Kevlar And Carbon Fiber Wire Frame Bike

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3 Comments to Kevlar And Carbon Fiber Wire Frame Bike

  1. Richard, engineering-wise there is nothing wrong with separating out tensile forces into wires, while using posts for compression. To me it sounds like you are looking at this as a designer, not as an engineer.

  2. Richard Wicks

    I’m a cyclist.

    I DARE you to bike on that.

    Nothing prevents that seat and the crank from suddenly trading places at 25 MPH other than the chainstays. The torsional stress would be enormous. There is a reason that most bikes follow the diamond shape, it’s because people who use bikes don’t want to die.

    You complain that bikes are all about functionality, I complain that “design groups” are all about design, and know nothing of functionality. This is the stupidest most dangerous design I’ve ever seen for a bicycle in my life, so far.

    Incidentally, they do have carbon fiber spokes for bikes today. Topolino makes them, and the “concept state of the art design” bike there, doesn’t have them.

    We need to fire more designers and get more engineers to work.

  3. I agree, it does look purty, but the thought of hitting that “top tube” Kevlar wire and garotting my junk–well, let’s just say, mmm, no! Peace!

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