Dassi Graphene Frame 750g

UK bike manufacturer Dassi has launched the world’s first bike frame that contains graphene. The new frame that contains graphene weighs 750g, although Dassi claims that they may be able to reduce the weight to 350g in the near future.

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Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a planar (flat) hexagonal latice. Graphite, the material used in pencils and tennis rackets, is many layers of graphene combined together. Isolating a single layer of graphite (graphene) was first achieved in 2004 at the University of Manchester by Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov. The two scientists isolated the one-atom thick layer using 3M Scotch tape on a block of graphite. Although scientists theorised its existence for many years, no one was able to isolate graphene until Geim and Novoselov, work that subsequently saw the pair be awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Graphene has huge potential in a wide range of applications. It is flexible, transparent, can conduct electricity, is lightweight and can filter water molecules. On a molecular level, it is also 300 times stronger than steel.

Do you think Graphene is the next step for Carbon frames?

Learn more here: http://dassi.com

3 Comments Add yours

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Is that a real question?! Will it be the evolution of carbon fiber?

    Let’s see, it makes the bike lighter. Check.

    It makes the bike vastly more expensive. Check (though admittedly to too ludicrous so far, at $6,000 for just the frame).

    Because it’s lighter and more expensive, cyclists (who tend to have more money than brains) will find it desirable. Checkmate.

    It definitely checks all of the boxes!

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    1. Wonder how Lemond’s new carbon technology will compare.

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      1. bgddyjim says:

        Hadn’t heard about that…. Hmmmm.

        Like

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