The SL Road 's aluminium frame has to fulfil three main criteria: it needs to be light, it needs to be stiff, and it needs to look good, too. You could call it a masterpiece... and we wouldn't disagree. Double butted tubes and a very accurate-steering and lightweight aluminium fork with carbon blades all contribute to keeping the weight down and the ride quality lively and precise. Cables are all routed internally to preserve the frame's good looks and the gears' shifting accuracy, and we've even remembered to include fixing points for accessories like mudguards and luggage carriers.

Smooth Welding

This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.