Jaegher Interceptor and Ascender

Jaegher is a Belgian company, building tailor-made steel frames since 1934. It was founded by Odiel Van Eenooghe, a Belgian cyclist who participated in Milan-San Remo and in 1932 he won the toughest stage in Tour of Belgium. Jaegher Interceptor and Ascender are their flagships.

Their slogan is “the steel feel is impossible to translate into numbers & tables”.

Eddy Merckx was also a customer of them.

The Belgian manufacturer created two greated bikes equipped with Campagnolo’s latest Super Record mechanical groupset: Jaegher Interceptor and Jaegher Ascender.

Jaegher Interceptor
Jaegher Interceptor is exclusively made from Niobium steel. The Columbus Spirit tubes are a special blend of steel with manganese, chrome, nickel, molybdenum and niobium. This special chemical composition, the combined effect of strengthening for precipitation and reducing the alloy grain size are incredibly enhanced compared to standard steels. After specific processes of progressive drawing and forming, niobium undergoes a special heat treatment that gives the steel its final characteristics. It provides superior mechanical characteristics and higher resistance to environmental effects than conventional steel.
Jaegher Ascender
Jaegher Ascender uses the most modern steel tubeset available : Columbus XCR. These stainless tubes are seamlessly made, starting from a solid billet. It is machined and cold drawn to obtain the final required thickness. In this way the very high mechanical characteristics are uniform and constant in the whole section of the tube. Thanks to the the special chemical composition of this new alloy, the grain structure is not altered by the welding. Each tube is exquisitely TIG welded to produce a frame superior to anything else.

Jaegher frames are made of high-end Italian steel. The Interceptor is exclusively made from Niobium steel, by Italian tubeset manufacturer Columbus, whereas the The Ascender uses the most modern steel tubeset available : Columbus XCR.

The price of Jaegher Interceptor is €2,075 (frameset only), while the price of Jaegher Ascender is €2,475.

Steel is real

From Jaegher’s web site:

Steel is an extremely reactive material. Compress a steel spring and it will bounce back quickly. An aluminum or carbon spring bounces back much slower. A steel frame will therefor absorb bumps and vibrations on the road, while transferring each pedal-stroke into pure speed. This unrivalled comfort and road feel are not just nice for you, they also improve your performance. You will remain fresh and more alert for longer. The unique feel of steel is difficult to translate into statistics and numbers, so it has rarely been highlighted. Where the latest generations of steel especially shine is in their rigidity, which results in a very efficient frame.

Durability

Steel
4-star

Aluminum
3-star

Carbon
1-star

Stiffness

Steel
5-star

Aluminum
5-star

Carbon
4-star

Vibration Damping

Steel
3-star

Aluminum
1-star

Carbon
3-star

Comfort

Steel
4-star

Aluminum
1-star

Carbon
3-star

Weight

Steel
4-star

Aluminum
4-star

Carbon
5-star

Jaegher Ascender (front view)
Jaegher Ascender (front view)
Jaegher Ascender, with Campagnolo Super Record
Jaegher Ascender, equipped with Campagnolo Super Record 2015 groupset.
Jaegher Ascender, with Campagnolo Super Record
Jaegher Ascender, equipped with Campagnolo Super Record 2015 groupset.

Read more: headsetpress.co.uk
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