The SL was born out of the quest to create one of the lightest bikes in the world – a machine weight weenies dream of. When every gram matters, ingenuity follows: Through High Compaction molding, reduction of bonded joints, flattened sections of high-tensile strength carbon throughout the frame, and cleverly engineered injection-molded cable stops, the SL frameset shaves off 237 grams from the 2015 Altamira – savings that are double the numbers most competitors boast of their next-generation, lightweight, carbon road bike.And not only is the SL significantly lighter, it’s significantly stiffer: 9% stiffer in the head tube, 11 % stiffer in the bottom bracket, and 18% stiffer in the fork. The SL disc builds upon the standard SL with the addition of flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru axles front and rear. The new features mean that along with the climbing prowess of the SL, the SL Disc is engineered to rail curvy, high-speed descents and provided increased braking power and confidence.
Constructed of Fuji’s C10 carbon|Fork also uses HC molding and RIB Tech, a reinforcing rib that runs the length of the fork blades, amplifying stiffness for razor-sharp steering precision.| Head tube angle and fork offset were carefully chosen to be within the optimal range of trail – adjusted throughout the size
range – to ensure stable steering and confidence- inspiring handling.|Each frame size uses unique carbon layups and tube diameters.|Downtube is octagonal in shape, featuring flattened sections of ultra high-tensile strength carbon that maximizes lateral stiffness.|Frame features only four bonded joints – most frames use 8 or more; the more bonding points you can eliminate, the stronger and lighter the frame becomes.|Oval-shaped, super-thin seatstays reduce weight and increase ride comfort.|Press-Fit BB30 |Cleverly engineered, injection-molded cable stops are lightweight and easy-to-use for making the switch from mechanical to electronic drivetrains.|Integrated chain watcher ensures smooth shifts without the risk of dropping the chain to the inside of the crank.|Chainstay protector ensures the frame won’t be damaged in the event of chain suck.|Flat-mount disc brakes for increased braking power|12mm thru-axles front and rear increase torsional stiffness