NetComposites
Thermwood

Masi's Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

19 September 2017

Masi's Lightweight Bikes Reinforced by TeXtreme

US company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks reinforced by TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics.

By incorporating TeXtreme into its designs, Masi was able to reduce the weight by 110 g while improving stiffness, TeXtreme reports.

“The goal wasn’t to just make the frame lighter, we also wanted to make it a bit smoother without giving up any drivetrain stiffness,“ states Masi’s James Winchester. "By using TeXtreme, we succeeded in making a frame that gives us what we want from it. Since TeXtreme is so thin we could work with several plies to get the same thickness or less, resulting in significant improvements.”

TeXtreme technology is based on using spread tows instead of traditional round tows to create ultra-lightweight, high performance products. Companies utilising the TeXtreme technology achieve significant results in minimising weight while increasing rigidity and strength in comparison with other carbon fibre materials, TeXtreme reports. TeXtreme technology is also said to maximise the benefits of thin ply principles where research studies have shown the maximum strength until breakage is more than twice as high when compared with conventional carbon fibre fabrics.


Photo provided by TeXtreme





comments powered by Disqus

Related / You might like...

Zoltek Carbon Fibre Featured in Uniti Car

Zoltek's PX35 carbon fibre is employed in the new Uniti electric car which made its debut in Sweden on 7 December. The vehicle features a full carbon fibre body.

Faction Skis Releases New Collection Reinforced by TeXtreme

Swiss-based Faction Skis has teamed with freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new ski collection reinforced with TeXtreme carbon fibre technology.

Chomarat Presents C-PLY Applications at CAMX 2017

Chomarat will present two new applications using its C-PLY carbon multiaxial fabric – a drone wing and a kayak – at the CAMX 2017 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 12-14 December.