17 September 2013
17 September 2013
Kemo Bikes showcased their new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The frame model KE-R8 5KS is built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.
Oxeon says TeXtreme is the next generation carbon fibre material in the bicycle industry based on using Spread Tows (yarns) instead of yarns to achieve ultra-light weight and high-performance products. By using the TeXtreme Technology, Oxeon claim Kemo have realised a bike with excellent properties in stiffness compared to the low weight at 759 grams. Companies utilising the TeXtreme Technology have achieved better properties on weight savings, stiffness, etc. compared to using only other carbon fibre materials.
Mario Comalli R&D Manager of Kemo Bikes says, “We are happy to have introduced Kemo to the world and the usage of TeXtreme was a key to get the desired performance in our top model. We are satisfied that TeXtreme has helped contribute to a good weight to stiffness performance improvement and additional aspect we value highly is that this is a technology that can be easily explained to the consumer market.”
Kemo Bikes are the latest project for the Comalli brothers that have over 20 years of experience in the bike industry and are known for their focus on innovation, style and design. Kemo have four technologies as the foundation for the bike range, and in the most high-performance model they have a fifth technology or key step; the TeXtreme Technology. The Kemo product range is available online with delivery to a dealer or directly at home.
“We are glad to add another bike brand into the TeXtreme user family alongside successful products that already have contributed to among others victories in recent years Tour de France races. Our goal is always to work together with the brand and provide them with a reinforcement solution that help them make the best possible product based on their needs, no matter if it is reducing weight, increasing stiffness, reducing layers in the manufacturing process or a mix of different needs”, says Andreas Martsman, VP – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon.
Photo provided by Oxeon.