Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bike frame carbon fiber manufacturing process

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
December 19, 2015

There are variations in bike making process.  Some bike makers would have tubes stays made of carbon and then join them with special glue to some metal parts like BB or head post.  Others like trek would have integrated manufacturing process done with mold and air pressure or vacuum assist to make the manufacturing stronger and more aerodynamic.

Thus Trek carbon fiber frame can be below 1 kg in weight (2.2 lbs).  The water bottle (with water) weighs more than the fiber.

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