There has been some questions about the chain tensioner configuration on the Velox Carbon so here’s a photo. On some of the studio shots, the small nut was installed inside the dropout on some of them which has mislead some customers. Here’s how it should look, the small nut secured against the dropout on the outside to keep the tensioner screw from backing out.
Just before Interbike we received our production samples with finished paint/graphic for the Velox carbon. We decided to make some changes to the all black gloss model and add some grey highlights. The other three colorways we’ve shot in the studio and added to the Frames page so check it out to learn more about what makes the Velox a game changer.
We’re still expecting to receive these frames early December, just in time for Christmas sales! We’ll have the Pro, Pro XL, and Pro XXL in four colorways which are: Gloss black/grey, Matte black/grey, Gloss black/yellow, and Gloss black/red. The smaller frames are a couple months behind and we’ll have updates for you on those here in the next couple weeks. We should be all setup to take pre-orders here in the near future also, so in the meantime follow us on Instagram for all the latest updates @Speedcobmx.
On Monday, Mike Carruth of BMXnews.com had Derek on his podcast show to discuss the Speedco Velox carbon. If you’re interested, you can check it out on BMXnews.com or click here.
Threw the Pro XL frame on the scale yesterday also. 44.30oz with BB installed which is 2.7lbs raw. It may be the lightest of all the carbon frames on the market of it’s size.
Without further ado, we’re so stoked to introduce to you the Speedco Velox carbon. This is the first build, and although we don’t have a scale on hand for the complete, we can tell you the raw frame (21″) is 2.8lbs. It features a BB86 shell, 73mm to 65mm massive tapered down-tube, tapered head tube, internally routed cable, and a 15mm dropout with integrated chain tensioner. This is the Pro XL, and it will also be available in Pro and Pro XXL (20.5 & 21.75) in November. Closely following the pro models will be the smaller version of the carbon in Junior, Expert, and Expert XL which are 18.5″, 19.25″ and 20″ top tubes. Retail on these frames is around $1100.00, and will be available in three different colorways to start. We’ll post a sample of the graphic packages soon.
Massive thank you to Gus at Profile Racing for the stem & hubs as well as Leo at Shimano for the DXR group, thanks also to the boss man Kirk for his detailed aesthetic suggestions with the design of this beauty. I’ll be on it this weekend in Las Vegas so come check it out! -DB44
Went out to Chula Vista on Friday and shot some photos with Logan. He is a part of the resident program there at the OTC so he’s on sight until late August. Nothing like spending the summer riding two of the nicest SX tracks in the world, and having Chula Vista BMX as your local USABMX track on Tuesday & Saturday. Hope you like the photos! Style still matters -DB44
Welcome to Speedco Bicycles 2015. We’ve been busy working on a carbon frame since January set to release in December and you’re gonna be stoked. It will be available in 6 sizes from Junior to Pro XXL, while the small sizes will be the lightest bikes on the market, the bigger sizes will be some of not only the lightest but best looking and most responsive frames available. As I write this, we’re about two weeks away from receiving our first frame sample and you can check it out at the Las Vegas National on July 10th ridden by Derek Betcher, and then again on August 21 when our Elite rider Logan Collins takes it to the front of USABMX Supercross series in Colorado. We’ll post photos of our first build so be sure and check back soon and follow us on Instagram & Twitter: @Speedcobmx