16 August 2016
16 August 2016
Origine Bicycles looked to make more durable still lightweight frames and to achieve their goals they turned to TeXtreme, utilising their knowledge and novel Spread Tow carbon fibre materials – resulting in an optimised frame lay-up that already have shown a heavy reduction in frame breakages.
According to Oxeon, TeXtreme manufacturers, it represents the next generation in state-of-the-art carbon fibre material and it is now being adopted by the bicycle industry. Based on using Spread Tows instead of yarns, it’s used to create ultra-lightweight, high-performance products. Companies utilising TeXtreme Technology achieve significant results in minimising weight while increasing stiffness and strength, in comparison to other carbon fibre materials.
"To get a level with higher performance, the use of TeXtreme carbon fibre allowed us to develop a radical version of the frame Origin Axxome increasing lateral stiffness through more compact drapes. This results with a steering is sharper and accurate for better control," says Rémi Lefèvre, Co-founder of Origine Bicycles.
Oxeon claims that the fork built with TeXtreme materials is almost 19% lighter than the standard one – 320 grams in comparison to 380 grams for previous version.
Lefèvre continues, “We have zero cases of broken or cracked frame. The interesting thing for us is that the frame is much more rigid but it's still comfortable. Our customers are very happy with their Axxome Rs frame reinforced by TeXtreme.”
By using TeXtreme based on thin ply principles with its thin layers’ research studies shows the maximum strength until breakage is more than twice as high when comparing with conventional carbon fibre fabrics.
Photo provided by TeXtreme
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