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2023 BH Ultralight light-weight highway bike goes aero

The all-new BH Ultralight EVO as soon as once more blurs the road between a light-weight climber’s highway bike and an aerodynamic sprinters bike as a light-weight aero highway bike. Reshaping their Ultralight as soon as extra, BH has created a extra versatile highway racer, adapting the kinked aero fork, aero tube profiles & dropped stays of their pure aero highway bike, with out compromising on weight.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO light-weight highway bike goes aero

BH says that first, their new Ultralight EVO nonetheless is a light-weight & responsive highway racing bike. However now due to an aerodynamic overhaul impressed by their aero highway Aerolight, it’s going to be a lot sooner general. And in a considerably stunning twist, these aero upgrades additionally imply the brand new BH Ultralight EVO is each extra comfy for the rider and boasts improved drivetrain & dealing with stiffness.

What’s new?

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike
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The earlier Ultralight EVO already bought a little bit of an aerodynamic replace two years in the past when it moved to completely inside cable routing and a hidden wedge-style seatpost clamp. Now it takes aero to a brand new degree with a silhouette that appears quite a bit like a pared-down model of BH’s Aerolight.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, riding new Air Bow Fork

Up entrance, the brand new light-weight bike nearly duplicates that aero bike’s distinctive Air Bow fork with its kinked ahead crown and aerofoil cross-sections to its legs. The brand new fork additionally brings with it extra widely-set legs that present extra space round fashionable wider aero wheels for smoother airflow & decrease drag. This latest iteration additionally will get a closed axle cap and incorporates’ BH’s tool-free hidden Fast Lever retractable thru-axle levers.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, riding new rear end

Out again, the brand new Ultralight additionally seems to be to repeat a lot of the Aerolight’s rear finish. The brand new light-weight bike will get dropped seatstays for decrease frontal space, with the facet advantage of extra rider-comfort compliance. Plus, it strikes to beefy horizontal chainstays, that angle up simply earlier than the dropout – once more with a Fast Lever & closed thru-axle.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, new seatpost clamp

The revised seat cluster additionally will get utterly reshaped. The earlier era of the Ultralight already had an built-in clamp. However this new bike now strikes to a proprietary D-shaped aero seatpost, and likewise tucks the wedge expanded additional out-of-sight – now hidden & accessed below the toptube.

Up to date geometry

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, riding

A lot of the brand new bike’s core highway race geometry has been up to date, though core head & seat angles are largely unchanged. Now there’s a fifth measurement (XS-XL) as matches have been reshuffled to accommodate extra riders. The vary of body Attain has elevated dramatically including a lot shorter and longer frames to supply higher match choices. On the identical time, headtube size and body Stack have come down throughout the board, with a wider general Stack vary however smaller steps from measurement to measurement.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, updated geometry

The brand new geometry additionally consists of size-specific fork offset to steadiness the journey with respect to move angles that change with measurement. And all bikes now get a bit longer chainstays for improved high-speed stability, as much as the identical 410mm as their aero highway bike.

New equipment

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, water bottles & toolbox

Very similar to the aero bike, this mild bike is alleged to work with BH’s built-in aero bottle & toolbox idea, which pairs 2 aerodynamically formed water bottles with a bottle-like device provider that tucks below the 2 for smoother airflow. It’s not solely clear how this setup is hooked up although, because the bike seems to solely get two commonplace pairs of bottle bosses inside the principle triangle.

The brand new Ultralight additionally will get an built-in Planck purple rear taillight for added visibility. The brand new mild snaps onto the flat-backed seatpost with a magnetic mechanism, so you’ll be able to shortly set up or take away it as wanted.

Tech particulars

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, rendering

BH is a little bit obscure on some particulars like weight & tire clearance, past saying that the brand new upgrades to the bike lead to “higher stiffness with no enhance in weight in any way.” The earlier Ultralight EVO body weighed simply 750g, and this has the identical “ultralight” focus and shares the identical top-tier hi-mod carbon & HCIM hole core mildew tech as earlier than, so we’d should assume weights might be comparable. BH describes elevated “wheel clearance” however doesn’t point out tires, so we guess it’s nonetheless a beneficiant max of 30mm tires (all bikes come spec’d with 28s).

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, dropout details

The utterly inside cable routing does undergo an outsized FSA ACR 1.5″ headset, and it nonetheless encompasses a vast PressFit BB386 EVO backside bracket, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru-axles with built-in hidden levers.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO – Pricing & Availability

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, 9.5
2023 BH Ultralight 9.5

4 full bike builds can be found of the brand new 2023 BH Ultralight EVO.

The highest-spec 13,000€ Ultralight 9.5 will get kitted out with a full SRAM Pink eTap AXS groupset, a FSA/Imaginative and prescient Metron 5D ACR cockpit, and Zipp 454 NSW carbon wheels.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, 9.0
2023 BH Ultralight 9.0

Subsequent on the checklist is the ten,000€ Ultralight 9.0 which nonetheless will get a whole premium Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 construct, FSA/Imaginative and prescient Metron 5D ACR bar+stem, and BH’s third era home model EVO 38 Disc aero carbon wheels.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, 8.5
2023 BH Ultralight 8.5

For 7000€, the Ultralight 8.5 takes one other massive step down in value, with full Ultegra Di2, a one-piece BH home model EVO Monocoque carbon bar & stem combo with ACR routing, and Imaginative and prescient TC40 carbon wheels.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, 8.0
2023 BH Ultralight 8.0

Lastly, the ‘entry-level’ to the Ultralight now consists of the total inside routing & 1-piece cockpit due to the extra inexpensive Shimano 105 Di2 groupset. The 5700€ Ultralight 8.0 pairs the complete105 Di2 to that EVO-brand bar and Imaginative and prescient Crew 35 alloy wheels.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, dusk

The brand new Ultralight is obtainable in 5 shade choices, or you’ll be able to customise paint & spec via the BH Distinctive on-line configuration device. The brand new bikes will be pre-ordered now via your native BH supplier, with availability anticipated in early 2023 relying on mannequin, measurement & customization choices.



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