With their newest T-technology, Velo accomplished a breakthrough in ultra-light saddle base construction with carbon fiber injection and rail construction. Ingeniously reinforced saddle bases, now available in two new lightweight competition models, boast lower conventional component dependency and a significant overall reduction in saddle weight.
Velo’s T-technique, achieved through lightest weight carbon fiber injection in “T” format, and is being introduced at Taipei Cycle in newest saddle models 1505 and 1489. Each model is now available with the choice of carbon, titanium or Cr-Mo rails. The strategic introduction of carbon fibers has redistributed the saddles’ carry load and allowed removal of material in quantity. The overall weight reduction here has actually increased support, flexibility and riding comfort.
Velo’s product development in their competition category, available to OEMs for 2013, include advancement in their newly patented Vex Foam process, providing the rider high shock absorption, low compression set and zero migration. It is now available, for example, in Velo’s new saddle model VL-1491. Another enhancement comes with the improved constant temperature saddle skins; these developed to resist extreme temperature swings and the resulting brittleness, and guaranteeing cyclists a pleasant run regardless of prevailing conditions.
In addition, the Velo V-Mount quick attachment devices have been improved and modified again this year for even greater convenience and utility, and the newest generation of ergonomic grips, VLG 1189D3, gives riders enduring, fatigue-free comfort through anatomical shape and gel inserts. It is easily and safely mounted through Velo’s patented G2 clamp-lock system.
With MetaStar Velo brings in a new dimension in hi-tech handlebar tape with all the comfort of natural latex. It is soft, flexible, easy-to-mold and UV and stress-crack resistant, even at low temperatures, with extremely resilient ergonomic grip function.
“Riding on air” is not just another slogan. Buoyancy is the term that best describes Velo’s latest comfort innovation in the Sports class. Elasto Air is the name of new saddle VL-3273. An inflatable, stable-walled ball, or “balloon”, at the rear of the saddle’s base sees to perfect riding position and support, adjusting to personal riding style and body weight.
Via a simple-to-operate valve at the back of the saddle, the rider adjusts the seat tension with an ordinary bicycle pump. It optimizes both riding efficiency and enhancing healthy riding posture. In the Comfort saddle line,
Velo has improved their patented Double Density base construction, now offering better material compositions in both densities. The lighter layer consists of soft, resilient inserts maximizing shock absorption, the heavier assures stability and aerodynamic. Learn more from Velo at the Taipei Cycle Show, booth JO 7171.