Corratec 2013 road and mountain bikes - First look
By John Whitney in Dursley, UK | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10.22am
Corratec's top-end Pro CCT frame is a claimed 500g lighter for 2013 John Whitney/BikeRadar
UK distributor Decade took German bike brand Corratec on board last year, and have given BikeRadar a glimpse of their 2013 road and mountain bike range ahead of the Eurobike trade show later this month.
At the top of their road range comes the CCT Pro (£5,099.99), built here with the current version of Shimano's Dura-Ace. For the same price you'll get the new 9000 mechanical version, with a 9700 Di2 version (£6,899.99) available too.
One of the group's new elements is a 52/36T chainset variation, something Corratec believe will be everywhere later on this year.
Corratec reckon the frame is a full half kilo lighter than the previous version, and that only the medium model meets the UCI's 6.8kg weight limit. All others would need to have a little extra beef added.
External down tube cabling is common on frames this light
The CCT Pro comes with a BB30 bottom bracket, an all-carbon 1,400g wheelset from Zzyzx and cockpit components from the same brand.
A Team version of the CCT, made with a lesser-grade carbon, is available for £4,199.99 with mechanical Dura-Ace, or for £3,199.90 with Ultegra Di2.
The Opiate was designed with races such as Megavalanche in mind, so very much in the all-mountain/enduro mould.
This is the top-end version of the bike – the Opiate FX (£3,899.99) with 150mm of travel. Kit wise, it comes with a RockShox Lyrik RC2 fork, DT Swiss XM 180 shock, Shimano Deore XT groupset and Zzyzx Disc rims. In terms of build, it features a twin-link suspension design and ISCG 05 chainguide mount.
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