2012 BH Road Bikes – New Alloy Zaphire, Ultralight Build Options & PFBB30 on G5, RX, More
For 2012, most of the BH story is about most of their frames getting PFBB30, additional build options or both.
The new BB386EVO Ultralight gets a Shimano Dura-Ace build with TRP magnesium/ti brakes, carbon-laminate DA C24 wheels and full carbon color-matched FSA cockpit. Complete bike weight is claimed at 13lbs (56). $8,599
A SRAM Red build comes in at 12.6lbs with Reynolds ThirtyTwo wheels and same FSA cockpit. $9,899. Or get Reynolds Assault wheels $8,699. Frame is $4,299 (compare to the G5 for $3,295) so you can build it up like the 10.66lb beast in the foreground.
The G5 gets three new colors and goes from BB30 to PFBB30 which removes all metal from the frame. Only about a 10g weight savings, but strength, stiffness and reliability all improve (so says Chris Cocalis, BH USA presidente). It also gets an integrated carbon bearing race at the fork crown, which drops more grams and improves strength by removing the stress riser caused by placing a metal crown on the fork. It’s the same mold as the fork for the Ultralight, just different layup and comes in around 360g.
There will be some Di2 frames and models later in the year, but Shimano’s reportedly a bit late on delivery. That bike above with SRAM Red build and FSA cranks is 14lbs 7oz.
The RX1 cyclocross bike gets new colors and is now available with a SRAM Rival build with TRP brakes. This frame also switches to PFBB30.
Also available in Red, it comes in at $2,999 complete, frameset is $2,199.
Seeing as ‘cross season is on its way, I took a lot of pics of this bike.
You enjoy, yes?
17lbs 15oz for the complete bike.
Not shown, the RC1 road bike gets new colors.
Zaphire is a new alloy road bike that brings BH to a lower price point than ever. They’ve decked it our with full 10-speed Tiagra, Shimano cassette and freehub, FSA cranks, bar and headset and Vittoria tires. For just $1,099 it’s a pretty solid way to get into road cycling.
Prismas are their best seller ad have the same stiffness as the G5 but with a taller headtube, 5mm longer chainstays and a smoother ride while still being a performance bike. For 2012, it gets new colors and PFBB30. $2,399 for 105 and $2,999 for Ultegra.
Speedrom now comes in at $1,999 for the complete bike (used to start at $3,000) by getting a fork with an aluminum steerer tube and a 105 build.
GC Aero also gets new colors and lower priced 105 build. $2,999.