Carbon used – type and benefits
The structure is mainly composited of T700 UD carbon fibre. Offering equilibrium in stiffness to strength ratio.UD carbon fibre has absolute strength in the direction of the fibre. Strategically controlling the fibre lay-up, produces a matrix that is stiff where desired and strong where necessary, with minimum weight addition.The frame is finished in a 3K Twill weave for a robust composite surface that can withstand any demands exerted by the rider.
DI2 compatibility and internal routing
All cable routing on the frameset is internal, including the fork. Cables are out of the way, resulting in a sleek look that protects cables from debris ingression.With three cable entry ports, the frame supports the brake hose, rear and front gear cable, or dropper post in 1X configurations.If mechanical shifting is not up to your standard, rest assured that the frame is compatible with Di2 and AXS electronic groupset.
Dropped asymmetric chainstay
The non-drive chainstay has 10% increased area to increase strength and better distribute braking forces.To accommodate a wide range of chainring sizes, the drive side chainstay is dropped to increase clearance.Rectangular chainstay profile tapers down toward the dropout, for absolute stiffness at the bottom bracket, while allowing a degree of dampening at the dropout.
The flare on the drop allows for a more natural interface between hand and handlebar.The 16° flare increases clearance between the hoods and wrist, when riding in the drops, allowing for adequate clearance to navigate the bike through demanding terrain.
Flex Seat Post
Light and sturdy 3D forged seat post, with adjustment from -5° to +18°. Leaf spring inspired head design, that conceals a degree of road vibration for a smoother feeling riding experience.
Gravel focused Geometry
The wheelbase of the frameset is semi-short to retain a race capable bike, with good weight distribution under load.A slack head angle makes for a terrain capable front end that will roll challenging obstructions.The steeper seat angle aids in ascending more efficiently, with better power transfer at variable gradient increase.
SBC fork – features and description
The SBC Fork has all-round performance, while retaining absolute functionality. Equipped with fender mounts to protect both rider and components from unwanted debris spray in wet conditions.Fitted with bottle bosses on both stanchions, it greatly increases hydration capacity of the frameset.The bosses also double up as pannier mounts to increase load capacity of the Siablo CF.
Thru axle dropouts
Thru-axles effectively bolt the wheel to the frame or fork. By comparison, QR systems only slot in place, and compress the dropout to retain the wheel.The increased strength and stiffness of thru-axles can be attributed to both the increase in effective engagement area and the fixing mechanism to the dropout.The thru-axle system is significantly safer, with fewer point for potential failure.
Wheel compatibility + Wheel clearance
The frameset is compatible with both 700C large volume tyres and 650B tyres.It is designed to fit a maximum size 700 x 42C and 650B x 2.0” tyre.For long distance riding, over moderate to easy terrain; 700C tyres are recommended. While for shorter, demanding terrains, 650B tyres will be the best option.