I was just saying yesterday how my bike could probably use an upgrade — This seems like a logical step up. At $12,000 (and that’s before you customize it), the Ascend and its country cousin the Arantix aren’t really bargains, but at 1.8 pounds(frame only, that is), it’d be like riding a cloud around. The unorthodox “Isotruss” lattice style of woven carbon fiber obviously has less mass, but as the material is stronger than steel, it requires less to provide the strength and rigidity prized by road bikers.
[Image credit: Jim Merithew, Wired.com]]
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