Crash-resistant carbon fiber: Why your next frame might just be made of hybrid composites and thermoplastics

One of the typical ironclad rules of structural materials is that as stiffness goes up, ductility goes down. As far as carbon fiber frames are concerned, that’s essentially just a fancy way of saying what we all already know: whereas steel, aluminum, and titanium frames usually dent or bend upon a heavy impact, carbon fiber is … Continue reading Crash-resistant carbon fiber: Why your next frame might just be made of hybrid composites and thermoplastics