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Spread tow carbon fiber featured in new line of Kemo bikes

Ultralight road bike made with TeXtreme spread tow fabrics developed by Oxeon.

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Posted on: 9/16/2013
Source: CompositesWorld

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Kemo Bikes (Zug, Switzerland) showcased its new range of road bikes at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the first time. The top-of-the-line frame, model KE-R8 5KS, is built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics. By using TeXtreme technology, Kemo has produced a frame that weighs just 759g.

Mario Comalli, R&D manager of Kemo Bikes, says, “We are happy to have introduced Kemo to the world and the usage of TeXtreme was a key to get the desired performance in our top model. We are satisfied that TeXtreme has helped contribute to a good weight to stiffness performance improvement and additional aspect we value highly is that this is a technology that can be easily explained to the consumer market.”

Kemo Bikes are the latest project for the Comalli brothers who have more than 20 years of experience in the bike industry and are known for their focus on innovation, style and design.

“We are glad to add another bike brand into the TeXtreme user family alongside successful products that already have contributed to among others victories in recent years Tour de France races. Our goal is always to work together with the brand and provide them with a reinforcement solution that help them make the best possible product based on their needs, no matter if it is reducing weight, increasing stiffness, reducing layers in the manufacturing process or a mix of different needs”, says Andreas Martsman, VP – marketing & sales of Oxeon.

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