It's not difficult to build a super stiff frame out of carbon fibre - just add plenty of material into each of the tubes to make sure there is no unwanted flex. Using this approach however, ends up with a frame that you could also use as an anchor for a small boat.
Using Finite Element Analysis, we modelled the stress that goes through the frame as you pedal and hit imperfections in the road. This let us increase the amount of material in areas of high stress, and remove it from low stress areas. By doing this we have built a frame that is not only incredibly stiff, but also incredibly light at 798g for a medium frame.