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Feb 27, 2015 at 10:41
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Madison/Saracen Myst Team DH Bike - iceBike* 2015
Nope you’ve misread my point about thin metal and the fact that I was referring to the 2 different types of making metal, one 13% less dense than the other but out performs Titanium in strength. If you can make a metal have the same strength of metal frame's on the market now but use less metal because it is stronger then you will get a lighter frame that can take the same punishment. It really is as simple as that. If it has the same strength as metal frames just now it will not be invincible it still can be dented but it can be lighter in weight than normal metal frames. If you wanted to go the other way and make it the same weight as frames now, the frame using the new metal would be massively stronger than metal frames of today. Lets take carbon for a second, the way it is weaved (there are other creation processes as well) makes a difference to how strong it is, it takes skill to make good quality carbon. So with new techniques why do you think that a thinner metal created in a new way couldn't be as strong? FYI, I not actually involved in making this metal... but since there is talk of it being used in cars as a substitute for carbon due to price then it is quite logical to take it to the next step for it to be used for other purposes. Obviously there is teething problems with new discoveries but these will be overcome. They can’t use the same protection layer to protect it while its being made because what is used now reacts with it, but because of it being 13% less dense money is being spent on it to develop it so it can be used. And it being 13% less dense brings it to about the same weight as Carbon.
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Feb 26, 2015 at 9:21
Feb 26, 2015
Madison/Saracen Myst Team DH Bike - iceBike* 2015
The trek session 8 & 88 is actually the worst example of metal frames you could give because they were made ridiculously thin, you can bend the metal on the top tube and down tube with your fingers its that thin, in all honesty trek should have got dragged over the coals for that one. The carbon 9.9 is much stronger but it is not a good comparison since the session 8 & 88 was about the weakest DH bike at that time. The point that I am trying to make is that frames using that new technique using less metal will be potentially as light or lighter than carbon with the same strength as normal metal frames & since to the MTB community lighter is better then carbon may very well have a limited lifespan. It is strong don't get me wrong but now that metal that can be made to similar strength as carbon but doesn't have any of the negatives of it, that will become the go to material in the future. And it's much cheaper. If this can change the motor world then it can do the same for MTB.
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Feb 26, 2015 at 8:04
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Madison/Saracen Myst Team DH Bike - iceBike* 2015
Actually it doesn't, titanium is expensive because of the refining process to extract it from the ore and that makes it not a practical metal to use given the price. Carbon is cheaper than titanium. But if you want some good examples carbon rims and carbon frames, the weight difference in carbon frames to the metal counter part is negligible. Carbon breaks, it doesn't bend or have any give in it at all, which means if something happens to the frame or rims then you have to replace it. With metal small dents don't necessarily reduce the integrity of it. But with that different process the cost comes down for metal frames, it can then be made thinner with the same strength as they are now and thinner metal means lighter metal. The weight difference between carbon frames and metal is about 1 pound of a difference, thats 453.59 grams. Now look at the price of a metal frame and its carbon counter part. Read this and you will see about the weight difference between the frames. http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/06/26/santa-cruz-pricepoint-carbon-weights-compared-plus-closer-look-at-new-2015-colors/ Santa Cruz Bronson Frame Only: £1,749 with Fox Float CTD Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon Frame Only: £2,799 with Fox Float CTD Adjust Kashima Regardless of the shock that it has on it the price difference is MASSIVE, with this new technique the price is just the same as the metal frames that are being made just now.
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Feb 26, 2015 at 4:08
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Madison/Saracen Myst Team DH Bike - iceBike* 2015
There is a new technique for making steel-aluminium alloy that out performs titanium. http://news.discovery.com/tech/new-steel-alloy-stronger-than-titanium-150204.htm If this takes of which it will, carbon will go the way of the dodo.
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Feb 2, 2015 at 6:13
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The Bike Place 2015 - Bluegrass, Orange and Burgtec
All bikes need to be cheaper regardless of design. Waki’s link ( www.canecreek.com/resources/products/suspension/dbair/air-spring-graph.png ) is a good example about what the REAL reason for linkage bikes not getting as much of the apparent single pivot faults everyone loves to talk about. Take the Heckler and Bronson, the 2 have the same amount of travel and yet both have different size shocks... & yes it is the Bronson that has the smaller shock. Why... because a smaller shock takes more force to activate it whilst riding and that magic suspension design that everyone believes is to do with the frame design is actually them accommodating for a smaller shock. More and more bikes are being designed with smaller shocks these days and that IS the reason for it.
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