Search results for: velocite

The Velocite RT50 Aero Wheels May Be The Most Extraordinary Use Of Computer Design In Cycling

Velocite-RT50-2nd-gen-front_r3qVelocite is constantly pushing the envelope of design, releasing the 2nd generation of the RT50 wheel set. Aimed at being aero, but not just in a straight line, the design story on these is long and technical, with Velocite breaking out computer hardware and software not typically used in the cycling industry.

They say the main objective in this redesign was to fine tune the handling of deep profile rims in crosswinds. The methods employed were cool to see, click through to get the scoop…


EB14: Lightweight Co-develops Unique Velocité Project e-Bike Solution with Research Partners

Lightweight_Velocite_Project_eBike_pedelec_concept_bike_front_view Lightweight_Velocite_Project_eBike_pedelec_concept_bike_front_three-quarter

The carbon fiber experts of Lightweight have been busy this year working on incorporating advanced electronic systems into some already market-leading products. Besides their Smart Wheels sensors that we just showed you last week, Lightweight has also been working on a totally unique and possibly groundbreaking e-Bike called the Velocité Project. Developed as an academic and commercial cooperation under a Transform: Mobility into eXcitement grant from the German Ministry of Education and Research, the project was a response to a call to develop key technologies to address urban electro-mobility.

Lightweight coordinated the joint project through their technology development division CarboFibretec. The bike they presented at Eurobike is a proof of concept demonstration of a Pedelec using the newly developed tech. Read on to see what makes this machine unique and what applications it might have…


Velocite Introduces Their First Full Carbon, Tubeless, Clincher Wheelset

You’ve seen their bikes on our pages before, now Velocite has introduced their first wheelset with the RT50. Rather than just another carbon clincher wheelset, Velocite went all in, making a road tubeless (RT) compatible wheelset that can use regular tubes and tires as well. While Velocite claims that the RT50s are the only RT compatible carbon clinchers on the market, Corima has offered their Aero+ Tubeless S carbon wheelset (also sold as Hutchinson RT1), along with MadFiber’s clincher wheels that claim they can be run with or without tubes. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that there are very few carbon RT wheelsets on the market, and Velocite is certainly early to the game.

With more and more tubeless tires popping up every trade show, are carbon RT wheels the next big thing? Read on to see Velocite’s take on the matter.


Velocite’s Newest Bike, the Geos

The Velocite family is growing. Meet the newest bike in the line up, the light weight Geos. The design goal of the Geos was always to create a light weight climbing bike, yet a climber that didn’t sacrifice any stiffness due to lack of material.

Obviously, designing a truly light and stiff bike is a tall order, yet there are many manufacturers who claim to have done it best so what, if anything, sets the Geos apart from the rest?

Find out after the break…


Velocite Magnus Evolved – The Updated Velocite Magnus Road Frame Is Here

2011 velocite magnus road bike framePress Release: The new Velocite Magnus offers greater stiffness than the acclaimed original Magnus while improving on aesthetics and comfort.  After over one year of refinement and development, encompassing extensive live testing and 9 different carbon layup alternatives, the new Velocite Magnus carbon road frameset is ready.

“When we set out to revise the original Magnus, we decided that we must deliver real performance improvements, rather than just aesthetic changes. We also had to ensure that we remained true to the Magnus’ core value of being the stiffest road bike in the market” said Victor Major, CEO of Velocite.  The new Magnus delivers exactly the same stiffness numbers as its predecessor while reducing the frame weight by 40g per size.

Hit the jump for details, photos and to read the rest of the press release. READ MORE ->

2011 Velocite Helios Aero Road Bike Unveiled, Magnus Updated

2011 velocite helios aero road bike for time trials and triathlon

After a couple years in development with designer Lewis Mathiske, Velocite has released the Helios aero road bike.

The bike is a full carbon monocoque frame with high modulus carbon fibers made using high pressure molding to eliminate wrinkles in the frame. The shape was tested in the wind tunnel in Australia, but it’s designed to be as laterally stiff as any traditional road bike. Additionally, Velocite says the aero shaping adds no significant weight penalty…it comes in at 1250g for size medium.

Check out all the features, more photos and the beautifully redesigned Magnus road bike after the break…


REVIEW: Velocite Magnus Carbon Fiber Road Bike


Founded in 2008, Velocite is a brand that claims to put technology above all else to deliver the best possible bikes. The Velocite Magnus was built from the ground up to be a pure race machine that wouldn’t sacrifice rider comfort.

Our size medium (54cm) test bike came outfitted with a SRAM force group, TRP brakes, FSA stem, Velocite’s own LICOS carbon flat top handlebar, BORA fork and Velocite Noir 38mm front/50mm rear carbon clinchers. The complete bike weighed in at 15.1 pounds, which is, as one tester remarked after a test loop, “As much fun as you can have and still be legal” (the UCI minimum weight requirement is 14.99 pounds). With the Magnus, Velocite has created a high performance bicycle that has moved to the top of my wish list for next year. This is one bike I was truly sad to see go, and if it were up to me I’d still be rocking it.

Why such bike lust? Read the full review after the break…


Review: TRP HY/RD Mechanical-to-Hydraulic Disc Brake Calipers – Part One

TRP HyRD hybrid mechanical-to-hydraulic brake caliper review

Launched last April just as this whole disc brake road bike thing was starting to really take shape, TRP’s HY/RD (Hybrid Road) mechanical-to-hydraulic disc brake calipers aimed to combine the easy integration of mechanical brakes with the performance of a hydraulic. In theory, it’s the perfect add on for a bike that comes with a mechanical set up or if you’re just upgrading your frame and wheels and porting over your current group.

My first impressions (link above) were fairly good, but the layout of the demo bike at the launch left a bit to be desired. Once on my own bike (Moots Psychlo-X RSL), things got progressively better…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

2011 oregon handmade bicycle show and oregon manifest constuctors challenge scott bicycles presents the ride sun valley bike festival in idaho

  • The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show will return to Bend, OR, this year on October 29 & 30. The event will host framebuilders and related bicycle parts and gear manufacturers, and it just happens to coincide with Bend’s Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival and Halloween edition of the Cross Crusade.
  • Speaking of small builders, the UCI and The Framebuilder’s Collective have signed an agreement that will reduce the homologation costs of participating in the UCI’s approval process. This should help custom and small framebuilders get their road frames allowed into UCI-sanctioned events. Check the link to see the frame requirements and costs.
  • Scott Sports is sponsoring the Sun Valley All Mountain, an all new event being offered at the USAC XC National Championships that combines the scores of competitors in the XC and the Super-D disciplines over two days. SCOTT Sports is also the Official Bike Sponsor of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships and the Presenting Sponsor of the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.
  • Sidewall Distribution, wholesale purveyors of brands like Hoffman, Snafu and Infelise, are recruiting shredders to help spread the word. Think you’re rad enough? Apply to their Crux Division here and maybe you’ll get sponsored, yo.
  • Thinking of doing the BC Bike Race? Entry fees jump $200 bucks after May 18. Time to commit.
  • Carlos Perez, founder of Bike Monkey, was recently featured on Cadillac’s Business Unusual series. Watch the video and get the interview here.
  • Urban Velo is proving it’s the little magazine that could, er, can. They’re celebrating their 5th year anniversary as a two-man operation. Congrats to Jeff and Brad, they’re definitely an inspiration to us!
  • Scott Sports will introduce their new FOIL aero road bike at the Legends Ride at the top of Tahoe for the start of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Check it out May 13-14th during registration and before the ride. More info here.
  • Raleigh Bicycles has just launched to list charity rides and opportunities for riders looking to connect with a cause that’s important to them.
  • Here’s a good cause if you’re looking: buy a $10 raffle ticket by 12 noon MST on May 11th to win a roundtrip flight to Portland, Oregon (within the continental US) plus one night’s stay in a hotel, to be fit by Tony Pereira for a custom made SS 29er and help fellow cyclist Jeff Bates in his fight against cancer. $10 is a steal for a custom made bike and a trip to Portland, OR! Winner will be announced May 12th. Flyer after the break.
  • Velocite’s U.S. distributor, DNA, will be making a donation to the Raisin Hope Foundation for each frame purchased. Raisin Hope supports research for traumatic brain injuries.
  • BikeBiz published a great article on Keronite, the gray finish that’s popping up on Rockshox forks and makes up Mavic’s black Exalith rim treatment.
  • Pivot is hosting a photo contest. Submityour best action shot of you riding your Pivot mountain bike and you could be in there 2012 catalog and get Pivot SWAG package including: Pivot Cycles Jersey, Pivot Cycles Logo T-shirt, Pivot Cycles Sticker Sheet, Pivot Cycles Socks & Pivot Cycles Cap!
  •