Graphene is a wonder material whose potential applications go far and wide. So far, it’s not made too much of an impact into the bike industry, but could that be about to change? Simon Richardson is about to find out.
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Discovered back in 2004 and earning it’s finders a Nobel Prize, Graphene has been astounding chemists with it’s near miraculous properties ever since. It’s 200 times tougher than steel, it’s incredibly light and it’s also conductive. But, at the moment, it’s also very rare indeed.
GCN were invited to the labs of Perpetuus, one of the world’s largest producers of graphene, to see how it is produced and then find out just what makes this nondescript black powder so incredible.
GCN then take a look at the world’s first graphene bike from boutique British brand Dassi who are pushing the boundaries of just what is possible with frame design. Light weight, stiffness, impact resistance… the list goes on.