easy choice for riders who demand great performance for training or racing, or who want an unquestionably high-end platform for a customizable tri/time trial bike that will take you immediately to the next level.