Time has released photos of their 2010 Instinct and Ulteam road bikes and frames. Ã‚Â In terms of heirarchy, the VXRS Ulteam Worldstar (not shown) leads the pack, followed by the RXR Ulteam (shown above in white with Campy Super Record and Bora Ultra wheels), then NXR Instinct and RX Instinct.
The frames use Time’s RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) manufacturing process. Instead of flat sheets of pre-preg carbon that are wrapped around a bladder, they weave their own tubular braid of carbon in-house then layer them on wax skeleton that’s put in mold and injected with epoxy. Once itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cured, they melt down the wax, leaving the finished frame. Ã‚Â Time’s rep said “RTM Integral is…using the RTM concept to make a monobloc front triangle; the chainstays and wishbone are tubes that can be easily replace if damaged.”
The 2010 NXR Instinct and RX Instinct will both use BB30 bottom brackets only, while the RXR Ulteam will get BB30 in the Spring. Ã‚Â The primary difference between the NXR and RX is the integrated seatmast on the NXR versus the standard seat post on the RX.
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2010 Time NXR Instinct in White with SRAM Red component group and S60 deep rimmed carbon wheels.
2010 TimeÃ‚Â NXR Instinct in white with Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur, cassette and shifter, Chrous front derailleur, FSA cranks and Time Equal wheels.
2010 Time NXR Instinct in black with Dura-Ace and FSA components, and Time Equal wheels
2010 Time Ã‚Â RX Instinct with Shimano Dura-Ace and FSA components, and Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels. Ã‚Â Time will have a second color for this frame available, but it’s not announced yet.
2010 Time Ã‚Â NXR Instinct framesets in White (above) and Black (below).
2010 Time RX Instinct frameset in White.