Monday
Feb112008

08' line up quickie...



Ok - here is our 08' line up for now it's going to be pictures and a little text, when we have more time we will add more detailed information to each photo. But for now check out the sweet carbon bike porn!!!!

So First on our list of sweet rides is our all new CUSTOM, yes full custom - full monocoque frame called the D'oro (pictured above). Don't think because it's custom it's going to take for ever. Average turn around is 60 days from the time we get the measurements to our factory in Italy and of course get that deposit!!
Next up and also new to our fine line of carbon rides for '08 is the D'lusso!! It's our nano carbon wonder boy, this rig is super light, super stiff and responsive. Average weight 850grams (we take the weight from all 5 frame sizes, when posting our weights).
Your going to need to act fast if you want to ride this rig cause in '08 it's going to be a limited production bike, sitting at 50 - yes 50, once we hit fifty, she's done.
If you look really hard this weekend at Cherry Pie a few locals will be on a couple, namely SteveO - Gentle Lovers and John - with Nomads.

Nano Technology!!!
Here are some more pictures... I'm getting sick of this computer stuff after being in the shop all day. Enjoy!!!!
Carbon Cross CX1 Can you say "CROSS CRUSADE!!!!

The CRONO!!
What about Jack Frost!! You need one of these if you want to go FAST!!!!

ULTRA - Do anything machine!!!

You'll see a few of the south town velo folks on the ultra, as well as Ironclad on there custom setups that match there kits soon!!!

The F1R
The bike that started the integrated seat tube revolution!!!!

Go Fast - Be well.
Cheers
Mark

Monday
Feb112008

Europe TEASERRRRR!

Ok a little teaser before we make the official announcement. In the coming days Veloforma will be making a public announcement about a special rider we will have racing for us in France. A few clues are, he's not from Oregon, but from the good ol USA. He's under 23, actually under 20, but that's not to say he can't win a U23 race in Europe because he has... Actually more than a hand full,in '07. He won his first race ever enter in Europe and was invited to the Astana training camp!! We'll be more exact soon, and sooner than later. So stay tuned and watch for our official announcement on this young Phenom.

Saturday
Feb022008

Veloforma to Sponsor PSU -Human Powered Vehicle

Just a quick news post! Veloforma is proud to sponsor the PSU - human power vehicle.
Check them out at http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~asme/HPV/
We look forward to working on this project.
Cheers
Mark

Tuesday
Jan292008

Old news but something....

OK - the weather stinks and I am sick of the rain. But yeah it's the Northwest so I should stop complaining. So here at little ole Veloforma we are hard at work in getting our new catalog out for the Seattle International Bike Expo. Plus getting our new booth ready for Seattle, Canada and Vegas shows later this year. When can we move to a 48 hour day? 'Cause right now there's not enough time in a day.

On a bummer of a note - got bumped from the NAHBS, which sucked and is BS, but it's just going to make us prove that we deserve to be there. Plus we have the right to be there... All of our bikes are designed here in the good ole USA and handmade by me and a few Italians over in Italy. So next year we plan on exhibiting at NAHBS!!! We are hard at work to prove we have the right to exhibit in '09.

Okay - back to what's at hand. We are hard at work on a new full carbon single speed cross rig, and doing prototypes for a full carbon 29er Mtn bike which is both geared and single speed. We're also working on improving our awesome TT rig, so it can be even faster. The nano has been moved to a limited addition for the '08 season. The woes of being a little company, dealing with a crummy dollar and a strong Euro...

This is just a little teaser, but we have a lot going on for our '09 product line and will have two new full custom models for '09. For '08 we are the only bike manufacturer in the US to offer a full custom monocoque frame, and it's just going to get better from here on out. The '08 product line will be posted on the blog soon, while we work on a revamp of the website.

So until then check out some old news about Veloforma from this past year.

http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/veloforma/triathlon-bike/PRD_410474_5677crx.aspx#reviews

http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/veloforma/road-bike/PRD_410473_5668crx.aspx#reviews

http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/veloforma/cyclocross-bike/PRD_410476_5670crx.aspx#reviews

http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/search/label/Sub%2018lb%20Cyclocross%20bikes

http://bikeportland.org/2007/01/31/racer-launches-new-bike-company/

http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2007/11/lightweight-cyclocross-bike-40-marks.html

http://garysracing.blogspot.com/2007/02/per-bjesses-veloforma.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmarzullo/page9/

http://everydayathleteblog.com/2007/07/28/happy-37th-birthday-portland-velo-style/

http://pennyforathought.org/2007/06/23/update-from-elkhorn-day-2/

http://caramccauley.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-photo-photos.html

Until our next post, may the wind be at your back and may you have a no chain day!!

Cheers,
Mark

Sunday
Jan062008

Getting things rolling...

Well it's '08 and time to get this blog rolling. We've had it for a year and this is the first post. In the next few weeks we should start to have more solid content. As for now, you can check out some of the blogs or websites that we have listed. They are mostly cycling related friends, racers or those in the industry we look to for guidance. We are excited for '08 as we have worked hard each year to bring something to the table for the industry to look at... this year is no exception.

We moved our manufacturing back to Italy after this years Eurobike. It was a move we wanted to make but wanted to do it slowly. As things turned out at Eurobike, it was time to move and move quickly. That being said, we now partner with Dedaicciai and LaVerMec in Italy and we are now back to our roots. We can now boast well over a 100 collective years of experience in the cycling ranks. We are now a strong manufacturing arm of said companies.

While many in the bicycle manufacturing are still figuring out the composite game, and relying on the Asia market, Veloforma is taking a different route in the industry. We are American owned, but our products will be Italian made, being one of the only US manufacturers to make their bikes in Italy. By the end of '08 we will be manufacturing 100% in Italy. We are extremely excited about the changes we have made, and we look forward in what we are going to bring to the market place.

Our goal in the industry is to be the foremost carbon fiber boutique manufacturer. We plan on doing this with what is possibly the most comprehensive line up of bikes in the industry. Our goal has always been to manufacture a frame in every medium carbon has to offer and do it in a high end product. No middle or low end bikes will come from Veloforma. This is my promise to the consumer.

All the industry marketing hype would have you believe that quality and performance of carbon is dependent solely on high modulus, but that doesn't always mean "better". We will back it up with our very distinctive proprietary process and industry relationships. But no where will that be more applicable than in ride and performance of our bikes. Ride one and we think you'll agree.

Until next time...may the wind always be at your back.

Cheers.

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