PhD IN THE LAB, SAVAGERY OUT ON THE ROAD.

We believe that, in the heat of battle, a racer should be focused on the task at hand, knowing in the back of their mind that the frame they’re riding was conceived and engineered by the finest brains in the business. As racers, we find ourselves obsessively pursuing ‘ultimate ride quality’. Four years ago, we announced the SCULP, our ultra-light frame project, at under 700g. Today, the SSL marque represents the pinnacle of all of learnings, as we explore the boundaries of physics, allowing us to tune the perfect balance of weight, stiffness and that X-factor, which makes a bicycle frame great.

“WITH THE NEW MATERIALS WE CAN TUNE THE FRAME EXACTLY THE WAY WE WANT IT – NOT TOO LIGHT TO FEEL BRITTLE... AMAZINGLY STIFF BUT STILL REALLY SMOOTH.”

MARK BLEWETT

Tuned seatstays allow compliance for a smoother ride.

SSL Composite Technology applied to tune ride quality.

TeXtreme fibres used in critical areas to reduce weight and improve stiffness.

Box-section head tube, BB and down tube structure stiffens frame, improving acceleration and steering.

Asymmetric seat tube and chainstays maximise stiffness, optimising chainring and tyre clearance.

Frame
Design

Through our continuous research and development, SSL technology uses an optimum combination of IM, HM and IS modulus carbon materials: Toray, Mitsubishi-Rayon and Swedish company’s TeXtreme. Their proprietary “Spread Tow” technology spreads material into at “tapes”, packing more into the same area. Each piece delivers the same strength, requiring less material, increasing the strength-to-weight ratio for the new Ultravox SSL by 24%. We are also able to adapt it to use with full carbon accessories like the headset and seatclamp.

MATERIALS TEXTREME, TORAY
SIZES XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
WEIGHT ±900g
WHEEL SIZE 700c
HEADSET 1.1/8”-1.1/2” tapered
BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL WIDTH 68mm
BOTTOM BRACKET Road BB-PF30
SEATPOST SIZE 27.2mm diameter
SEATCLAMP SIZE 31.8mm diameter
FRONT MECH MOUNT TYPE Braze on
DROPOUTS 9mm (f) / 10mm (r) (QR)
AXLE WIDTH 100mm (f) / 130mm (r)
BRAKES Mechanical rim caliper
SHIMANO DI2 COMPATIBLE Yes
CABLE ROUTING Internal

Geometry

XXS XS S M L XL
Size 465 490 515 540 565 590
Reach 370 376 382 388 394 400
Stack 480 503 526 549 572 595
A Top Tube Length 505 521 537 553 570 587
B Head Tube Length 84 107 130 147 170 193
C Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74.1 73.7 73.3 72.9 72.5
D Head Tube Angle 70.7 71 71.3 72.6 72.9 73.2
E Bottom Bracket Drop 70 70 70 70 70 70
F Chainstay Length 408 408 410 410 412 412
G Wheelbase 969 980 993 997 999 1009
H Front Centre 571 582 593 597 598 607
I Fork Length 368 368 368 368 368 368
J Fork Offset 50 50 50 43 43 43
K Setback 124 134 145 155 166 177
Trail 65 63.2 61.3 60.5 58.7 56.8