You'll never face the demanding effort of a hill, a mountain or a pass alone again... The new Xelius SL road bike won't give you up when you need it, when the percentages force you to dig deeper inside. It'll give you all the watts you give it, give you a boost when you restart and it's light enough to get you to the summit in no time. This result is the result of many years of work and continuous research into performance in close collaboration with the Groupama-FDJ team. And it's alongside riders like Thibaut Pinot and facing mythical climbs like Izoard, Angliru or Stelvio... that we've reinforced the climber's temperament of our Xelius SL.
Don't be fooled by appearances - small details make big differences. While maintaining its unique design and dynamic features, we've striven for excellence with our new Xelius SL carbon frame kit.
To increase performance in climbs, our R & D teams focused their work on weight gain while maintaining its high level of rigidity. The few grams lost thus improve the incredible feeling of lightness and facilitate restarts.
We also improved the build quality of the UD carbon monohull frame with latex bladder moulding technology, reducing excess resin inside the tubes for a perfect finish.
Its forms borrowed from our aero Aircode SL bike give it more edginess and stability at high speed, positioning it as an even more versatile bike and perfectly at ease in the valleys between two passes.
If you still believe that the Xelius SL is a pure climber's bike, remember that it has other assets to bring you comfort and take you as far as possible in beating your challenges.
The frame is us... For the rest, we've selected the best components. The Shimano Ultegra groupset is the best there is today in terms of quality/price. Its design and operation have never been closer to those of Shimano Dura-Ace. You'll be seduced by the fluidity of the gear shifts and the effectiveness of the Disc braking in all weathers. Aksium wheels remain faithful to the Mavic DNA by offering lightness, driving quality and great versatility for adaptation to all types of practical situations, but with features usually reserved for high-end wheels. The Zipp stem gives you rigidity and lightness. Fizik and Antares R5 saddle will give you the comfort you need for long rides.