March in Ireland always exemplifies the old adage of “In like a Lion and out like a Lamb”, the last place you want to be is on top of a Mountain doing a photo shoot, but that’s where we were. The first Cyan Ultravox Team Issue had arrived to Lucca Sports HQ and where better to test it than on the roads of The Vee along with a talented photographer Paddy McGrath to capture the action.
The Ultravox Team Issue is the bike that Swiftcarbon are using with Drapac Pro Cycling this year, after a successful year last year. So this is a frame that’s at home with a Pro Rider or any rider wishing to be competitive. The 2015 frame has shaved 360 grams from it’s overall weight from the previous version. The Ultravox TI is a full carbon frame with a blend of Toray and Mitsubishi high modulus carbon fibre in a monocoque configuration. This configuration allows the Ultravox to be stiff, and light without the downside of a harsh ride, the relaxed head angle of 72.6° allows a stable cockpit and gives you confidence to push on and attack the corners.
The Ultravox Ti will be at home on Irish Roads, no matter what the conditions or purpose you are using it for, be it Racing, Sportive Riding or leisure riding. It’s such a capable frame than any rider will feel at home on it. The configuration you see here in the photo shoot is with an Ultegra Di-2 Groupset, Ritchey Bars, Zipp Stem, Fi’Zik Saddle and Swift Seat Post, it rolls on a set of Mavic Krysiums. One of the small things that Swift Carbon do to make the Ultravox stand out is give you a Titanium Hanger which allows a faster and smoother change from the rear mech. Combine that with the digital shifting of the Di-2 and you get a crisp quick change every time.
The Ultravox Ti is at home climbing or descending, it adapts to the undulating Irish road conditions like it was developed and tested here. To view more of the Photo shoot see the Gallery Below.