NeilPryde’s expertise in carbon fiber manufacturing is well-known from their innovative work in water sports. Founded in 1970 as a manufacturer of sails for yachts in the European market, the company quickly moved into masts. Producing masts, and eventually moving into wind surfing brought a wealth of knowledge in carbon fiber -- especially in tuning components with a fine balance of weight, strength and flexibility. This high tech know-how, and their partnership with BMW’s DesignworksUSA, has brought a fresh approach to frame development. The result is truly spectacular looking and riding frames that can go head to head with any of the best on the market.
The BuraSL is NeilPryde’s offering in the lightweight hill climbing specialist category. With an unprecedented stiffness to weight ratio, NeilPryde is jumping into contention at the very top. When designing an all out climbing frame, the focus was turned to reducing headtube deflection and increasing bottom bracket stiffness, even while attaining some impressively low frame weights. By utilizing one piece stays and dropouts, NeilPryde successfully eliminated multiple joints on the frame, resulting in a stiffer ride with a phenomenal power transfer. It is a method that requires less carbon fiber material to bond each piece together. And for added stiffness, NeilPryde utilizes a system they perfected, termed “Exoskeleton Technology”. By incorporating added ribs and gussets in strategic areas among the frame, the effects are immediately noticeable in situations such as steep climbs or during intense sprints.
In an effort to minimize vibrations from the road diminishing the ride quality, the BuraSL takes advantage of ultra thin seat stays. They work to isolate the jarring effect from bumpy road conditions before they travel through the saddle and to the rider. Available in 5 sizes ranging from 51cm to 58cm, NeilPryde makes tuning your personal fit as simple as possible, without any compromises in comfort.