Using a cleverly engineered mix of two differing alloy tubesets the, the Volant double-butted aluminium frame delivers not only a stiff and efficient pedalling platform but a level of comfort perfect for long days in the saddle. The 6069 downtube and chainstays have been selected for unparalleled stiffness and power transfer, whilst the 6061 toptube, seattube and seatstays have been tuned for compliance and comfort to smooth out road chatter.
Up front you'll find an oversize 44mm headtube, providing a stiff and efficient front end for planted tracking in corners and surefooted handling, whilst the carbon fork acts as a nice buffer between the road and the handlebars, preventing the ride from being overly harsh.
Ideal for anyone looking for a speedy, efficient and comfortable introduction to the world of drop-bar road bikes; be it sportives, weekend rides with friends or even your first triathlon.
The new lightweight double-butted aluminium frame uses a special hybrid combo of two different alloys to give a unique blend of a stiff and efficient pedalling platform alongside unsurpassed all-day comfort in the saddle.
By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the 44mm headtube ensures full compatibility with different fork steerer tube standards. It also provides a larger weld surface area at both the downtube and toptube junctions to allow for larger diameter tubing and a tube shaping, not to mention increasing front end stiffness, improving tracking and handling.
The 50/34T gearing provided by the compact chainset gives a greater selection of lower climbing gears without vastly affecting overall top speed (vs. traditional 53/39T setups)
All of the benefits and features of Shimano's higher-end wider range 10-speed drivetrain at a fraction of the price.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||470||490||510||530||550||570|
|Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)||529||532||545||561||580||590|
|Headtube Length (mm)||130||140||150||170||190||200|
|Chanstay Length (mm)||410||410||410||410||410||410|
|BB Drop (mm)||72||72||72||72||72||72|
|Wheelbase Length (mm)||977||976||979||992||1006||1015|