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28th September 2015, Boras

Berria Bike launches new optimized frames reinforced by TeXtreme

Berria Bike has introduced its new 2016 bikes during the Unibike show in Madrid, with support of TeXtreme, the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements owned by Oxeon, which has supported Berria with FEA analysis and lay-up optimization, as well as manufacturing support to ensure the frames produced delivers the desired performance.

The cooperation resulted in the top models, Belador Team 3.0 BR, Belador Evo 3.0 BR and Bravo Team 4.0 BR, and Bravo Evo 4.0 BR Infinity 1, which are all using the novel carbon fibre fabrics TeXtreme in an optimized way for each frame model.

Using carbon fibre materials

"We are very pleased to have TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics in our top range of frames. In order to learn more and to really make sure our frames were designed and utilizing the carbon fibre materials in an optimized way we partnered up with TeXtreme to take it to the next level,” said David Vitoria, R&D Manager of Berria Bike.

TeXtreme supported Berria with FEA analysis and lay-up optimization. © Oxeon/TeXtreme

“Their expertise in Spread Tow reinforcements, composite design, the product quality of the fabric; all were important aspects for us and they delivered on everything.”

Ultra light weight

TeXtreme is the next generation carbon fibre material in the bicycle industry. It is based on using Spread Tows instead of yarns to achieve ultra light weight and high-performance products. Companies utilizing the TeXtreme Technology achieve better properties on weight, stiffness, strength and other parameters, compared to those using other carbon fibre materials, according to the manufacturer.

“TeXtreme has allowed us to build bike frames that have ultra light weight combined with for us previously unthinkable high stiffness values. This has improved the reactivity and the feature set of our bikes," added David Vitoria.

Berria top models are all using the novel carbon fibre fabrics TeXtreme in an optimized way for each frame model. © Oxeon/TeXtreme

Alongside the bike industry current TeXtreme users can be found in Formula 1, Americas Cup, golf shafts, surf boards, tennis racquets, rowing boats,  skis, snowboards, ice hockey sticks, NASCAR, Le Mans and various industrial and advanced aerospace applications.

Spread Tow reinforcements

Spread Tow reinforcements is a type of composite reinforcements based on novel technologies rendering a material that is said to give unique possibilities for weight savings and performance improvements as well as cost and time savings when looking at the total cost of the composite, rather than just compare price per sqm.

Through reduced amount of material and labour time by using fewer plies and the superior surface smoothness also rendering substantial time savings this can all be achieved simultaneously as saving weight, the company reports.

www.textreme.com

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