Epoca R50 frame is an evolution of our carbon road range, a frameset to break the mould, in more ways than one! The remit, to design a new road frame that will excel in terms of power transfer and performance, building on what we have achieved with our R30 model.
For many decades we have known that the strongest “profile” for a bike frame tube is actually the classic “round” profile. Over the years many fads and fashions have past, each claiming to be faster and better, we have always come back to the classic round tube as the point of reference, until now!
Sitting down to design the R50 with a blank canvas we started to look at how we could build a frame which was stiffer, more rigid with a superior power transfer, yet at the same time keeping the weight down, a frame which would break all performance levels. Then we had to address comfort, to achieve all of this and yet make the frame comfortable for all day rides with razor sharp handling, yet not too nervous. Many said this was impossible. We proved them wrong!
The Epoca R50 is not just the sum of the whole, there is something extra, something special, that comes together when the frame is hand assembled, no longer sections of tubes. A modern profile that is not only more aerodynamic, but a form that is designed to work as a whole.
As one customer described his R50, “a Rocket ship!”
The frames handling and high speed stability was also improved, this bike rides as if it was on rails, with the subtlest change of rider balance the bike responds with assurance and confidence.
This frameset is ideal for all round use including long road races and Grand Fondo events .
Epoca R50 all round performance master piece.