Time RXR Ulteam VIP review

Time RXR Ulteam VIP
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The bike is clearly capable of winning races, providing the rider is, so our comments about the torsional flex is more of a nit-pick than a deal breaker.

However, at this price you'd be right to expect the moon on a stick. It looks awesome and the heritage and name are hard to better, but we'd prefer a more connected and responsive ride.

Reasons to buy
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    Race ready

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    Looks great

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    Solid feel

Reasons to avoid
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    Needs a more responsive ride

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This is not a modest bike. It's one of the most expensive we've ever tested, at close to £10K with our equally immodest spec, including Lightweight's Standard wheels. But it sure is a head turner.

Build specification aside, the VIP frame module costs £4K, so it's the cream of Time's crop. Campagnolo Chorus equipment seemed like the right choice, in not escalating the price any further with Super Record, but still delivering the high level of performance and aesthetics the VIP frame deserves.

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