What are the advantages of a Volagi™ bike?
By specifically shaping the seat stays, LongBow Flex™, and bringing them around the seat tube to connect to the top tube we were able to create just enough flex, a demonstrable flex, to achieve improved compliance that results in better tracking and control as well as reduced rider fatigue. We know you are concerned about losing power transfer from the pedals to the rear drive sprockets as an unwanted by-product of this flex so we oversized the seat tube and down tube, made the chain stay both short and stocky to eliminate any flex in this critical area. The front fork and all possible frame tubes have been aerodynamically designed to cut wind resistance for all those times you’re leading in the peloton.
We addressed fatigue not only through frame flex but also through the riding position. You’ll find that the taller head tube makes riding in the top position slightly more upright and the drop position provided by the compact handlebars is not as far down becoming a less fatiguing and more attractive alternative position.
A real advantage to designing from scratch is the ability to incorporate clearances that are impossible to retrofit. Volagi™ comes equipped with slightly wider, 25mm tires, for improved traction and reduced rolling resistance. Additionally, Volagi™ is the only performance bicycle that is able to accommodate full fenders. As you know, our events happen rain or shine, as with a Volagi™ when the weather turns wet you won’t have to pull out your heavy bike in order provide some much appreciated protection for yourself and the rider behind you.
Regardless of how compelling the engineering is or how seductive the design it all comes down to the ride. If you think you might be in the market for a performance bicycle you really should test ride a Volagi and discover for yourself what it’s like to ride a bicycle designed specifically for someone just like you.