Velocite: Flux XX1 MTB
Velocite Flux full carbon mountain bike frame was developed to deliver the best performance when the terrain gets technical, or fast. It is not a frame for showing off to friends, for keeping indoors, or for riding on paved sections. The Flux is a thoroughbred carbon fiber frame intended for trail domination and winning races.
Monocoque unidirectional (UD) high modulus blend carbon fibre composite
Asymmetric, tapered head tube 1 1/8” top, 1.5” bottom
Full length carbon BB30 shell and bottom bracket
Carbon fiber head tube angular contact headset races
Internal shift cable routing
Bow shape for minimal front triangle size, low standover height and maximum stiffness
Headset, TLCS31 seatpost, Velocite Anchor clamp are included
It is not an ultralight frame. It does not aim to look impressive just on paper, or to be used for bragging rights. Nevertheless, the weight of just 1.2kg for medium sized frame (19″) is perfectly reasonable.
While there are lighter frames, none are stiffer or more durable than the Velocite Flux. We can confidently stake this claim since we used the best available materials, and the best available construction methods, and we avoided making an ultra light frame on purpose. To make the Velocite Flux any lighter, the team would have had to reduce the number of carbon fibre layers since there are no further technological improvements possible. Removing the layers may be acceptable with some racing frames, but we deemed this completely counter productive for a true racing mountain bike frame.
A stiff frame allows you to remain in much greater control when the terrain gets technical, or when you are trying to go as fast as possible. It allows you to maintain your line without loss of control. A flexible frame deflects sideways and around the obstacle, or the point of impact instead of going where you are pointing it. When navigating challenging drops, or rocky and rooty sections, you will have a lot more confidence on the Velocite Flux than on a lesser option. Similarly, on fast flowing trails where you will reach speeds at which you need to maintain focus, a stiff frame will allow you to guide it along the fastest line, with minimal guesswork and anxiety.
The increased stiffness maintains its performance lead when going up hill as well due to increased power transfer and better rear wheel traction since you will not be deflected sideways every power stroke.
In the photographs above, custom Flux X0 with FSA XC-300 wheels. The actual bike may vary from the photographs.
Fork: Magura TS-8 DLO 26″
Handlebars: 3T XIDA Team 640
Headset: Velocite 1 1/8 -1,5″ TIB2
Seat: Velocite SCS Carbon
Seatpost: Velocite TLC-S Carbon
Stem: 3T ARX Team
Tires: Continental Race King UST 26×2.2
Wheelset: SRAM Rise 60 26″
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1
Shifters: SRAM XX1 Trigger 1×11
Crankset: SRAM XX1
Brakes: Magura MT-8
Bottom Bracket: SRAM BB30
Cassette: SRAM XG-1199 11s
Chain: SRAM XX1
Rotors: Magura F160/R160
Weight: From 8.6kg