Aero road bikes aim to offer a bit of everything. They're plenty light yet with their wind-cheating profiles allow easier speed and plenty of stiffness upon which to sprint, and the Nazare and Nazare SL are NeilPryde's latest offerings in the aero road segment.
The bike side of NeilPryde is eight years old and is now based in Britain. NeilPryde started in watersports in 1970 and has been working with carbon and aerodynamics for a bulk of those years.
NeilPryde claims the Nazare line of aero bikes is designed not only to save you watts, but to "get to go and spend them somewhere epic."
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NeilPryde Nazare features
- Aeroblade bar/stem cockpit
- PF86 bottom bracket
- Carbon 9mm QR open dropouts
- Rim brakes
- Di2 battery mount in seatpost
- UCI approved
Nazare and Nazare SL differences
In a move similar to mountain bikes, NeilPryde is offering two very similar versions of the same frame. The only claimed difference is weight and a bit of stiffness around the head tube and bottom bracket areas.
The Nazare SL weighs 160 grams less (940g vs. 1,100g) than the Nazare due to the use of higher modulus carbon, which requires less material.
To achieve the weight savings while retaining the ride quality and stiffness, the SL version employs NeilPryde's C6.9 carbon, which is a combination of Toray 46T and 60T high modulus carbon. The standard Nazare however is crafted from C6.7, which is a mix of Toray T700 and 46T mid and high modulus carbon.
Build kits and pricing
The Nazare will be offered in two build kits as well as a frameset, plus the NeilPryde Aeroblade carbon bar/stem combo for £1,650 / $2,100 / AU$TBD.
The Shimano 105 5800 build will retail for the same £1,650 / $2,100 as the frameset but will include an alloy FSA cockpit instead of the full carbon Aeroblade. The rest of the build consists of Fulcrum Racing Sports wheels, Schwalbe Lugano 25mm tires and a Prologo Kappa saddle.
For the higher-end Nazare SL, two complete bikes will be available along with a £2,300 / $2,900 / AU$TBD frameset plus carbon bar/stem.
At the top of the range is the Dura-Ace 9100 kit for £4,800 / $6,200. It rolls on Fulcrum Racing Quattro CF wheels wrapped with Schwalbe One 25mm tires and includes a Prologo Zero II saddle.
The Ultegra 8000 kit comes in at £2,800 / $3,600 and is spec'd with Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels, Schwalbe Durano 25mm tires and a Prologo Zero II saddle.