"Module" means this is a complete frameset including fork, Time carbon seatpost and Time Quickset headset but also includes a matching Time stem and 1 matching carbon water-bottle cage. Please click "frame info" above for complete description. Frameset Features: -Frame, fork, headset, seatpost, & stem all included -Available sizes: 49.5 - XXS, 51 - XS, 53 - S, 55 - M, 57 - L, 59 - XL -Available colors for "Module": White/Red, White/Green, White/Silver, Gold, Tour de France. -Standard BB30 (mechanical only) -For complete frameset features, please click "frame info" tab above.
Strengths: More power than you put into this bike, propels you up the road. Yep... Its a perpetual energy machine. Ok, maybe the same amount. Though can you ask for any more? Very tight, yet still pain-free on a Double Century.
Weaknesses: As mention above you do need to cut the seatpost for your size. Though as long as other shorter people are not riding it, and it is your bike. Cut it to fit you and it does just that, it fits you.
Best bike ever owned, I have a RXR Ulteam VIP module. Bars, stem and frame handmade in france by Carbon fiber elves. Kiebler, has cookie elves, Time has Carbon fiber elves.
Strengths: Stiff, excellent power transfer, good climber, comfortable, corner like a dream, downhill speed machine.
Weaknesses: Integrated seatpost with minimal (15mm) adjustment only. Matte black paint (Black Label model) is not easy to take care.
Being an amateur cyclist, money and time is the biggest constraint. I need to work and earn cold hard cash for living and my bike. I have been riding for 4 years. On average I only cycle 80km per week. Upgrading from my previous BH Connect, I want something stiff, comfortable, good climber and descent to tackle the hilly terrain in my area. While looking for a top end frameset, I don't have the luxury to test any of them as all my friend is at least 10cm shorter than me. My initial plan was BMC SLR01 back in April 2011, but the supplier lost it's distributorship. A friend of mine who is riding TIME RXRS White convince me on the bike. It's aero shape, transformer styling, and to my liking I choose Black Label paint scheme, and this is where the dream and nightmare starts.
Compare to my previous $3500 BH Connect, TIME is a dream machine. Previously at the back while climbing, I am now in the top three league. Descent is the same story. It's rock stable! I am now the fastest descent, except occasionally overtake by my friend who's in the same bike. Power transfer wise it's very efficient. I can only notice minimal flex for the most extreme sprinting. Of course SRAM RED plays a huge part in excellent power transfer. To my surprise, it's also a very comfortable and easy to master, despite it's stiffness. It absorbs vibration very well. The only thing I can complain is it's not a sprinter bike. Pick up still takes a bit of effort compare to the stiffest bikes in market, e.g. Pinarello Dogma. Yet, I am not a sprinter and in a hilly terrain and occasionally club rides I opt for something more comfortable. I would say TIME RXRS is a good all rounder bike.
Now comes the nightmare. Black Label paint scheme is matte finish. I never have a matte finish bike and didn't realize it's pain in the ass to take care one. Not say that it's easier to scratch compare to gloss finish, but once scratch there's no rescue. Even cycling gloves is rough enough to scratch the handlebar top. I will probably wrap the whole thing when the condition is bad enough. A wet road ensures a wash after ride, even if the chains and rings are still clean. Wiping with a damp microfiber is a must after every ride. My advice is don't get matte unless you really like the Black Label color scheme. Get the gloss finish instead.
Bike Setup: TIME Ergo Force Handlebar, MONOLINK HM ULTEAM Stem, Carbon Bottle Cage, I-CLIC Carbon, SRAM RED Black (53-39, 11-26 and 11-28), Mavic Cosmic Carbone SR (11-26), Fulcrum Racing Zero 2 way fit (11-28), Continental GP4000S, Fizik Soft Touch Microtex Bar Tape, Fizik Arione CX Braided