Liscio – adj. smooth
Introducing the most thoughtfully engineered bicycle ever designed for long distance riding. A bike you can race with your friends yet feel at home on a double century. A bike that floats over gnarly back roads, but accelerates like a rocket to city limit signs. A bike that delivers comfort and control no matter the conditions. The Liscio combines revolutionary vibration technology with endurance minded geometry and disc brakes for the perfect blend of performance and comfort.
The patented LongBow Flex™ stay is a radical departure from the norm. We separated the seat stays from the seat tube and lengthened it to maximize the carbon fibers inherent ability to absorb road vibrations. We then optimized the shape and carbon layup of each stay, further enhancing the bike’s ability to flex vertically while remaining stiff horizontally for control and efficient power transfer.
HIGH PERFORMANCE DISC BRAKES
As the first bicycle manufacturer to equip a high performance carbon road bike with disc brakes, Volagi Cycles has long been on the leading edge of road disc brake technology. Working along side some of the top component manufacturers in the country, Volagi Cycles has tested and perfected the integration of disc brakes on our bicycles. The entire line of Volagi bicycles can be equipped with offerings from a variety of different component manufacturers.
Excerpt taken from Velo Magazine article, “Braking Point” by Caley Fretz, Volume 43/No. 3 “Disc brakes are better at being brakes. It seems an odd, obtuse statement, but it’s a highly relevant one. Good brakes are fast brakes. Good brakes are safe brakes. The notion that discs don’t belong on the road because they are too good—which some folks believe—flies in the face of both physics and logic. Discs are more powerful, with better modulation, across more situations. They are so thoroughly predictable that it becomes possible to ride an increasingly fine line between traction and lockup, braking later and harder, cornering faster and with more control. In our testing, it was actually the best bike handlers who got the most out of them, as they could push the tiers to the ragged edge with confidence. They allow faster descents and quicker evasive maneuvers. They’re simply better than any rim brake, ever.”
VOLAGI™ AERO FRAME DESIGN
A cyclist riding 20 mph can use more than 80% of their energy just fighting the wind. This means if a cyclist is riding all day on a double century, they are unnecessarily fighting that invisible liquid we call wind. Every segment of the frame from the fork, down tube, seat post and rear stay has been optimized to be as aerodynamic as possible, while retaining the stiffness and strength for handling and efficient power transfer.
MONOCOQUE FRAME DESIGN WITH HIGH MODULUS 30/24T CARBON Ride quality has as much to do with geometry as frame materials, which is why we have selected the best carbon lay-up to keep you rolling sun up to sun down.
- Monocoque design for strength and stiffness.
- Nano carbon particle with Smooth Wall layering construction
- All Liscio Models built with a blend of 30/24T Carbon
EXTENDED HEAD TUBE A more balanced position improves performance over distance and over a period of time. We designed a slightly longer head tube to optimize rider position to endure mile after mile.
- Tapered 1-1/8” to 1-3/8” tube design for stiffness and control
- Allows better fit and position for comfort and position.
Sizes: 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 60 cm
Frame: HM (High modulus) 30/24T Carbon Monocoque frame with LongBow Flex™ Stay, Aero design, UD (Uni Directional) layup, BB30, fully Internal brake and shift cabling with post mounts for disk calipers and fenders. Fully compatible with internally routed Shimano Di2 and Campy EPS drive trains. 135mm rear hub spacing.
Fork: Volagi™ Aero full carbon fork w/post mount disk brakes and internal cable routing
Volagi bicycles have been proven to be the most comfortable performance bikes on the market. Featured in lab tests and compared to competitors’ products, Volagi bicycles continually score highest where it counts. What cannot be tested in the lab, is how our bikes perform over long stretches of time in the saddle. That’s where our loyal Volagi customers offer better results than any lab test. Here are real testimonials from real riders who love their Volagi bicycles:
I took delivery of my liscio a month ago equipped with sram red. I’ve already ridden 1100 miles, 600 over 5 days between San Jose and San Diego. The ride was fantastic the brakes amazing. I felt better on day 5 than day 1. I also have a steel and a titanium bike neither is near as smooth over rough roads. I road my steel bike today and thought what a tank. I’m very happy with my bike, maybe the best riding bike made. -RANDY LONG, SAN JOSE CA
The Volagi was amazing! I am completely convinced that this is the best possible bike ever made for endurance or more specifically ultra endurance racing. During the entire 3,000 mile and 10 day journey I don’t think I ever complained about the road surface or the bike being uncomfortable. Sure I had my issues but they were all related to heat or my joints. I really was able to focus on just the task of riding and let the bike disappear beneath me. That is incredible for a race of any length. –CHRIS RAGSDALE, SEATTLE WA
I love being able to push farther into a corner and have such a response coming out. This bike is amazing, it was so smooth… It is absolutely the best ride of any bike I’ve owned which includes my S-Works. Pictures don’t even give it justice as the craftsmanship of the frame is second to none. -BRUCE ABBOTT, ORANGE CA
This bike has been a revelation. It smoothes out the heavily chip sealed Montana roads. The disc brakes were so consistent-they made feel much safer going fast downhill. I’m looking forward to riding my 400K brevet in 2 weeks-which also uses the Beartooth Highway. Thank you Volagi for building such a wonderful bicycle. –JASON KARP, BELGRADE MT
I just finished Ride the Rockies on my Volagi Liscio2. 590 miles, over 25000 ft vertical in 6 days and in blistering heat and forest fires. The single biggest challenge I had was breaking away from people wanting to know about the unique Volagi design and disc brakes so that I could fill up my water bottles and get back on the road. Cornering was exquisite at speed, brakes were reassuring, and I’ll never go back to analog shifters, especially following the Di2 Firmware upgrade that now allows for rapid fire multi-gear shifting…thanks to the factory Shimano guys supporting RTR. While my friends were nursing their sore behinds, I was ready to get on to the next leg because of the ease of riding this bicycle. It is truly a unique design for the long distance endurance rider. Thank you, Volagi for making the future, Now and for giving us the “Will to Go” and the “Power to Stop!” -CURT LYMAN, PALM BEACH GARDENS