Advance Paint Program

Summary

Photon Hl
CARBON ROAD FRAME
the lightest custom frameset in the world, weighing sub-650 grams (including hardware) for a 54cm frame.
The Photon HL is the lightest custom frameset in the world, weighing sub-650 grams (including hardware) for a 54cm frame.

Using our proprietary QCC technology, Guru engineers have pushed the envelope again, and achieved an even lighter and stiffer frame. The stiffness to weight ratio increases by 5%, which is the result of reducing the weight of the frame while maintaining stiffness. Manufacturing a frame in the sub-700 gram category is a true feat of engineering excellence. Decreasing frame weight at this level by even 5 grams is a tall order and a challenging task. This year's Photon HL boasts a reduction of 20 grams.

Among the list of engineering and design improvements, the Photon HL features a tapered headtube. The benefits of a tapered fork can be felt in every aspect of the ride. Combining the Photon HL with a tapered fork increases power transfer, facilitating cornering and control upon descents.

Building our frames in-house to the customers' exact dimensions gives us the ability to mold tubes using an innovative hollow mandrel molding technique. This allows us to remove a significant amount of structural glue and create parts with increased synergy. Riding this frame will change the expectations that every cyclist demands from a bike.
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Pricing details

*All prices shown in US dollars
Photon Hl
CARBON ROAD FRAME
2016 MODEL AND PRICING
FRAMESET AND BUILD OPTIONS
 
FRAMESET
 
COMPLETE BIKE MSRP
 
 
GRUPPO
ULTEGRA Di2
DURA ACE
DURA ACE Di2
 
 
DRIVETRAIN
Shimano 6870
Shimano 9000
Shimano 9070
 
 
HANDLEBAR
Ritchey WCS EvoCurve
Ritchey Superlogic 2 UD Matte
Ritchey Superlogic 2 UD Matte
 
 
STEM
Ritchey WCS C220
Ritchey C260 UD Matte
Ritchey C260 UD Matte
 
 
HEADSET
Cane Creek
Cane Creek
Cane Creek
 
 
SEATPOST
Ritchey WCS 1B
Ritchey Superlogic Link UD Matte
Ritchey Superlogic Link UD Matte
 
 
SADDLE
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
 
 
WHEELSET
Reynolds Attack
Reynolds Attack
Reynolds Attack
PHOTON HL
 
TYRES
Hutchinson Equinox
Hutchinson Equinox
Hutchinson Equinox
 
STOCK
$6,500
 
$10,800
$11,650
$13,100
CUSTOM
$8,500
 
$12,800
$13,650
$15,100
Guru Cycles reserves the right to substitute components of equal or
greater value based on availability and at its sole discretion.
ODS (OPTIMAL DESIGN STANDARD)
The ‘OPTIMIZED DESIGN STANDARD’ scheme is a carefully selected combination of graphics and paint colors.
Perfected over time by Guru design and master painters, the ODS scheme provides maximum value by utilizing hand picked colors, applied with the highest standards of care and precision to enhance each frames best qualities.
This scheme is individually hand painted by master painters in our own custom built paint booth.
INCLUDED IN THE FRAMESET PRICE
PRIMARY DESIGN
 
ODS COLOR PALLET:
 
RAW CARBON
 
MATTE / GLOSS
Minimalizing paint weight
on the Hyperlight frame.
 
click on the thumbnail to view paint scheme at full size.
APP (ADVANCE PAINT PROGRAM)
Enter the 'ADVANCE PAINT PROGRAM' to further customize your bike's appearance.
A full range of color options (the Guru Paintbox) and alternative designs are available.
Each scheme is individually hand painted by master painters in our own custom built paint booth.
CHANGE THE COLORS (+ $400)
PRIMARY + PAINTBOX*
 
LEVEL 1 APP DESIGNS AND COLORS (+ $400)
DESIGN 01 + PAINTBOX*
 
LEVEL 2 APP DESIGNS AND COLORS (+ $750)
DESIGN 02 + PAINTBOX*
 
DESIGN 03 + PAINTBOX*
 
DESIGN 04 + PAINTBOX*
 
click on a thumbnail to view paint scheme at full size.
*Additional charge for neon and kandy paints - see pricing below.
BDS (BESPOKE DESIGN SERVICE)
At Guru Cycles we value individuality and appreciate things that fit perfectly. This is why, when it comes to designing your bike, we want to make sure you have the perfect look as well as an amazing ride. To make sure any customer interested in a ‘one off’ paint design has the best advise, we offer the ‘Bespoke Design Service’.

A form is provided to obtain contact details and initial design thoughts. The customer is then contacted to discuss possibilities and develop a concept. (An initial payment of $1,000 will be required to commit the design and paint departments into the conceptual stages of the process.)

A preliminary design is created and provided to the customer for assessment. Any alterations are made - based on comments and critique. As soon as the final scheme is completed and pricing is approved the design is moved to the paint room for application.
(Pricing for bespoke paint schemes is determined on a case by case basis.)

For more information please contact your local Guru dealer or use our online form.

To see examples of previous bespoke paint schemes completed by our master painters click here
GURU PAINTBOX
 
STANDARD
no charge
 
Pure Black
PURE BLACK
Diamond Black
DIAMOND BLACK
Blood Red
BLOOD RED
Flame Red
FLAME RED
Tang Orange
TANG ORANGE
Desgrange Yellow
DESGRANGE YELLOW
Booster Yellow
BOOSTER YELLOW
Sydney Green
SYDNEY GREEN
Triumph Green
TRIUMPH GREEN
Deep Blue
DEEP BLUE
Royal Blue
ROYAL BLUE
Brilliant Blue
BRILLIANT BLUE
Clear Blue
CLEAR BLUE
Prince Purple
PRINCE PURPLE
Medium Pink
MEDIUM PINK
Latte
LATTE
Vivid White
VIVID WHITE
 
 
 
Gunmetal
GUNMETAL
Platinum
PLATINUM
Orion
ORION
Moonglow
MOONGLOW
Gold
GOLD
 
NEON
+ $ 500
(ACCENT)
 
Neon Green
NEON GREEN
Neon Pink
NEON PINK
Vermillion
VERMILLION
Neon Yellow
NEON YELLOW
 
KANDY
+ $ 750
(ACCENT)
+ $1250
(BASE)
 
Kandy Red
KANDY RED
Tangerine Kandy
TANGERINE KANDY
Sapphire
SAPPHIRE
 
MATERIAL
 
 
Raw Carbon
RAW CARBON
 
 
All colors shown are approximations. Actual colors may vary.
All NEON colors are finished with a protective UV clearcoat, however NEON colors will fade slightly over time.

Specifications

Photon Hl
CARBON ROAD FRAME
Specifications
included Advanced QCC Frame construction
included Enve 2.0 Tapered Road 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" 43mm rake
included PressFit 30 Bottom Bracket Standard
included 27.2mm Seatpost
included Full Carbon Dropouts
included Mechanical or Electronic Transmission compatible
Technologies
FFX Geometry
 
 
A
B
C
D
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
 
cm
mm
mm
deg
deg
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
XXS
50.9
430
505
74
71
50
410
73
964
715
565
110
506
358
62
XS
51.5
440
520
73.5
71.7
50
410
73
969
721
570
110
508
368
58
S
54.5
460
535
73.5
71.7
50
410
73
984
745
586
140
537
375
58
M
57
490
550
73.5
72.9
43
410
73
982
773
583
160
563
383
58
L
59.5
520
570
73.5
72.9
43
410
73
1002
799
603
185
587
396
58
XL
61
535
585
73.5
72.9
43
412
73
1020
814
618
200
601
407
58
Also available in fully custom geometry.
Geometry Diagram
A size
B SEAT TUBE LENGTH (CT)
C TOP TUBE LENGTH (CC)
D SEAT TUBE ANGLE
F HEAD TUBE ANGLE
G FORK RAKE
H CHAIN STAY LENGTH
I BOTTOM BRACKET DROP
J WHEELBASE
K STAND OVER HEIGHT
L FRONT CENTER DISTANCE
M HEAD TUBE LENGTH
N STACK
O REACH
P TRAIL

Photon Series

The ultimate balance between technology, innovation, and craftsmanship; these frames represent the tireless work of an elite team of engineers and industrial designers working to create remarkable products that redefine their respective categories.

The secret to the unparalleled ride offered by these frames is Guru’s Quantum Carbon Concept: A unique understanding of the properties inherent to carbon fiber. Using this constant, the tube shapes were engineered to maximize tangential surfaces around the joints and the lay-up was optimized to minimize superfluous material. This quantum approach makes for a superior riding frame that is incredibly light.

In-house production by expert craftsmen allows for incredible flexibility and speed in the iterative process of research and development.

Ride tuned by people who love to ride. The Photon HL (Hyperlight), the Photon R (Race), and the Photon SL (Superlight)

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Complete Bikes

Complete bikes built up using our award winning frames and specified with high-end components from our industry partners are immediately available for order through any Guru dealer.

"The decision to offer our customers complete bikes is based on our promise of delivering an optimum complete product. You now can purchase one of our exceptional frames in custom or stock geometry and as a complete bike built with top of the line components." Ted Matthews, CEO.

Available as complete bikes:

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Photon HL
Photon HL
road
carbon
Photon R
Photon R
road
carbon
Photon SL
Photon SL
road
carbon
Flite
Flite
road
carbon
Praemio R
Praemio R
road
titanium
Praemio
Praemio
road
titanium
Sidero
Sidero
road
steel
CR.901
CR.901
triathlon
carbon
CR.301
CR.301
triathlon
carbon
We have partnered with Shimano, Reynolds and Ritchey to provide our dealers and our customers with a premium bicycle and a high-end cycling experience.
ROAD
COMPLETE BIKE KITS
 
ULTEGRA
ULTEGRA Di2
DURA ACE
DURA ACE Di2
HANDLEBAR
Ritchey WCS Evo Curve
Ritchey WCS Evo Curve
Ritchey WCS Evo Curve
Ritchey WCS Evo Curve
STEM
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
SEATPOST
Ritchey WCS 1B
Ritchey WCS 1B
Ritchey WCS 1B
Ritchey WCS 1B
SADDLE
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
Prologo Nago Evo T2.0
WHEELSET
Reynolds Shadow
Reynolds Assault C
Reynolds Assault C
Reynolds Assault C
 
TRIATHLON
COMPLETE BIKE KITS
 
ULTEGRA
ULTEGRA Di2
DURA ACE
DURA ACE Di2
AEROBAR
Profile Design T4+ Carbon
Profile Design T4+ Carbon
Profile Design T4+ Carbon
Profile Design T4+ Carbon
BARBASE
Profile Design Svet
Profile Design Svet
Profile Design Svet
Profile Design Svet
STEM
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
SADDLE
ISM Adamo Road
ISM Adamo Road
ISM Adamo Road
ISM Adamo Road
WHEELSET
Reynolds Shadow
Reynolds Storm C
Reynolds Storm C
Reynolds Storm C
 

Fast Forward Geometry

The brand new fast forward program finally lets you get the bike of your dreams more affordably and without waiting.
Fast Forward is offered in three tiers. Essentially, the frames get more affordable and have shorter lead times as we go from Tier 1 through to Tier 3.

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Guru Fast Forward Geometry

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