It simply isn't as strong as an equivalent amount of carbon unidirectional run properly along load paths rather than 90-degree angles which is essentially random directions most anywhere on a bike frame.
No matter how the marketing words are moved around, that is the simple, undeniable fact.
I don't see anything like this on the bikes of the companies that spend the most on R&D, like Specialized, Trek, Pinarello etc
I didn't see anything remotely like this in the BMW-Oracle trimaran when I was in their fabrication shop, and I'm pretty sure Larry Ellison would buy the company with if there was any advantage to it for crucial parts.
If this is some sort of attempt at guerrilla marketing, it's kind of heavy-handed.
Thanks again for showing your ignorance on this subject. Before you further embarrass yourself by posting in this thread, thinking you know what you are talking about, go online and spend 15-20 minutes researching and reading about:
1. spread tow
2. thin ply
and their relationship in carbon fiber composites. Since you come across as the lazy type, I will provide you with some resources to get you started. http://www.thinplytechnology.comhttp://www.compositesworld.com/news/nor ... adal-watchhttps://gernitex.com/product/spread-tow ... er-fabric/
Since I doubt you will even spend time researching how you are incorrect with your understanding, I will provide it right here in this thread for you to read.
Lighter. Spread tow carbon fiber fabrics are woven from fiber tows that are spread into thin tapes. Tape area density is inversely proportional to spreading width. Whereas the lightest traditional carbon fiber fabrics weight 90 g/m2, spread tow fabrics can achieve densities as low as 40 g/m2.https://gernitex.com/product/spread-tow ... er-fabric/
Straighter fibers. Compared with traditional reinforcement fabrics, spread tow fabrics have practically straight carbon fibers. Straight fibers have a higher rigidity in tension than undulated fibers and result in a stiffer fabric. Since their buckling is not initiated, straight fibers also have a better resistance to compressive stress.
Higher fiber-to-matrix ratio. Since spread tow carbon fiber fabrics are extremely flat, they require less resin than traditional fabrics to be impregnated. This results in composites with a higher fiber-to-matrix volume ratio and overall better mechanical performances.
Because they have practically straight fibers and a woven structure, spread tow carbon fiber fabrics combine the stiffness of non-crimp laminates and the reduced delamination risks of woven fabrics.
Plenty of other manufacturers outside of Felt use TeXtreme for their products:
Oracle Team USA has been using it since 2013:
To be using the argument that since Specialized, Trek, Pinarello...etc. don't use it it must not be good is a logical fallacy on your part. Just because Kestrel was the first company to make an all carbon fiber frame in 1986 (Kestrel 4000) before anyone else was using it, doesn't mean carbon fiber didn't have any advantages since none of the big names were using it. Can't believe you are actually trying to use that kind of logic to make a point.