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2023 BH Ultralight EVO Reshaped as a Lighter, Extra Aero Street Bike


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

2023 BH Ultralight EVO light-weight street bike goes aero

BH says that first, their new Ultralight EVO nonetheless is a light-weight & responsive street racing bike. However now due to an aerodynamic overhaul impressed by their aero street Aerolight, it’s going to be a lot sooner total. And in a considerably stunning twist, these aero upgrades additionally imply the brand new BH Ultralight EVO is each extra snug 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 obtained a little bit of an aerodynamic replace two years in the past when it moved to totally inside cable routing and a hidden wedge-style seatpost clamp. Now it takes aero to a brand new degree with a silhouette that appears loads 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 virtually 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 appears to be like 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 aspect 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 technology 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 beneath the toptube.

Up to date geometry

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, riding

A lot of the brand new bike’s core street race geometry has been up to date, though core head & seat angles are largely unchanged. Now there’s a fifth measurement (XS-XL) as suits 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 total Stack vary however smaller steps from measurement to measurement.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, updated geometry

The brand new geometry additionally contains size-specific fork offset to stability the experience 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 street bike.

New equipment

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

Very like the aero bike, this gentle 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 software provider that tucks beneath the 2 for smoother airflow. It’s not solely clear how this setup is connected although, because the bike seems to solely get two commonplace pairs of bottle bosses inside the primary triangle.

The brand new Ultralight additionally will get an built-in Planck pink rear taillight for added visibility. The brand new gentle snaps onto the flat-backed seatpost with a magnetic mechanism, so you possibly can rapidly set up or take away it as wanted.

Tech particulars

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, rendering

BH is a bit of imprecise on some particulars like weight & tire clearance, past saying that the brand new upgrades to the bike lead to “higher stiffness with no improve in weight in any respect.” 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 must assume weights can be related. 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 incorporates 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 Crimson 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 an entire premium Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 construct, FSA/Imaginative and prescient Metron 5D ACR bar+stem, and BH’s third technology 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 worth, 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 contains the total inside routing & 1-piece cockpit due to the extra reasonably priced Shimano 105 Di2 groupset. The 5700€ Ultralight 8.0 pairs the complete105 Di2 to that EVO-brand bar and Imaginative and prescient Group 35 alloy wheels.

2023 BH Ultralight EVO lightweight aero road bike, dusk

The brand new Ultralight is obtainable in 5 coloration choices, or you possibly can customise paint & spec by means of the BH Distinctive on-line configuration software. The brand new bikes could be pre-ordered now by means of your native BH supplier, with availability anticipated in early 2023 relying on mannequin, measurement & customization choices.

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