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AlchemyAtlas
Red eTap Complete Road Bike - 2018
$7,499.00

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  • Black/Yellow, 52cm ($7,499.00)
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Description

Map out new rides.

Alchemy has made quite a name for itself crafting artisanal frames from carbon fiber and titanium. Each frame, regardless of the material, is painstakingly handcrafted and is equal parts a rolling piece of art as it is a high-performance rocket ship. If you've been riding on the road for a few seasons and are looking for something a little different than the norm that is full of character and makes you excited every time you throw a leg over it, might we suggest the 2018 Atlas Red eTap Complete Road Bike from Alchemy? The frameset exceeds expectations and its inclusion of premium materials, dialed geometry, and bespoke construction, finished off with SRAM's excellent eTap group and Zipp cockpit and wheels takes it over the top and will gain you the admiration of everyone on the club ride. 

If you get a chance to take an Alchemy out for a spin, the first thing you'll notice is its remarkable ride quality. Firm under pedaling while allowing for just enough comfort to take the edge off a long ride over broken pavement and chip seal. By building bikes out of different materials, Alchemy is able to hone in on the best attributes of each medium and the Atlas' carbon construction lets it distill this DNA into its frame while dropping serious grams. It also affords Alchemy the ability to utilize size-specific layup schedules to give all riders, regardless of their size, the ability to enjoy this refined ride.

Because each frame size receives its own layup, a cyclist on a 60cm frame gets a rock-solid bottom bracket and head tube that doesn't get floppy while linking up apexes on a twisty mountain road than if the same layups of a size 52cm were utilized. So, across the board, the ride quality should be the same regardless of size. The Atlas strives for an excellent all-around ride that is certainly able to be raced but is also just as comfortable pedaling from vineyard to vineyard on a Sonoma Valley tour. There may be lighter and stiffer carbon frames on the market, but few ride this well and are this balanced.

In an age where aerodynamics is everything, the round tube profile is quite refreshing. Wind tunnel testing has its place and we don't disagree that marginal gains are important for athletes whose paychecks depend on results. For the rest of us, we'll take a more comfortable ride and the more aesthetically pleasing looks of a traditional frame. Generous tire clearance also encourages you to push the boundaries and by throwing 28mm tires on this bike, almost any gravel or dirt road is fair game.

Looking for the fastest ride possible on the road, stick with the 25mm tires and you'll be rewarded with a sublime ride that will make quick work of thousand foot climbs and provide plenty of confidence when it's time to head down. Super stable at speed, the Atlas only gets better as it's put to its limits. Push the pace on the group ride on Tuesday and head out for an 8-hour ride on Saturday.

Some might be wary of a frameset that isn't manufactured by one of the big companies and isn't "UCI certified" but rest assured, the Atlas is tested to tolerances far in excess of CN safety standards. This means the Atlas frame displayed zero failures due to manufacturing defects, and it's so confident that it backs it up with a lifetime warranty. The frame is finished with a PF86 bottom bracket shell and a tapered head tube complete with an ENVE fork.

SRAM's eTap Red group needs no introduction. It always shifts with precision and the lack of shift housing cleans up the look of any ride. The cockpit and wheels further receive the firm's Zipp branch of components with the workhorse Service Course bar, stem, and seatpost. The 302 wheelset offers just enough depth to aid you along in the flats and improve the stiffness for snappy accelerations and handling.
  • An artist carbon frameset finished with a performance build
  • The frameset is equal parts art and function
  • Size-specific layup schedule maintains ride quality across sizes
  • Alchemy dropouts balance comfort and drive stiffness
  • The sense of grounded stability increases with speed
  • Clearance for 28mm tires opens up rough roads
  • Zipp eTap shifters and derailleurs communicate without wires
  • Zipp 302 wheels roll fast and provide a spirited ride
  • Alchemy Bikes produces practical art in its Denver, CO workshop
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
carbon fiber
Fork
ENVE
Fork Material
carbon fiber
Headset
Cane Creek
Shifters
SRAM Red eTap
Front Derailleur
SRAM Red eTap
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Red eTap short cage
Crankset
50 / 34t SRAM Red
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP BB86
Crank Arm Length
[size 52cm] 170mm, [sizes 54 - 56cm] 172.5mm, [sizes 58 - 60cm] 175mm
Cassette
11 - 25t SRAM XG-1190-A2
Chain
SRAM PC-Red 22
Brakeset
SRAM Red Aero Link
Brake Type
rim
Handlebar
Zipp Service Course
Handlebar Width
[size 52cm] 40cm, [sizes 54 - 56cm] 42cm, [sizes 58 - 60cm] 44cm
Bar Tape
PRO Classic
Stem
Zipp Service Course
Stem Length
[size 52cm] 90mm, [sizes 54 - 58cm] 100mm, [size 60cm] 110mm
Saddle
Fizik Aliante R7
Seatpost
Zipp Service Course
Wheelset
Zipp 302 Carbon
Front Axle
9mm quick-release
Rear Axle
130mm quick-release
Tires
Vittoria Corsa Control G Plus
Tire Size
700c x 25mm
Pedals
not included
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime on frame
Geometry
 
52cm54cm56cm58cm60cm
a Seat Tube(c-c)
47cm52cm54cm56cm57.5cm
b Seat Tube(c-t)
     
c Effective Top Tube
52.2cm54.3cm56cm57.5cm60.1cm
d Stack
53.2cm55.2cm57.2cm59.2cm61.2cm
e Reach
36.8cm38.2cm39cm39.6cm41.1cm
f Stand Over
     
g Head Tube
12cm14cm16cm18cm20cm
h Head Tube Angle
72.7o73o73.2o73.5o73.8o
i Seat Tube Angle
74o73.8o73.5o73.2o72.8o
j Bottom Bracket Height
     
k Bottom Bracket Drop
7cm7cm7cm7cm7cm
l Chainstay
40.7cm40.7cm41cm41cm41.2cm
m Wheelbase
     
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