BH Bikes Announces New High-End Road Bike: The Ultralight

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Continuing its tradition of defining and producing cutting-edge bicycle technology,vBH Bikes unveiled the new Ultralight bicycle at the Sea Otter Classic.

With the introduction of the BB386EVO bottom bracket system, combined with new precisionvcarbon molding techniques, cutting edge materials and forward-thinking design, BH Bikes has developed a ground breaking new bike design that shatters all previous performance benchmarks for weight and stiffness.

The Ultralight is a purebred race animal, positioned to carry the highest-level racers to the podium. “We developed the BB386EVO bottom bracket system with FSA, and this has allowed us to create a new frame that is lighter, stiffer, stronger…and ultimately faster…than any other bike on the market,” said Chris Cocalis, president of BH USA.

Aside from having the distinction of being the first race frame to weigh-in below 750 grams for a painted 56cm frame, the Ultralight’s BB386EVO’s 86.5mm bottom bracket width allows down tube sizing to increase from a typical 63mm maximum width (on a 68mm wide BB) to over 80mm wide, resulting in a significant increase in frame strength and stiffness. While extremely stiff, stable and responsive, the Ultralight maintains BH’s signature smooth road feel thanks to an ultra-slim seatstay design and 27.2mm seat post.

A lucky few editors and spectators were afforded the chance to ride several Ultralight prototypes at the Sea Otter Classic. Full production will begin on the bikes in July, and they’ll be available for September delivery. BH Bikes will formally launch the production bikes at DealerCamp in Park City, Utah in July.

BH Bikes Ultralight
• 747 gram frame weight
• 166% torsional stiffness increase
• 125% rear end stiffness increase
• Signature BH Bikes ride quality

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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  • darth_geekboy says:

    sorry BH, but cannondale beat you to the punch with the 695gm superevo 6

  • Brandon says:

    Read carefully darth_geekboy, this weight is for a PAINTED frame. The 695g SuperSix EVO is UNPAINTED.

    “Actual weights for the new EVO vary by graphics and paint package. The Ultimate model’s matte finish is the lightest at 727g; the clear coated frame, sold as the base model equipped with SRAM Red, weighs 750g; and the painted models that include white are 800g to 810g. The team paintjob is the heaviest Cannondale offer, adding roughly 60g over a normal clear coat.”

    Not to mention the SuperSix EVO was just launched a few days ago whereas the BH was shown nearly a month ago.

    So BH WAS the first….

  • john says:

    bh ultralight is lighter than evo . evo is a bullshit and expensive and always loses in tour de trance and other races

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