I don’t feel right leaving you with a negative post like the last one, so I’ll cover it with this:
Time, as you probably are aware, is a French bike maker (not too far from here, actually) and one of a very small number (I just heard ‘2’) of companies who make their own carbon fiber. Everything is made up the road, near Lyon, in France.
I am throwing a Time frame into the ring to compete with Colnago for my hard earned Euros (they are about the same price), whenever I find a way to save some of them.
Anybody out there own one?
8 thoughts on “Time is Money”
Hi there. I don’t have a current Time but have a Time VXR one of the best bikes I have owned. Still ride it and love it. That was a purchase ten years back. I also use Time shoes Time Pedals. I would say you cant go wrong with this latest edition from Time. The quality of the frame was fantastic descending mountains a breeze, brilliant and comfy ride and that was a frame built a decade ago. If it is as good as mine when I first tossed my leg over it. it will be worth every Euro spent.
Stephen, that’s a great comment. I’ve been seeing Time in my peripheral vision for a few years now, but as happens often, only now started to focus on it. My bike shop is filled with the old carbon lugged frames that I assume you ride. I always liked the look of them (one reason I’m thinking about the Colnago C59, too). I’m glad to hear they ride well, too.
Greg Lemond and Time are partnering. nice ones!
I was riding a time edge till the C (rear dropout snapped) Loved the bike. BH gate( a Chinese outfit) sells the bikes at a discount. I wondered if some of the bikes were made in China.
It’s possible, but I haven’t read it. They don’t appear to make anything ‘low end’, so I’m guessing it’s all done in France. Thanks for the comment on the quality. So far 2 for 2!
I have a friend who has a Time (probably about 10 years old), and he says that his next bike, once he figures out how to slip it by the wife without her noticing, will be a Time. Another friend who has a C50 is trying to figure out the same thing for a C59, so go figure… fun and games.
I can understand staying with something you love. I am thinking the same thing with my Bianchi. I’m going to the bike shop today and have a look at what they have. Luckily my my debit card doesn’t have near enough money on it to make it a dangerous trip.
Re bike boxes, that’s a great question, and one that a 2 min Google search doesn’t really answer. If I get a Time this question will quickly evolve into a blog post, I am sure of that.
By the way, how does one travel with a bike that has integrated seat post? Are there bike boxes / cases that can accommodate it?