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2012 Bike Dealer Manual

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Contents

ADT

Avanti

ADT Process

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Category Overview 28 Road

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Path & Trail

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MTB

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Kids

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Spec is correct at time of printing but subject to change without notice. Please note colour tones printed in this manual may vary slightly from actual colours of bikes produced.


ADT Avanti Design Technology

Avanti’s desire to continually improve and do better than before is underpinned by a rider focused philosophy called Avanti Design Technology (ADT) and a development programme that brings the ultimate in race-bred technology to bike riders at all levels. Avanti bikes bearing the ADT insignia represent a design and development approach that is geared to rider capability and needs whether they are for lightness, stiffness, strength or comfort. By exacting technologies such as our unique lay-up of carbon fibre or high strength to weight ratio alloy we enable you to get the very best performance from your Avanti bike.

However, material alone does not make a stand out bike. It is through leading edge design, knowledge of local conditions and rider testing and development input that results in a bike second to none as proven on the world stage by our pro level riders. But even then we’ll want to take it one step further, make it better, go forward. It’s in our name and in our nature.

THE ADT TEAM The diagram below outlines the various functions that have a direct influence on the ADT process. It is the relationship of all these functions working together that have an impact on all product development programs. Whilst the illustration represents many direct / indirect relationships, it is the Product Management Team’s responsibility to coordinate all of the development that is taking place, but maintains the engagement of all the functions throughout the entire development process. With the wide range of product that comes under the ADT process, the ADT development timeframe can be as long as +3 years. Of course timeframes of this duration are more aligned to significant new frame projects. In the case of most ADT projects the timeframe is also reflected on market demand / trends / needs!

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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAM SALES & MARKETING

ENGINEERING

DEALERS

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SPONSORED RIDERS


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ADT Stage 1 - Explore

Understanding the market, what motivates people to ride the way they do and how riders want their bikes to perform is the heart of the ADT process. We are developing bikes that exactly meet the demands of multiple parts of the market. In all categories we want to determine how they can be lighter, stronger, stiffer, more comfortable and faster. The Avanti Product Development team are continuously evaluating the global market for new trends, desires and opportunities. They also seek selective input from Avanti authorised dealers to determine which new ideas are likely to succeed. This dealer input is vitally important as dealers are closest to the trends and needs of the market. In addition to the above input another key process for the Product Development and Marketing Teams is to run a number of ‘Focus Groups’.

FOCUS GROUPS As part of focusing our business on customers and enhancing our ability to sharpen our design leading edge, Avanti establishes Customer Focus Groups. The idea is to get insights into how customers use our products and services, their needs, their wants and how what we do can be improved - by providing a window to the entire market. In doing this we bring customers to the centre of our business – by meeting with customer focus groups several times per year.

OBJECTIVES 1. Gain insights for future product development 2. Test future product ideas 3. Gain insights into different marketing segments – their behaviours, attitudes, language, the way they use products – to increase our relevance

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ADT Stage 2 - Define Dream what is possible, imagine the uncreated, the answer to the question of how can the level of rider enjoyment be improved or their desire fulfilled. After careful analysis of the market a new bike is born or a new improvement made in the collective minds of the Avanti Product Development team. Ideas are generated discussed and refined. Some get rejected for not meeting Avanti criteria at this early stage. The winners go to the design desk and on to be created. Critical to this stage is the input of a carefully selected group of individuals who will make up the Avanti product design and development panel. Whether its triathlon, track, road or mountain, Avanti works with the specialist team to ensure a new bike is developed with superior speed, strength, weight and stiffness characteristics. Not only these fundamentals of performance are impacted but also the bike rider position and comfort are enhanced through this consultation process. We are privileged to have access to elite riders in the Avanti rider stable who vigorously test our bikes enhancing their performance capabilities and then go on to become champions riding the finished products to success creating their own new performance standards on the way.

TO SUMMARISE THE ABOVE THE NEW PRODUCT DEFINITION PHASE CAN BE SIMPLY OUTLINED AS FOLLOWS; • All information gathered from the ‘EXPLORE’ phase • Project Team is defined (i.e. Design Team, Engineers, Test Riders, Product Manager, etc) • Ideas are presented and formalised within the Project Team • Design parameters defined (i.e. Test, Performance, & Compliance Standards) • The intended performance and characteristics need to be fully defined With all the above collected this will give the Product Design Team a clear project brief to proceed to the DESIGN phase.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design The essence of ADT. Consisting of precise calculations, intricate evaluations, leveraging new technologies and applying them in new ways. The design phase is all about making the impossible possible and bringing an idea to fruition. Essential to a bike’s performance and a rider’s desire for that bike are its strength, weight and aesthetics. These elements are at the forefront throughout the ADT design process and are achieved through a calculated balance of material choice, frame geometry, tube shape design and fabrication method to ensure the optimum balance is achieved.

ADT MATERIAL SELECTION When we developed the rider focused philosophy Avanti Design Technology we knew the selection of the best and most appropriate materials would be pivotal in achieving optimum performance for each bike. It started years ago with Avanti when we were one of the first companies in New Zealand to introduce alloy across our range and continues today with framesets developed from Carbon, Alloy and Cr-mo specifically designed for the intended rider purpose. The following information outlines how, why and where we use these materials throughout the Avanti range. Indeed the core of any bike frame starts with Material Selection and it is the basis for weight, stiffness, strength, comfort and performance. The three key materials Avanti use for framesets are Carbon, Cr-mo and Alloy.

STIFFNESS, STRENGTH AND WEIGHT. Strength and stiffness are different properties that are often confused with one another. It is important to understand the difference, if you want to understand differences in frame materials. Imagine you clamp one end of a metal bar in a vice, and you hang a weight on the free end, causing the bar to flex temporarily. When you remove the weight, the bar snaps back to its original shape. Different materials will flex different amounts for the same amount of force applied. This is stiffness. Now imagine hanging a heavier weight on the bar, so heavy that it becomes permanently deformed. When you remove this weight, the bar does not snap back all the way to its original shape, but remains bent to some extent. When the metal changes shape permanently, it is said to “yield.” Different materials can withstand different amounts of force before yielding. This property is strength.

STIFFNESS Stiffness affects the riding qualities of a bike frame, since a frame suffers no permanent deformation in normal riding. Stiffness is determined by a property of the material called “elastic modulus” (Elastic Deformation). Elastic modulus is essentially independent of the quality or alloying elements in a given metal. All kinds of steel, for instance have basically the same elastic modulus.

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STRENGTH Strength relates to the crash-worthiness or general durability of a frame, but has no effect on the riding properties. Strength is determined by a property of the material called “yield strength”. Yield strength is very much affected by the quality, heat treatment and alloying elements used in a particular brand / model of tubing. Fatigue also affects strength of many materials. When you repeatedly apply force to a piece of metal, in general, it will eventually fail. The higher the force, the fewer cycles to failure, and the lower the force, the more cycles until failure. However, when the force falls below a certain threshold, called the endurance limit, you can repeat the application of force forever, with no failure.

WEIGHT In addition to the strength and stiffness, there’s also the question of how heavy a given volume of the material is. This is called “specific gravity”. Like stiffness, the specific gravity of a given metal is not significantly affected by the addition of different alloying elements.

This diagram shows an example of a stress / strain curve. The curve represents a materials high ultimate strength, high stiffness (indicated by the initial gradient) and a high strain to failure. This means that the material is initially stiff but at the same time will not suffer from brittle failure.

Plastic Deformation

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The table below represents the properties of the three common frame materials used today MATERIAL

MODULUS OF ELASTICITY (Stiffness)

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Aluminium

70 GPa

250 MPa

2800 kg/m3

Steel

210 GPa

480-590 MPa

7850 kg/m3

Titanium

110 GPa

920 MPa

4450 kg/m3

Carbon

235 GPa-377 GPa

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1700 kg/m3

Note that the modulus (stiffness) and specific gravity (weight) are pretty much independent of the quality, heat treatment, or alloying agents of the materials. For instance, all steels used, from entry level bikes to the exotic alloys used on the more expensive bikes have a modulus of 200 GPa, and a specific gravity of 7.85 Mg/m3. There are, however, real differences in yield strength among different qualities of tubing. This modulus value shows that if you were to build identical frames from the 3 materials, using the same tubing diameters and wall thicknesses, the aluminium frame would be only 1/3 as stiff as a steel one, and the titanium frame only half as stiff.

The yield values show that the aluminium frame would be very much weaker, in the sense of being more easily damaged than either the steel or titanium frames. The specific gravity values show that the aluminium frame would only weigh 1/3 what the steel frame weighs, while the titanium frame would be roughly half the weight of the steel one. These generalities, however, are basically meaningless, because you wouldn’t build frames out of the three different metals to the same tubing dimensions!

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ADT Stage 3 - Design ‘Real’ bicycles take the nature of the material into account in selecting the diameter and wall-thickness of each piece of tubing that goes to make up the frame. • Stiffness is mainly related to the tubing section diameter. • Strength is mainly related to the wall thickness (although diameter also enters into the equation). • Weight is affected both by diameter and wall thickness. As a frame manufacturer we need to make the necessary selections of different tube diameters/wall thicknesses and materials, allowing a frame to be made stiffer, or stronger, or lighter for its intended use / purpose.

ADT CARBON FIBRE

Carbon Fibre is an engineers dream come true: A material that is lighter than aluminium and is gram for gram stronger than steel. It can be moulded into complex shapes and sizes, as well as having the ability to be “laid-up” with more material where you need it, and less where you don’t. By utilizing this material, we are able to take our tube shapes and profiles to the next level. Some of these details include oversized diameters, unique shapes, and exaggerated tapers. Every frame implements sizespecific details. For example: the tube diameters of a 52cm frame are noticeably smaller than the tubes on a 59cm frame; even tube transitions change to support areas of the frame differently. All of this adds up to a frame that is stiff and responsive, yet has excellent damping characteristics and vibration control, specific to the needs of a given size rider.

ADT CARBON MATERIALS Carbon fiber is a material consisting of extremely thin fibers about 0.005–0.010 mm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment makes the fiber very strong for its size. Several thousand carbon fibers are twisted together to form a yarn, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric. Carbon fiber has many different weave patterns and can be combined with a plastic resin and wound or molded to form composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (also referenced as carbon fiber) to provide a high strength-to-weight ratio material. The density of carbon fiber is also considerably lower than the density of steel, making it ideal for applications requiring low weight. The properties of carbon fiber such as high tensile strength, low weight, and low thermal expansion make it very popular choice in bicycle frames.

The picture (right) shows a carbon fibre filament (running from bottom left to top right) compared to a human hair.

Carbon heated in the range of 1500-2000 °C (carbonization) exhibits the highest tensile strength (5,650 Mpa) while carbon fiber heated from 2500 to 3000 °C (graphitizing) exhibits a higher modulus of elasticity (531 GPa).

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Simply looking at the properties of a single material is no way to judge a frame’s quality. The carbon weave, or outer appearance, which most people recognize is typically used only for the final outermost layer, which is visible through the clear coat. Although this lends some structural integrity to the frame, it is primarily cosmetic. So a UD, 1K, 3K, or 12K weave designation does not necessarily determine a frame’s quality.

UD - UNI-DIRECTIONAL

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Carbon Fibre can be ranked in two ways: one being the Modulus, which dictates the fibre’s relative stiffness; and the other being Tensile Strength, or how strong or tough the material is. Building a frame of just the highest modulus material would be a disaster, as the ride quality would suffer from being too stiff, as well as the overall strength being compromised. The key is to blend different materials with unique properties, placing them in specifically targeted areas of the frame. We source materials from several of the world’s leading carbon fibre manufacturers. We select the optimal blend of three different fibre types and strategically locate them based on their unique attributes. Using the toughest carbon fibre in a given area and the stiffest carbon fibre in another, delivering a chassis with just the right combination of compliance, lightweight, strength, performance and handling. Outlined below are the different carbon materials Avanti employs or blends throughout our Carbon Frames. MATERIAL

STRENGTH (Tensile Strength)

STIFFNESS (Modulus)

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4410 MPa

377 GPa

C30

5880 MPa

294 GPa

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4900 MPa

235 GPa

CARBON SUMMARY

When it comes to manufacturing the frame, it goes without saying that an incredible amount of design, testing, experience, and cost goes into the development of each Avanti frame. The result is a frame free of compromise and full of performance; providing a frame to fulfil the desires of the intended rider.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design ADT CARBON-FIBRE COMPOSITES

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TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Mountain Level 3 MATERIAL C24 / C30 Uni-directional Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1285g (Medium 29er)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Mountain Level 3 MATERIAL C40 Uni-directional Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque with Ethyl Polystyrene (EPS) Internal Mandrel and High-Toughness Resin (HTR) FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1215g (Medium 29er)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Road Level 3 MATERIAL C24 / C30 12k Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1150g (55cm)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Road Level 4 MATERIAL C40 / C30 Uni-directional Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1000g (55cm)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Road Level 5 MATERIAL C40 Uni-directional Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque with Ethyl Polystyrene (EPS) Internal Mandrel and High-Toughness Resin (HTR) FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 950g (55cm)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Road Level 5 A++ MATERIAL C40 Uni-directional Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque with Ethyl Polystyrene (EPS) Internal Mandrel and High-Toughness Resin (HTR) FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 850g (55cm)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Track 1 MATERIAL C40 / C30 3K Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1400g (M)

TUBESET NAME ADT Carbon Aero Road 1 MATERIAL C40 / C30 3K Finish FABRICATION METHOD Modular Monocoque FRAME WEIGHT (Frame Size) 1350g (M)


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ADT CR-MO

The predecessors to today’s Cr-mo frames were first produced in the 50’s. Technology has not changed much since then, and the ride of a Cr-mo frame is still the standard by which all other bicycle frames are judged. Cr-mo can be described in general terms as lively, solid, and predictable. Cr-mo’s durability and tunability make it a favourite of many cyclists. The Cr-mo tubing used in our ADT bicycle frames is 4130. This material has good formability, and is used to create durable tube-sets which provide the ride that Cr-mo is known for.

TUBESET NAME ADT 4130 Cr-Mo Steel DESCRIPTION Is a family of high-strength low-alloy steels (HSLA), as specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Alloying elements include chromium and molybdenum, and as a result these materials are often referred to as chromoly steel, or cro-mo, or CRMO. They have an excellent strength to weight ratio, are easily welded and are considerably stronger and harder than standard 1020 steel. While these grades of steel do contain chromium, it is not in great enough quantities to provide the corrosion resistance found in stainless steel.

MATERIAL

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YIELD STRENGTH (MPA)

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HARDNESS (ROCKWELL)

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Cold drawn normalized

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480–590 MPa

20–30

B 90–96

Even though technology of the raw tube set has not changed much over the past few years, there is still ample opportunity for the ADT development team to integrate customised solutions for specific rider requirements.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design ADT ALLOY

With the ability to be cold-worked, butted, and formed into complex shapes, aluminium alloys have proven themselves, time and time again, to possess excellent characteristics for lightweight bicycle frame construction. Custom tubing shapes, when expertly designed can offer far more than just great looks. Ride quality is, of course, one of the most important features to build into the design of a performance bicycle. Internal and external butting, in addition to reducing weight, distributes stress away from the weld zones, while custom tapering and aring tubes can substantially increase stiffness in areas where it is most needed. These properties combined can enhance handling, comfort and acceleration. At Avanti, we use the most advanced types of forming technologies, including state-of-the-art Hydroforming and Super Plastic Forming (SPF, gas forming). Using high pressure liquid to form tubing from the inside out, hydroforming allows for unusual and complex external shapes while being able to utilizing premium double-butted tubing internally. This results in lightweight yet remarkably strong tubing, without requiring gusseting or reinforcement. Additionally, we can directionally-tune the tubing to offer a set of desired ride characteristics. Whether using this latest technology or traditional methods, at Avanti every tube’s diameter, wall thickness, butting and shape is ďŹ ne-tuned to bring together a balance of high performance, light weight and comfort

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ADT ALUMINIUM ALLOYS TUBESET NAME ADT 6061 Aluminium Alloy DESCRIPTION 6000 series are alloyed with magnesium and silicon, are easy to machine, and can be heat treated, but not to the high strengths that 2000, and 7000 can reach. 6061 is a precipitation hardening aluminum alloy, containing magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties and exhibits good weldability. It is one of the most common alloys of aluminum for general purpose use. WELDING 6061 is highly weldable, for example using tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) or metal inert gas welding (MIG). Typically, after welding, the properties near the weld are those of 6061-0, a loss of strength of around 80%. The material can be re-heat-treated to restore -T4 or -T6 temper for the whole piece.

TUBESET NAME ADT 7005 Aluminium Alloy DESCRIPTION 7000 series aluminums are alloyed with zinc, and can be hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminum alloy. 7005 aluminium is approximately 5-10% stronger than 6061 aluminium. Double-butted tubes are specially drawn so that they are thicker at the ends of the tubes, where they are welded and stresses are highest, and thinner in the middle to minimize weight. The process of drawing and butting tubes also work hardens the aluminium. Work hardening is a restructuring of the material at the molecular level when the material is heated to a specific range, for a specific length of time, and stressed to a specific degree. Work hardening increases the strength of 7005 aluminium by roughly 20%. Double butted 7005 tubes therefore, are significantly stronger than equivalent weight plain gauge 7005 or 6061 tubes. Double butted tubing allows frame designers to build strong, but exceptionally light frames.

TUBING DESIGN AND FABRICATION

ADT uses unique tubing profiles to maximise power output, minimise frame flex and achieve the most desirable design aesthetics. Whether it is tube to tube technology for lightness and exceptional strength to weight ratios or the pure strength of Modular Monocoque construction you can be sure the tube fabrication on ADT bikes is the optimum for the purpose. Tube size is also important and carefully selected, for example the Pista needs to be stronger so the rider can push all their power through the bike so it has a bigger tube shape, whereas lightness is more critical for the more endurance oriented Chrono using a smaller tube.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA)

FEA is a method that realistically models mechanical behaviours using a computer. This allows us to determine the strength, deflection and natural frequency of certain designs before they are manufactured. Different design scenarios, such as tubing shapes, carbon layup design and wall thickness, can be tried. Optimisation of the product can then be achieved before prototyping and manufacture occur. Testing and prototyping is still an important part of the process as it can be used to verify the accuracy of the computer model and used to further enhance future analysis. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS ARE: • Increase performance (stiffness to weight). • development speed of new products. • reduce costs to develop new products. • provide greater product reliability. • improve quality. • increase product life. • assist with development of testing processes. • improve the product fabrication process. • allow for examination of “what if” design scenarios. • increase customer satisfaction by offering far superior / well tuned bikes.

CFD

Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an important part of the design and optimization phase of an aerodynamic bike. CFD is an engineering method in which fluid flow and other physics problems are solved using numerical methods and algorithms. Computers are used to perform detailed calculations to simulate the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces. In our case the fluid is air and we analyse the interaction of air with a bike. It is essentially a wind tunnel inside a computer and this method can dramatically speed up the design and development process.

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FRAME GEOMETRY

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Is adjusted with precision to meet the needs of the intended rider and is continually being assessed for fractional but powerful improvements. Biomechanics, aerodynamics, comfort and handling ability are all affected by frame geometry. So it doesn’t matter what level you are riding at it is important to get it right. Individual frame drawings are made for every Avanti model and every size of every model. This means unique and exclusive Avanti frames specifically designed for certain performance attributes are made for every bike influenced by the ADT philosophy.

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As mentioned, different bike categories have unique frame geometry specifications / requirements. They are: PATH & TRAIL CATEGORY When developing a frame within this category the following factors are considered: • Ergonomics • Comfort • Ride quality The pictures below illustrate the ergonomics of the rider position as we progress through the families of bikes within this category.

COMFORT

ADVENTURE

SPORT

SPEED

77° METRO & UBO

68° DISCOVERY

58° EXPLORER

ROAD CATEGORY When developing a frame within this category the following factors are considered: • Aerodynamics • Performance • Compliance • Wheel base (distance between front & rear wheel) • Head tube angle

55° INC, BLADE & ARIA

MTB FULL SUSPENSION CATEGORY When developing a frame within this category the following factors are considered: • Performance • Pedalling efficiency • Wheel base (distance between front & rear wheel) • Head tube angle • Suspension travel (fork and frame) • BB Height / Ground clearance • Stand over height

MTB HARDTAIL CATEGORY When developing a frame within this category the following factors are considered: • Performance • Wheel base (distance between front & rear wheel) • Head tube angle • Suspension travel (fork) • BB Height / Ground clearance • Stand over height

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ADT Stage 3 - Design FRAME FEATURES

The following features are incorporated on ADT developed frames;

M.O.D.S - Maximum Output Differential Stays The M.O.D.S Chainstay offers stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The right chain stay is larger than the Left chain stay at the widest point (Sizes are specific to each Platform) adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.

V.R.S - Vibration Reduction Stays The Carbon V.R.S. seat stays are shaped and optimized to provide integrated vibration absorption without sacrificing efficiency = Engineered Compliance.

BB86 - 86mm Press Fit Bottom Bracket The BB shell width is 86mm and features Press fit Shimano Cups. The Oversize BB shell offers additional Torsional stiffness to the frame and crank and reduced Assembled Bottom Bracket weight.

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PRESS FIT 30 – 68/73mm Press Fit Bottom Bracket The BB shell width is 68mm or 73mm and features Press fit Cups. The Oversize BB shell offers additional stiffness to the frame and crank and reduced Assembled Bottom Bracket weight.

TAPERED HEAD TUBE / FORK STEERER TUBE The head tube is tapered to accept the shape of the tapered fork steerer which uses a 1 1/8” bearing at the top of the head tube and a larger size bearing at the fork crown. The result is superior performing and steering precision.

INTERNAL CABLE SYSTEM Internal brake / gear cable guides for optimal aerodynamics and enhanced visual aesthetics.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design

TRUE 4-BAR Independent Suspension System Avanti’s Tru4 system uses a true 4-bar mechanism that positions the rear axle on the isolated seat stay (see diagram). Avanti engineers optimised the “virtual pivot point” using Tru4 to help the suspension system operate independently of potential rider effects. This means the suspension works actively and independently so the rider can focus on technique, power and pace. TRU4 HAS THESE BENEFITS: • Pedalling Efficiency – virtually none of your precious energy is wasted bobbing the rear suspension. • Brake Independence – your suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner. • Optimised leverage ratio creates responsiveness to bumps, a plush feel over rough terrain and good bottom out protection.

INTEGRATED ROCKER LINKAGE TruLink indicates that rocker linkage is a single piece. This ties the seat stays together and reduces lateral flex at the rear end of the bike.

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SINGLE SECTION PIVOTS AND BOTTOM BRACKET Trucore is a one piece Bottom Bracket/Chainstay pivot forging that creates more accurate and stiffer suspension attachment points.

X-12 REAR AXLE The X-12 rear axle is a 12 mm diameter through axle that screws into a clamped threaded nut on the stay. This creates a stiffer wheel connection to the frame with minimal weight penalty.

15MM BMX REAR AXLE The 15 mm axle for BMX creates an axle that is substantially stiffer that the standard 10mm axle.

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ADT Stage 3 - Design womens specific

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WOMEN + INSIGHTS + SCIENCE = EXCELLENCE

Creating the right riding experience for women isn’t easy. But that’s what we’ve set out to do with WISE. We wanted to really understand what women wanted, what they liked and what they disliked when it came to cycling. We also wanted to get the inside information that would enable us to develop bikes that would quite simply be better for women to ride. And so we went out and talked to riders. Specifically…….

FEMALE RIDERS (OF COURSE!) We’ve empowered a group of women who ride different kinds of bikes in different ways to advise us on how we can create a better riding experience for all women. They are the Avanti WISE women. They’re working together with Avanti to improve the cycling experience for all women. They include mums, mountain bikers, road cyclists, triathletes and elite athletes. None of them get paid for the advice they provide. They do it because they genuinely want to be a part of improving cycling for women. And they want to benefit from it too!

INSIGHTS Through focus groups, discussion, demonstration, experimentation and evaluation our group of WISE women have given us numerous insights and inspired us to deliver bikes that provide a superior ride for women. This means high levels of efficiency and comfort – and a real sense of style! They also inspired us to create the WISE brand – an easy way for you to identify a bike that’s right for women.

SCIENCE This is where the knowledge is applied and the technology kicks in. Our bike designers and engineers have taken the insights and ideas, then blended them with their own know-how and intuition and refined them through our unique Avanti Design Technology process. And the output of all that blending, thinking and designing is frames with specific geometry for women. This means they fit women’s bodies just like they should. The frames have been matched with the right components to suit a specific style of riding and cater for some of those specific female differences such as shoulder width, hand size and so on. Our design studio then developed and applied graphics and colours that appeal more to women. How do we know this? We checked of course.

EXCELLENCE And the outcome is bikes that are simply superior for women to ride – and look at. Whether you ride to the shops with the kids, do trails with your mates or race to the finish line, with an Avanti you’ll enjoy a bike specifically designed for women that feels right, rides superbly and looks striking. Women can take comfort in the fact that WISE means we’ve done all the research, thinking and development so they can have the confidence to just relax, ride and enjoy some great experiences on their Avanti bike. 24


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WOMEN SPECIFIC COMPONENTS ARE: 1) SADDLE Women are not designed the same as men, we require slightly shorter and wider saddles for optimum comfort 2) FRAME The frame features geometry specifically designed to fit a women’s physique 3) HANDLE BAR Road: The width of the bar should be around the same width as your shoulders, which are generally much narrower than men’s. The drop and reach from bar to brake lever is smaller to cater for smaller hands MTB / Recreation: Slightly wider than shoulders for extra control 4) BRAKE LEVERS Every Brake lever has been adjusted or has the function to give you a short reach from the handle bar 5) TYRES Road: Selected tyres are a little wider for more stability, comfort, and safer cornering 6) CRANKS In some models the cranks are shorter to encourage a better pedaling technique

COMPONENT SELECTION

When designing frames careful attention is paid to the final component selection. New technologies being incorporated into components can have some major benefits for performance and comfort but special design features may be required on the frame. Some examples of this are, new bottom brackets standards that require oversized plane bore frame shells and direct mount front derailleurs for mountain bikes that allow more freedom for seat tube placement and also make attachment and adjustment of the derailleur much easier.

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ADT Stage 4 - Create Bringing the design phase to life; when we create a prototype we breathe life into the machine that will create charged moments of joy in the rider. A prototype frame is developed based on design specifications and made ready for factory development testing. The production techniques and processes have been carefully refined over a period of many years to ensure superior quality is achieved. But it doesn’t stop here as the design and production teams work in synergy continually seeking improvements in techniques and processes.

TUBE BUTTING (ALUMINIUM ONLY) A process where the tube is pulled and/or pushed over a mandrel (former) to create different wall thicknesses along its length. With this method the tube can be made thicker or thinner where required.

TUBE FORMING (ALUMINIUM ONLY) This covers a wide range of different techniques that are used to form tubes to various shapes. Tubes can be bent using mandrels and/or can have more unique shapes with the use of pressing against a specially shaped tool. The picture (right) shows a tube being clamped in a press with the end being formed by a mandrel (1) that enters from the end.

FORGING (ALUMINIUM ONLY) With this method a solid piece of aluminium is place inside a tool that is a negative of the required shape. The tool is closed on the metal and squeezes it to the correct shape. This creates accurate detailed shapes and due to the compression and uniformity of the metal the parts are stronger and more fatigue resistant.

HYDROFORMING AND SUPER PLASTIC FORMING (SPF)/AIR FORMING (ALUMINIUM ONLY) The basic or preformed tube is placed into a specially shaped metal tool. Either oil (hydroforming) or air (SPF) is introduced to the inside of the tube at very high pressure. The tube deforms out against the tool forming it to shape. Complex tube shapes are possible with these methods.

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EXPLORE

DEFINE

DESIGN

CREATE

TEST

ALUMINIUM ALLOY TUBE - WELDING TIG (Tungsten inert gas) welding is used on our aluminium frames. Smooth welding techniques are sometimes used for aesthetics and fatigue strength reasons. Although on some frames certain components may be automatically welded using robotic welders most of the frame tube joins are usually welded manually by hand. The picture on the left shows a robotic welding process, whilst the picture on the right shows the more traditional alloy manual welding operation. Various jigs and fixtures are used to hold the frame to the correct geometry when welding.

MODULAR MONOCOQUE (CARBON ONLY) This is a process in which the front triangle, seat stays, and chain stays are moulded as individual sections. This allows us to completely optimize each frame section toward a specific requirement; be it Torsional stiffness for the front triangle, or vertical compliance in the seat stays. Each of these frame sections is made of multiple layers of carbon. The number of layers is not constant along the entire part: in areas where the load on the frame is high, more layers are used; and in low stress areas, fewer layers are used to save weight. After these individual sections are created, they are fused together into a seamless Monocoque (one-piece) structure.

EPS - ETHYLE POLY STYRENE (CARBON ONLY) In order to have more stable and consistent production we have introduced EPS into a number of our Team bikes. EPS is a new-patented innovation that will enable products to be made with stable dimensions, and smoother inner layers. This technology is called “wrinkle free system”. Uses internal mould in the production process.

HTR - HIGH TOUGHNESS RESIN (CARBON ONLY) Another new development within our Carbon Fibre manufacturing is HTR. This is an exclusive material that has been developed with one of our most advanced carbon manufacturers. This technology has been designed to meet the demands for better performing, lighter and stiffer frames. The utilization of this technology in our Team frames will give the following advancements: • Higher impact resistance (approx. 20%) • Improved test performance over current carbon fibre resin: • Regular Resin = 80kg/cm2 • HTR Resin = 98kg/cm2

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ADT Stage 5 - Test DEVELOPMENT

Rigorous testing procedures begin with factory lab testing. All bikes are tested with exhaustive tests such as the 100,000 cycles dynamic load test. For ADT carbon bikes a specific 10 point testing protocol is adhered to. At this level Avanti has gone beyond standard testing conditions and developed specific testing criteria beyond European EN standard where it is demanded by our design specifications. These unique Avanti testing requirements ensure greater levels of stiffness and strength. Testing applies across all model frame sizes and can lead to refinements in tube shapes, materials and tooling before a result is achieved that meets Avanti standards. CEN EUROPEAN STANDARDS These Standards have been developed in response to demand throughout Europe, and the aim has been to ensure that bicycles manufactured in compliance with it will be as safe as is practically possible. The tests have been designed to ensure the strength and durability of the bicycle as a whole, demanding high quality throughout and consideration of safety aspects from the design stage onwards. Avanti frames are tested to the following CEN European Standards to ensure our products can deliver / perform internationally at the highest level. THE FRAME STANDARDS ADOPTED BY AVANTI INCLUDE: • EN 14764 City and trekking bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods • EN 14766 Mountain-bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods • EN 14781 Racing bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods

RIDER EVALUATION Professional rider evaluation is essential to the success and refined performance of ADT bikes and always follows lab testing. We again bring in our elite athletes for their input and expertise in product design and development gained through years of experience. This level of testing consists of thousands of kilometres of road, track or off road riding. The athletes use their extensive and specific experience in their particular discipline to feed back to the design team and enable adjustments and enhancements to be made, delivering a superior level of performance that comes when you ride Avanti. Throughout this process we redesign, rebuild and retest until it is precisely what we set out to achieve. Or even better.

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EXPLORE

DEFINE

DESIGN

CREATE

TEST

WIND TUNNEL TESTING

In our continued drive to further develop / enhance our high performance road / track bikes we take testing to a whole new level by putting the frames through thorough aerodynamic testing. The testing is performed in a wind tunnel test and with this we are able to ďŹ ne tune the frame geometry / proďŹ ling / component interfaces to reduce as much drag as possible thus providing the rider with an immediate competitive advantage.

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2012 Category Overview All

ROAD

PATH & TRAIL

MTB HT

MTB FS

BMX

KIDS

Endurance

Comfort

Sport MTB

XC Race

Race

Single Speed

Performance

Adventure

XC Race

Trail

Street

Geared

TT & Tri

Sport Trail

Dirt Jump

Track

Urban Road

4x

Cross

Sport Road

Single Speed

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2012 Category Overview Road

ENDURANCE

PERFORMANCE

TT & TRI

TRACK

CROSS

SINGLE SPEED

Stable, durable & lightweight

Performance, responsive

Aerodynamic, stability

Lightweight, acceleration & strength

All Roads, versatile

Style, Simple & versatile

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Giro Giro Giro Giro Giro

650 1 2 3 4

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Cadent Cadent Cadent Cadent Cadent

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Vitale Vitale Vitale Vitale

1 2 3 Di2 Team

1 2 3 4

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Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum Quantum

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Questa Questa Questa Questa Questa

1 2 3 Di2 Team Team Di2 Team PBR

• Kona • Chrono EVO II • Chrono Team EVO II SRAM • Chrono Team EVO II Di2 • Chrono Team EVO II Frameset

• Pista • Pista Team EVO II Frameset

• Circa 1 • Circa 2

• Solo

1 2 3 Di2 Team

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Road Giro Endurance Road ROAD RIDING FROM ENTRY LEVEL TO EVENTS. If your focus is enjoying the road, riding with friends or achieving your own goals, rather than winning necessarily, then Giro will lift you to any challenge and may even surprise you at the ďŹ nish line. The lightweight alloy frames ride as good as they look – borrowing design aesthetics and attributes from our carbon performance machines. And with quality, lightweight, precision componentry you can place complete trust in your bike while you get on with enjoying the ride.


GEOMETRY

CONFIDENCE

EASY RIDING

Upright riding position from the taller head tube and frame geometry for more comfort on lengthier road rides.

Stable and comfortable platform with handlebar and saddle to match.

Giro receives a wide gear range from compact gearing so you can select the gear that makes turning the pedals a breeze.

More enjoyable road riding with quicker recovery time and less chance of injury.

You can ride with conďŹ dence and comfort and focus on enjoying the road.

Easy riding on at straights, up hill or down.

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Road Cadent Race Endurance HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING OR WEEKEND ENDURANCE RIDING WITH REDUCED PHYSICAL STRESS. The Cadent’s longer wheel base and taller head tube will keep you more comfortable on lengthier road rides yet remains quick and nimble for any attack, hill or sprint finish. Because of its more forgiving geometry there is lower physical stress but no compromise on your performance. A fast, more enjoyable ride and quicker recovery time. Who wouldn’t want that?


GEOMETRY

COMPLIANT POWER

CAN YOU FEEL IT?

The more forgiving geometry of a longer wheel base and sharper handling of the taller 1.5 – 1 1/8 tapered head tube for more comfort and steering precision.

Rear carbon Vibration Reduction Stays (VRS) are shaped and optimized to provide integrated vibration absorption without sacrificing rider output.

You’ll feel the balance of the additional torsional stiffness from the oversized bottom bracket (BB86) and the strength of the Maximum Output Differential Stays (MODS).

Quick and nimble with a light stiff carbon frame.

While the bike absorbs the bumps you can concentrate on delivering the goods to the rear wheel.

Faster, more enjoyable, more controlled road riding with quicker recovery time.

You’ll enjoy the super responsive power transfer and acceleration that will make other riders envious.

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Road Cadent Frame Technologies

SEAT TUBE 27.2mm Seat Post

V.R.S. SEAT STAYS (Vibration Reduction Stays) The carbon V.R.S. seat stays are shaped and optimised to provide integrated vibration absorption without sacrificing efficiency = Engineered Compliance.

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offer stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The height of the right stay is 40mm while the left is 34mm adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.


BRAKE CABLE Internal brake cable guides for optimal aerodynamics and enhanced visual aesthetics.

TAPERED HEAD TUBE & FORK The head tube is tapered to accept the shape of the tapered fork steerer which measures 1-1/8” at the top of headset and 1.5” at the fork crown. This reduces weight and together with the 1.5” headset boosts front end stiffness. The result is superior handling and steering precision.

DOWN TUBE Extra wide support at the BB shell for maximum BB stiffness.

BB86 The oversize BB shell offers additional torsional stiffness to the frame due to the large contact area between the down tube and the BB shell. Internal Press Fit Bearings also reduce assembled bottom bracket weight.

BB WEIGHT COMPARISON: Shimano Dura Ace Threaded BB Cups L&R Hand Cups 92.0g / set + Inner cover & O-ring 5.8g

Shimano Dura Ace Press fit Adapter L&R Hand Adapter 58.5g

Total 97.8g

Total 58.5g

BB Parts Total Weight Saving = 39.3g

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Road Vitale Women’s Endurance Road ROAD RIDING FROM ENTRY LEVEL TO EVENTS. Getting out on those training rides alone or with your friends is an exciting and liberating experience when you have a bike that’s designed to fit you well. That’s why we developed the all new Vitale range in consultation with our WISE women’s group. Vitale combines women’s specific frame geometry and accessories to better suit your body with lightweight stylish alloy frames and proven componentry for smooth operation. Road rides will never be easier or more enjoyable than on a Vitale.


IDEAL RIDING POSITION

COMFORT

MAKE IT EASY

Everything on the frame has been designed with you in mind from the shorter top tube for an easy reach to the taller head tube for a more upright riding position

We know that women are different to men with narrower shoulders, wider sit bones and smaller hands and feet so we gave that some thought and matched the right seats, handlebars and cranks to make your ride more comfortable.

Vitale receives a wide gear range from compact gearing so wherever you ride you can select the gear that makes turning the pedals a breeze.

More stable, more enjoyable road riding.

Ride anywhere with ease.

You can ride with conďŹ dence and comfort and focus on enjoying the road.

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Road Quantum Race Performance HIGH PERFORMANCE ROAD RACING. Quantum is unashamedly the fastest road machine we’ve ever built. Through our ADT process we’ve optimised the carbon combination and lay up to give a light, visually arresting frame with unparalleled stiffness and power transfer. The bike’s exceptional performance continues to be demonstrated by our champion road teams and triathletes as they ride at the top of their game. Now it’s your turn.


GEOMETRY

POWER TRANSFER

LIGHTWEIGHT

Nimble, responsive handling provided by the race performance geometry and 1.5 – 1 1/8 tapered carbon fork.

Additional torsional stiffness from the oversized bottom bracket (BB86) Strength from the Maximum Output Differential Stays (MODS)

Quantum benefits from new technologies EPS (Ethyl PolyStyrene) and HTR (High Toughness Resin) which means you benefit from a lighter, stronger carbon frame.

Enjoy the super responsive power transfer that makes other riders envious.

So you can push harder and go faster in a tense race situation and come out ahead of the game.

Accelerates like a cat on caffeine with reflexive responsiveness to match.

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Road Quantum Frame Technologies

SEAT TUBE Maximum stiffness with 31.6mm Seat Post.

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offer stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The height of the right stay is 43mm while the left is 37mm adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.


BRAKE CABLE Internal brake cable guides for optimal aerodynamics and enhanced visual aesthetics.

TAPERED HEAD TUBE & FORK The head tube is tapered to accept the shape of the tapered fork steerer which measures 1-1/8” at the top of headset and 1.5” at the fork crown. This reduces weight and together with the 1.5” headset boosts front end stiffness. The result is superior handling and steering precision.

DOWN TUBE Extra wide support at the BB shell for maximum BB stiffness.

BB86 The oversize BB shell offers additional torsional stiffness to the frame due to the large contact area between the down tube and the BB shell. Internal Press Fit Bearings also reduce assembled bottom bracket weight.

BB WEIGHT COMPARISON: Shimano Dura Ace Threaded BB Cups L&R Hand Cups 92.0g / set + Inner cover & O-ring 5.8g

Shimano Dura Ace Press fit Adapter L&R Hand Adapter 58.5g

Total 97.8g

Total 58.5g

BB Parts Total Weight Saving = 39.3g

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Road Questa Performance Women’s HIGH PERFORMANCE ROAD RACING FOR WOMEN. World Champion rider Alison Shanks has described the Questa as “the best all round bike I have ridden”. So if you’re an ambitious or elite road rider who values speed, responsiveness and style it’s a hard bike to go past – for you and your competitors. Thanks to our years of carbon road bike development and input from the WISE women’s group this high performance carbon road machine will enable you to push yourself beyond your boundaries while retaining complete control.


GEOMETRY

FEEL THE RIDE

COMPONENTRY

Designed for women who like to ride fast in an assertive position with the benefits of a light stiff frame.

You’ll feel the balance of the additional torsional stiffness from the oversized bottom bracket (BB86) and the strength of the Maximum Output Differential Stays (MODS).

We know that women are different to men with narrower shoulders, wider sit bones and smaller hands and feet so we gave that some thought and matched the right seats, handlebars and cranks to make your ride more comfortable.

Responsive handling from the 1 1/4 1 1/8 tapered carbon fork. High speed riding enabling complete control.

You’ll enjoy the super responsive power transfer and acceleration that will make other riders envious.

You can ride with confidence and comfort and focus on improving your performance.

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Road Questa Frame Technologies

SEAT TUBE 27.2mm Seat Post

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offer stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The height of the right stay is 40mm while the left is 34mm adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.


BRAKE CABLE Internal brake cable guides for optimal aerodynamics and enhanced visual aesthetics. TAPERED HEAD TUBE & FORK The head tube is tapered to accept the shape of the tapered fork steerer which measures 1-1/8” at the top of headset and 1-1/4” at the fork crown. This reduces weight and together with the tapered headset boosts front end stiffness. The result is superior handling and steering precision.

DOWN TUBE Extra wide support at the BB shell for maximum BB stiffness.

BB86 The oversize BB shell offers additional torsional stiffness to the frame due to the large contact area between the down tube and the BB shell. Internal Press Fit Bearings also reduce assembled bottom bracket weight.

BB WEIGHT COMPARISON: Shimano Dura Ace Threaded BB Cups L&R Hand Cups 92.0g / set + Inner cover & O-ring 5.8g

Shimano Dura Ace Press fit Adapter L&R Hand Adapter 58.5g

Total 97.8g

Total 58.5g

BB Parts Total Weight Saving = 39.3g

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Road Chrono EVO II, Kona TT/Triathlon RIDING ALONE AT THE FASTEST POSSIBLE PACE IN A NON-DRAFTING SITUATION An extensive development and testing programme has created a wind–cheating weapon that is undoubtedly our fastest and most slippery TT bike – ever. CFD analysis, wind tunnel validation and race performance testing at the highest level have ensured a race-winning aerodynamic ride. Just ask 10-times Ironman champion Cameron Brown. Is this the world’s fastest time trial bike?


AERODYNAMICS:

POWER OUTPUT:

GEOMETRY:

Avanti Design Technology, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Wind Tunnel validation have created the most aerodynamic frame possible.

Incredible torsional stiffness from the oversized bottom bracket (BB86)

The frame has been created with high performance carbon to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible while providing a stable, precise front end road contact.

Components are hidden from the wind for the least possible disruption of airflow. The factor of aerodynamic drag is minimised allowing you to focus on your own performance.

Strength from the Maximum Output Differential Stays (MODS) Power output that generates maximum speed from your energy.

The Pro Missile bar and stem have been integrated into the frame for maximum stack and reach-to-pad adjustability which means a better fit for you so a more comfortable aerodynamic position can be achieved. Precise, stable handling with more control on a light, stiff platform that you can ride in an optimum position and be faster, for longer.

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Road Chrono EVO II Frame Technologies

FORE/AFT ADJUSTABLE SEAT CLAMP By allowing a large degree of adjustment at the saddle the rider is able to custom tune their fit. Positioning on the bike is vital for both comfort and power transfer.

CR5 CARBON MATERIAL This is our highest grade of carbon combined with modular monocoque construction method offering high stiffness for maximum drive efficiency. DUAL WATER BOTTLE CAGE MOUNTS As any endurance athlete knows, hydration is key, and the ability to pick up water and place it into a standard bottle cage during a longer events is a feature not to be overlooked.

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offers stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The height of the right stay is 50mm while the left is 44mm adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.

ADJUSTABLE HORIZONTAL DROPOUTS

REAR BRAKE UNDER CHAIN STAY Housing the rear brake behind the BB and under the chain stay greatly reduces drag compared to having it in a conventional road bike position at the top of the seat stays.


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HORIZONTAL TOP TUBE Engineering a top tube that sits perpendicular with the ground is essential in providing a smooth aerodynamic shape and reduced cross sectional area.

INTEGRATED & STEM HANDLEBAR The Chrono Evo II’s Handlebar stem sits flush with the top tube. This allows for optimum wind flow around the head tube area and down the bike.

INTEGRATED FRONT BRAKE Housing the brake inside a streamlined fork structure hugely reduces the turbulent effects of the brake. Controlling the flow around the fork and front brake is crucial for overall performance. COMPLETE INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING Internal brake guides offer reduced drag and enhanced visual aesthetics. The cables are routed from the levers right through to the derailleurs and brakes internally, including through the handlebars and stem.

CFD DEVELOPED TUBE SHAPES Each tube has been developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology. Mathematical modelling is used in conjunction with wind tunnel testing to achieve the tube shapes that offer the most aerodynamic efficiencies.

BB86 The oversize BB shell offers additional torsional stiffness to the frame due to the large contact area between the down tube and the BB shell. Internal Press Fit Bearings also reduce assembled bottom bracket weight.

BB WEIGHT COMPARISON: Shimano Dura Ace Threaded BB Cups L&R Hand Cups 92.0g / set + Inner cover & O-ring 5.8g

Shimano Dura Ace Press fit Adapter L&R Hand Adapter 58.5g

Total 97.8g

Total 58.5g

BB Parts Total Weight Saving = 39.3g

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Road Pista Track TRACK RIDING FROM ENTRY LEVEL TO HIGH PERFORMANCE VELODROME-STYLE. Whether you’re a world champion defending your title or you’re honing your skills in the velodrome you need a light, strong, efficient machine that will optimise your power output transferring it rapidly to forward motion. Pista has a rich heritage and with a number of World Championship wins and Olympic medals to its credit you could say it’s more than proven itself at the top level. But if you’re just getting into the wonderful world of track you will also benefit from the extensive effort of our designers, engineers and test pilots over the past six years.


LIGHTWEIGHT

GEOMETRY

POWER TRANSFER

The ultralite alloy of Pista ensures a robust yet lightweight platform.

The aggressive, tight geometry is just what you need on the track to optimise handling in tricky situations.

Punch off the start line or accelerate with confidence as the stiffness of the frame platform delivers your effort to the rear wheel. No energysapping flex here.

More speed is yours for the taking – plain and simple.

Precision and control. The Pista Team Evo II carbon frameset is the ultimate balance of lightness and potency.

All your expended energy goes into producing forward momentum.

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Road Pista Team EVO II Frame Technologies

FORE/AFT ADJUSTABLE SEAT CLAMP By allowing a large degree of adjustment at the saddle the rider is able to custom tune their ďŹ t. Positioning on the bike is vital for both comfort and power transfer.

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offers stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required. The height of the right stay is 57mm while the left is 51mm adding strength and stiffness where required without adding extra weight.

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HORIZONTAL TOP TUBE Engineering a top tube that sits perpendicular with the ground is essential in providing a smooth aerodynamic shape and reduced cross sectional area.

INTEGRATED HANDLEBAR STEM Pista Evo II’s Handlebar stem sits flush with the top tube. This allows for optimum wind flow around the head tube area and down the bike.

CFD DEVELOPED TUBE SHAPES Each tube has been developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology. Mathematical modelling is used in conjunction with wind tunnel testing to achieve the tube shapes that offer the most aerodynamic efficiencies.

CR5 CARBON MATERIAL This is our highest grade of carbon combined with modular monocoque construction method offering high stiffness for maximum drive efficiency.

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Road Circa Cross ALL ROUND RIDING, TOURING, COMMUTING OR FITNESS RIDING WITH MATES. CYCLOCROSS RACE CAPABLE. If you want a bike that can do everything and at the same time you want to be a little different then Circa is your steed. Designed to be the bike you can take anywhere whether its commuting to work, long distance tours, a bunch workout or even the compete at your local cyclocross race. Circa is the ultimate in versatility and performance.


VERSATILITY

COMPLIANCE

SAFETY

The key to versatility is clever design. That’s why we’ve included a frame that is carrier capable, provided a wide tire clearance and included a top tube shaped for easy carrying on unfavourable terrain.

Marrying a carbon front fork to the lightweight alloy frame means you get maximum durability with plenty of front end compliance

On a bike that is designed to look cool, go anywhere and do anything you need some elements of practicality which is why Circa features dual brake positions.

You can use Circa as your one and only bike but use it in many different ways.

The bike absorbs the harshness of the terrain leaving you fresher for longer.

You can stop when you need to whatever the situation.

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Road Solo

Single Speed Road

GETTING AROUND THE STREETS IN STYLE WITH ONLY ONE GEAR. The simplicity and sheer style of fixed gear urban riding will attract you like a magnet and Solo is the definitive accessory for this pure form of cycling. With clean, retro design, robust yet lightweight engineering and engaging aesthetics the Solo just begs to be ridden. Is it time for you to go Solo?


SIMPLICITY

STYLE

COMPONENTRY

The traditional styling, fixed gear Solo make it the most uncomplicated ride you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting.

With simple colour, coordinated accessories, minimal branding and deep-dish wheels Solo is all about urban style.

Minimal, lightweight components add to the purity of the single speed form and make this bike fast and manoeuvrable

You’ll enjoy riding in its most pure form and be at one with the bike.

You can match your ride to your life – simple and cool.

You’re rid of all the clutter on a “normal” bike leaving you with a ride that’s light and nimble.

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2012 Category Overview Path & Trail

COMFORT

ADVENTURE

SPORT TRAIL

URBAN ROAD

SPORT ROAD

Relaxed, upright maxium comfort

Comfort oriented versatile

Versatile and Durable

Sleek understated commuter

Lightweight, efficient

• Metro 1 • Metro 2 • Metro 8c • Ubo 1 • Ubo 2

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Discovery Discovery Discovery Discovery

1 /Low 26.1 /Low 2 /Low 8c /low

• Explorer 1 /Low • Explorer 2 • Explorer 3

• Inc 1 • Inc 2 • Inc 3

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Blade Blade Blade Blade Blade

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Aria Aria Aria Aria

1 2 3 4 8c

1 2 3 4

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Path & Trail Metro Comfort SHORT TRIPS FROM A TO B OR ANY KIND OF CITY STYLE RIDING. The easy riding, superior comfort Metro makes riding a joy. With its super-low frame getting on and off the bike has never been easier. You’ll be delighted at the plush feeling of the seat and comfortable, upright position and with the big wheels ironing out any minor bumps those trips to the shops or work will be even more enjoyable. Metro - it’s the armchair way to ride.


EASY RIDING

SUPERIOR COMFORT

MAKE IT WORK

The upright riding position and at foot, stable geometry gives you the control, safety and comfort you need for any cycling journey.

Plush seat, vibration absorbing seat post and swept back handlebars combined with upright geometry makes for ultimate comfort.

Your Metro is rack and fender capable so you can make this comfortable chariot into a workhorse as well.

The super low step makes getting on and off the bike a breeze.

Your cycling comfort is assured, with just a hint of European riding style added into the mix.

Carry shopping, commute to work or just take some gear where you’re going without needing an uncomfortable backpack.

Cycling has never been easier or safer than it is on a Metro.

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Path & Trail Ubo Comfort RIDE TO THE SHOPS, A SIMPLE COMMUTER OR BEACH-SIDE BIKING. Remember when riding a bike was a simple pleasure? Ubo makes it that way all over again. 3 speed gearing, elegant owing frame design, an upright seating position and a carrier up front make this modern classic the ideal partner for any urban journey or beach-side jaunt.


EASY RIDING

MODERN CLASSIC STYLE

SUPERIOR COMFORT

The upright riding position and at foot, stable geometry gives you the control, safety and comfort you need for any cycling journey.

The modern classic styling of the elegant owing frame design and swept back handlebars create that sense of European village style riding that will make you feel great every time you ride.

Comfort seat, vibration absorbing seat post and swept back handlebars combined with upright geometry makes for ultimate comfort.

The super low step makes getting on and off the bike a breeze. Cycling has never been easier or safer than it is on an Ubo.

Your cycling comfort is assured. Your desire for style is satiated every time you ride leaving you with a real sense of cycling pleasure.

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Path & Trail Discovery Adventure CYCLING ANYWHERE ON SUBURBAN ROADS, CITY PATHWAYS OR EASY OFF-ROAD. A bike designed for people wanting to enjoy the adventure of getting outdoors and the freedom of cycling in comfort on roads, pathways or easy off-road trails without the need to have a particular goal in mind. Choose your ideal model for comfortable city cruising, suburban riding or trail adventures. With a soft seat, upright position and swept back handle bars Discovery makes cycling a breeze leaving you with a grin from ear to ear.


GEOMETRY

COMFORT COMPONENTS

RIDE EVERYDAY

The upright riding position and stable geometry gives you the control you need for urban adventures.

Soft seat, vibration absorbing seat post and swept back handlebars.

Comfortable enough that you’ll want to and versatile enough that you can.

Designed to be able to handle easy trail riding with lightweight alloy frame and stable geometry for extra control on loose surfaces.

Your cycling comfort is assured, with just a hint of European riding style added into the mix.

Your daily journey to work, evening trip to the shops or adventure round town on the weekend. Cycling everyday becomes an addiction.

You won’t feel more confident on a bike than you do on a Discovery.

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Path & Trail Explorer Sport Trail FAST ON ROAD RIDING AND OFF-ROAD CAPABLE. COMMUTE TO WORK, RIDE ROAD OR RIDE TRAILS. With the all new Explorer you can do virtually anything and go almost anywhere. With its stable, versatile geometry, reliable Shimano componentry and lightweight alloy frame Explorer offers fast on-road riding and off-road trail capability meaning you can get away with one bike for commuting to work, riding with your mates or cruising the trails in the national parks on the weekend with your kids. Explorer is the most versatile of bikes.


ONE BIKE SOLUTION

COMPONENTRY

RELIABLE & FUN

Designed to be able to handle the rigours of on-road and off-road trail riding with lightweight alloy frame and stable, performance orientated geometry.

When you’ve got a bike that needs to cover lots of different terrain you need componentry to match that’s flexible and reliable like Shimano 24 or 27 speed gearing, V-brake or disc brake.

Frame geometry designed to provide stable, dependable handling in all conditions and on terrain.

Enjoy the flexibility and economy of being able to ride virtually anywhere on only one bike.

Wherever you choose to ride Explorer makes it reliable and fun.

All round reliability and performance however and wherever you choose to ride.

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Path & Trail Inc Urban Road ALL ROUND POINT TO POINT ROAD RIDING - COMMUTE TO WORK, UNIVERSITY OR ANY OTHER URBAN MISSION. It’s never been cooler to commute to work, university or pretty much anywhere. The stealth styling of Inc. oozes understated simplicity while the lightweight frame and robust, clean componentry make for versatile, comfortable, performance road-riding. If there’s one bike you need to get round the city, Inc. is it.


COMPONENTRY

WHEELS AND TYRES

DESIGN AESTHETIC

Disc brakes for clean lines, rapid stopping and durability matched with internal hub belt drive on higher spec models it’s the ultimate in simplicity.

Bullet-proof wheels and fat, fast rolling road tyres make this bike an urban transport dream.

With understated styling finished in any colour as long as it’s black, Inc. is the stealth urban commuter bike to (not) be seen on.

Road riding versatility and simplicity at your service.

Ride at speed or negotiate the obstacles of the city with confidence.

Ride point-to-point anywhere, anytime and any place. No fuss, no bling, all style.

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Path & Trail Blade Sport Road IDEAL FOR ROAD RIDING, INCREASING YOUR FITNESS OR COMPETING IN EVENTS. Blade is built with an emphasis on stability and a more natural upright riding position so you take in all your surroundings as you ride at pace. With lightweight alloy frames, a comfortable flat handlebar and proven, reliable componentry you’ll find a Blade nimble, quick and easy to use. Be prepared to surprise yourself, and some of those lycra clad roadies, as you complete your fitness ride, commute to work or train for that big event.


NIMBLE AND QUICK

COMPONENTRY

GEOMETRY

With an Ultralite alloy frame and flat handle bar you’ll enjoy the ease of handling and sheer pace

Efficient smooth rolling Shimano componentry with a broad gear range to make riding up hill or down as easy as you choose

Comfortable, upright riding position with stable geometry from a long wheelbase

Fast, fun riding with confidence. Belt drive specific and commuter specific options to give you a blade solution for your specific riding challenge

Get where you’re going not only with pace but also with comfort and control.

All round reliability and performance however you choose to ride your Blade.

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Path & Trail Aria Sport Road IDEAL FOR ROAD RIDING, INCREASING YOUR FITNESS OR COMPETING IN EVENTS. With Aria, the WISE women’s group helped us develop a quick and nimble road bike with a comfortable flat handlebar and confident, upright position that specifically fits the size and shape of women’s bodies creating a more enjoyable riding experience. So when you’re out enjoying a ride with your friends you’ll get good visibility and comfort while keeping your riding efficiency at a high level and clipping along at speed.


IDEAL RIDING POSITION

COMFORT

NIMBLE AND QUICK

Everything on the frame has been designed with you in mind from the shorter top tube for an easy reach to the taller head tube for a more upright riding position.

We know that women are different to men with narrower shoulders, wider sit bones and smaller hands and feet so we gave that some thought and matched the right seats, handlebars and cranks to make your ride more comfortable.

With an Ultralite alloy frame and flat handle bar you’ll enjoy the ease of handling and sheer pace.

More stable, more enjoyable road riding.

Fast, fun riding with complete control.

You can ride with confidence and comfort and focus on enjoying the road.

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2012 Category Overview MTB

SPORT MTB

XC RACE

XC RACE FS

TRAIL FS

Fun, versatile

Performance, responsive, lightweight

Performance, responsive, lightweight

Ride all day, capable, versatile

• Black Thunder 26.1 • Black Thunder 26.2

• Aggressor 26.1 • Aggressor 26.2

• Vapour 26.1 • Vapour 26.2 • Vapour 26.3

• Montari 29.1 • Montari 29.2

• Aggressor 29.1 • Aggressor 29.2

• Vapour 29.1 • Vapour 29.2

• Forte 26.1 • Forte 26.2 • Forte 26.3

• Competitor 26.1

• Motiv 26.1 • Motiv 26.2

• Forte 29.1

• Competitor 29.1 • Competitor 29.2 • Competitor 29 Team

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Montari Montari Montari Montari

• Torrent 1 • Torrent 2 • Torrent 3

26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4

• Flare 26.1

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MTB Black Thunder Sport ENTRY LEVEL OFF-ROAD STYLE BIKE FOR GETTING OUT AND HAVING FUN. If you’re thinking about going off-road, want to explore and have an adventure or just have some fun and get dirty then a Sport MTB model will cut a trail to some exciting rides. With neutral, relaxed riding position and rugged, reliable componentry these bikes are super versatile for on or off-road and ideal for the most adventurous beginner. So why not get out, get riding and enjoy.


QUALITY

STRONG AND STABLE

VERSATILE

With a light yet strong Formtech alloy frame and Shimano componentry these bikes are made to ride smoothly, operate easily and last.

Black Thunder is designed and built tough for true off-road riding with oversize tubing for strength and Shimano cassette and hubs for durability.

An upright and comfortable riding position with neutral geometry provide more comfort so you can ride longer wherever you are planning to go

More enjoyable riding and peace of mind.

You’ll gain extra confidence when tackling challenging terrain.

With edgy colours and graphics the Black Thunder’s got the look for the meanest streets or gnarliest trails You can ride your bike anywhere with pride and confidence

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MTB Montari Cross-Country RIDING ON ANY TERRAIN WHETHER IT’S GNARLY SINGLE-TRACK OR EASY OFF-ROAD. Montari caters for all types of MTB riding whether you’re looking at a full day of single track or a relaxed cruise on local paths. Benefiting from design cues and engineering excellence from the Aggressor range, while catering for all skill levels, Montari will follow your lead on any terrain.


GEOMETRY

SMOOTH SHIFTING

LIGHTWEIGHT

Montari hits the right balance between stable and precise geometry through wheelbase length and head tube angle to give you better handling capability.

Complete Shimano gearing throughout the Montari range means you’ll get smooth reliable shifting on any terrain.

One of the lightest overall frames in the class with formed tubes for an increased stiffness to weight ratio.

With Montari 29, large wheels soak up obstacles meaning bumps, hollows and vibrations are dampened more effectively so you can keep rolling.

Tackle new terrain with confidence and enthusiasm.

Not only is your bike more responsive it’s also easier to manoeuvre or carry your bike in any conditions.

More control, stability and ability to keep rolling means more enjoyable riding for you as you grow your skills.

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MTB Forte Cross-Country Womens RIDING ON ANY TERRAIN WHETHER IT’S GNARLY SINGLE-TRACK OR EASY OFF-ROAD. Forte caters for all types of MTB riding whether you’re looking at a full day of single track or a relaxed cruise on local paths. Benefiting from the input of the WISE women’s group, Forte has been specifically designed with female oriented geometry and components to ensure a more comfortable riding experience. Get serious on any cross country trail or just cruise in the breeze with Forte.


IDEAL RIDING POSITION

LOW STANDOVER

LIGHTWEIGHT

Everything on the frame has been designed with you in mind from the shorter top tube for an easy reach to the taller head tube for a more upright riding position.

The low stand-over design gives you the ability to stop with control when you need to.

One of the lightest overall frames in the class with formed tubes for an increased stiffness to weight ratio.

You’ll gain extra conďŹ dence when tackling challenging terrain.

The ability to easily manoeuvre or carry your bike in any conditions or just go faster and have more fun

More stable, more enjoyable riding.

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MTB Aggressor Cross-Country Race CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKING AT RACE PACE. When you get to this level you need some serious hardware to satisfy your XC ambitions. These race performance trail eaters pedal so efficiently you’ll feel like you’re flying due to the light weight frames, race geometry and high performance components. The Aggressor justifies its name as an aggressive off-road race performance machine. Put one to the test.


LIGHTWEIGHT

PRECISE HANDLING

COMPONENTRY

We’ve tested and refined repeatedly to shave every possible gram from the ADT 7075 ultralite alloy tubing and made the most efficient joins with butted tubes and smooth welds.

The responsive, race performance geometry ensures accurate handling and quick acceleration off the mark or out of any turn whether its Aggressor 26 or Aggressor 29.

We’ve selected the lightest most robust componentry from the best stables around the world to provide durable, high performance operation for every level of rider.

More speed is yours for the taking – plain and simple.

Better control in sticky situations for all riders.

Smooth operation and all round durability for a variety of conditions.

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MTB Flare Women’s Cross-Country Race PERFORMANCE CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKING FOR WOMEN. You’ll climb with ease when you climb aboard the all new Avanti Flare, but that’s not all. Light, fast and easy to ride – especially up hill – Flare will lift your performance on any cross country trails. And with 120mm travel up front this WISE inspired design will give you improved handling and connection to the trail. Ascend to new heights with Flare.


LIGHTWEIGHT

PRECISE HANDLING

WISE DESIGN

We’ve tested and refined repeatedly to shave every possible gram from the ADT 7075 ultralite alloy tubing and made the most efficient joins with butted tubes and smooth welds.

The responsive, race performance geometry ensures accurate handling and quick acceleration off the mark or out of any turn

With lightweight easy to adjust air forks, narrower handlebars, female friendly saddle and frame geometry optimised for female physiology Flare is optimised for performance, handling and comfort of women who love to ride - thanks to the WISE women’s group.

More speed is yours for the taking – plain and simple.

Better control in sticky situations for all riders.

Designed with you in mind, lightweight, balanced and easy to handle your riding will be faster and more enjoyable than ever before.

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MTB Competitor Cross-Country Race CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKING AT RACE PACE. With its lightweight carbon frame a Competitor will handle any cross-country terrain faster and easier than any other hardtail. Their responsive handling, climbing prowess and pace on the at and downhill make these bikes the choice for serious cross country riders. Beat the elements and the competition with a race- proven Competitor.


PERFORMANCE

PRECISE HANDLING

COMPLIANT POWER

Developed for the optimal balance between lightweight, stiffness and comfort. Avanti’s previous generation won too many championships to list, and the new model is 140g lighter with 23% increased BB stiffness.

The responsive, race performance geometry ensures accurate handling and quick acceleration off the mark or out of any turn.

Rear carbon Vibration Reduction Stays (VRS) provide integrated vibration absorption without sacrificing rider output.

Better control in sticky situations for all riders.

While the bike absorbs the bumps you can concentrate on delivering the goods to the rear wheel.

More speed is yours for the taking – plain and simple.

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MTB Competitor Frame Technologies

SEAT TUBE 31.6mm.

V.R.S. SEAT STAYS (Vibration Reduction Stays) The carbon V.R.S. seat stays are shaped and optimised to provide integrated vibration absorption without sacrificing efficiency and provides a compliant ride.

DIRECT MOUNT BRAKE Fitting the disc calliper directly and locating it on the chain stay is not only lighter but it provides flex free braking and a stronger more durable frame.

M.O.D.S. CHAIN STAYS (Maximum Output Differential Stays) The M.O.D.S Chain stays offer stiffness to the frame using material only where it is required.


BRAKE CABLE Internal brake cable guides for optimal aerodynamics and enhanced visual aesthetics.

TAPERED HEAD TUBE Our 1.5� Tapered head tube design increases strength and durability and provides you with precise steering performance.

DOWN TUBE Oversized down tube provides strength and stiffness at the head tube and bottom bracket.

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MTB Vapour XC/Race FS COMPETITION CROSS COUNTRY PERFORMANCE; MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY. Ideal for competing in XC, enduro and multisport events the lightweight Vapour is designed for speed and efficiency. The Tru4 4-bar suspension system ensures all your pedalling effort is translated into forward momentum over any terrain while the Integrated Rocker Linkage makes for maximum stiffness and highly accurate handling. If you’re looking for serious cross country pace combined with the handling benefits of full suspension then let Vapour lift your game.


E 4-BAR SUSPENSION

OPTIMISED LEVERAGE

The Tru4 true 4-bar mechanism positions the rear axle on the isolated seat stay optimising the “virtual pivot point” so the suspension system operates efficiently and independently of rider effects.

The Avanti Tru4 design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers during the frame development to tune wheel rate giving great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

Enjoy optimum pedalling efficiency as virtually none of your precious energy is wasted bobbing the rear suspension.

Low ratios between the wheel travel and shock stroke increase shock velocities enabling the compression and rebound damping circuits inside the shock to give better control of the suspension motion and giving you better control of the bike.

Your suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner.

INTEGRATED ROCKER The key to an accurate-handling and flex-free suspension frame is linking together both sides of the rear triangle as strongly as possible. Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker link, TruLink, is designed to do just that – lock both sides together so the frame stays true and rigid under even the highest torsional and side-loads. High rigidity for responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain. Light frame weight meaning more pedalling efficiency and less fatigue.

Plush feel over rough terrain: supple smooth control. Lighter weight frame that retains strength and durability.

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MTB Vapour 26 Frame Technologies

INTEGRATED ROCKER LINKAGE Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker, TruLink, is designed to keep the seat stays true and rigid under even the highest side-loads providing responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain. TRUE 4-BAR INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION The Tru4 suspension system operates independent of rider effects allowing for optimum pedalling efďŹ ciency and the suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner.

ASYMMETRIC CHAIN STAYS Our asymmetric chain stays let us reduce weight where it is not needed yet maintain the frame stiffness vital for ride and suspension performance.


TAPERED HEAD TUBE Our Tapered head tube design increases strength and durability and provides you with precise steering performance.

CUSTOM HYDRO-FORMED TUBES Hydro-forming tubes allows for complex proďŹ les to be formed so there is no compromise in frame strength and stiffness, all without excess weight. Less ex means a more responsive ride and increased performance.

OPTIMISED LEVERAGE RATE The Avanti design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers to tune in great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

HIGH DIRECT MOUNT DERAILLEUR The High Direct Mount or HDM, allows us to optimise our suspension design without compromise for a traditional derailleur clamp.

QUALITY HARDWARE We want your bike to be durable so we use 7075 Alloy hardware on all pivots with easy to replace cartridge bearings. High spec models feature high performance Enduro Max bearings. TRUCORE BOTTOM BRACKET Our TruCore integrates the main suspension pivot, shock mount and bottom bracket in a single forged part that ensures precise assembly and strength in every frame.

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MTB Vapour 29 Frame Technologies

INTEGRATED ROCKER LINKAGE Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker, TruLink, is designed to keep the seat stays true and rigid under even the highest side-loads providing responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain. TRUE 4-BAR INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION The Tru4 suspension system operates independent of rider effects allowing for optimum pedalling efďŹ ciency and the suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner. Syntace X12 The combination of 142mm hub spacing and the Syntace X12 axle system keeps the rear triangle stiff and true so your bike tracks well in to and out of the roughest corners. ASYMMETRIC CHAIN STAYS Our asymmetric chain stays let us reduce weight where it is not needed yet maintain the frame stiffness vital for ride and suspension performance.


TAPERED HEAD TUBE Our 1.5” Tapered head tube design increases strength and durability and provides you with precise steering performance.

CUSTOM HYDRO-FORMED AND AIR-FORMED TUBES Hydro-Forming and Air-forming tubes allows for complex profiles to be formed so there is no compromise in frame strength and stiffness, all without excess weight. Less flex means a more responsive ride and increased performance. OPTIMISED LEVERAGE RATE The Avanti design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers to tune in great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

HIGH DIRECT MOUNT DERAILLEUR The High Direct Mount or HDM, allows us to optimise our suspension design without compromise for a traditional derailleur clamp.

QUALITY HARDWARE We want your bike to be durable so we use 7075 Alloy hardware on all pivots with easy to replace cartridge bearings. High spec models feature high performance Enduro Max bearings.

TRUCORE BOTTOM BRACKET TruCore integrates the main suspension pivot and bottom bracket in a single forged part that ensures precise assembly and strength in every frame.

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MTB Motiv Women’s XC/Race FS PERFORMANCE CROSS COUNTRY AND TRAIL RIDING FOR WOMEN You’ll extend your limits in cross country or trail riding with the speed and efficiency of the all new Motiv. With frame geometry optimised for women and Avanti’s Tru4 4-bar suspension system this alloy performance bike is light, balanced and easy to handle. A new level of pace and technical skill awaits you as you climb aboard the Motiv.


TRUE 4-BAR SUSPENSION

INTEGRATED ROCKER

WISE DESIGN

The Tru4 true 4-bar mechanism positions the rear axle on the isolated seat stay optimising the “virtual pivot point” so the suspension system operates efficiently and independently of rider effects.

The key to an accurate-handling and flex-free suspension frame is linking together both sides of the rear triangle as strongly as possible. Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker link, TruLink, is designed to do just that – lock both sides together so the frame stays true and rigid under even the highest torsional and side-loads.

With lightweight easy to adjust air forks, narrower handlebars, female friendly saddle and frame geometry optimised for female physiology Motiv is optimised for performance, handling and comfort of women who love to ride - thanks to the WISE women’s group.

Enjoy optimum pedalling efficiency as virtually none of your precious energy is wasted bobbing the rear suspension. Your suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner.

High rigidity for responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain.

Designed with you in mind, lightweight, balanced and easy to handle you’re riding will be faster and more enjoyable than ever before.

Light frame weight meaning more pedalling efficiency and less fatigue.

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MTB Motiv 26 Frame Technologies

INTEGRATED ROCKER LINKAGE Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker, TruLink, is designed to keep the seat stays true and rigid under even the highest side-loads providing responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain. TRUE 4-BAR INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION The Tru4 suspension system operates independent of rider effects allowing for optimum pedalling efďŹ ciency and the suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner.

ASYMMETRIC CHAIN STAYS Our asymmetric chain stays let us reduce weight where it is not needed yet maintain the frame stiffness vital for ride and suspension performance.


TAPERED HEAD TUBE Our Tapered head tube design increases strength and durability and provides you with precise steering performance.

CUSTOM HYDRO-FORMED TUBES Hydro-forming tubes allows for complex proďŹ les to be formed so there is no compromise in frame strength and stiffness, all without excess weight. Less ex means a more responsive ride and increased performance. OPTIMISED LEVERAGE RATE The Avanti design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers to tune in great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

HIGH DIRECT MOUNT DERAILLEUR The High Direct Mount or HDM, allows us to optimise our suspension design without compromise for a traditional derailleur clamp.

QUALITY HARDWARE We want your bike to be durable so we use 7075 Alloy hardware on all pivots with easy to replace cartridge bearings. Higher spec models feature high performance Enduro Max bearings. TRUCORE BOTTOM BRACKET Our TruCore integrates the main suspension pivot, shock mount and bottom bracket in a single forged part that ensures precise assembly and strength in every frame.

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MTB Torrent Trail Full Suspension ALL-ROUND TRAIL RIDING WITH FLOW You’ll feel compelled to challenge both yourself and your mates aboard the Torrent. With the Tru4 4-bar suspension system at its heart Torrent will enable you to efficiently climb any hill with speed, attack technical descents with confidence and handle demanding trail conditions with precision and power. Simultaneously you’ll feel yourself becoming at one with the trail as you flow effortlessly over it. Climb aboard a Torrent and be prepared to take yourself to new places.


TRUE 4-BAR SUSPENSION

OPTIMISED LEVERAGE

INTEGRATED ROCKER

The Tru4 true 4-bar mechanism positions the rear axle on the isolated seat stay optimising the “virtual pivot point” so the suspension system operates efficiently and independently of rider effects.

The Avanti Tru4 design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers during the frame development to tune wheel rate giving great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

Enjoy optimum pedalling efficiency as virtually none of your precious energy is wasted bobbing the rear suspension.

Low ratios between the wheel travel and shock stroke increase shock velocities enabling the compression and rebound damping circuits inside the shock to give better control of the suspension motion.

The key to an accurate-handling and flex-free suspension frame is linking together both sides of the rear triangle as strongly as possible. Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker link, TruLink, is designed to do just that – lock both sides together so the frame stays true under even the highest torsional and side-loads.

Your suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner

High rigidity for responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain.

Plush feel over rough terrain: supple, smooth and controlled.

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MTB Torrent Frame Technologies

INTEGRATED ROCKER LINKAGE Avanti’s one piece integrated rocker, TruLink, is designed to keep the seat stays true and rigid under even the highest side-loads providing responsive and accurate handling over the roughest terrain.

TRUE 4-BAR INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION The Tru4 suspension system operates independent of rider effects allowing for optimum pedalling efďŹ ciency and the suspension stays supple when braking so you can stop quickly and choose the best line in every corner.

ASYMMETRIC CHAIN STAYS Our asymmetric chain stays let us reduce weight where it is not needed yet maintain the frame stiffness vital for ride and suspension performance.


TAPERED HEAD TUBE Our 1.5” Tapered head tube design increases strength and durability and provides you with precise steering performance.

CUSTOM HYDRO-FORMED AND AIR-FORMED TUBES Hydro-Forming and Air-forming tubes allows for complex profiles to be formed so there is no compromise in frame strength and stiffness, all without excess weight. Less flex means a more responsive ride and increased performance.

OPTIMISED LEVERAGE RATE The Avanti design team worked closely with leading shock manufacturers to tune in great small bump compliance, more perceived travel and good bottom out protection.

HIGH DIRECT MOUNT DERAILLEUR The High Direct Mount or HDM, allows us to optimise our suspension design without compromise for a traditional derailleur clamp.

QUALITY HARDWARE We want your bike to be durable so we use 7075 Alloy hardware on all pivots with easy to replace cartridge bearings. Higher spec models feature high performance Enduro Max bearings. TRUCORE BOTTOM BRACKET Our TruCore integrates the main suspension pivot, shock mount and bottom bracket in a single forged part that ensures precise assembly and strength in every frame.

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2012 Category Overview Kids

Single Speed

Geared

Safety, lightweight, reliable

Lightweight, durable

• Lil’ Ripper Boys • Lil’ Ripper Girls

• • • • •

• Hang-on 1

• Hang-on Geared

• • • • • •

MXR 12” MXR 16” MXR 20” Diana 12” Diana 16” Diana 20”

• • • • • •

Black Thunder 12” Black Thunder 16” Black Thunder 20” SS Spice 12” Spice 16” Spice 20” SS

Black Black Black Black Black

• • • • •

Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder

Spice Spice Spice Spice Spice

20” 20i 24” 24i 24.2

16” 20” 20i 24” 24i

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Kids

Lil’ Ripper / MXR / Diana / Hang-on

INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS TO THE JOYS OF CYCLING WITH SAFETY, CONTROL AND FUN. Kids can ride where they like and this new freedom builds confidence and excitement. Yet safety is paramount so whether it’s getting them started on a Lil Ripper, starting your girl on a Diana or getting your little man on to an MXR you know they’re equipped to keep out of harms way.


LIGHTWEIGHT

QUALITY COMPONENTRY

LOOKING COOL

The lightweight alloy frames make getting started and manoeuvring around a breeze.

The components are selected to operate smoothly and last for a long time.

The boy and girl specific graphics in bright colours are sure to dazzle and impress.

Faster learning and more enjoyable riding

Easy to ride and durable.

They’ll always feel good about getting out on the bike from first sight till just before night.

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Kids Black Thunder / Spice VERSATILE MOUNTAIN BIKE STYLE RIDING FOR FIRST ADVENTURES AND NEW EXPERIENCES. Your kids will soon get a taste for mountain biking or just riding for maximum fun with the ability to handle any terrain thanks to the suspension forks, lightweight frame, kids speciďŹ c geometry and low rolling resistance tyres .


LIGHTWEIGHT

QUALITY COMPONENTRY

LOOKING COOL

The lightweight alloy frames make getting started and manoeuvring around a breeze.

The components are selected to operate smoothly and last for a long time.

The boy and girl specific graphics and style will capture their attention.

Faster learning and more enjoyable riding

Easy to ride, smooth gear shifting and durable.

They’ll always feel good about getting out on the bike from first sight till just before night.

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Avanti Bike 2012 Dealer Manual