Kellys’ attractive new Theos F ebike sports activities an progressive body constituted of thermoplastic hybrid steel-carbon composite that is twice as impact-resistant, twice as sturdy, and no heavier than a comparable body constituted of standard resin carbon fiber.
Slovakian firm Kellys teamed with Belgian startup Rein4ced to provide the brand new body. The composite materials, generally known as Feather, makes use of carbon fibers along with a “a lot stronger” than regular thermoplastic binder, and chrome steel microfibers – the latter are added into the carbon fiber matrix at key places inside the body.
The frames are constructed robotically, which ought to assist to scale back manufacturing prices whereas additionally holding the standard constant.
In accordance with Kellys, the completed product is twice as impact-resistant as a comparable body manufactured from conventional carbon fiber, plus it is twice as sturdy however simply as light-weight. And as an added bonus, Feather is claimed to be recyclable.
The complete-suspension Theos F itself is out there in three fashions – the F90, F70 and F50 – all of that are aimed toward enduro racing. Together with the Feather body, all three additionally function a bottom-bracket-located Shimano electrical drive unit, a detachable 720-Wh battery housed inside the down tube, Fox or RockShox entrance and rear suspension, plus a Shimano XT (or decrease) shifter, derailleur and hydraulic disc brakes.
Additionally they all function a “mullet wheel” setup, with a bigger 29-inch wheel in entrance and a smaller 27.5-inch wheel within the rear. The thought is that this can mix the 29er’s skill to roll over obstacles with the 27.5er’s faster acceleration and sharper dealing with.
Their weight, pace, vary, pricing and availability are all but to be introduced.
Take a look at the Kellys Theos F sequence within the video under.
THE ALL-NEW 2021 KELLYS THEOS F SERIES – THE GAME CHANGER