MA-AFO is DARE’s newest ultra-lightweight competitive road bike that will reign over mountains and races!
Born from the pursuit of extreme climbing, MA-AFO possesses all the details a cyclist could hope for!
We are dedicated to building the highest performance and best quality into each DARE bike.
A Revolutionary Material: Graphene
We’ve used cutting edge materials in innovative technology- Graphene and impact-resistant epoxy resin with prepreg carbon fiber, constructing an even lighter and stiffer frame with increased impact resistance. Compared to previous MR1sDB, the new MA-AFO’s stiffness increases by 15%, yet its weight is 15% lighter!
The Most Compatible Design For Various Handlebar Systems
DARE designed a brand new "ACE Handlebar and Stem System" for MA-AFO, featuring internal cable routing. The new Ace stem is available along with lightweight Vetox Ace and Ergo Ace handlebars for all your aerodynamic or light-weight needs. Each component utilizes high-stiffness, M46 carbon fiber, aiding stable power output on climbs or during bursts of speed.
Every rider has different requirements for their handlebar system. Some value a highly portable, easy-to-clean external routing system, some love the aesthetic of an integrated handlebar and stem, and others choose internal routing systems for an impressive aerodynamic performance.
MA takes all these considerations into account, its thoughtful design features a clean and modular spacer and cable cover that works with any handlebar system a rider may use.
More Linear, More Fitted, and Easier to Climb With
Based on feedback from the previous MR1sDB and from professional teams, the new MA is adjusted for more linear sizing, and maintain the same reach with a lower stack for better ergonomics. With this configuration, more power output and stability is possible while climbing, as well as improved aero performance when returning to a level road.
We are dedicated to building the highest performance and best quality into each DARE bike. Each DARE bike is made of carbon fiber in various shapes and sizes, meticulously calculated by computers. We designed carbon fiber layup according to the strength needed for different parts of a frame, and used electronic cutting machines to remove unwanted parts. We took on the challenge of creating the lightest frame while retaining strength and stiffness. To achieve reduced weight, we have even taken the weight of paint into consideration. All of our bike frames are painted by professional craftsmen, who use the least paint possible to cover the entire frame while dressing it up. We also greatly emphasize the safety of our cyclists. Before being manufactured, all DARE products have to undergo various destructive tests, including fatigue tests, pressure tests, crash tests, and the like. Under strict standards set by ISO4210, the entire bicycle has to remain intact during destructive testing. In order to ensure the safety of our cyclists, DARE pushed to enhance strength by 20% in all tests.
Heading into our 7th year as a team, and the 3rd as professionals, ambitions are high. The scene is certainly set for a long and eventful season. 28 riders from Norway and Denmark plan to make their mark in the pro peloton.