With a lightweight triple butted 99M aluminium frameset and monocoque carbon fork the Galibier is designed for riders who want race ready performance and form following function that won't break the bank.
Aluminium frames seem to be having a renaissance, many cyclists are drawn to them for the strong value for money they offer and their ability to tackle mid-range carbon frames in the performance stakes. The Galibier is designed to offer best of breed performance, comfort and value for money.
Frameset: With a triple butted hydroformed main triangle the Galibier is the lightest aluminium frame we've ever produced. Elegantly curved tubing is brought together by perfect TIG welding, there's no better example of the welders art. The Galibier is smart on the inside as well with multiple tube wall thicknesses and tapers helping to shed every spare gram imaginable while ensuring that what remains offers lasting good looks and performance.
An oversized headtube mates with a tapered carbon fork to create a stable front end that begs to be thrown around by the bars. There's no energy sapping back end flex just the path of least resistance from your pedals straight to the back tyre. Frame geometry is essentially neutral, with reassuringly responsive handling and no squirm under hard braking as you dive for the inside line.
Groupset: SRAM Force 11 speed, provides lightening quick gear shifts the moment the impulse takes you. Gear changes are crisp with SRAM Force - and a pure pleasure. SRAM's Yaw-equipped front mech provides flawless shifting between rings without ever needing to be trimmed. Its well known that SRAM groupsets weigh significantly less than the competition, and with carbon levers, crank arms and rear derailleur cage, Force 11 is no exception. A definite cut above the rest.
Wheelset: FSA Vision team 35 Semi Aero The latest semi aero wheels from Vision push performance to the limit with a 35mm deep rim profile, bladed aero spokes from Sapim and meticulously constructed, 11-speed cartridge bearing hubs. Their good looks are every bit as striking and their wind cheating performance thanks to their deep anodised rim treatment, radially laced front wheel and straight pull laced rear hub.
Finishing Kit: We've selected top flight finishing kit from our favourite brands, the Galibier deserves nothing less. A Selcof stem is paired up with Selcof's shallow drop handlebars and their amazing Delta HM carbon seatpost. Finished off with our favourite racing slick tyres we've left nothing to chance.
The Galibier has been designed to take you and your cycling to new heights; step aboard and put you pedal to the metal.