Thursday, December 06, 2007

Super strong, super light

Did I mention super expensive? We'll get to that. The new Arantix bike frame is made from interwoven strands of Kevlar and carbon fiber, making one of the strongest and lightest hard-tail mountain bikes in the world that weighs approximately 2.75 pounds. Better living through chemistry. Sounds cool huh?
It also takes 300 man hours to make, giving the frame a retail price of $6,995. Add all the latest components and we're talkin' $12,000, which, I would like to point out, is significantly more than the value of my car.

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