Friday, August 29, 2014

Another HUGE Sale at T3 Cycling and Triathlon!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

2015 Quintana Roo PR6 - First Superbike of 2015

2015 Quintana Roo PR6 – First Look

Colin Chapman, who founded Lotus Cars, is famous for describing his philosophy for designing race cars thusly, “Simplify, then add lightness.” He gave us the Lotus Seven, arguably the most minimalist thing on four wheels, from both a design and maintenance perspective. And he also spawned an entire school of thought when it came to making things that are meant to go fast. With Quintana Roo’s new PR6, we’re starting to wonder if the engineers over there are devotees of Mr. Chapman’s ideology, because the PR6 seems very much like the Lotus Seven in superbike form.
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The largest complaint about the current generation of high-end bikes is that—no matter which one you pick—cabling them is an absolute nightmare and fitting them can become an exercise in how many times one wants to do a complete rewire. That ends with the PR6. There’s nothing complicated about how it deals with cable management. And it certainly won’t require re-cabling to change your fit, as complex cable management is not a phrase that comes to mind with QR’s latest. There’s an entry port aft of the headset, and the integrated stem uses a clamp if you need one. That’s it. There’s no internal-this or optimized-that; just simple, effective, sensible routing. Done.

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Speaking of sensible, QR’s new integrated stem system embarrasses a whole lot of the industry with a grand sum total of six individual parts—the stem, a two-piece vertical clamp system, and three spacers for adjusting stack and reach on the stem. This new stem (and the accompanying fork) allows for adjustment of stack and reach with a single allen wrench from a zero-rise 80mm stem all the way to a 150mm rise, 120mm reach stem, and every point in between (Note: stack is adjustable in 5mm increments, and reach in 10mm increments). One assembly fits everyone, so there’s no more guessing.  What makes this system even more noteworthy is that it is completely independent of the bar you choose to run—it can actually be taken off the bike and a standard stem can be fitted in an emergency, according to QR’s on-hand engineer. Like we said, “Simplify.”



The other half is, of course, “then add lightness.” Yes, we know the old saying, “aero trumps weight,” and we agree… that is, when we can’t have both. From an aero perspective, the PR6 is between a Shiv and a Speed Concept. But from a weight perspective, it blows the doors off the Shiv (claimed 200g difference on the frameset) and edges out the Speed Concept by 50g. Quintana Roo was able to save weight with respect to the industry standards by optimizing their aerodynamics through CFD analysis, notably in the rear seat stays, and removing the carbon that wasn’t contributing to being slipperier in the tunnel. The most material was removed from the join between the seat tube and the seat stays, and was actually aerodynamically motivated. Absent on the Illicito, the non-drive-side seat stay makes an appearance once more, but from that same bike is the fat, parallel to the ground chainstay. According to their engineer, the stay’s top edge being parallel to the ground allows it to have no drag penalty, but shields more of the rear wheel to clean up airflow behind the rider. Aero meets weight savings.







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Speaking of aero, the bottle bosses on the downtube of the PR6 are suspiciously high, so we asked about them. QR says that, depending on your position, having a bottle on the downtube will only cost you “5-6 grams of drag versus a BTA bottle.” But unlike some other frames, the positioning is high enough to be easily accessible while still in the aero bars. If you’re riding long course, you’ll be glad that the seat tube has been designed for adding a rear wing and the top tube has bottle bosses for a bento box, as well, for all your nutrition and storage needs.



The only downside to this bike that we can see is the price. At $4,500, you get the frameset, which includes the stem system and fork. For $8,500, a carbon crank (Vision TriMax for the first run, then FSA K-Force Carbon afterward), Ultegra Di2, a Profile Design Aeria with T4 extensions (T2 pictured), Adamo Road, and Reynolds Strikes (72 Aero for the first run, at a $500 premium). Yes, the bike comes with Ultegra direct-mount brakes, which means that there’s some small cable run in the wind on the front of the bike versus straight-pull or hydraulic. We brought this up to QR. Their response was to laugh; they’d had this conversation, too. “The way we see it,” QR’s marketing director said, “is that nobody’s ever complained about Ultegra brakes. If they want a different brake, it’s a standard mount. Let them pick the one they want.”


Yes, it’s expensive. Nobody is going to deny that. Only, it isn’t really that expensive in comparison to other superbikes with electronic drivetrains. A Di2 SHIV is eleven grand. A comparably equipped Slice RS Black is a similar $10,830. Trek’s Speed Concept 9.9 is $11,549, and the P5 Di2 is the cheapest in the space… at ten grand. So for $1500 cheaper than the value leader, you go home with a bike that comes with a race wheelset. The P5 doesn’t. Advantage, PR6.








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Is the PR6 perfect? Of course not. What it is, however, is smart. It is obvious that QR has spent a lot of time figuring out what makes a bike useable, and how to build the best bike they can around that central concept. Everything appears to be well thought-out; from the new stem system to the seat stays to the bottle mounts, and designed with the triathlete (not the timetrialist) in mind. Considering we’ll be racking it in transition instead of the start chute, we approve. We can’t wait to get one to test so we can see exactly how adjustable it really is. We were issued a challenge by Quintana Roo’s head engineer, by the way. He wants to see Devon, with his 83cm saddle height and 50cm of reach, fitted on a 56. He thinks that we can do it, and that it’ll even be comfortable. Very well, we accept. Stay tuned to see how this works out, and in the meantime, check out the gallery for the 2015 Quintana Roo PR6. If you’re a fan of functional design, this is bikeporn at its finest.




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All 2014 Bikes On Sale! Come in TODAY!

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(317) 257-1117            |            2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN             |            T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Monday, August 11, 2014

[REVIEW] 2014 Cervelo P5 Dura-Ace Di2 On Sale NOW at T3 Cycling and Triathlon

P5 Dura-Ace 9070 profileCervelo's engineers left no stone un-turned, or more precisely, no dull edge unshaven to achieve absolute aero perfection. 

 (sale model not pictured)



With help from fluid dynamic software, the P5 Six has dominated Ironman competitions and Grand Tours ever since.

The front end is a seamless airfoil built around the head tube, which is sheathed by an integrated fork that leads up to the highly customizeable, one-piece 3T Aduro stem, base bar, and aero extensions. A shallow front wheel cutout and deep rear cutout reduce the drag coming off your wheels' trailing and leading edges, respectively. Finally, Magura's hydraulic brakes are completely hidden from the wind, with the front caliper integrated into the fork and the rear tucked behind the bottom bracket. Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 and Rotor's stiff crankset shifts with the slightest touch of the levers, and Mavic's Cosmic Elite wheelset supplies miles of smooth riding. It's all topped off with ISM's Prologue saddle, which—along with the easily adjustable bars and aero extensions—provides exceptional comfort.


EXTENDED SEAT TUBE CUTOUT


P3 Extended Seat Tube Cutout
(P3 pictured)

Cervélo pioneered the Extended Seat Tube Cutout. The seat tube has a close-fitting curve in the seat tube that shields the leading edge and top of the rear wheel. The rear wheel is effectively hidden from the wind, significantly reducing aerodynamic drag.

In order for the Extended Seat Tube Cutout to be effective, the tire must fit closely to the frame and the seat tube cross section must have the right shape to help air flow smoothly across the seat tube and around the wheel.


INTERNAL CABLE MANAGEMENT DONE RIGHT

Aero Cable Management

Cables enter the frame at strategic points to reduce aerodynamic drag. But simply running cables internally isn’t good enough. Cervélo engineers design cables paths through the frame that reduce mechanical drag as well (see also Reduced-Friction BB Guide) .

Cervélo models with Aero Cable Management (see below) are engineered to improve both aerodynamic performance and shift/braking performance at the same time.




BBright technology

BBRIGHT


BBright is an asymmetric 79mm bottom bracket standard. We developed BBright as an open standard to achieve a lighter and stiffer frame and crank system while maintaining compatibility with many common crank and crank-based power metre options.

BBright benefits from the oversize effect: oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. On the right side, frame tubes are already as wide as possible: any wider and they’d hit the chain rings. But on the left side there are no chain rings. BBright makes use of this extra space to extend the bottom bracket shell 11 millimetres, nearly doubling the width of the left chain stay; the combination makes  BBright frames significantly stiffer *and* somewhat lighter.

At the same time, drive side dimensions of the frame are identical to BB30 and allow plenty of clearance for a wide range of cranks, including those with power metres.

The benefit: BBright improves system stiffness in a lighter-weight frame using commonly available parts that are easy to service.




Evolved Steerer DesignEVOLVED STEERER DESIGN

The diameter of your fork steerer has a noticeable effect on how your bike performs. Evolved Steerer Design applies the best steerer diameters and taper design to achieve the goals of that specific model.

A larger steerer diameter adds torsional stiffness with no weight penalty. A smaller steerer diameter is more compliant and can also be used to reduce head tube frontal area, and therefore, overall aerodynamic drag.

How do we select which one to use? By defining performance goals – weight savings, aerodynamics, stiffness, comfort, and usability -- at the start of the frame design process, Cervélo engineers can choose the best steerer diameters/tapers to help achieve those objectives.

PLUS MANY MORE FEATURES

Come to T3 Cycling and Triathlon today to see this bike plus the AWESOME 2015 bikes that are rolling in!!




(317) 257-1117            |            2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN             |            T3 Cycling and Triathlon


BBright is an asymmetric 79mm bottom bracket standard. We developed BBright as an open standard to achieve a lighter and stiffer frame and crank system while maintaining compatibility with many common crank and crank-based power metre options.
BBright benefits from the oversize effect: oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. On the right side, frame tubes are already as wide as possible: any wider and they’d hit the chain rings. But on the left side there are no chain rings. BBright makes use of this extra space to extend the bottom bracket shell 11 millimetres, nearly doubling the width of the left chain stay; the combination makes  BBright frames significantly stiffer *and* somewhat lighter.
At the same time, drive side dimensions of the frame are identical to BB30 and allow plenty of clearance for a wide range of cranks, including those with power metres.
The benefit: BBright improves system stiffness in a lighter-weight frame using commonly available parts that are easy to service.
- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/engineering/core-design-features/bbright.html#sthash.Bto5LScU.dpuf

Internal routing done right

Cables enter the frame at strategic points to reduce aerodynamic drag. But simply running cables internally isn’t good enough. Cervélo engineers design cables paths through the frame that reduce mechanical drag as well (see also Reduced-Friction BB Guide) .
Cervélo models with Aero Cable Management (see below) are engineered to improve both aerodynamic performance and shift/braking performance at the same time.
- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/engineering/core-design-features/aero-cable-management.html#sthash.Q7AEjYNN.dpuf
  • P3 Extended Seat Tube Cutout


Cervélo pioneered the Extended Seat Tube Cutout. The seat tube has a close-fitting curve in the seat tube that shields the leading edge and top of the rear wheel. The rear wheel is effectively hidden from the wind, significantly reducing aerodynamic drag.
In order for the Extended Seat Tube Cutout to be effective, the tire must fit closely to the frame and the seat tube cross section must have the right shape to help air flow smoothly across the seat tube and around the wheel.
- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/engineering/core-design-features/extended-seat-tube-cutout.html#sthash.vjutrxBI.dpuf
  • Extended Seat Tube Cutout

    Extended Seat Tube Cutout

    A close-fitting curve in the seat tube trailing edge shields the leading edge and top of the rear wheel significantly improving aerodynamics.
    Aero
  • Aero Cable Management

    Aero Cable Management

    Cable paths are engineered, from the lever to the brake or derailleur, to reduce aerodynamic drag with no sacrifice in performance.
    Aero, Simplicity
  • Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.
    Simplicity
  • Dropped Down tube

    Dropped Down tube

    Positioning the down tube perfectly saves drag on the system by taking into account the interaction between the front wheel and the frame.
    Aero
  • BBright

    BBright

    BBright increases system stiffness and reduces frame weight while allowing for a large range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.
    Stiffness, Weight
  • Carbon Dropouts

    Carbon Dropouts

    Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength versus traditional metal dropouts.
    Simplicity, Weight
  • Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.
    Aero, Simplicity
  • Evolved Steerer Design

    Evolved Steerer Design

    Different frame designs call for different steerer dimensions. We use the right dimension in the right application.
    Comfort, Stiffness, Weight
- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p5.html#sthash.nqVMGZKS.dpuf

    Extended Seat Tube Cutout
    Extended Seat Tube Cutout

    A close-fitting curve in the seat tube trailing edge shields the leading edge and top of the rear wheel significantly improving aerodynamics.

    Aero
    Aero Cable Management
    Aero Cable Management

    Cable paths are engineered, from the lever to the brake or derailleur, to reduce aerodynamic drag with no sacrifice in performance.

    Aero, Simplicity
    Reduced-Friction BB Guide
    Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.

    Simplicity
    Dropped Down tube
    Dropped Down tube

    Positioning the down tube perfectly saves drag on the system by taking into account the interaction between the front wheel and the frame.

    Aero
    BBright
    BBright

    BBright increases system stiffness and reduces frame weight while allowing for a large range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.

    Stiffness, Weight
    Carbon Dropouts
    Carbon Dropouts

    Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength versus traditional metal dropouts.

    Simplicity, Weight
    Future-Proof Cable Management
    Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.

    Aero, Simplicity
    Evolved Steerer Design
    Evolved Steerer Design

    Different frame designs call for different steerer dimensions. We use the right dimension in the right application.

    Comfort, Stiffness, Weight

- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p5.html#sthash.nqVMGZKS.dpuf
  • Extended Seat Tube Cutout

    Extended Seat Tube Cutout

    A close-fitting curve in the seat tube trailing edge shields the leading edge and top of the rear wheel significantly improving aerodynamics.
    Aero
  • Aero Cable Management

    Aero Cable Management

    Cable paths are engineered, from the lever to the brake or derailleur, to reduce aerodynamic drag with no sacrifice in performance.
    Aero, Simplicity
  • Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Reduced-Friction BB Guide

    Smooth shifting that is easy to set up is no accident. Designing shifting requires a detailed approach. Small details have a huge impact.
    Simplicity
  • Dropped Down tube

    Dropped Down tube

    Positioning the down tube perfectly saves drag on the system by taking into account the interaction between the front wheel and the frame.
    Aero
  • BBright

    BBright

    BBright increases system stiffness and reduces frame weight while allowing for a large range of crank compatibility in a modern press fit system.
    Stiffness, Weight
  • Carbon Dropouts

    Carbon Dropouts

    Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength versus traditional metal dropouts.
    Simplicity, Weight
  • Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management

    Future-Proof Cable Management ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.
    Aero, Simplicity
  • Evolved Steerer Design

    Evolved Steerer Design

    Different frame designs call for different steerer dimensions. We use the right dimension in the right application.
    Comfort, Stiffness, Weight
- See more at: http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p5.html#sthash.nqVMGZKS.dpuf