the Tension C

Glossy Black / Tanger Yellow

A no-compromise race bike with a lightweight and unyielding carbon chassis.

"Head down, tongue down, pedal pedal pedal."

Introducing the Tension 3

As fast as you dare. The Tension C has won several UCI races beneath our pro rider Gosse van der Meer. With a full carbon frame and fork, it’s light and aggressive, yet features like the threaded T47 bottom bracket keep it practical for the privateer racer. Cutting punctures and increasing speed, both its Challenge Grifo tyres and Hunt 4-Season wheelset are ready to go tubeless.

Highlights

  • Full carbon fork with through axles and flat mount disc brake. 
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  • New full carbon frame with updated geometry and T47 bottom bracket. 
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  • Sram Force carbon crank with 40t direct mount chainring. 
  • Hydraulic Sram Force 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 / Tanger Yellow
    COLOR 2 -
    FRAME TORAY T700/T800 Hi-Mod carbon, TA dropout, replaceable hanger, 68 mm T47 shell
    FORK full carbon TA disc fork, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8'' tapered steerer
    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 FORCE 1 double tap hydraulic
    SHIFTER SRAM FORCE 1 double tap 1 x 11
    BRAKES SRAM FORCE flat mount hydraulic disc brakes with 140 mm rotors
    CRANKSET SRAM FORCE 1 carbon crank
    PEDALS -
    CHAIN KMC X11 chain, 1/2'' x 11/128'', 114L
    CHAINRING SRAM X-SYNC 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 FORCE 1 rear derailleur, clutch, medium 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 PRIME 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) 8.5
     
  • GEOMETRY

    Bike Size XS S M L XL
    Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 490 520 540 560 580
    Horizontal TT length (mm) 521 535 545 560 575
    Seat Angle (°) 75 74 73.5 73 73
    Head Angle (°) 71 71.5 72 72 72
    Headtube Length (mm) 110 123 140 160 180
    BB Drop (mm) 64 64 64 64 64
    Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425
    Fork Offset (mm) 45 45 45 45 45
    Trail (mm) 70.9 67.6 64.5 64.5 64.5
    Wheelbase Length (mm) 1007 1007 1008 1018 1033
    Standover (mm, center tt - ground) 777 788 805 823 842
    Reach (mm) 378 378 378 382 391
    Stack (mm) 533 546 565 584 603
    Front Center (mm) 591 591 591 601 616
    Axle to Crown (mm) 400 400 400 400 400

     

  • EXTRA INFO

    Bike Size XS S M L XL
    Stem Length (mm) 80 80 90 100 100
    BB Standard T47 - 68 mm shell width
    Headset Standard (S.H.I.S.) IS42 / 28.6 | IS52 / 40
    Fork Max Tire Clearance 700C x 35C
    Frame Max Tire Clearance 700C x 35C
    Headset Spacers 1 x 10 mm, 2 x 5 mm
    Seat Post Length (mm) 300
    Crankarm (mm) 165 170 170 172,5 175
    Seat Post Diameter (mm) 27.2
    Handlebar (mm, drop center-center) 420 420 420 440 440
    Reach (mm) 73
    Flare 4° backsweep, 12° flare
    Drop (mm) 118

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