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Does anyone know SpeedX?

Old 03-15-16, 08:27 AM
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Does anyone know SpeedX?

About two weeks ago my friend shared a contest to win a bike 2 weeks ago and I signed up for it. A few days ago I received one of their emails (because I signed up for their contest) with this super cool video of their prototype

I then visited their website again and it seems to be updated with a very cool and promising bike: What do you guys think? I always wanted to buy a carbon fiber bike, but most of them are too expensive – so this is a perfect entry level carbon bike for me.

For those who ask, the contest link to win their bike:

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It's funded by Kickstarter. Probably not in production yet. If you click on Pre-Order it asks for your email so they can contact you when its actually available.
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A serious problem with carbon fiber frames is that it's impossible to judge structural integrity from the outside. Unlike metal, where you can look for clues like the appearance of the welds or joints, or specs. like the material and watt thickness.

Two CF frames that appear similar can be completely different in strength or resistance to impact depending on the specific CF plies used, their orientation, or the matrix material used to hold it all together. So, (IMO) when considering a CF frame you have to consider the source because you're 100% relying on their expertise, skill and quality control.

So, I'd be very leery o any CF frame from a vendor without a proven reputation. But that's just me, a guy that doesn't buy ground beef unless it's ground in my presence.
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I think this product will launch on Kickstart soon, I m looking forward to this. It looks pretty cool, but I hope the real product will be also nice like the photos.
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