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Road bikes Author and AGang

Author technologies

Like in any other technical industry also cycling is doing a huge progress every year. Facts that components are working and frame is tough are already taken as commonplace. Details make the difference. Also in 2015 collection we are coming with lot of technological news. System of rear wheel suspending, new racing component sets on road bikes, our new saddle Fenix for ladies cross and mtb, antislip pedals or handlebars Spank, which were awarded on the biggest Europe bicycle show Eurobike! Have a look what is new in each category in 2015!

PATRIOT SUSPENSION SYSTEM OF FRAME PLATFORM

patriot frame

PATRIOT model series ideally reflect the latest requirements of the modern trail and enduro riding style. Its platform is a frame (for 27.5" wheels only), using proprietary four-pivot technology, the DLP (Drive Link Pivot), with original frame geometry developed for trail and enduro style of riding. The linkage and pivot positions shift the virtual pivot of the suspension high above the pedal centre, thus reducing the rear triangle swaying when pedaling. This results in an optimum ratio between sensitivity to bumps and adequate elimination of the impact of pedaling on the rear triangle swaying. Besides being sensitive even while braking, the DLP suspension of the rear triangle is characterised by minimal pedal kickback (when the cranks kick back during the shock absorber compression) and chain length extension or reduction.

NINJA DH AND NINJA FR SUSPENSION SYSTEM OF FRAME PLATFORM

NINJA FRAME

Another advantage of DLP is a set up of shock absorber with much lower air pressure or the use of softer springs. However, it almost eliminated the use of external functions of shock absorber to increase their own compression as Propedal and others like it especially true when pedaling seated.


The NINJA DH and NINJA FR represent the model series designed for downhill, freeride and bikepark riding. The foundation is a very low = playful frame with original geometry developed for extreme riding. The rear wheel suspension uses proprietary four-pivot technology, the DLP (Drive Link Pivot).


Both model series use a top linkage with forward travel and an almost horizontal shock absorber position. This design achieves high shock absorbing performance even for minor vibrations as well as progressive hardening of the shock absorber towards the end (the last 20%) of the rear wheel travel.

Besides being sensitive even while braking, the DLP suspension of the rear triangle is characterised by minimal pedal kickback (when the cranks kick back during the shock absorber compression) and chain length extension or reduction.

DLP - DRIVE LINK PIVOT

This is a system based on the four-pivot mechanism principle. One of the major and unique ideas that were applied in the complete DLP suspension system was placing a DLP link (pivot pos. L) above and in front of the rear wheel axle (rear wheel axle pos. D). The link together with the position of the main pivot (main pivot of the rear triangle pos. P) and the linkage geometry create a virtual pivot point path throughout the travel. This path is one of the basic parameters to achieve the required suspension properties (kinematics) of the rear triangle.

The DLP system with the optimum position and shape of the linkage contributes to the overall suspension characteristics depending on the purpose of the individual model series (so-called Leverage Ratio / rear wheel suspension characteristics).

FREESTYLE

FREESTYLE FRAMES PLATFORM

All frames were 100% developed by top dirt and street riders around the world with dedication to deliver the best quality in terms of strength, weight and geometry. It took many broken prototype frames to find the best balance among all mentioned crucial attributes. 20", 24" or 26" wheel size frames are available.

MATERIAL AND FRAME TECHNOLOGY

Premium custom butted 4130 cromoly steel tubing with thermal treatment of head tube, BB shell and drop outs.

FREESTYLE

EXTENDED SEAT STAY ESS

The extended seat stay structural element makes it possible to increase the rigidity of one of the most strained points of the
frame. This simple solution increases the area of contact between the top and seat tubes and the seat stays. Their solid interconnection produces a structural node that is resistant to forces generated when riding

SMART CABLE ROUTING SCR

A seemingly unimportant detail like where the brake and gear shift cables run may have a negative impact on the functionality of the bikes primary mechanisms. Based on long-term practical testing and computer simulation, we have chosen the ideal cable routing for each of its frame categories with respect to its size, type and purpose.

FAT BIKE

FAT BIKE CONCEPT

Model Su-Mo reacts to the hottest trend of snow bikes. Full chromoly frame with an original geometry developed by AG Lab of fers
unique ride either in winter or in summer. Very low pressure in 4" tires shows absolutely different point of view on the ride, which seemed to be addictive for many bikers!

MATERIAL AND FRAME TECHNOLOGY

Premium custom butted 4130 cromoly steel tubing with thermal treatment of head tube, BB shell and drop outs.

EXTENDED SEATSTAY

The presence of the disc mount inside the rear triangle brings design and structural purity in using disc brake systems. This design permits better protection of the brake body and brake cable from damage and ensures perfect visual connection of the components with the frame.

AUTHOR CARBON ROAD - CHARISMA

For model year 2015 we are going to use our 3rd generation of AUTHOR carbon road frames platform. We will use it for models CHARISMA 77, 66 and CHARISMA 55 in different strength and quality carbon material levels.

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

  1. Inner cable routing for both derailleurs and rear brake (ICR Inner Cable Routing)
  2. Braze on type of direct FD mount
  3. BB shell 86,5 mm compatible with SHIMANO standard PF SM-BB91-41
  4. Application of the stainless steel stickers directly to the frames side wall
  5. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" forks tapered steerer tube
ROAD CARBON ICR ROAD CARBON CHAIN PROTECT ROAD CARBON

AUTHOR ALLOY ROAD - AURA

AURA is an alloy frames platform for road bikes. The goal of this was to come up with a new frames geometry which would satisfy beginners and and semiadvanced road riders. To get the lowest frames weight we will use on models AURA 55, AURA 44, AURA 33 and AURA 22 triple butted alloy 6061 material.

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

  1. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" forks tapered steerer tube for Drop In head sets
  2. Noticeable front triangles slopping
  3. Aerodynamically shaped front fork
  4. Models AURA 55 and 44 have fully carbon front fork, which means that steerer tube as well as the fork legs are composite

We offer this frames platform in 6 sizes : 480, 500, 520, 540, 560 a 580 mm. Also here the frame size means length of the seat tube measured from BB center into S/T top.

AURA 55AURA

AUTHOR CARBON MTB

A hard tail carbon frame is made with using the AUTHOR MONOCOQUE CARBON TECHNOLOGY. It is therefore the connection of front triangle with chain and seat stay to form a single-piece frame monocoque.

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

  1. Direct Post Mount (PM) on the rear chain stay ready for 6" rotor
  2. Rear stay drop outs ready for thru axle 12 x142 mm
  3. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" forks tapered steerer tube
  4. Inner Cable Routing (ICR) not disturbing the design with its presence on the frame, for both derailleurs led through the top frame tube
  5. Rear chain stay that is narrowed to be capable of containing 30, alternatively 20 speeds (the space for a triple or double chainring)
  6. BB shell 73 mm wide forthcoming standard and enhanced rigidity of the BB shell
  7. Application of the stainless steel stickers on the chain stay and down tube to protect the frame tubes from chains falling of the chainwheels is already a standard
  8. Cable guide for the rear brake leads directly to the rear stays disc brake caliper
  9. Holes in the bridges of both chain and seat stay, and a threaded hole in the frame drop out for fender stays
MTB 29 CARBON MTB 29 CARBON MTB 29 CARBON

AUTHOR ALLOY MTB

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

1. Direct Post Mount (PM) on the rear chain stay ready for 6" rotor
2. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" forks tapered steerer tube
3. Reinforcement gusset between chain and seat stay

MTB ALLOY FRONT MTB ALLOY QUANTANA MTB ALLOY PROFILE

AUTHOR MTB ASL 27,5"

Models INSTINCT ASL, TRACTION ASL and PEGAS ASL go over to the 27,5" wheel size. They have the same frame as their mens partners INSTINCT, TRACTION and PEGAS, but they are still keeping ASL geometry. For such a frame tubes shape we had to open new molds. The shaping of the tubes we call and name as AUTHOR HYDROFORM TECHNOLOGY.

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

1. Direct Post Mount (PM) on the rear chain stay prepared for 6" rotor
2. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" forks tapered steerer tube
3. Reinforcement gusset between chain and seat stay

Applied material is again the well-proven double butted alloy 6061. Above stated models of AUTHOR MTB ASL collection represent 3 models in a different components and frames quality. They are offered in 3 frame sizes: 16, 18 and 20".

MTB ASL MTB ASL

Advantages of 27.5" over other wheel sizes

27,5" vs. 26"

  • better stability
  • greater ability to roll over off-road obstacles
  • lower rolling resistance
  • better traction better power transfer and better weight distribution

27,5" vs. 29"

  • better manoeuvrability
  • simpler design of hardtail and full suspension frames
  • better tuning of the kinematics of full suspension frames

AUTHOR CARBON CROSS

2nd generation of cross carbon frame for models the SYNERGY and AVION get for model year 2015 new styling. The bend in the top section of the frame is noticeable and the top tube smoothly merges into the seat stay. Thus it resembles a shape of a bow. It does not only have a distinctive sloping and an interesting design, but it adds more rigidity to the front triangle, too.

FRAME?S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

  1. Post Mount (PM) on the rear chain stay prepared for 6" rotor
  2. Conical head tube compatible with the 1,5" fork's tapered steerer tube
  3. Inner Cable Routing (ICR) not disturbing the design with its presence on the frame, for both derailleurs led through the top frame tube
  4. Application of the stainless steel stickers on the chain stay and down tube to protect the frame tubes from chain's falling of the chainwheels is already a standard
  5. Seat post diameter 27,2 mm, outer seat tube diameter for seat clamp 31,8 mm
  6. BB shell 73 mm wide forthcoming standard and enhanced rigidity of the BB shell
  7. Holes in the bridges of both chain and seat stay, and a threaded hole in the frame drop out for fender stays

There is also cable routing for rear mechanical wire brake in the top tube for model AVION. In this case the seat stays are equipped with the base pivots for V-brakes.

cross carbon cross carbon cross alloy

AUTHOR E-BIKES

The mens frame was designed especially with the concern of comfortable seating, strength and rigidity, womens frame with a focus on comfortable getting on the bike and seating as well.


electraFrames are equipped with all components usual in touring bicycles - threaded eyes for a bicycle carrier and an integrated lock in the seat stay and the chain stay and threads in the frame drop outs for installation of mudguard stays.

There is also a base for installation of a stand behind the bottom bracket shell. The chain stay is equipped with a lug for installation of a chain and crank set full cover guard. All frames have threaded eyes for installation of a bottle holder.



NEW UPGRADES

  • ATS = Active Torque Sensor - ultra precise torque moment sensors sensingelement
  • Infrared (accurate) signal transfered to the controller
  • Motor with the freewheel function inside (no friction)
  • Display with remote switch box and Walk assist button
  • System is powered by 250W, 36V engine
  • LCD display and 36V
  • Li-ion Sanyo battery 290WH/ 8,0Ah