NeilPryde Bikes have recently released their refreshed and updated range for 2014. All the bikes have received a visual makeover as well as a number of engineering improvements and 2014 also sees a new addition to the line-up in the form of NeilPryde Bikes ZEPHYR, which they have dubbed ‘the endurance race bike’.
NeilPryde say that all the bikes in their collection have been designed using the most advanced computational, fluid dynamic techniques, finite element analysis and have been put through extensive wind tunnel and laboratory testing.
The new ZEPHYR is aimed at the competitive racer or sportive cyclist and NeilPryde claim the bike offers the perfect balance between power transfer and compliance, combined with geometry suitable for the longest of races or sportives.
The front triangle is made from C6.7 carbon fiber and incorporates many of the same features developed for the race proven ALIZE and BURAsl though the geometry is modified to include a slightly higher head tube, a longer wheelbase and a shorter top tube offering a more comfortable position on the bike.
NeilPryde say “OTP (Optimized Tube Profiles) Comfort technology was first introduced in the BURAsl, and was the key factor that allowed the BURAsl to achieve the necessary vertical compliance without sacrificing stiffness. The concept has been further developed in the ZEPHYR with the unique tube profiles utilized in the seat stays and fork. Subtle shaping of the seat stays running into the seat tube, combined with specific carbon layup, increases the damping effect of the rear triangle. The curved fork blades absorb vibrations from uneven roads in order to maintain comfort during the longest of races and stability under braking and cornering”.
The new ZEPHYR has a published frame weight of 1050g (large/56cm Frame) and is available as a frameset for £1,999 in a range of stock sizes, or a complete bike with Shimano Ultegra build from £2,800.
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