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The 3rd generation Velocite Magnus carbon bike frame is here. The new version features dual compatibility Di2 or mechanical internal cable routing, new lightweight graphics and a tuned layup that sheds 5% of weight but retains the highest torsional stiffness of any road bike on the planet
- Monocoque unidirectional (UD) high modulus blend carbon fiber composite
- Internal Di2 or cable routing
- Asymmetric, tapered head tube 1 1/8” top, 1.5” bottom
- BB30 bottom bracket
- Carbon fiber head tube angular contact headset races
- Carbon dropouts
- Patented seat post clamp system
- Unmatched torsional stiffness
- 980 - 1100g weight
There is no secret to Magnus' dominance, we just chose to invest more in higher quality materials and the best manufacturing methods currently available. Our advanced multi-modulus carbon fiber layup uses up to 13 layers of ultra high, high and intermediate modulus unidirectional carbon fiber in critical locations to virtually eliminate any lateral flex. Due to the optimized tube profiles of the Magnus, even the weight has been kept low with the size M frame weighing in at just 1080g.
The tapered aerodynamic profile Velocite Bora S fork also contributes to the increased stiffness, and overall low weight of the frame set (module). It weighs just 360g. This is in part due to its excellent mechanical design where the fork crown area was made 15% larger than before, thus managing the peak loads more effectively without a significant weight penalty.
Magnus in use
All Velocite frames lead their product class in terms of torsional stifness as measured at the head tube and the bottom bracket (also known as pedalling stiffness). High torsional stiffness increases the efficiency and handling characteristic of the bike without adversy affecting rider comfort. Specifically, the exceptionally high pedalling stiffness results in immediate response to your every stroke, and instant acceleration.
Our frames take advantage of a tapered head tube with a 1.5" bottom bearing and 1 1/8" top bearing. This is the optimal configuration to achieve the best torsional stiffness at a low weight. The oversize head tube allows larger diameter down tube to be used, while the fork also benefits from the larger fork crown which distributes the stresses over a wider area.
Velocite headsets make use of specially treated bearings that are coated with a hard titanium nitride ceramic (TiN). This ceramic coating gives the bearings their golden colour, but its primary function is to protect the surface of the bearing races against mosture, and abrasion damage, both of which can cause premature bearing failure due to rust.
High compaction technology (HCT) is a carbon fiber composite manufacturing method that allows us to achieve smooth, wrinkle and debris free interior surfaces, as well as perfect outside surface quality which is not wavy or of uneven thickness. The benefits are not only cosmetic. HCT composites have less voids and thus higher inter-laminar strength which increases frame durability and stiffness.
We prioritize the use of unidirectional carbon fiber wherever possible in order to achieve the highest strength and stiffness for any given weight. Likewise the monocoque process where there are no physical joints at all throughout most of the frame enables us to utilize optimal continuous fiber layups to achieve our extraordinary performance.
The Magnus is at its absolute best in an all-out sprint, though. Sit on a wheel, wind it up to 50km/hr in the slipstream and then jump. The experience is jaw-dropping – you feel like you’re on the Millennium Falcon making the leap to hyperspace. Read more...
Some light carbon frames chatter and resonate through the bar and saddle but the Magnus kills road buzz with a solid thump – something we really like. As a result, you always feel a connection to the road and it’s easy to feel the level of grip when pushing hard. Believe us, you really will want to. Read more...