Kemo Bikes TeXtreme Frame

Kemo Bikes TeXtreme Frame

 

Kemo Bikes TeXtreme Frame

 

September 2013

 

Earlier this year we featured the Felt frames of Argos Shimano and their advanced TeXtreme carbon fibre. We were then sent this new update from TeXtreme about a company we hadn’t heard of before: Kemo Bikes. They recently launched their new top of the line frame at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It is designated the KE-R8 5KS and is built using the TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics, which creates a stiff frame with a very low weight of just 759 grams…

 

Kemo TeXtreme KE-R8 5KS
Kemo TeXtreme KE-R8 5KS

 

Kemo Bikes is owned by the Comalli brothers who have spent over twenty years in the bike industry. In 2001 their carbon fibre frames marked with the letter ‘K’ made an appearance at the Milan trade fair on the Sintema Sport stand. At the time with carbon as a frame building material still in its infancy, it was a brave move. Today, twelve years later, the ‘K’ has evolved into their new brand, Kemo, which engineers its frames in Switzerland, before assembling them in Italy.

 

Kemo TeXtreme
Kemo TeXtreme close-up

 

Mario Comalli is the R&D Manager of Kemo Bikes. He said, “We are happy to have introduced Kemo to the world and the usage of TeXtreme was a key to get the desired performance in our top model. We are satisfied that TeXtreme has helped contribute to a good weight to stiffness performance improvement and additional aspect we value highly is that this is a technology that can be easily explained to the consumer market.”

 

Kemo TeXtreme KE-R8 5KS
Kemo TeXtreme KE-R8 5KS with SRAM Red

 

TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements allow the production of 20-30% lighter composite parts with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness. “We are glad to add another bike brand into the TeXtreme user family alongside successful products that already have contributed to among others victories in recent years Tour de France races. Our goal is always to work together with the brand and provide them with a reinforcement solution that help them make the best possible product based on their needs, no matter if it is reducing weight, increasing stiffness, reducing layers in the manufacturing process or a mix of different needs”, said Andreas Martsman, VP of Marketing & Sales for Oxeon.

 

Here’s a video showing their ‘5 Key Steps’ to making a special frame…

 

 

Kemo Bikes Website

 

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