WHAT IS HIGH MODULUS?
High modulus is a loose term in the cycling industry, we call our bikes high modulus, but they are not made of just one type of carbon. We mix carbons like T1000G, T700G, T800S, M60J to name a few. All the Industry hype would lead you to believe that quality and performance of carbon fiber is dependent on it being High Modulus. But does a product with a High Modulus label inherently mean its better?
All of our bikes are High Modulus, but what sets them apart is our mastery of their construction, using standard, intermediate and high modulus in the proper mix and applications. We have spent countless hours with our engineer’s fine tuning our proven process of Time, Temperature and Pressure (TTP) along with a proprietary bladder to yield a superior product.
Our TTP process is taken from a mix of Aerospace, F1 & Moto GP technologies. Using mix modulus carbons yields GPa ratings of 350+ and tensile strength (MPa) in ranges of 2500 to 3500+ for the proper applications. All high modulus carbons tests show they yield GPa ratings of 350+ and MPa ratings of 2500+ but if a frame was built entirely out of High modulus carbon it would ride like a 2X4.
Our mix modulus bikes test as high or higher than no mix modulus layup. The supremacy of Veloforma’s proprietary process is evident in the ride and performance of the company's bikes, not just lab numbers.
On our cyclocross and mountain bike frames, we use a standard BB with a twist. It’s an oversized honeycomb shell, wrapped in Kevlar. It’s our proprietary BB66. Both attributes improve lateral stiffness, putting more power into your pedal stroke. Our BB66 doesn’t limit you to your bottom bracket choices like BB30, Press Fit 30 or Press Fit Shimano. Now you can choose from an array of external BB’s for your steed. Our experience has been external BB’s last longer than Press Fit and BB30 for cross conditions.