500 SL


Our award winning 500SL

Elite performance, cutting edge materials, custom made. The 500SL is a more considered approach to carbon road frame design. Designed in conjunction with a leading Formula 1 carbon engineer from F1 carbon fibre. This is a lighter, more improved frame from our already hugely successful 600SL.

Not all carbon frames are created equally - most are ‘layed up’ as a single piece (monocoque) inside a mould that is then heat treated to produce a complete frame. This approach is suited to mass market production and often mistakes style for performance. We use an unconventional yet laser precise internal lug construction technique that is more advanced than the run of the mill monocoque system. The result? Tuneable ride characteristics that deliver a super responsive and positive ride that is devilishly stiff yet velvety smooth. Made using Spread Tow carbon fibre from Textreme and made into tubes and lugs on our own moulds. Nothing copied, all exclusive.

The 500SL comes in 5 "off the peg" sizes but can be fully customisable but the 500SL is made to order. Each frame is fitted, balanced and weighted perfectly to it’s rider, marrying the wonders of custom fitting with the delights of cutting edge carbon fibre tubing to produce staggering performance.

We have two workshops; Brighton Metalworks and Brackley Carbonworks in the heart of Formula 1 country. Each 500SL frame is fabricated by our composite materials industry veteran and co-founder, Neil Fitzgerald. Neil has developed his skill working with carbon fibre within the F1 industry and is exposed to the very latest technical innovations the field has to offer.

Frame Features 

  • Full Custom Geometry off "off the peg"
  • BB86 bottom bracket
  • 44mm Head Tube
  • 27.2mm seat post
  • 34.9mm band-on front derailleur fitting
  • Available with electronic or mechanical cable routing
  • Internally routed brake and gear cables
  • Weight from 599 grams (size 47)
  • Reilly tapered carbon fork

 View size chart

SEAT TUBE CENTRE TO TOP 48cm 50cm 520mm 540mm
TOP TUBE 53cm 55cm 570mm 590mm
HEAD TUBE 135mm 155mm 175mm 195mm
SEAT ANGLE 74 73.5 73 72.5
HEAD ANGLE 72 73 73 73.5
BB DROP 73 73 73 73
CHAIN STAY 408mm 409mm 409mm 413mm
STACK 548mm 570mm 590mm 611mm
REACH 372mm 381mm 390mm 398mm

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