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Road Graphene

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Günthar, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Günthar

    Günthar Active Member

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    The potential of the material is huge for bicycle manufacturing. Laying claim to being the world’s strongest material, the one atom thick material offer 200 times the strength of steel, yet six times the flexibility, making it ideal for vibration dampening and comfort in carbon frames.

    With the bike industry taking great interest in the what is described as a wonder material, UK firm Dassi’s featherweight 750 gram frame uses just 1% throughout the six layers of carbon. What’s more, at a presentation of the new frame, the firm said in future it expects to see sub 400 gram frames in the not too distant future and perhaps lighter in the long term.
     
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  2. Ricoow

    Ricoow Active Member

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    Is the difference between a lighter bike and mine(approx 9kg) really that notable for a rookie like me?
     
  3. SnyperAL

    SnyperAL Well-Known Member

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    Probably not, but at the elite level and the money involved every kilo is huge.
     
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  4. Jim Layee

    Jim Layee Senior Member

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    At the elite level of road cycling there is presntly a minimum 6.8kg all in weight for a bike so a drop in frame weight wont make any difference. Lighter rims will make a difference though
     
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  5. Günthar

    Günthar Active Member

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    Rims, tyres and tubes are the top upgrade to see increased performance solely due to hardware at any level of rider ability/fitness!
     

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