The Campagnolo Record carbon crank transmits all of your power to the wheel. This means you won’t be losing any previous watts as your pedal or sprint to the line. The USB bearings (ultra smooth bearings) ensure your pedal stroke is as smooth as a clean shave. If you have never felt the contours and ergonomics of a Campagnolo Record shifter, you are in for a surprise — Gloves can’t even fit this well on your hands. The derailleurs have ultra smooth ceramic ball bushings and carbon plates.
The wheels are stiff and race-ready Reynolds with Tufo’s top of the line S3 Lite racing tubulars. Reynolds “Ultralight (UL), high modulus, unidirectional carbon construction in an aggressive, deep-V profile for incomparable lateral stiffness, strength and reduced weight. The aerodynamic profile balances stability across the flats in a crosswind, with explosive response in and out of the corners of a fast crit. And braking is sure, smooth and quite better than a standard carbon layup wheel.” Tires matter too. The narrow profile of the tires aligns with the aerodynamic rim, so you’ll be even faster.
When you invest this kind of money on your passion, no body else should be able to attain it.
On the road, the Nighthawk SL does everything it’s supposed to do. The carbon soaks up all the bumps, and it is a blast to climb on.
The bike does an excellent job of dampening the road vibrations. I barely notice the bumps on this bike when riding over rough roads. I recently had to ride through a four-mile stretch where the top layer of pavement was missing as the road crew was preparing to re-pave the road. These sections can make a freshly chip-and-sealed road seem like smooth pavement! However, on this bike it wasn’t a problem at all. My hands didn’t go numb, and I never felt like I was losing control and had to have a white-knuckle grip on the bars – it really does a good job on the rough stuff! In all, I am loving the Nighthawk SL! It has exceeded my expectations thus far – in both appearance and performance. ~BikeRoar
Seat Tube Angle: 74.5
Head Tube Angle: 72.0
Top Tube Length (cm): 52.8
Head Tube Length (mm): 120