The BURAsl is NeilPryde's second generation lightweight road frame and with all the R&D this company has done in it's three short years in the bike industry they can hardly be called the newcomers. Riding the BURAsl revealed that the work done had paid off and there is no down side to the super light weight. In fact the BURAsl is stiffer than and just as comfortable as the best bikes out there.
|Exoskeleton rib, adds to the stiffness and keeps weight down. NPB started developing this in the Diablo but really put it to work on the BURAsl|
The form of the frame is all about performance and engineering which presents a unique look that some riders will certainly appreciate. It looks a lot like the BMC Team Machine SLR and in ride quality it's very similar. The BURAsl is a tad stiffer and maybe a little more together feeling, I always felt the SLR01 was a little disjointed but the BURAsl feels like it's all together. It looks raw and very much like a race bike and has a few unique features that you don't see in other bikes. The rear brake cable running through the head tube and the squared off top tube with the gusset. In person it has the look and feel of a purpose built machine.
|Seatstays are as thin as the UCI would allow, the rumor is the bike could be ridden without them because of the stiffness and strength of the chainstays.|
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Price for the Frameset $3449
Available in Mechanical(Black) or Electric(Black/Red)
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