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Jun 28, 2017 at 13:55
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We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
Ya I caught that one...HAAS too much money.... must buy an F1 Team.... Lean plays a huge role in our facility. We have a complete MRP and EPR system that is integrated throughout our whole plant and it tied to accounting, inventory and our Ecom platform. As we grow we will create lean champions and further expand the philosophy and have it be a large part of our environment. Right now we a small group and each of us have the power to make decisions and support each other through our process. So we are Kaisen now, you could say.
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Jun 28, 2017 at 12:46
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We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
@superlightracer: Great comments for sure. From the face of a company looking from the outside, it will look that way. If we didn't have the experience working with existing Asian manufacturer's and reselling Asian product we would have had a hard time building a business case. We looked at the numbers, placed a superb team together, purchased the tooling and set up a factory that can compete without question. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers
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Jun 28, 2017 at 11:19
3 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
Well, there are 3 ways you can go to market. One is head to Asia and develop your product with time at the factory and ensuring you have chosen the right one and manage that headache all day long, like Vernon's video touched on. Two is you can open mold purchase and slap decals on hoping your warm fuzzy feeling about the product is good enough and your insurance is good enough fend off any major issues. We chose the 3rd and it is the hardest by far. Having experience in both option 1 and 2, I feel this endeavour has a much better outcome as the market grows. If you are stoked on your factory in Asia and a bigger fish comes in, your production could get pushed and you are left with nothing to hold on to. You are now dealing with larger headaches and many flights and meetings to solve these problems. As the demands are put on the handful of Carbon rim manufacturers in China increase, I see this being a major roadblock to success. We have all the capacity and tools to grow and can control all of our processes here on the factory floor. Yes, costs are higher, but there is more than 1 way to skin a cat.
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Jun 28, 2017 at 8:02
6 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
@atrokz: The 144 POE and 6 pawl setup is more for the heavier rider like yourself. Jake from P321 had mentioned that they built these in 144 option for bike packers, towing or carrying heavy loads, or any other major torque situation. Fraser worked in Derby for RR
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Jun 28, 2017 at 7:51
6 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
@bogey: Absolutely. What cannot be seen on the test rig is a 5-degree taper of the impact head. it impacts the camera side slightly first before the other. We also have done single sided tests as well, playing with wheel angle and area of impact.
WeAreOne WeAreOne's article
Jun 28, 2017 at 7:46
6 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
@atrokz: The bearings come from a Japanese manufacturer called EZO. In the past, they did choose Enduro bearing. This has been a huge upgrade to these hubs and one of the main reasons we chose to work with P321
WeAreOne WeAreOne's article
Jun 28, 2017 at 7:37
6 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
I did a similar thing and went 29 on my Scott Spark. I am loving the 29, over the plus to be honest. If I had your money I would choose 29.
WeAreOne WeAreOne's article
Jun 27, 2017 at 22:52
15 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
Having the 3.5mm rim lip really challenges our ability with The Agent to trim weight. If you are after a lighter option....stay tuned. Cheers
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Jun 27, 2017 at 22:50
15 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
Please email sales@weareone.bike and we will be happy to send you a Pro-Form
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Jun 27, 2017 at 22:45
15 hours
We Are One Composites - Bringing Carbon Manufacturing to Canada
These are great points. The rims you have posted up are great subjects. The first thing that is a major difference is the lateral stiffness. The Agent rims track much better than an alloy rim ever will. When you talk about weight, there is little difference in actual grams. However, each gram in our carbon rim is accounted for to produce an optimal ride feel and performance characteristic. These are not made to compete with Alloy rims. A fully automated line that takes and engineered alloy extrusion and rolls it into 3 rims, and pops them out the other side with minimal effort is a beast we will struggle to ever compete with just based on labor alone. But alloy will never be able to introduce gram per gram performance that carbon will.
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