Our high-strength, high-impact Carbon technology. We begin with a type of carbon fiber created by the military for ballistic armoring. It's expensive, rare, and government controlled; to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands and being used militarily, we have to sign documents that account for the use of every kilogram of fibers we buy. This is some seriously tough stuff.
The resins we use are high-strength, high-impact resins similar to what is used in the construction of carbon baseball bats, light, stiff and designed to endure thousands of deformation cycles. We combine these fibers and this resin in a lay-up designed to maximize the anisotropic (direction-specific) qualities of the fibers, providing a carbon structure that is extremely light, extremely stiff and capable of absorbing tremendous impact without damage or loss of structural integrity.
Only once the frame has passed all of our extremely tough destructive and fatigue testing do we go back and begin adding the stiffer, but more brittle high-modulus and ultra-high modulus fibers in protected areas and solely to add stiffness, without relying on them for strength, we can create super-light, super-stiff frames that are also incredibly durable and safe. And because the entire frame is made from this tough, durable combination, it offers better overall durability than relying on carbon shields or overbuilt sections.