the Tension 2

Glossy Black / Metallic Orange

A fast and mean aluminium cyclocross racer

"The beauty of the stiff alloy frame is also that it climbs quickly, readily flying when you open up a sprint. The bike handled tight & twisting turns, loose downhill & pedaly sections, and repeated short sprints all without hesitation.“


Introducing the Tension 2

A faster and meaner aluminium cyclocross racer, the Tension 2 benefits from upgraded Hunt wheels and a gearing range narrowed to focus on hour-long efforts. Provided by Sram’s Rival groupset, the brakes are also razor sharp. At the core of the bike are the same practical hydroformed aluminium frame and lightweight carbon fork, although these now find themselves backed by a high-end Ritchey finishing kit.

Highlights

  • Full carbon fork with through axles and flat mount disc brake. 
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  • Lightweight aluminum frame with heavily hydro formed tube profiles and T47 bottom bracket. 
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  • New Bombtrack Lyer 30 mm alloy crank with 40t direct mount chainring. 
  • Hydraulic Sram Rival 1x11 groupset and brakes with 11 - 36t cassette. 
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  • Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset with new tubeless ready Challenge Grifo TLR 700 x 33C tanwall tires. 
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  • Ritchey finishing kit with new Comp 4-axis-44 stem and new Ritchey Butano handlebar. 

  • FRAMESET

    WHEEL SIZE 700C
    COLOR 1 Glossy Black / Metallic Orange
    COLOR 2 -
    FRAME 6061-T6 double butted aluminum, tapered head tube, TA dropouts, replaceable hanger, 86.5 mm T47 shell
    FORK full carbon TA disc fork, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8'' tapered steerer with fender mounts
    HEADSET FSA ORBIT C40 sealed integrated aheadset, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8''
    BB T47 sealed BB for 30 mm spindle
  • SPECIFICATION

    HANDLEBAR RITCHEY COMP BUTANO drop bar, 31.8 mm, 4° backsweep, 12° flare
    GRIPS BOMBTRACK COMMAND bar tape
    STEM RITCHEY COMP 4-AXIS 44 forged aluminum stem, -6°
    LEVERS SRAM RIVAL 1 double tap hydraulic
    SHIFTER SRAM RIVAL 1 double tap 1 x 11
    BRAKES SRAM RIVAL flat mount hydraulic disc brakes with 140 mm rotors
    CRANKSET BOMBTRACK LYER forged aluminum crank, direct mount interface, 30 mm spindle
    PEDALS -
    CHAIN KMC X11 chain, 1/2'' x 11/128'', 114L
    CHAINRING CNC machined aluminum, narrow-wide, 40 T, 1/2'' x 11/128''
    CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130 11-speed cassette, 11 - 36 T
    FRONT DERAILLEUR -
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM RIVAL 1 rear derailleur, clutch, long cage
    FRONT HUB HUNT 4 SEASON V2 sealed hub, 6-bolt disc, 12 x 100 mm thru-axle
    REAR HUB HUNT 4 SEASON V2 sealed hub, 11-speed, 6-bolt disc, 12 x 142 mm thru-axle
    FRONT RIM HUNT 4 SEASON double wall asymmetric rim, TLC, i19, 24h
    REAR RIM HUNT 4 SEASON double wall asymmetric rim, TLC, i19, 24h
    SADDLE BOMBTRACK COMP saddle
    SEAT POST RITCHEY COMP 2-BOLT aluminum seatpost 27.2 mm x 300 mm
    SEAT CLAMP BOMBTRACK ORIGIN forged aluminum seat clamp, 31.8 mm
    FRONT TIRE CHALLENGE GRIFO TLR folding tire, tanwall, 700C x 33C
    REAR TIRE CHALLENGE GRIFO TLR folding tire, tanwall, 700C x 33C
    FENDERS -
    RACK -
    LIGHTS -
    WEIGHT (size M) 8.9
     
  • GEOMETRY

    Bike Size S M L XL
    Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 500 530 560 590
    Horizontal TT length (mm) 534 552 570 586
    Seat Angle (°) 73 73 73 73
    Head Angle (°) 71 71.5 72 72
    Headtube Length (mm) 115 139 162 179
    BB Drop (mm) 65 65 65 65
    Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 425 425
    Fork Offset (mm) 45 45 45 45
    Trail (mm) 70.9 67.6 64.5 64.5
    Wheelbase Length (mm) 1000 1014 1028 1044
    Standover (mm, center tt - ground) 771 800 815 838
    Reach (mm) 370 381 392 403
    Stack (mm) 535 560 584 600
    Front Center (mm) 583 598 611 627
    Axle to Crown (mm) 397 397 397 397
  • EXTRA INFO

    Bike Size S M L XL
    Stem Length (mm) 80 90 100 100
    BB Standard T47 - 86.5 mm shell width
    Headset Standard (S.H.I.S.) IS42 / 28.6 | IS52 / 40
    Fork Max Tire Clearance 700C x 37C
    Frame Max Tire Clearance 700C x 37C
    Headset Spacers 1 x 10 mm, 2 x 5 mm
    Seat Post Length (mm) 300
    Crankarm (mm) 170 170 172,5 175
    Seat Post Diameter (mm) 27.2
    Handlebar (mm, drop center-center) 420 420 440 440
    Reach (mm) 73
    Flare 4° backsweep, 12° flare
    Drop (mm) 118

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