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TIME Speeder Frameset - 2008 BCS
From its damp ride and near-precognizant handling to the gorgeous carbon fiber weave that runs underneath the clear coat, the Speeder Frameset is all Time. The only thing that isn’t is the price, which might surprise you. The Speeder’s accessibility to the average consumer owes thanks to its Asian origins, which allow the same technology from Time’s exclusive team frames without the “handmade in France” sticker shock.
- Safe+2 fork with multi diameter pivot for strength while remaining lightweight
- Quickset headset separates headset adjustment from stem adjustment
- Sloping geometry for a stiffer, lighter chassis
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Does the Time Speeder frameset come with an uncut steerer fork with a long (250-300mm) length? Or is the fork steerer precut to approximate length depending on frame size? I hope it comes long and uncut since I like to have my bars higher than normal and use sometimes 4 to 7 cm of spacers besides the stem.
July 27, 2010
What is the size of the front derailleur?
I got a 31.8 and its too small. So pretty sure the only other option in 34.9 but I just wanted to make sure.
July 14, 2010
yes it's 34.9
September 9, 2010
Small quality control issue, no compression plug
July 18, 2010
This is the basis for my first road bike, so I can't really compare it to anything, but I like it. It seems to dampen road vibrations very well, and it is light. I have about 1000 miles on it.My two minor complaints:1. When I went to install the front wheel in the fork, I could not get it to go in. Apparently the little slot where the end of the hub goes was not machines properly and was just a little bit too narrow for me to get the wheel in. I had to take it to a shop and have it filed down. Not a big deal, but not what I was expecting for $800 (yep, got a bit of a bad price).2. Came with a frame, fork, and headset but no compression plug. I have the impression (maybe wrong?) that most forks come with a compression plug. I had to go buy one.
Does anyone know what size Speeder frame would be comparable
Does anyone know what size Speeder frame would be comparable to a Cannondale CAAD 8 size 54cm?
July 12, 2010
you have to check the top tube size of CAAD in cm and compare it to Time's (Time XS is 53 and S is 55 ) .
July 16, 2010
jb2100511942 (or anyone else) -- what is your opinion on the bike now that you have it built up and in use? thanks!
July 9, 2010
July 11, 2010
I just finished my 2nd test ride after building up the bike(My first build, used ebay and amazon for components). Ordered the Speeder on Bonktown for @ $600. Chose to use carbon for everything but wheels. Got DA 7800 Gruppo w/ FSA K-Force Light crankset and Exo BB (2008 model year) on EBay for $850. After everything, spent @ $2200 for a bike that weighs in @ 17 lbs(not including computer and cages).
I am no pro, so I don't know if it's a real big deal that this frame was made in China. The bike is smooth and fast.
I was worried that the frame might be small. I am 6' 1/2" w/ 32" inseam. Medium was the largest size available, but I believe that I Large would have been too large for me.
I had no issues with the shipping or delivery of the frame.
Time will tell and the frame could snap in half tomorrow, but I could not be happier with the frame or the decision to try and build my own bike.
July 4, 2010
I just got this frame on bonktown. Ordered a seatpost but I wont be able to check if it fits for two weeks (I'll be traveling around). If I remeber I'll come back and let you know.
What you could do though is go to the Time website. Check out the catalog and find out what seatpost comes stock on the frame. Then google the specs for the seatpost and you should have your answer. I did this for the stem (which is 1 and 1/8th).
June 30, 2010
what is the size range in cm for the Medium frame?
June 3, 2010
You can click on "view sizing chart" in the upper right-hand corner to get the geometry. I guess they run large because I am 175 cm (5'9") tall and the small frame fits me perfectly.
June 12, 2010
- Full carbon
- Pilot Safe+2 carbon
- Fork Blade Type:
- Carbon straight blade
- Steer Tube Type:
- Drop Type:
- Carbon Matrix Technology (CMT)
- Quickset (included)
- Bottom Bracket Type:
- Bottom Bracket Shell Width:
- Seat Collar:
- Front Derailleur Type:
- Clamp on
- Pull Type:
- Rear End Spacing:
- Rear Derailleur Hanger:
- Frame Weight:
- [M] 3lb 8oz (1583g)
- Headset included
- Recommended Use:
- Training, racing