100% Hand built using exclusive Pro-Lite 7046 PBS tubing with carbon seatstays and chainstays for improved long distance comfort.
The Pro-Lite range of alloy road frames combine Pro-Lite PBS 7046 alloy with Pro-Lite's proven Carbon Fibre technologies. Pro-Lite has now concluded a long series of tests on a whole new range of frame tubings in alloy and carbon fibre composites. These exhaustive tests have had the objective of allowing the design and creation of tubing sets that, in common with all the Pro-Lite product range, bring professional-quality products to the market at a price that most can afford.
Main Frame Material: Pro-Lite 7046 PBS aluminium alloy tubing.
Seatstays and Chainstays: PBS Carbon
Headset: 1 1/8" Integrated (41.8 Campy)
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6 mm
BB: English-threaded Bottom Bracket shell
Derailleurs: Replaceable Derailleur Hanger designed to break in a fall protecting the frame from severe damage, Braze-on type Front Derailleur
Brake Cable Routing: External
Weight: 1170g (52.5 cm)
PBS 7046 aluminium alloy frame tubing: PBS - Power, Body and Soul Alloy tubing is a 7000 series alloy tube, drawn specifically to give optimal stiffness and power transfer in each part of the frame, whilst providing a light and supple ride. 7046 alloy is 16% stronger and 12% lighter than 7005 tubing.
PBS carbon fibre frame tubing: PBS - Power, Body and Soul Carbon Fibre tubing is a carefully constructed and laid up carbon tubing and dedicated lug set, made specifically to create our monocoque Galileo frame. A blend of careful tubing profiles and consideration to the type and direction of weave of the fibres in the tubes gives optimal stiffness and power transfer in each part of the frame, whilst providing a light and supple ride.
Top Tube: 525 / 550 / 560 / 575 / 590
Seat Tube: 525 / 545 / 564 / 585 / 605
Head Tube: 120 / 140 / 160 / 178 / 200
Head Tube Angle: 73° / 73° / 73° / 73° / 73°
Seat Tube Angle: 74° / 73.5° / 73.5° / 73° / 73°
Bottom Bracket Drop: 67 / 67 / 67 / 67 / 67
Chain Stay: 400 / 405 / 405 / 407 / 407
Wheelbase: 965 / 980.6 / 990.8 / 1002.8 / 1002.8
Fork Rake: 45 / 45 / 45 / 45 / 45
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6 / 31.6 / 31.6 / 31.6
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Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert2014 Not bad but hard to find replacement mech hanger
I haven't been able to find a branded mech hanger or a mech hanger that will instead suffice. This is a major drawback.
08 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robo nicely finnish frame great geo
nice frame reinforcements on down tube and cross bar,but would have been nice to have more spec like bb size type, headset size ect
14 August 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Road test
I only read the reviews after purchasing and was worried that I'd bought a howler for my £200 sale item. Before reading my review, let me explain the context. I've owned a £750 Trek for a couple of years and wanted to build something lighter with the aid of a mechanic friend. The frame looked OK when it arrived and build quality was fine. The only negatives was that the frame hadn't been totally cleaned up (a 20 second sanding inside the seatpost and a minute removing metal chaf in the crank cavity would have sorted it hence no 5 stars). As part of a constructed bike thought I love it, nothing to complain about. I wouldn't buy it for the RRP, but as a 60% off sale I'm really pleased with the spend.
03 February 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Quality not as Expected
I have recently purchased this frame and on first glances was very pleased with the initial appearance (Ordered the Gloss White Option). The Graphics were striking and I was eager to get building!!!!
When I began to start to put this together I started to notice that the quality of paint was below what I had seen in other framesets & I would guess that only 1 coat was applied (Sparingly). There were also small pin holes where the paint has not properly adhered / bubbles had burst. When I then attempted to fit the headset, it was apparent that the top cup had not been machined correctly as the bearing would no sit at all as did the bottom cup. I have read up and this has meant that I have had to take this to a local bike shop for reaming - Not something I would expect on an internal headset and not something I would have planned to add to in terms of cost!
When waiting in the Store, I then noticed that on the carbon stay near where the rear brake is atttached, there is a floor in the carbon (There is a clear area where the resin had not been applied & had not been picked up during the laquering process - It appears that there is a flaw in the 3k weave (Again this is of poor quality when comparing to other company standards). I am now suspicious as to whether this is a flaw that will unfold in time or is purely cosmetic, either both of which are not acceptable.
Overall & whilst I was under no illusion that this was not a top end frameset, I am deeply dissapointed that the quality I expected has not been met.
This has made me very cautious in purchasing Pro Lite products again.
04 June 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Sloppy
Had this frame about a year now and just use it for winter.
Although light and cheap (but you don't get forks with it), you can tell the difference between this and a top carbon frame!!
A few low points about this frame is that the back end is slack and doesn't feel rigid at all.
I have a Scott CR1 and the difference between the 2 is really obvious!!
It often feels as though I'm riding a bendy bus!!
Also the f mech fitting isn't firm enough and I had to wedge a washer in between the frame and f mech to stop it flexing.Two screws isn't enough to hold it firm- it needs one at the rear as well.
Wish I'd gone for the cheaper full alloy version as it's probably a lot stiffer!
Get what you pay for I guess!
21 December 2010
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