Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction?
saw this in the old promotions inbox from trek. vague, but some kind of woven something-or-other, it's green in color and "matters." hinting at some kind of plant-based fiber construction? i have no idea at all, just figure that's what they're getting at. 17 days and counting i guess.
if you want to know first, you have to give up your email address and answer a question - https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/everything-else-is-history/
porsche has been messing w/ it a bit in non-performance parts https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a25776025/porsche-natural-fiber-718-cayman-gt4-clubsport/
Curious to see how strong flax can be in this situation. Looks like Porsche is using it for non structural parts such as panels and wings. It’s been used in the ski industry as a “more eco friendly” version of fiberglass. Never heard anything about the strength to weight competing against canon though.
I wonder how far that statement by EnE regarding the use of flax composites in non-structural applications,extends to structural aspects of a bicycle, especially an MTB. And it costs more than CF.
Ouch. like we need to pay more for bicycles as it is.