ITALIANO

SOUL

CARBON

RAL# 1028

This is our carbon fibre gravel frame, its basis is the Unblended road frame, we wanted to keep the look and the aesthetics of the Unblended, but make it into a gravel frame. So we built a gravel specific rear end with good clearance, flat mount disc integration and thru axles. What we have is a very fast and light gravel frame that can go most places. The whole frame is made in Italy, from the original designs for the moulds to produce the tubes, to the actual assembly work. We have our own particular stratification of the carbon fibre layers to produce the sections, we use a sandwich of Toray T800 3k plain e T800 UD. The joint wrapping required experimentation and tests to arrive at the design we use now. The carbon we use for the wrapping is Toray T700 HM 3K prepreg.

To make a Soul frame the production starts with the frame sections being formed in the moulds and being cured. Once the order arrives we start cutting and mitering the frame sections to the required size, these are placed into a jig and glued and then wrapped with carbon fibre – more info here. This way of building allows us to personalise the geometry based on the client. The frame takes about 2 days to make from start to finish and requires multiple visits to the oven for curing and at various stages. Once the frame is ready for painting it is sanded by hand to remove the surface gloss.

Built using T800s HM3k tubes joined with HM3K carbon pre-preg, Custom designed carbon tubeset, Press-fit PF86 BB, Integrated aheadset 1'1/8 - 1' ½, 142mm Thru axle rear end, 12mm Thru axle front, Flat Mount disc brake, Seatpost diameter 27.2, Tapered full carbon Thru axle fork. External/Internal cable routing mechanical or internal electronic. Max tyre clearance 700x40mm.
Custom Geometry available. Standard Geometry available - sizes: 48 to 62cm.
Weight is 1100 grams for a 55cm frame.