PRIM / EXACT / FAT
Our Hardtail platforms leave nothing to improvisation. Beyond the aesthetics of our frames, each shape, every detail brings a function that translates into an experience of “ride” unparalleled.
E.T. EDGE TUBING
The tubes are shaped hydraulically (hydroforming for the aluminium tubes) or pneumatically (monobloc mould for carbon frames), making our top tube up to 30% stronger than those of our competitors. By extending the edging from the top tube down through the seat stays and to the dropouts, we’ve improved frame dynamics:
– by reducing the effect of torque when pedalling
– by optimising its vertical flexibility
– by maximising the transfer of force from the pedals to the back wheel.
CONIC EDGE TUBE
The tapered shape of the head tube allows for a stiffer front triangle, meaning a more-precise ride.
A 100% integrated design that uses the edges from our E.T. concept. (EDGE TUBING.)
I.D.O / INTERCHANGEABLE DROP OUT
Interchangeable dropouts allow the rear-wheel axle to be changed without requiring a new frame. – 9x135mm axle – 12x142mm axle.
The dropouts are identical on the Prim, Exact and Fat categories. The derailleur hanger can be replaced independently of the dropouts.
CARBON TORAY ® 7.0 & 8.0 (PRIM)
Our frames are laid up using two different grades of HM fibre from TORAY.
– Grade T700 for the PRIM S3 and S2.
– Grade T800 for the PRIM S1 and FINEST.
The premium T800 fibre offers greater resistance to both deformation (+22%) and breaking (+16%). Because of this, we’ve been able to optimise thickness to save 200 g (+/- 30 g).
ALLOY 6069 (EXACT/BIGWOOD/PLUS)
Strength (inset 1): 6069 is the most difficult alloy to break and with the best fatigue strength.
– Elastic limit (maximum force before permanent deformation)
= +25% (6061) and +15% (7005)
– Fatigue (force before breaking) = +54% (6061) and +28% (7005)
Weight:Comfort ratio (inset 2):
Alloy 6069 offers the best density:elasticity ratio.
1% higher than 6061 and 2.2% lower than 7005
– Elastic modulus: 4.4% lower than 6061 and 9% lower than 7005
REMOVABLE FRONT DERAILLEUR HANGER (PRIM)
Removable front derailleur hanger allows the drivetrain to be changed to a 1×11 (or the reverse). Saves weight and gives a sleeker frame design.