(Ed. Note: Here’s a feature story from Composites World that the cycling community probably hasn’t seen.)

Engineering Challenge:
Optimize a racing bicycle design for ultimate performance, using the design flexibility of composites, a suite of analytical design tools and improved manufacturing techniques.

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Design Solution:
Use a unique carbon/epoxy prepreg layup to manufacture the lightest professional bike frame ever produced yet still meet all safety and performance requirements for racing conditions.  (more)