So thats what Ive been doing since Tuesday, and heres some of what Ive learned about late 2009 and early 2010.Delta 7 I just got back from my first A Lange & Sohne Langematik Perpetual watches ride on a Delta 7 frame—the justlaunched Ascend road bike—and I have to say Im impressed. Delta 7 entered the bike world about 18 months ago with the Arantix mountainbike frame, which was also the debut of the companys IsoTruss technology. IsoTruss is a patented construction method that forgoes traditional tubes for a web of Kevlarwrapped carbonfiber strands. The strands form a series of interlocking s, much like the trusses used in the construction of large buildings.
In theory, everything says this should result in a rigid structure. But in practice, its a bit of a leap to trust a frame tube you can see through. But the only frame failures Delta 7 has ever suffered were when the epoxy that bonds the IsoTruss tubes to the carbon lugs came apart on two demo Arantix frames last year—at Interbike, of all places. No one has A Lange & Sohne Tourbillion Moonphase watches managed to break the tubes yet, and the company immediately halted production after Interbike to redesign its tubelug junctions and has also switched to a new aerospace epoxy.So...I threw a leg over an Ascend road this afternoon for 30 windy miles through Sun Valley. It wasnt enough time for a full test, but first impressions are that there is something different going on here.
The sensory clues Im used to when Im at top speed—loud pings and rattles, vibrations, pedal feedback—werent there. It didnt feel like I was at speed at all, but I still managed to drop the four other riders I was on the roads with. And, trust me, Im not that fast. Looking A Lange & Sohne Replica watches forward to spending more time on this one.Blue Competition Cycles This fiveyearold Georgia company has been inroads into the triathlon world with its Triad timetrial bike, the purchase of which comes with one free hour of windtunnel testing and fitting at the A2 wind tunnel in Charlotte,