Today, someone forwarded me this video of a new carbon mountain bike frame that weighs less than three pounds. It’s called the Arantix and it’s built by Delta 7 Sports. The frame is an open lattice-work of carbon fiber, and its makers claim that this makes dents, scratches, and nicks less catastrophic than traditional carbon composites like OCLV.
Having ridden my solid-tubed steel commuter bike beneath the Interstate 35W bridge about an hour before it collapsed last summer, I’m not sure my grasp of physics allows me to fully buy the argument. Still, looks cool — even if it is remindful of a pasta strainer or a Habitrail.