Interesting read of the below pez 'toolbox' article this morning which is basically a press release for "broken bones bicycle company".
I post this here because there is commentary in the pez article about the weight of a bike vs. stiffness/performance. It also refers to the term 'weenie'. It started to irritate me when I realized they were applying the technical jargon to explain the "design process" and performance of their painted FM015 frames that are actually quite passe in the generic chinese carbon game.
"Our bikes aren’t exactly heavy but in our design process we put an emphasis on ride quality over weight savings. Our mission was to create a race bike that could go very fast but not just in a straight line and not just on a smooth road."
If I am wrong and they have developed their own mold and layup process that happens to look exactly like a hong-fu I will apologize and take this down. Not trying to hate on anyone's big idea and I think the frames coming out of china are great (I have owned several). But let's call a spade a spade? You designed the Michael Ball paint job on a $500 frame anyone can order. Why not go for a more obscure open mold like other companies have done?Pez ArticleBroken Bones Facebook Photos