ax VIAL evo Ultra eTap

The VIAL evo Ultra pushes the limits and manages to burn a new benchmark into the tarmac.

Significantly building on the success of our award-winning VIAL evo D the ULTRA takes everything to the extremes. State-of-the-art simulation and testing procedures combined with the most exclusive fibre material from the aerospace industry allow for an unprecedented combination of weight, stiffness, stability and comfort.

Only this way a frame weight in the 700 gram class can be realized. Including fork the frameset still weighs just 1000 grams - without any sacrifices in safety, stability or riding sensation!

Its road capability and performance have already been demonstrated by multiple podium finishes in illustrious races as well as the overall victory at the Schwalbe Tour-Transalp. Mountainous terrain is where it is at home, its nature and its maxim. It does not only play its strength uphill, its outstanding stiffness as well as superb handling make every descent a racy delight, wind tunnel proven aerodynamics and the award-winning comfort have proved a recipe for a possibly efficient, energy-consuming and lightning-swift performance on the flats - Ultra, the bike for every occasion!

ax VIAL evo Ultra 2017

For 2017 the VIAL evo Ultra has undergone some key improvements: Whilst keeping its positive properties such as the groundbreaking weight and stiffness as well as the outstanding stiffness, at the same time the usability has been improved in oder to offer you even more fun and riding pleasure.

The rear end has been completely re-designed for 2017. It has kept its asymmetricak shape which is largely responsible for its high stiffness. We have however been altering its geometry  to offer more clearance for modern wide rims and wide-building tires and to thus increase the riding comfort even further. At the same time the already very good bottom bracket has further been improved on.

By default the VIAL evo Ultra comes with our high-quality, in-house, double sealed ax ball bearing.

As an option the bearings of the bottom bracket, the headset as well as those of the hubs can be upgraded with CeramicSpeed Coated ceramic hybrid bearings, which not only score with their significant increase in smoothness and therewith the saving of valuable Watt, but also with an improved weather-proofness and a further reduction in weight.

The VIAL evo Ultra is available in different versions for the various shifting groups:

VIAL evo ULTRA - shifting configurations

1.) Universal For mechanical or Di2-electronic shifting groupsets
2a.) Di2 For Di2-electronic shifting groupsets
2b.) eTap Clean version for wireless shifting groupsets
2c.) EPS For Campagnolo EPS-electronical shifting groupsets
2d.) FSA for FSA WE electronical shifting groupset

ax VIAL evo Ultra eTap

The VIAL evo Ultra in an as clean as possible version without any shifting cable ports and specifically optimized for wirless systems such as Sram's Red eTap.

Exquisite ax parts with UD finish help to reduce the weight to an outstanding ready-to-race 4.8 kg.

RennRad 01-02/2017 test

"This road bike embodies several superlatives at a time: It is extremely light, 4.86 kg without pedals - and it is extremely stiff. The bottom bracket area is amongst the stiffest that we have ever had in testing. Even a massive sprinter who is able to push far over 1500 Watts onto the pedals, will not feel any distortion."

"Also during the test ride it quickly becomes clear: The Ax-Lightness is a racing machine. It feels as if 100 per cent of the pedaling power is instantaneously translated into forward thrust. The for every rider unusually low weight further intensifies this impression generated by the extremely high frame stiffness. Uphill the Vial Evo Ultra animates to go fast."

"Downhill the lightweight is very agile, even tightest corners at highest speed are none of a problem."

"Nonetheless the Ax is fully race-worthy - and offers one of the best frames in existence."

RennRad conclusion: "The Vial Evo Ultra is one of the most extreme bikes that we have ever had for testing: Extremely light, extremely stiff - an extremely uncompromising race machine. It is a superior bike for a demanding racer."

RennRad 01-02/2017 test download


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