Neil Pryde Announced the BURAsl

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Born2bWild, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Born2bWild

    Born2bWild Member

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    NEILPRYDE introduces their feather-light road bike – the BURAsl
    Taipei Cycle Show, Taiwan – Weight matters. No matter how you look at it, the weight of the bike directly affects the performance of a rider. Whether it be having the lowest weight to reduce the effects of gravity, or having the lowest weight to conserve energy before you reach the base of a steep ascent.
    NEILPRYDE set out to discover how we could engineer a no compromise feather-light road bike whilst retaining all the performance benefits of a rigid frame designed for the most discerning pro cyclist
    After conducting benchmark testing of various lightweight frames in the market, it was apparent that key performance indicators, such as bottom bracket and headtube stiffness, are frequently compromised in pursuit of minimal weight. Utilising our extensive knowledge of composites developed over two and half decades manufacturing high-performance equipment from carbon fibre, we set about looking for a better way to make a pure engineered solution, where compromise was not an option.
    The result is the BURAsl – a highly engineered, pure climbing, road bike.
    [​IMG] From the pencil thin seatstays that absorb road vibration, to the deep section chainstays that ensures maximum power transfer, the BURAsl is designed for performance first where minimal weight is the outcome of focused engineering.
    NEILPRYDE’s Optimised Tube Profile (OTP) design philosophy has once again been applied throughout the entire frame, resulting in tube shapes that ensure the optimum balance between stiffness and weight. Reinforcement “ribs” have been integrated into key locations of the frame to produce a lively and responsive ride, whilst the subtle asymmetric seattube further ensures that the bottom bracket resists twisting under pedaling forces.
    BURAsl uses a PressFit30 standard bottom bracket shell, eliminating all necessary aluminium hardware where practical, as well as full carbon fibre dropouts, moulded headset cups and cable stops to further reduce weight.
    After numerous iterations of laboratory tests using various carbon fibre lay ups, followed by extensive testing by the UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team riders to ensure that it lives up to their demanding requirements, we are looking forward to adding the BURAsl to our expanding range of high-performance road and triathlon bikes.
    Features
    Target frame weight: sub-750g (for L size)
    PF30 Bottom Bracket
    Moulded carbon fibre headset cups and front/rear dropouts
    Machined carbon fibre cable stops
    Reinforcement ribs at seattube/toptube & toptube/headtube/downtube junctions
    Recessed seatclamp
    Availability: Late 2012
    Price and complete bike spec: to be confirmed
     
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  2. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Smart looking bike. You aren't affiliated with the company, by any chance?

    Oh what the hell. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
     
  3. Born2bWild

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    Nope, not affiliated with Neil Pryde but am the Marketing Director for CyclingForums. I like to feature new products the community would find interesting.
     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Weight matters. No matter how you look at it, the weight of the bike directly affects the performance of a rider. Whether it be having the lowest weight to reduce the effects of gravity, or having the lowest weight to conserve energy before you reach the base of a steep ascent.

    Precisely.

    I would like to ride it to see if it was still stiff enough at the claimed sub-750 gram weight.
     
  5. Eichers

    Eichers New Member

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    Hi Born2bWild, excellent, thank you for doing that. These articles are always interesting. If they aren't they will soon drop off ... thanks :)

    PS: apparently shimano are releasing an Alfine 11spd DI2 for drop bars and road disc brakes. Do you know anything about? ... thanks
     
  6. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    The newest Shimano e-group is not designed for road race type bikes but rather for commuter bikes and the like.
     
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