Saturday, January 2, 2010

trussed carbon fiber wound frame - omg hi tek

Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. To make a road bike or mountain bike, the isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. The process creates a bike with a large strength-to-weight ratio.

D: incredible.

I had already raided the patent site for some tricks. But THIS. OMG.

Just wow.

I like the carbon fiber that is already impregnated with resin.
Toss in big oven and voila.
Takes a big oven...