Last week I popped over to France for a spin on Time’s new Alpe d’Huez 01 climber’s bike. Naturally, the brand wanted to show of its new design in the best possible light so it sent me off on the range-topping Ulteam model, a spec with an impressive £12,000 price tag.
The Alpe d’Huez is relatively unusual among bikes from Euro brands in that it’s actually manufactured in-house, in Europe. You may or may not care where your bike is made, but Time’s approach to building frames is certainly intriguing.
Matthew is an expert on bike tech and a lover of practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he dabbles in all disciplines and has tested a huge variety of bikes and gear over the years.