French bike brand Origine Bicycles is incorporating TeXtreme carbon fiber fabrics, which is developed and supported by Oxeon AB, Borås, Sweden, for an optimized frame lay-up that already have shown a heavy reduction in frame breakages. The fork built with TeXtreme materials is almost 19% lighter than the standard one – 320 grams in comparison to 380 grams for previous version.
"To get a level with higher performance, the use of TeXtreme carbon fiber allowed us to develop a radical version of the frame Origin Axxome increasing lateral stiffness through more compact drapes. This results with a steering is sharper and accurate for better control,” said Rémi Lefèvre, co-founder of Origine Bicycles.
Lefèvre continues, “We have zero cases of broken or cracked frame. The interesting thing for us is that the frame is much more rigid but it's still comfortable. Our customers are very happy with their Axxome Rs frame reinforced by TeXtreme.”
In addition to the bicycle industry, the current use of TeXtreme is used in Formula 1, America’s Cup, NASCAR and Le Mans racing; in the manufacture of golf clubs, surfboards, tennis racquets, table tennis blades, rowing shells, skis, snowboards and ice hockey sticks; and in various industrial and advanced aerospace applications.