Posté le: Jeu 21 Déc - 07:41 (2017) Sujet du message: new material for bike frames?
interesting! Using steel fibers to strengthen impact resistance. Weren't they using kevlar before in this endeavor? at least the Pinarello PR literature was making a big stink about kevlar.
Website also states that weight will remain the same. Well some material engineer correct me here, but if steel is heavier than CF, and if you sub some CF for some steel strands, then how is the final weight the same?? makes no sense to me. But regardless, I reckon any weight gain probably won't be that much nor that important for 99% of the cyclists, save for the most anal of the weighweenies.
since the new material behaves like steel in some regards, i wonder if the bicycle frame will too now ride and feel like a steel frame?