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