Bike Ahead Composites Release The Frame & The Hypersaddle

Mar 29, 2024 at 3:16
THE FRAME: The basis for your next build-up. From cross-country races to Sunday rides in your local forest.

PRESS RELEASE: Bike Ahead Composites

Introducing The Frame. The hardtail frame combines pioneering technologies, first-class construction and a timeless design to meet the requirements of demanding XC riders.

The Frame was developed in close cooperation with CarbonTeam from Portugal. Bike Ahead Composites has been a technology partner to the Portuguese company since it was founded and has played a key role in the technical implementation of the frame. Through this cooperation, our proven manufacturing method is incorporated into every step of frame production. The result is a product that you can trust unconditionally - stable, durable and precise. The production process of the raw carbon component takes place at CarbonTeam in Portugal, the subsequent finishing and thus the production of the unpainted bike ahead surfaces takes place in our factory in Germany to ensure the highest quality standards.

The special layer structure gives the one-piece monocoque construction a good balance between stiffness and weight, which ensures a lively ride feel and optimum performance. Special stiffness in the steering head and bottom bracket area ensures precise transmission of every steering impulse and efficient, direct power transfer. This enables fast and efficient riding without compromising on riding comfort, even on demanding XC routes.

The exterior of the frame impresses with its tidy appearance and integrated cable routing. The precise workmanship makes painting The Frame superfluous, so that the fine and clean fiber optics are in the foreground. The Frame therefore perfectly matches our well-known and unique surfaces of all Bike Ahead products.

The Frame has undergone extensive testing by the EFBE test institute and passed the TRI-TEST category 3 (MTB-XC) with flying colors. This test stresses the frame far beyond the standard test and includes tests for fatigue, maximum load and overload. The Frame therefore not only offers unbeatable performance, but also the necessary safety for upcoming descents.

THE FRAME in the familiar BIKE AHEAD raw carbon look.

We look forward to sharing this exciting development with our community!

• Frame sizes: S, M, L, XL – 29”
• max. permissible system weight: 115kg
• Price (RRP): 1.979,00 EUR

For more information click here. The Frame is available on our homepage or your local distributor.

The Hypersaddle: Groundbreaking technologies for outstanding comfort. Rethinking carbon bike saddles.

By using innovative manufacturing processes, we have rethought the technical design of our new product, The Hypersaddle. With its clear design language and unique comfort, it stands out from the carbon bicycle saddle segment and sets new standards.

Thanks to injection bonding technology, the adhesive joints have maximum strength and are only minimally visible, creating a clean appearance. The design and shape allow for an extended adjustment range of the saddle frame, enabling riders to find an individual and comfortable riding position. It is not only the manufacturing technology of the saddle shell that enables weight savings, but also the hollow construction of the saddle frame.

The layered construction of the saddle shell is designed to provide maximum firmness combined with comfortable flexibility. The generous central drop reduces pressure in the perineal area and reduces numbness. The smooth edges resulting from the material wrap not only protect the trousers, but also improve the feel and ensure all-round good handling.

Special saddle frame attachment to the saddle shell with unique smooth edges.

The heart of the saddle becomes visible when you look at the underside: by attaching the saddle frame to the flange of the saddle shell, The Hypersaddle gets its unique flex, which enables particularly good cushioning with optimum support.

The Hypersaddle has been extensively tested by professional and amateur riders to ensure its quality and performance. The saddle is suitable for MTB XC as well as road bikes and is approved for a system weight of up to 110 kg.

Technical Details:
• Weight narrow: 70g (with Alcantara 74g) +/-5%
• Width narrow: 135mm
• Length narrow: 245mm
• Nose width narrow: 42mm
• Recommended seat bone distance narrow: 8 – 13mm

• Weight wide: 76g (with Alcantara 80g) +/-5%
• Width wide: 146mm
• Length wide: 245mm
• Nose wide: 44mm
• Recommended seat bone distance wide: 10 – 14mm

• Price (RRP): 369,00€

For more information click here. The Hypersaddle is available in our webshop or locally from our worldwide distributors.

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5 articles

  • 65 1
 its got that alibaba look
  • 1 0
 afaik it's ICANN frame.
  • 17 0
 A 2,000 euro HT frame for "Sunday rides in your local forest". I think I'll hit Buy/Sell for that, thanks tho'.
  • 4 0
 Right? Haven't looked at the geo chart but what would this do that the Ibis DV9 doesn't? Can save about $800 on the frame alone.
  • 1 0
 Bankrupcy is there.... no one buys this shit Or this saddle
  • 16 0
 8mm sit bone width? Are these saddles for ants?
  • 1 0
 Exoskeleton saddle *and* body!
  • 2 0
 ass ants in your pants
  • 2 0
 It should be at least three times that size.
  • 15 0
 Frame weighs 795g in size M.
  • 11 5
 1.8 lbs in freedom units.
  • 15 0
 More pics of black product with black background.
  • 9 0
 Is anyone actually excited about carbon hardtail race frames at this point? They haven't changed in any meaningful way in a long time.
  • 7 1
 I’m an XC guy, and while you can be competitive on a hardtail, it’s just not as much fun, and it almost always a disadvantage.

Trek and Specialized have read the wind for years, and aren’t doing - new- XC race hardtails, ever again.
  • 1 0
 The MTB HT segment is dying and being replaced by gravel. Pretty much the end this frame will do unless they offer a fork to go with it and transform it into a gravel bike.
  • 6 0
 So of all the names they could have picked for the saddle they chose the same name of the carbon saddle Extralite makes? Odd choice.
  • 1 0
  • 6 1
 Best thing about PR/Marketing vomit on these articles is that they say things like "rethinking ____" and it's literally just another thing they're claiming to rethink.
  • 2 1
 yeah, I puked a little through reading 2nd paragrapher. So many claims and no details, maybe these Germans come up with some super unique carbon layup that no one though about, but no... just some marketing BS translated from german in google Big Grin
  • 5 0
 Clean frame, and thru-hole routing, but only for brake and derailleur? No Dropper?
  • 1 0
 ...wonder if the derailleur port can be repurposed for the dropper if you use a wireless derailleur (or, of course, just use a wireless dropper)
  • 7 1
 @SATN-XC: I love to spend €2000 for one of the lightest xc frames on the planet only to slap a big ol’ battery as high up on the bike as possible.
  • 4 3
 @sfarnum: me too, because AXS posts are rad.
  • 8 1
 @sfarnum: I mean you're slapping a big ol' rider on top of that post anyways...cannot imagine the battery is going to impact weight distribution but I get it. I still use a rigid post on my XC bikes so if your trying to shave weight, that's the way to go.
  • 4 0
 I'm glad BikeAhead exist because it's cool to see what they dream up, but I don't see myself buying any of this.
  • 4 0
 Was kinda interested at the saddle but at 310€ that's a hard pass
  • 2 0
 Where do You get the deal?! It's 370€ here in Europe.Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @Vyckinis: taxes are not included outside of Europe. In Canada we'll pay sales tax, duty, sales tax on the duty, and a $10 processing fee just for fun. It will end up costing the same or more.
  • 2 1
 Fiber optics are cables for data transmission, not anything on this bike frame.
  • 1 1
 Needs Hope or Atherton to make a hardtail that could look and be different..,,
  • 3 3
  • 1 0
 That's all PinkBike is - industry advertisements.
  • 1 0
 Press release, labeled as such

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