Alchemy Eros Disc Road Frameset

Alchemy Eros Disc Road Frameset
Alchemy Eros Disc Road Frameset
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Eros Disc Road Frameset by Alchemy
There was a time when titanium ruled the roost in professional cycling. It was light, resilient, and rode very well. Even today, it's the material of choice of custom frame builders as its strength-to-weight ratio surpasses steel and aluminum while offering a comfortable ride and the ability to build custom geometry. Moreover, titanium doesn't rust and will last a lifetime, things that ferrous and alloy frames can't boast. So why is carbon fiber the material de jour these days' Good question. For one, in pure stiffness to weight terms, carbon is still king. Otherwise, it boils down to economies of scale. Building with titanium takes a true craftsman, a super-clean work area, and it's labor-intensive. Those discerning cyclist that appreciate the look, ride, and longevity of ti will certainly appreciate the Eros Disc Road Frameset from Alchemy that pairs old-world craftsmanship with disc brakes and electronic shifting compatibility, melding the frame material of our dreams with modern niceties. Titanium recalls the halcyon days of cycling's past which is perhaps why discerning cyclist still flock to the material, but its ENVE carbon fork and tapered headtube are decidedly modern touches. Stiffening up the front end is the name of the game here, helping preserve a gap on fast, sweeping descents and while hammering out of the saddle on a climb in order to get that gap. The Eros is Alchemy's first frame, and even though it now fabricates its own carbon wonder bikes, Alchemy stands by the Ti Eros as "a sleek work of art" that will "outperform any bike made from any material." The art part is obvious, look at those tidy welds, and the Eros is also surprisingly sharp under hard efforts. The frame's dimensions also speak to racing rather than cafe shop cruising. Its reach and drop are typical of a World Tour GC machine, and Alchemy blends that race-minded eagerness to good use as a showcase for titanium's eager, springy responsiveness. The combination of geometry and ma...

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