Masi Bikes unveils lightweight bikes reinforced by TeXtreme ®
California-based US bicycle company Masi Bikes has released new frames and forks, reinforced by TeXtreme® carbon fiber fabrics. By incorporating TeXtreme® into their designs, Masi was able to reduce the weight by 110 grams while improving stiffness.
“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. 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.” says Masi’s James Winchester.
TeXtreme® is the next-generation state-of-the-art carbon fiber material now being used throughout the bicycle industry. TeXtreme® technology it is based on using Spread Tows instead of traditional round tows to create ultra-light weight, high-performance products. Companies utilizing the TeXtreme® Technology achieve significant results in minimizing weight while increasing rigidity, strength, etc., in comparison to other carbon fiber materials.
TeXtreme® technology is able to maximize the benefits of thin ply principles where research studies have shown the maximum strength until breakage is more than twice as high when comparing with conventional carbon fiber fabrics.
In addition to the bicycle industry, TeXtreme® can be found in Formula 1, America’s Cup, NASCAR and Le Mans racing, golf clubs, surfboards, tennis racquets, table tennis blades, rowing shells, skis, snowboards and ice hockey sticks as well as various industrial and advanced aerospace applications.
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Masi Bikes is a bicycle production company that was founded in 1950 and is known for its racing bikes. Masi was established in Italy by Faliero Masi, but is now based in California. Masi Bikes are sold through authorized distributors and dealers located across the U.S., Italy and the rest of the world. By carefully blending old world tradition with modern technology, Masi will continue to earn the respect of champions and discriminating cyclists everywhere. Faliero would be proud; you will be impressed. www.masibikes.com
TeXtreme®, the market leader in advanced carbon reinforcement technology, is the ultimate choice for making advanced ultra-light composites products with superior mechanical performance and surface smoothness.
TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables the development of optimized reinforcement solutions which are tailor-made for specific needs of the application. Manufacturers of advanced aero, industrial and sports products have consistently found that using TeXtreme®Spread Tow carbon fabrics and UD tapes have enabled them to produce composite parts which are 20-30% lighter with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.
TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB.
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