In the photographs above, custom Magnus 1.0 with Velocite RT50 wheels. The actual bike will vary from the photographs.
The 3rd generation Velocite Magnus 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
- Frame Weight: 980 - 1100g
Since the original Magnus set the performance bar so very high, following up and improving upon it was no simple task, nevertheless, the new Velocite Magnus retained all that was extraordinary about the Magnus and improved on it. 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.
The patented seat post clamp eliminates the need for a seat tube extension, thus achieving a more streamlined look. However the benefit is not only aesthetic, the main benefits of the new clamp are a more secure hold with a reduced risk of damage, and increased rider comfort due to the more exposed seatpost. The aggressive appearance is further accentuated by the blade like, curved seat stays that now also benefit from advanced aerodynamic profiling.
Magnus in use
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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...
Where it does differ than most other high-end machines though, is in the - wait for it - stiffness department. When I put my foot down on the Magnus I know I am going nowhere but forward, fast. This is not scientific, of course, but I would argue passionately that I get more momentum out of a single pedal push on the Magnus than on any other bike I’ve ridden. It’s that impressive. Read more...