The new seat tube offers the frame builder a new innovative design to help give the frame a flowing look.
The lightly radius lower section of the seat tube will help shorten the chain stays for improved acceleration.
The aero profile middle section adds a fast look to the frame while actually aiding in the airflow management
around the rear wheel. The seat post mast is very unique in that it kicks back forward 4 degrees,
this is done so the tube can be laid back for a 71-73 type seat angle but the seat post will easily go to
76 degrees to make a more universal frame. The look, strength and versatility of this tube will be impressive.
Top tubes have a big responsibility for the frame, they have to absorb road shock
and offer great stability so the frame runs straight down hills. We did frame
studies to come up with a new shape that will add big performance benefits to
the frame. The innovative front section has a drawn lower section, this area,
when welded to the head tube will add much strength and increased surface area
for better heat distribution. At the rear, we have "flutted" the tubes to
greatly improve rotational stiffness. This will be particularly helpful to
control rider torquing on Compact frames with extended seat mast. The new top
tube will give a great new look to the frame while really controlling the ride
The down tube is probably the most important tube of the frame set.
We have combined wind tunnel developed shapes along with stress analysis
studies to generate this new down tube shape. The aero tube section is
largest at the lower end to help add mass to the rear of the frame.
This will greatly help with bike stability in crosswinds. The Oversized
lower portion will be stiff and quick, giving the rider a great feel when
attacking a hill. The upper half of the tube will guide the air around
the frame; its width will help suck up road shock. This is a trend setting
design that your customers will want.