Cycle '08: Pearson’s carbon upgrades

Revised Carbon Pro, new sportive model and a touring performance machine

Pearson claims its 2009 Carbon Pro range-topper is its stiffest yet thanks to a tapered steerer tube that widens to 1 1/2” at the fork crown. Though the front of the bike is as rigid as possible, Pearson says the curves on the frame’s main triangle still provide enough flex and damp enough road vibration to make the ride comfortable. Claimed weight for a 54cm frame is sub-1kg.

Also new for ’09 is a dedicated sportive machine called the Pavé. In keeping with other bikes in the segment, Pearson says the Pavé aims to combine light weight, stiffness and comfort with features such as a longer head tube for a more comfortable position.

Similar to the Pavé, but with different chain stays and clearance for mudguards is the Audax Pro. The frame is designed for either a tourer who wants a high performance bike, or a racer who wants to do his winter training on a quality carbon frame.

The Pearson Audax Pro is similar to the Pavé but is designed to take mudguards for a quality winter ride

As a company based in the London area, Pearson naturally has a range of fixed wheel frames; currently the preferred way to get around the British capital. These fixies are based on the aluminium Touché, but also come in steel and carbon.

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