Frame Set: $3250 USD
The Veloforma STRADA SLR carbon bike is a light, stiff and perfectly balanced machine. When standing still, it's stunning to behold, but it's more than just an ultra-sexy perch. In motion is where the STRADA SLR comes alive: It's born for speed and efficiency, and this bike will egg you on to push deeper, intimidating all would-be competitors along the way.
Tally up the list of features this frame offers and its race pedigree is clear. We use unidirectional Toray high modulus T1000G and intermediate modulus T800/T700 carbon fiber to construct our tubes, matched to a 3k finish. Those materials are assembled with the painstakingly refined Veloforma TTP carbon process that relies on the precise implementation of time, temperature and pressure to yield a design-specific race bike.
Our unique, proprietary construction process pairs monocoque seat, top, down and head tubes with our Tube2Tube rear triangle. This combination allows for a lighter weight frameset that yields sublime ride qualities, with more power transfer for everything from climbs to sprints. The distinctively shaped oversized tubing brings that ride to the road with a flourish of style.
Carbon dropouts integrated into the rear stays are stronger than their alloy cousins, and they yield a better strength-to-weight ratio. The 1.125” to 1.5” tapered head tube and matching fork further increase the stiffness and strength, allowing the bike to track better, to confidently rocket down descents and to tear through corners with aplomb. The BB30 bottom bracket linked to oversized chain stays further enhances the connection of rider to machine, with effortless and seemingly instant power transfer to the pedals and acceleration up the road.
A medium STRADA SLR frame weighs less than 850 grams (+/- 40 grams) and, despite its robust, overbuilt nature, the fork adds a scant 395 grams. Built with a top-level gruppo and a pair of racing wheels, you can easily dip south of 14 pounds should you want to, significantly under the UCI weight limit. The bike is more than a weight weenie's dream, however: What sets the STRADA SLR apart is its ability to propel climbing angels, descending demons, rouleurs and crit junkies alike to their best performances with panache.