The Section Carbon is built for riders who ride all day and are in it for more than the scenery. This all-road rocket is built around big tires and a lightweight carbon fiber frame with geometry and features that won't let any road interrupt your rhythm. Its lateral stiffness and shock-absorbing vertical compliance provide you with efficient power transfer while smoothing out rough surfaces so you can keep your head down, and your legs churning out the watts – no matter where you ride.
The Section Carbon fits and rides like a road bike – because it IS a road bike, and we made it pedal like one. Its 12mm thru-axles, oversized head tube, down tube and chainstays provide excellent power transfer, and precise handling. It's not all about tube dimensions, though - we also scrutinized head angle, fork offset and trail to create a bike that reacts nimbly on the road, but remains surefooted on unpaved surfaces.
To complement the efficient pedalling of the Section, we engineered curved, bridgeless seatstays with a narrow profile, thinned seat and top tubes and an integrated seat collar to maximize seatpost extension – all contributing to the bike's vertical compliance – which is engineering speak for a smooth, fast ride over the bumpy stuff.
The lightweight carbon frame and fork uses tube dimensions and carbon layups that provide similar ride qualities to every rider no matter what their height or power output. This size-scaled tubing provides ideal pedalling stiffness for every rider, while ensuring specifically-tuned vertical compliance.
The Section doesn't just accommodate 28-35mm tires – it excels with them. We designed this frame from the ground up with features, geometry and clearance to run big tires, and we decided to spec them tubeless-ready, to add the control, shock absorption and puncture resistance that only big, tubeless tires can provide.
Disc brakes are an ideal choice for the Section. These all-weather flat-mount stoppers provide amazing modulation in a lightweight, clean package that tucks in subtly and unobtrusively into the design, without creating any limitations on tire or fender clearance.
If you're riding fast all day, you need lots of water – so we built the Section to house three water bottles. Additionally, we added low-key fender mounts with clearance for 32mm tires so a little bout of rain won't quash your grand plans.