The ultra-premium product of Ivan Basso & Alberto Contador’s bike firm Aurum, their carbon Magma highway bike simply acquired a bit extra accessible with the brand new Aurum Magma Essentia. Primarily a lower-cost layup of the identical versatile, semi-aero, all-rounder race bike, the Essentia mannequin lops off 1/4 of the beginning worth whereas promising the identical Magma trip high quality.
Aurum Magma Essentia carbon highway bike
Aurum launched their Magma highway bike virtually two years in the past behind the names of Basso & Contador, focused at cyclists with fats wallets on the lookout for a single do-it-all premium highway bike. The Magma mixes the light-weight of a devoted climber’s bike, the larger tire consolation & management of contemporary disc brake highway bikes, and a little bit of aero-optimized shaping & integration.
However a 4100€ frameset worth and premium 10,000€ full bikes restricted the pool of potential patrons. Aurum has since added a few extra inexpensive Ultegra Di2 & SRAM Power AXS builds with lower-cost carbon wheels beginning as little as 7500€, however that’s nonetheless fairly high-end.
So enter the Magma Essentia.
Aurum is imprecise with the small print, telling extra of what’s the similar than what’s totally different. However it primarily boils right down to a lower-cost carbon layup of their Taiwan manufacturing facility that brings the associated fee down. Aurum doesn’t point out Essentia weight aside from to say that they stored it low “for a full of life trip really feel and vitality financial savings, with out compromising stiffness and luxury. ”
The one actual noticeable distinction that exhibits Aurum needed to tweak their carbon molds, are barely bigger diameter seatstays, barely larger chainstays, and revised dropout to accommodate the additional materials essential to ship the identical efficiency targets.
What’s the identical?
In any other case, body shaping stays the identical with truncated D-shaped NACA airfoil aero headtubes, downtubes & toptubes. There’s additionally nonetheless the additional tidy built-in (not fairly totally) inside cable routing that enters a “Head Tunnel” cable port simply in entrance of the headset.
Aurum says the decrease carbon spec nonetheless delivers a motorcycle that expertly balances optimum stiffness for wonderful energy supply and quick & assured cornering, but all-day consolation so riders can at all times ship their finest effort regardless of how lengthy the trip.
Just like the costlier layup, the Aurum Magma Essentia shares the identical geometry in a broad six sizes (48-61cm). It additionally retains the identical size-specific fork offsets, to provide constant dealing with for all riders.
The Magma Essentia nonetheless incorporates a 27.2mm seatpost with an built-in wedge seatpost clamp, tapered 1 1/8″ to 1 3/8″ headset, BB386Evo backside bracket, flat mount disc brakes, light-weight CNC-machined 12mm thru-axles, and clearance for as much as 30mm highway tires.
Aurum Magma Essentia – Pricing, choices & availability
The brand new Aurum Magma Essentia is just out there as an entire bike (no framesets) with mid-level SRAM or Shimano builds in two shade choices – Stone Gray or Cyan Blue.
The SRAM Power AXS full bike begins at 5700€ with Zipp 303 wheels, or 6400€ with ENVE Basis carbon wheels. Shimano Ultegra Di2 builds begin at 6300€ with Zipp 303s, or 7000€ with ENVE Basis wheels.
Aurum claims they “transferred the unimaginable unmatched using efficiency” of their unique Magma to the brand new Magma Essentia, simply at a extra inexpensive pricing stage. They’re calling it a brand new ‘gateway’ to the model, and the race-ready efficiency envisioned by Contador & Basso.