After developing an ultra-light thoroughbred alloy Cyclo-cross race frame that rivalled most carbon competitors, creating a Carbon Calver was no easy task.
We knew it was not only about shaving grams but also creating better ride quality. Using optimal modulus carbon cloth we created the right balance between stiffness and weight whilst still offering compliance in the stays with carefully considered tube profiles.
BALANCED CARBON FRAME
Optimal Modulus Toray 700 carbon, offers the best properties for compliance and weight reduction whilst retaining stiffness in the key stress points when under pressure.
INTEGRATED CABLE ROUTING
To extend cable life and deliver faultless gear changes, all inner cables are fully sleeved and internally routed inside the frame and fork to ensure protection against water, ice, mud and sand during the race and high-pressure jet washers during pit cleaning laps.
12MM THRU AXLES
A seamless design offers optimal power transfer and responsivity by making the frame/fork and wheel connection stiffer, stronger and more secure.
FLAT MOUNT DISC BRAKES
Disc brakes are here to stay in Cyclo-Cross! Flat Mount Disc brake options support a clean and compact braking system.
EXTERNAL BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL
Compatible with the largest range of cranks and less prone to creaking by being isolated from the frameset. This is a benefiting factor to consider when the frame is constantly exposed to mud, sand and grit.
RACE OPTIMIZED TUBE PROFILES
The underside of the top tube is flattened for shouldering the bike easily and as comfortably as possible during running sections.