Time for a visit: a tour of the Time frame factory

Zack Vestal brings readers along on a photo tour of the Time carbon fiber frame factory.

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That’s right: every Time bicycle begins life in a cardboard box as a roll of raw carbon fiber strand.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2010 VeloNews Buyer’s Guide, keep your eyes peeled: it should be available in shops by this time next week.

It’s our biggest issue of the year in terms of tech, with product reviews, photo essays, and more than 120 of the best bikes we could find. One of the feature stories is my trip through France, with stops at Mavic, Time, Look, and Cyfac. After spending a long day with Mavic, I spent the night in Lyon and headed for Time’s modern production center just outside of the city.

Please click here to view the Time factory visit gallery
Please click here to view the Time factory visit gallery

To get the full story, you’ll have to look for a copy of the magazine. But to pique your interest, check out the photos and take a virtual walk through Time’s cavernous facility just outside of Lyon, a few hours west of Annecy.

An American in France

What’s it like to be an American cyclist living in France? Watch to get professional road cyclist Joe Dombrowski’s view.