Volagi Adds Internal Routing, New 47 Ultra Small Size
Volagi has updated their frames with internal routing for both mechanical and electronic routing. It’s a running change that becomes the second generation Liscio and will start shipping soon.
The other big change to the frame is a move to 135mm rear spacing, bringing it inline with trends.
Co-founder Robert Choi says the frame weight is about the same despite the changes.
They’ve been testing the TRP Parabox extensively for use as a stock option. And by extensively, we’re talking ever since its introduction. They opted not to spec the first generation of it, but after working with TRP to develop better bleed procedures (they recommend using the Jaguar Pro Bleed Kit, QBP part no. TL0121 if you’re interested) and even swapping in Shimano resin pads for better heat resistance. They’ve been abusing them and are finally ready to offer it as an upgrade option next month.
Front covers will be available for either wires or cable housing. The internal hose routing for the brakes has full length internal 6mm diameter tunnels to make installation super easy. That FRS both mechanical and hydraulic brake lines.
One of the issues with going to 135mm rear spacing was heel strike. To minimize the issue, brake cable routing will move to the inside of the chainstay. It’ll use custom made TRP calipers since the originals run the input on the outside. Picture coming.
A cover will hide cables/wiring on the bottom and provide easy access. This isn’t final production shown. Note te two different battery mounts. Di2 goes on the chainstay, EPS on the downtube.
Internal routing goes all the way to the back.
Up top is the new 47 frame size. It’s tiny. Top tube length is about 49cm and standover is about 73cm. Fork gets a 4m rake, moving the wheel slightly forward for better toe clearance.