Composite Clinic – Ep 7

Jul 15, 2013

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COMPOSITE CLINIC – 7th Edition

This week we dispel the myths on the “chequered” carbon finish seen on many bicycle frames…..
The weave pattern you see on many Giant and other brand’s bicycles and consumer products is a Carbon Fibre thread fabric weave. The composite material used in the construction of the frame looks nothing like this. The “chequered” material is typically applied as an outer layer outside the tubes. Outside it serves little use other than aesthetics. Like paint colours, it is a visual choice and one that people have easily associated with what they perceive as “Carbon Fibre”.

As seen on Giant Australia Facebook