The brainchild of Derek Betcher (ex US Pro and current Vet Pro), the SpeedCo brand was brought back to life with a bang. Fresh frames, sleek designs, and colourful but subtle graphics were all introduced as staples of the SpeedCo range. Not long ago they introduced a carbon frame to their ever expanding range of products and in some riders opinions the new Velox Carbon BMX race frame changed the game.
Holding the frame in the flesh, it’s a close call as to whether you build it up to ride or hang it on a wall as a piece of art. Obviously we chose to ride our one and put it through its paces and the feedback from our ‘Test Pilot’ was that it rides just as good, if not better, than it looks.
“The down-tube is 53mm wide at the head tube junction, and it tapers to 73mm at the bottom bracket, which is wider than the shell of most frames on the market.”
Lightweight, strong, and rigid, the Pro XL frame weighs in at only 2.65lbs, making it the lightest frame on the market of its size. It’s also made of Toray T700 carbon fiber, which is the strongest carbon available. The rigidity and responsiveness of the Velox carbon is unmatched. The down-tube is 53mm wide at the head tube junction, and it tapers to 73mm at the bottom bracket, which is wider than the shell of most frames on the market. The asymmetrical chainstay is 73mm behind the BB, and the combination of the two are the main ingredients in a responsive frame built to holeshot.