New Velocite Magnus
New Velocite Magnus
Velocite have launched a new version of their top end Magnus carbon frame for 2014 which offers Di2 compatibility and a revised look.
Velocite have added the option of riding either a Di2 or mechanical groupset with internal cable routing utilising different frame inserts; one set for Di2 and another for mechanical shifter cables.
Velocite’s CEO, Victor Major, explains: “The convertible cable routing feature simplifies the upgrade process for a Magnus customer as they no longer need to consider, at point of purchase, whether they will always run mechanical or electronic groupsets and what their future upgrade plans are since the new Magnus easily supports both.”
The new Magnus has a refined carbon fibre layup which Velocite say maintains the high torsional stiffness that we associated with the Magnus whilst dropping the weight by 5% across all sizes.
The Velocite Magnus was recently tested by the EFBe in Germany and a size L frame received scores of 113 º/Nm and 156.5 N/mm at the head tube and bottom bracket respectively (that’s Newton meters and Newton millimeters to you and me). Velocite claim that this stiffness does not come at the expense of comfort with test riders reporting that the bike is still a comfortable all-day machine as well as a thoroughbred racer.
Velocite has also invested into further understanding aerodynamics through wind tunnel testing, which interestingly included making sure the water bottles do not disrupt the frame’s aerodynamics, so that you the rider can be sure that the air will flow efficiently around the frame with the least resistance as you push on in 53/11!
The new Velocite Magnus frameset will retail for £1590 with a selection of full builds from SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo available. The frame is available to buy immediately and British readers can get up close and personal with the bike on the Velocite stand at the NEC Cycle Show in September. More information is available from the Velocite Bikes website.