Volagi Liscio a Winner in San Diego
Wishbone Stays / Disc Brakes / Fender Ready
A month ago the co-founder from Volagi, a new bike manufacturer came into El Camino Bike Shop. The bike she presented was eye catching and its design was a bit out of the box. The goal of the Volagi bike is to provide the recreational rider who likes long rides the most comfortable bike on the market, but with the geometry is designed to handle quickly like a race bike. Volagi Liscio certainly has a “whoa” factor, with its Wishbone frame and Avid’s mechanical disc brakes. The San Diego Bike Shop was impressed. The Volagi demo was given a green light.
El Camino Bike Shop demo of the Volagi was a success. Over six days over 20 people road the Volagi. As one new Volagi owner stated “I trust the guys at El Camino Bike Shop. I was looking for something different and they showed me the Volagi Bike. One test ride and I was sold.”
Volagi Road Bike Background
Volagi Liscio’s unique split seat stays (Wishbone) allow for more flex in both the seat stays and it greatly softens the ride. That doesn’t mean that the road bike will flex. The chainstays / fork combination offer great power transfer and stiffness.
Disc brakes offer steady braking under all situations, better safety and management, better stopping power, a smaller amount hand fatigue, less servicing, they’re more economical, easy to adjust, won’t harm your expensive carbon wheels, will brake even with damaged wheels, you can run bigger tires and/or fenders without stressing about wheel clearance and it helps make changing a flat easier.
The Latest race bikes can give you the quick, tight performance, but beat an individual up on rides lasting two or three hundred miles or more. The advantage of these bikes, beyond the designed better braking and comfort, is that no proprietary parts are used. Volagi maintains that the move to hydraulic disk isn’t only coming, but will expand help expand the road bike market. This year when Volagi is coming out with hydraulic disk brakes, you’ll have the ability to upgrade (though depending on how the interior cabling is run, you may have to work the house along the frame). Lastly the wheel clearance and built-in mounts on the frame allow fenders on the bike which will be great on winter commutes on the Volagi..
Volagi, is founded by two former Specialized Bikes employees. Robert Choi was the founder of VistalLite and when Bell Sports purchased VistalLite, he became the head of marketing and product development for Blackburn, Rhode Gear and VistalLite. He then worked at CamelBak for 10 years developing many break-through products for CamelBak.
Test Ride the Volagi Liscio at El Camino Bike Shop
The Volagi has roll out three models:
The Volagi Liscio Rival retailing for $2,895.00
The Volagi Liscio Ultegra retailing for $3,595.00
The Volagi Liscio Dura-Ace retailing for $4,495.00
Check out the line of Volagi Road bikes at the only San Diego bike shop carrying the Volagi – El Camino Bike Shop