Both frames use a unique patented construction system of threaded tubing and lugs joined with epoxy adhesive. Not brazed or welded.
Some differences between the Alan Super Record and the Alan Competition are as follows. The Super Record has lug cut outs and “Alan” engraved into the fork crowns.
The seat cluster on the Super Record is streamlined with an integral stay connector for extra strength and appearance. A more elegant method of connecting to the seat stay.
Also the Super Record has increased tubing wall thickness (2 mm) giving the frame a much stiffer ride and more efficient transmission of power than the standard Alan Competition model.
The Super Record has redesigned forks with larger, beefier blades, new crown and ergal stabilizer adds to front end stiffness and makes the handling extremely positive.
ALAN was founded in 1972 by engineer Falconi Lodovico and the name originated from the names of his children Alberto (AL) and Annamaria (AN)
ALAN began producing racing bike frames in 1972 with the first frames being available in aluminium. The frames were constructed with a unique method by bonding tubes and lugs using a special glue which originated from the aeronautical industry. Alan was the first company in the world to produce aluminium and carbon frames.
Along with success in the world of road cycling ALAN has had huge success in the cyclocross world championships (20 titles) a testament to the strength of Alan equipment. More info about ALAN.