Ascent 1 // AC01

options & Prices

A lightweight, climber's dream.

The Ascent is designed to be the one rock solid bike that does it all. Take it out training and smash some Strava KOM records or get it out into the race peloton and lead the way up those mountains, it’ll give back every drop of muscle you can throw at it. Hit it with wind and weather from every angle and it’ll stay steady.  

The frame strikes a refined balance of aerodynamics and weight – with an aero optimised head tube, down tube and an advanced frame that’s made from state-of-the-art Toray T1000, EPS moulded carbon. The frame tips the scales at a featherweight 870g in a size 56, allowing for a build weight that can break the UCI 6.8kg limit. Cake, had and eaten.

Aero optimised frame

It may be a lightweight frame, but that doesn't mean we forget about including a little aero goodness where we can. Truncated aerofoil tube profiles are implemented on the head tube and down tube, and deliver aero advantage without the full depth of an aerofoil shape. While shallower tube profiles reduce its surface area from the sides, meaning the Ascent displays excellent manners in cross winds.

Tuned for stiffness and comfort

The Ascent frame applies an EPS carbon manufacturing process and a laser-cut, hand laid carbon layup that allows us to tune frame thickness with amazing accuracy. That means we can reliably adjust carbon wall thickness to be thicker in areas that need stiffness and thinner in areas that add to compliance and weight saving. We also apply the BB86 bottom bracket standard to save weight and increase pedalling stiffness.

Keep it tidy

Route all your cables or Di2 wires neatly inside the frame, with separate cable stops for electronic and cable groupsets and easy access to the inside of the frame underneath the BB for junction boxes and service. All frame access areas are covered with replaceable plastic inserts.

100% Japanese Toray Carbon Fibre

Look beyond the beautiful paint coat on the Ascent frame and you’ll find a frame manufactured with exotic aerospace-grade, pre-preg Japanese Torayca T1000 carbon fibre. Fibres that are amongst the highest tensile strength in the world. Together with the latest EPS forming processes, the T1000 carbon fibre allows us to achieve the featherweight 870g frame weight, in a size 56.

"Nothing short of impressive"
- Bikehub

Build Options & Prices

Please click on an option below, to load the relevant specifications for that groupset or frame.

SRAM Force

Cabal CRC40 Carbon Wheelset

• Includes complimentary bike fit and setup in certain city centers
• Sizes will be confirmed after visiting our bike fit technicians

Shimano Ultegra

Cabal CRC40 Carbon Wheelset

• Includes complimentary bike fit and setup in certain city centers
• Sizes will be confirmed after visiting our bike fit technicians

SRAM Rival

Fulcrum Racing 7 CX Wheelset

• Includes complimentary bike fit and setup in certain city centers
• Sizes will be confirmed after visiting our bike fit technicians

Frame Only

Includes fork, seat post & headset

• Sizes can be confirmed with our bike fit technicians

Please note delivery times range from 2-8 weeks in total, based on availability. All orders are followed by a free bike fitting in available city centers, included in that timeframe. Please contact us for estimate delivery time based on rough sizing.

Specifications

Frame
Cabal Ascent 1.0
Fork
Cabal Ascent 1.0
Headset
Cabal Type AC NO. 42
Front Derailleur
SRAM Force 22
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Force 22
Shift Levers
SRAM Force 22
Brakes
SRAM Force 22 Mechanical
Crankset
SRAM Force 22 52|36
Cassette
SRAM PG1170 11-28
Wheelset
Cabal CRC40 Carbon
Tyres
SCHWALBE Durano Raceguard 25
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP BB86 Pressfit
Handlebar
Zipp Service Course 70 Ergo
Stem
Zipp Service Course
Handlebar Tape
Fabric Hex
Saddle
Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite
Seatpost
Cabal Carbon 27.2
Pedals
None

Reviews

Bikehub
"The ride quality was impressive"

"The Cabal Ascent 1.0 delivers on the brand’s promise of a high performance, high quality road bike at a great price. The ride quality was impressive and, dare I say it, on-par with high end offerings from top brands sold at a two times multiple."

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Ride Magazine
"A surprisingly capable newcomer"

"Fast and fun, climbs like a dream." Click through for the full review.

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Frame Geometry

Size
Stack
Reach
Head Tube
Head Tube°
Chain Stay
Wheelbase
Top Tube
Seat Tube
Seat Tube°
45
501
371
100
71
405
964
505
415
75
48
512
373
110
71.5
405
967
515
435
74.5
50
519
381
115
72
405
972
525
455
74.5
52
522
384
120
72.5
405
974
535
475
74
54
543
385
140
73
405
975
545
495
73.5
56
558
395
155
73
405
990
560
515
73.5
58
579
398
175
73.5
405
995
575
535
73

Personalised Fit, For Speed

A bike that fits you, is comfortable and is set up correctly is guaranteed to perform better. It’s why every complete Cabal bike comes with an inclusive bike fitting and fit, which is available in certain city centres. After purchasing your Cabal online with an estimated frame size, we’ll send you to our fitters, where you are properly sized and measured. This guarantees you’ll get the right size, guaranteed. Together with your fitter, you’ll specify a bar width and stem length for the final build. Once you’ve received your bike, you can return to the fit technician, for a final fitting and set-up.