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Carbon Fiber Frames
If you consider buying a bicycle frame, you have to pick the design material with the skills you require. We offer light and fast carbon fiber frames for road bicycles.
There are three general types: road (as well racing or track) bikes, mountain bikes, and fitness bikes.
Road or racing bicycles are the most popular category nowadays due to their practicality and physical abilities.
The distinctive feature of road bicycles is the ability to handle any type of road obstacle: narrow dirt trails, gravel, or artificially hardened road. Track bikes are made durable and light-weighted to roll fast and far and easily ride through steep climbs and descents. They are always equipped with narrow tires and hydraulic discs.
When choosing a frame for a road bike one of the numeral considerations is ‘which material should I go for?’.
Materials such as steel, titanium, aluminum, and carbon fiber are widely used in road bike frames production.
Let’s see how the materials differ and what do users need to take into consideration when choosing the bicycle frame?
Aluminum frame. Cheap, corrosion-resistant, relatively light-weight, and easy to form into a frame.
Steel. Much denser and stronger material than aluminum.
Titanium. Shares many of the steel qualities, but has better resistance to fatigue and corrosion.
Carbon fiber. A composite of sheets of tough carbon threads bonded together with resin.
Bicycle developers and cyclists often consider carbon fiber as the dream material. When well-produced, it’s exceptionally light and smooth. Purchasing the Trousselier bicycle frame, you’ll feel the difference from the first ride.
The majority of experienced racers prefer carbon fiber bike frames. This type of bicycle frame has a lot of advantages for those who roll on paved surfaces:
– given stiffness;
– lower density, which is absorbing (rather than transmitting) road vibration during the ride.
Carbon frames are smoother and thinner than any other. The thin filaments sit tightly together in a tow, increasing the overall stiffness. The material also creates freedom for designers and engineers because it can be formed in various complex and stylish shapes that are not available with any other material. Carbon maximizes the efficiency of the aerodynamic resistance and allows varying amounts of stiffness depending on the goals and needs.
CARBON FIBER FRAMES FAQ
Why is the frame the most important part of a bike?
The frame is the part that holds the entire bike together and allows you to sit on and steer it. A frame can often be the main determiner of a safe ride. Frame influences the level of comfortable riding and health, so if it doesn’t match your body size, it can lead to knee problems and overfatigue. When you change the handlebars, wheels, seat, and additional items, you still have the same bike, but when your frame turns out damaged or unsuitable, it is easier to buy an entirely new bike.
What is the carbon fiber bike frame weight?
Normally road bike frame weight ranges from 700g to 1000g depending on different types.
How long do carbon fiber frames last?
Unless they are damaged, suffer from improper care, or have poor build quality, carbon bike frames can outlast their owners. But the manufacturers recommend replacing them every 7 years.
How to choose a carbon frame for my bike?
A real carbon frame has two instant characteristics: the absence of welding joints when the frame is finished and a distinctive sound when you knock on it. Also, if the frame is colorless, you can closely see the texture of carbon tubes.
Is it true that carbon frames break easily?
There seems to be a belief that carbon fiber is fragile and the slightest knock can create cracks below the surface. Truly, carbon fiber wouldn’t be used extensively in high-tech industries from aerospace to formula 1 if it wasn’t so strong and durable.
Where are bike frames made?
Most of the cycling industry’s carbon-fiber products do come from Taiwan, and sometimes China. But carbon fiber frames are also made in the US and french bike factories.
How much do carbon fiber frames cost?
The common price for a pound of carbon fiber is $10, so the road bike frame’s average cost is $1,000.
What’s included in the cost of a carbon fiber frame?
Research and design, materials, manufacturing, customization, quality control;
The cost includes high attention to detail, precise care provided during transit and while keeping it in cold storage. The higher the quality, the greater the prices.
Why should I buy bicycle parts in your shop?
Reviewing the online statistics about bicycle mechanics, one of the most disturbing topics is the lack of quality control. An excellent way to ensure you’re getting a bike of good build quality is to purchase it in a petite shop. The products here go through the procedure of a controlled and consistent assembly that you don’t get from large bicycle manufacturers.
What guarantees of quality, delivery and payment do you provide?
We are confident in the quality of our carbon fiber frames and their ability to achieve the best performances. That’s why we offer a 2-year warranty against defects. We provide free worldwide shipping that normally takes 15 to 30 days. Our customers make payments using the secure and stable Stripe payment platform.