Quantcast

Hand Woven Carbon Fiber Frame

RideRMB

Monkey
Aug 29, 2007
395
0
'Da Hood
It's not carbon fiber, the connections are CF, like the BB section and dropouts.


Also a little more info, the whole frame flexs down when landing from a jump.

Nice post.
 

viper2pt0

Chimp
Mar 22, 2005
37
0
Somers, NY
Each Arantix Mountain Bike frame takes approximately 300 hours to build, as Delta 7 Sports workers weave single carbon fiber strands to create the open lattice IsoTruss structure of each frame tube. Each bundle of carbon fiber strands are wrapped with Kevlar and then baked at 255 degrees Fahrenheit for four hours. The ends of the baked tubes are then machined before being joined with molded carbon fiber lugs to make a complete frame.

"In total, each completed Arantix frame is built with 1,672 linear feet of carbon fiber," said Tyler Evans, program manager of Delta 7 Sports. "That's longer than five and a half football fields, or by comparison, a single strand that long would reach to the top of the tallest building in the world, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan."
so its KINDA like carbon fiber haha. 2.5 pounds is insane, price is up there just under $7,000 for just the frame.
 

DirtyDog

Gang probed by the Golden Banana
Aug 2, 2005
6,599
0
If you get lost in the woods you could put an acorn in the frame and catch a squirrel to eat.
 

Stray_cat

Monkey
Nov 13, 2007
460
0
Providence
I saw that at interbike this past year. It was fun, they let us stomp on a piece of tubing to see if we could break it. If you think the pics look wild, close up it looks just plain alien.
 

zahgurim

Underwater monkey
Mar 9, 2005
1,101
12
lolAsia
Cool frame. I'd like to take it for a rip and see how it handles.

Better have a decent standover, though. Would work very well as a cheezegrater on your harbles...