Abici Bikes Time Machine Road Dura-Ace Road Bike

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $3199.00

Product Description

  • Airfoil Downtube slices through the wind
  • Aifroil Seatube w/wheel cut out
  • Full Seatmast cut to your specification
  • Internal Cables reduces drag
  • Speedy Abici Aero Carbon Fork
  • Internal Headset for reduced frontal interface
  • Smooth Welds for better air flow
  • Elegant, crisp,fast, refreshing
  • 3.0 lbs in size medium(55)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by brandonb a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: September 14, 2004

    Bottom Line:   
    My Abici Time Machine Dura ace 10 speed is great. The best bike that I have ridden. But on the Customer survice level, I would never consider buying a nother abici. I called Craig at abici at the beginning of april to order my bike I gave him all my measurements for my bike. When I got my bike, In JUNE, the aero seat tube was not cut at all, there were no cables or cables housing, and I got 3 boxes over 5 days. All in all, it is a good bike, but Customer survice is as important to me as the bike itself.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by maverick76 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2004

    Strengths:    Great road feel. Very stiff BB, no chain rub at all. Tracks great, climbs very well. Light. Great finish. The bike just flies...

    Weaknesses:    I'm not a fan of the cable routing design Abici chose. I do like internal, but not the plastic inserts that plug into the frame. It does not effect the ride, just complicates things a little. But a very minor issue.

    Bottom Line:   
    I had a Cervelo P3 before the Time Machine and loved it, so I was curious as to how this bike would ride. Simply put, after a week or so on the Abici, I sold the P3. I just feels fast. It is stiff but not overly harsh. The geometry is spot on, feels very stable. It is pretty light, about 18 lbs w/ campy chorus and regular wheels. The seat tube is cut to order, and mine was done perfectly. I was tempted to send them a slightly lower seat tube measurement just to make sure it was not too high, but in the end did not, and it turns out that it was not an issue. The guys at Abici were great to work with and turn out a great bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   Abici Podium

    Price Paid:    $3799.00

    Purchased At:   Race Day Fitness

    Similar Products Used:   Cervelo P3. Considered one of the best TT/Triathlon framesets out there. Ride the Abici and I think you would disagree.

    Bike Setup:   Time Machine frame. Reynolds aero fork. Campy Chorus 10 spd. Mavic cowhorn, syntace clip-ons.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rmlsd a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 23, 2004

    Strengths:    Finish and ride. The welds are almost mirror smooth. Paint is as good as I have ever seen on a bike. The bike is stiff but comfortable and is well behaved. This is an extremely fast bike.

    Weaknesses:    The from derail cable routing was a bit strange, but I hear they fixed it now. Also, make sure you give the correct seat height because once the seatmast is cut it can not be undone...

    Bottom Line:   
    WOW! This bike FAR exceeded my expectations. It has the best finish of any bike I have owned but what really stands out is how well it rides. I have it set up with an aggressive time-trial position (very low and forward) yet it disappears under me if you know what I mean. I don't know if its the metal or the design, but the bike is stiff and almost as forgiving as my ti-carbon road bike. The pics on the website do not do it justice. I liked it so much that I got a track version too. This is a world class bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   Fiesta TT (on this bike)

    Purchased At:   Abici

    Similar Products Used:   LeMond tete de course, Abici Time Machine Track, various road and tt bike over the years

    Bike Setup:   Modified syntace cowhorn and aero bars. Campy. disk w/ trispoke(racing), clinchers (training)

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