The 2012 Time ____ mashed up front and rear ends from two of their existing bikes to create a carbon fiber race bike aimed at some of the rougher classics.
UPDATE: Time just confirmed that the Pavé name is trademarked by Specialized and that this model will get a different name when it goes on sale. Pavé was their internal name for the frame according to our source. New photo coming soon.
Keeping it stiff and fast, the front triangle is their RX Instinct (RTM integral -which means Resin Transfer Molding with monoblock construction- with Vectran fibers to damp vibration) with racing oriented geometry. Keeping it from beating your spine to a pulp on the cobble stones and uneven pavement is the wishbone rear triangle of their new VRS Fluidity endurance bike.
The frame is made for mechanical shifting only, not electronic. You could run Di2 or EPS, but the wires would have to run externally. Bottom bracket is PressFit30, headtube is tapered. Chainstays are asymmetrical.
It’ll be available in March as a frame set in matte carbon/red, which includes the frame, fork, patented headset and tear drop shape seat post. US Retail set at $4,000. They provide build kits if you want to get together a complete bike from them. Time Sport’s website is right here, but you won’t find this model up there as of this post.