‘Crono: Evolution of the Time Trial Bike’ – 2024 Exhibit Recap

 2024 marked our third annual bicycle exhibit. During the week of Feb 2nd—8th, we showcased our collection, which spans the mid-1980s to the present day. It featured time trial bicycles, frames, disc wheels, and wind-cheating accessories, which were a unique blend of exclusivity and rarity. Here’s a recap of these one-of-a-kind items. 

Circa 1986 Bob Jackson Novara Lo Profile 

Italian Oria Special Tubing as used by Francesco Moser. Cinelli Aero internal crown on Italian special rake fork with Shimano vertical dropouts. Gear fitting for 6-speed drivetrain. The bicycle is outfitted with the final Campagnolo Super Record component offering.

 Component Highlights

 • Mavic Comete Disc Wheel

 • Cinelli LA 84 Handlebar 

Circa 1991, Concorde Astore Delta Fluoro 

It was built by the infamous Billato contract frame builders from Padova, Italy, and painted in Belgium. The Astore Delta model is a very low-production example, with less than 300 built.

Component Highlights

 • Mavic Comete Disc with Interchangeable Cartridge Hub

 • Mavic 355 Handlebar and Mavic 365 Stem 

Circa 1993 Peugeot ZX1 Carbon Monocoque Vitus

 The “ZX1” was one of the first cutting-edge full carbon monocoque production frames built by French manufacturer Vitus.

 Component Highlights

 • Mavic 631 Starfish Crankset

 • Mavic 3G Wheelset • Look Ergostem 

1995 Stowe Phase3 LoPro

Hand built by Rob Stowe and Dale Duross and painted by Brian Moredock. Stowe built bicycles for Ben Serotta, Georgina Terry’s initial time trial frames, and served as Quintana Roo’s early production builder. 

Component Highlights

 • Zipp 950 Disc Wheel

 • Shimano 600 Tri-Color Groupset 

1997 GT Team Saturn Project ’96 Version 3

 This bike and its US National Team siblings result from Project ’96, the US cycling team’s million-dollar program to gain a technological advantage at the 1996 Olympic games.

 Component Highlights

 • Original Team Saturn Mavic Comete Disc Wheel

 • Shimano Dura-Ace “Team Issue” Crankset 

2003 Bianchi Crono Team Coast

 This bicycle belonged to former professional cyclist David Plaza. Plaza rode this frame during the 2003 season in numerous races, including the Vuelta Espana team time trial with teammate Jan Ullrich. 

Component Highlights

 • Mavic Comete Disc Wheel

 • Cinelli Angel Aero Cockpit

 • Campagnolo Record 10 Speed Groupset 

2007 Felt DA

 The DA features Felt’s revolutionary Bayonet Steering System, which moves the steerer outside the frame. This improves steering stiffness by 60% over a regular fork while significantly reducing the bike’s aerodynamic drag.

 Component Highlights

 • Zipp 808 Felt Special Edition Wheelset

 • FSA NeoPro TT Carbon Crankset 

2011 Giant Trinity Advanced SL 

Giant’s Trinity Advanced SL was an extreme example of pure wind tunnel-bred performance. However, the design fell foul of the UCI regulations. This bike features the updated UCI-approved fork set-up.

Component Highlights

 • Mavic Comete Disc Wheel

 • Shimano Dura Ace 7900 Groupset 

Argon 18 Electron Pro Pursuit Team Canada

 Engineered for the world’s fastest riders, the Electron Pro Pursuit lives for maximum intensity – with minimum drag – offering the perfect balance of aero precision and exceptional power transfer.

 Component Highlights

 • Fast Forward Disc Wheels

 • aerocoach Ski’s 

2024 Felt IAx Advanced

 The newly optimized IAx is meticulously crafted for aerodynamics. Through extensive CFD modeling, rigorous wind tunnel testing, and real-world prototype validation, the Felt IAX is built for speed.

 Component Highlights

 • SRAM Rival eTap AXS Groupset

 • Reynolds AR58/62 Carbon Wheelset 

If you own a special bicycle and would enjoy sharing it with our community in future galleries, please contact us with details.