VELOCI is lucky to have our engineering base in Taiwan. Therefore, we can work very closely with component makers, frame builders and even tubing suppliers. Combining the advantage we have and considering there is no secret that some Columbus & Reynolds tubes are outsourced to Taiwan already. So we decide to do something on our own. We decide to build our frame with our own customized tubes after several years working with our tubing suppliers and tubing add-on processing plant.
What is MKT tubing? In short, it’s custom, extruded & heat-treated tubing. Custom tubing allows us to use the thinnest walls practical while maintaining same strength and weight targets. Rather than just accepting the standard offering from tube supplier, MKT gives our engineer team the opportunity to design our bike with customized butting profile and wall diameters. Good & creative ideas are not limited by accepting standard tube. What is more surprising is not only front triangle can be customized, but stays as well. Yes, full customization.
For example, how custom? On the forthcoming gravel disc bike we are about to offer. We can customize asymmetric butting on toptube and downtube at the headtube junction. We increase the wall thickness at the top of toptube and bottom of downtube to create a similar effect of adding external headtube gussets. This allows us to build a frame stronger, lighter and better-looking. This customization advantage allows us to improve riding quality of our line and differentiate our bikes from the rest in the market.
We plan to expand our MKT tubing to more models, but not all of them. Because in some cases, standard tubes just perfectly fits our need. When we want to go deeper in one project. You will see MKT tubing marks on our frame.