"Laterally stiff and vertically compliant," marketing buzzwords of many a bike at Interbike, are actually measurable on the Volagi, a bike designed for long-distance riders. The long seatstays, following a natural curve and attaching forward of the seat tube, provide 6mm of vertical travel at the rear wheel to roll smoothly over payment cracks. Short chainstay with a big down tube and tapered head tube provide stiffness and responsiveness. Disc brakes prevent concerns about heat with carbon clinchers, and fender mounts make it perfect for wet rides and brevets that require full fenders - amazing features for a 16-pound bike. "most companies build their bikes for people who don't buy bikes - proracers,' said Robert Choi. "ours are built for people who actually but bikes."
As shown at VeloNews magazine in their December 2010 issue