All posts tagged Carbon FIber

  • FASTHEFACTORY: Stone Free JHT Mountain Bike

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    In the spirit of the earlier post today, here’s an awesome rigid carbon 29er straight outta Modena, Italy. Valerio sent me these photos of the Stone Free JHT 29er by FASTHEFACTORY and of course, I had to share. This bike is rad. No, it’s not just another carbon bike…it’s actually constructed of proprietary carbon honeycomb tubing that’s 30% lighter than standard cRabon and also 30% stiffer. You’d normally only see this type of carbon in Formula 1 cars, but the folks at FASTHEFACTORY were lucky enough to come in contact with a former F1 engineer who has since started producing honeycomb carbon tubes for bicycles.

    As you begin to digest this bike, you’ll see that it’s also equipped with a tapered headtube going from 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ for added stiffness and also features a  strip of kevlar along the downtube for added protection from anything your front tire may kick up. Oh yeah, this frame is only 859 grams too. Check it out in further detail below.

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  • Argonaut Lookbook by Brian Vernor

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    Argonaut Cycles has just released their lookbook featuring photos from Brian Vernor. Brian did a great job of capturing the passion and vision behind Ben Farver’s work, as well as his commitment to ride quality. These bikes are in a league of their own. Check out the lookbook here or click the image above.

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  • BME X-9 Nighthawk

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    This BME X-9 is absolutely wild. But I appreciate the technology behind this experimental frame. At first, I saw this photo and immediately thought of playing Star Fox…then I read a bit more on Headset Press, and had to check out BME. The frame is made out of sandwiched panels with an aramid honeycomb core and covered in carbon fiber.

    Get a closer look below, and be sure to head over to Brano Meres Engineering & Design to read up on the design.

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  • Cervelo P5

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    Man, the Cervelo P5 is mean looking. Yesterday, these stunning studio shots were floating around and then I came across this video; give it a watch and then proceed to drool on some stills below. Hmm, TT Tuesday?

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  • Pegoretti Responsorium

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    custom pegoretti responsorium

    Above Category seems to be quite the proper shop. Looking at zoot like this Pegoretti Responsorium makes me really miss working with high-end bikes as such. I’ve always been on the fence with a lot of Pegoretti’s paint, but this bike looks killer – check that custom-painted Deda SC stem! Between the Campagnolo 11-speed, Lightweight Standards, and frame, the bike weighs in well under 15lbs and that’s including pedals and cages too.

    Get your Friday’s frimp in below.

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  • Darkstar Carbon 29er

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    Luxe Wheelworks keep pumping out the fresh custom builds! Here’s a carbon Darkstar 29er sporting that e*Thirteen XCX chain keeper I’ve had on item watch for weeks now…

    It’s all in the details below. See some more work from Luxe here.

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  • KVA Stainless and Carbon Exogrid

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    KVA Stainless made an appearance at Interbike last month, showing off their new applications of carbon and steel. What we have here is a stainless steel and carbon structured tube, said to be lighter and better suited for the torsional flex created when riding. This here is a fine example of the technology, welded together on a Dean frame. I’m excited to follow this technology and hear back from those using it on the daily!

    “Multi-material tube structure allow for a tube lighter than the original stainless steel tube with stiffer bending/torsion performance.”

    Read up a little more at Bike Rumor.

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  • Colnago M10 Road Bike

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    The M10 is Colnago‘s new monocoque carbon offering featuring a tapered headtube, oversized BB and incredible attention to detail; as expected from Colnago.

    Colnago Con Brio has a great review and write up about his M10 (pictured above) and his visit to meet Ernesto himself. See a few more shots below and read that review here.

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  • Parlee Z1Road Bike

     

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    Carbon bikes these days are a dime-a-dozen, but recently I’ve been seeing some really awe some innovations in carbon bike framebuilding. While working for Van Dessel, I learned about the difference between a monocoque frame and a tube to tube carbon wrapped frame; the latter being stiffer and lighter (technology used in the Rivet). Tube to tube is similar to a lugged steel frame in that you start with carbon tubes and join them using carbon wrap/tape. What Parlee did is create carbon lugs to join tubes; a similar and just as effective approach.

    This Parlee features some next-level carbon technology featuring carbon fiber lugs for increased stiffness. Check out Above Category for some more photos and their initial reaction to it here.

    A few of my favorites below:

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  • Cycle EXIF: Miyata Century

    Get ready to drool. I had no idea Miyata was founded in 1892, and by a gunsmith too. Keep reading to see some more photos, this thing blew my mind so be sure to check out the rest of the photos at Cycle EXIF. Frimp!

    Here’s what our friends at Cycle EXIF had to say about this bike:

    “Miyata was founded by a Japanese gunsmith in 1892 who, thankfully, realized that bicycles were a more sustainable industry. It is now a Dutch joint venture, Koga-Miyata, with all bikes created in the Netherlands. The Miyata Century, “essentially a pimped-up version of the Koga-Miyata Skyrunner”, was a limited edition built to commemorate 100 years of bicycle manufacture.

    This Century is in the possession of a Swede, Ragnar Jensen, who managed to acquire one of two brought into Sweden from what was then the country’s largest Miyata dealer. He bought it new in 1990. After a couple of years he replaced the original Tange Hi-Ten fork with Rock Shox Mag 20 suspension and upgraded the brakes to Shimano XTR calipers but has since restored it to its original spec. The frame is carbon fiber with gold plated alloy head tube, bottom bracket shell, seat cluster and dropouts. That’s a special edition Turbo saddle that also has gold plated accents.

    Massive thanks to Ragnar Jensen. Head over to his flickr stream for more detail shots and while you’re there, have a look at his Chesini X-Uno, which is another work of art…”

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  • Topeak Mini 9 Pro CB

    Topeak now features their Mini 9 with a carbon fiber body. Full review and specs at Bike Rumor.