About the Velocite Millennium. The indomitable.
It was designed to last effectively forever. As one of the very few 100% shot peened titanium frames, it is guaranteed to outlast any lesser frame, by a long margin. The warranty is lifetime, but the expected lifespan for the Velocite Millennium is 1000 years.
The tubing shapes were carefully created to satisfy just two design param- eters: minimum weight at maximum strength. The downtube is an oversize 40mm diameter at the center section, multiple profile shaped tube.
The bottom bracket stiffness is enhanced by the oversize 33mm profile chainstays. To manage the weight penalty, we then tapered the chainstays down to just 18mm diameter. The Millennium will not flex around your every pedal stroke. The seat stays is where the tube size was minimized both to achieve the weight target and to help deliver the fabled titanium frame feel and comfort.
The seat tube accepts the standard 27.2mm seatpost, however even the seat tube is on oversize 32mm across with internal reinforcement at the seat tube insertion point to ensure life-long reliability. The oversize profile also creates an almost perfect balance at the bottom bracket - the heart of the frame. All tube profiles at the bottom bracket junction are between 32mm and 34mm in diameter. The oval profiled double butted top tube completes the symmetry. To enhance the resistance to lateral flexing of the frame, the oval section is oriented horizontally.
The hourglass shaped head tube is designed to accommodate a Campag- nolo standard internal sealed bearing headset (FSA Orbit C). We chose the internal headset system since this allowed us to use a larger diameter head tube than what is possible with the old style external cup headsets. The increased diameter of the head tube results in much greater stiffness compared to the more common designs. The other reason is that we wanted to save weight where it mattered. Internal bearing headsets save at least 100g of weight compared to normal high end external headset types.
The braze-ons are bullet shaped, not squared off, and the bullet shaped caps are used at the end of the seat stays and chain stays. The dropout section is CNC machined out of solid titanium with extensive cutouts to minimize the weight and to enhance the already superior appearance of this high end frame.
Satin finish is more durable then even the hard enameled paint (very rare) or full polish. This means that the Velocite Millennium will look as good as new for a very, very long time.
The geometry of the Velocite Millennium is based on the great long distance riding frames of the past and present. The 410mm chainstay lengths enhance the comfort, but the otherwise compact frame geometry still delivers the nimble but stable 1010mm wheelbase even at the size XL frame.
The head tube is slightly taller than is the norm for racing frames and therefore allows increased comfort over long distances.
Weight: Warranty: Crash policy:
Size SA - Seat Tube Angle HA - Head Tube Angle ST - Seat Tube Length BD - BB Drop TT- Top tube length HT - Head tube length RA - Reach RC - Chain stay length WB - Wheelbase Stand over Height
Ti 3Al/2.5V, seamless cold worked tubes Titanium double butted tubing, multiple diameter profile downtube and oval top tube Oversize head tube Thin seat stays Long distance epic racing and touring geometry 1250g, size S
Lifetime 3 years
Small 73° 71° 510mm 68mm 534mm 140mm 370mm 410mm 986mm 743mm
Medium 73° 72° 540mm 68mm 548mm 160mm 375mm 410mm 991mm 765mm
73° 560mm 68mm 565mm 180mm 389mm 410mm 994mm 788mm
X Large 73° 73° 580mm 68mm 580mm 200mm 396mm 410mm 1009mm 803mm