Tag: velocite

  • Velocite Geos Prototype Budget Weight Weenie

    I’m pretty happy to say that my next carbon fiber bike is getting put together. It took a little while longer to source all of the parts as I was trying to keep costs as low as possible. This involved trying to use second-hand or slightly used gear, but in the end, all of it […]

  • Velocite Millennium & Nikon 135mm F/2 Defocus Lens

    The 135mm F/2 Defocus lens is a hard animal to tame. It does take great pictures, but focus is a struggle. I’ve found that it’s best to operate this lens manually, as the autofocus is slow and unprecise. However, it does lead some great photos, like this one of my compact SRAM Red crank.

  • 25 KM Dusk Ride

    I was extremely busy this week. It was the last week of classes and while they ended this week, it was time to setup my summer. I never really take any time off from teaching. I’ll be teaching the whole summer, which is good. I had been wanting to go out for a ride for […]

  • Velocite Geos Update

    I’ve just heard that the new Velocite Geos frames will soon be out of the prototype phase. It came in at an amazing 873g for size L (570mm top tube C-C with rear derailleur hanger, add 5g for BB cable guide). This super low weight is also amazing for another reason: the original sample was […]

  • The Budget Weight Weenie

    I’ll be receiving a Velocite Geos prototype frame at the end of May. I’ve decided to build it up with Shimano Dura Ace Di2. Here is what my preliminary build list looks like. Since this is a budget weenie and I’m also sourcing parts from the second hand market, I’ve decided for a bunch of […]

  • Velocite Geos 57cm Size Frame Weighs 877g

    Just saw that the new Velocite Geos frame weighs 877g in size L. Victor anticipates that the S size will weigh 790g. That’s pretty cool! The prototype frames come in a high gloss finish, necessitating more paint coats, so it can easily shed some weight if it’s got a raw finish instead with clearcoat.

  • Velocite Frames, Bikes & Prices

    As mentioned before, I’ve become a Velocite dealer. They don’t just make great frames, they also make some great, lightweight components. Some of these are extremely light. I’ve posted weights for some of these.

  • Asterisk*Cycles Now Sells Velocite Bikes

    It’s official, Asterisk*Cycles is now selling Velocite Bikes‘ full lineup of products, from complete bikes to components. One of the best examples of what Velocite does is the Millennium, their top of the line titanium road bicycle. This frame is bombproof and weighs 1,250 gr. Right now, I’m really getting excited because the Magnus frames […]

  • Velocite Millennium Elite SRAM Red

    Here are some new photos that I took of the Velocite Millennium. Now before you comment on my riding position, I’d just like to mention that I had some back problems last month. That’s why the handlebars are a bit high. They’ll come down in a few weeks and I’ll have it cut down further, […]

  • 25 KM Night Bike Ride

    With the rainy weather over Chinese New Year, that just started when the build of my Velocite Millennium Elite SRAM Red bike was completed, I stayed indoors most of the week. I regretted not purchasing a trainer. The rain finally let up yesterday and I decided to go out on a ride tonight. It felt […]