Thu. May 23rd, 2019

First ‘Tremendous Magnesium’ Bike Debuts at NAHBS

Touted as a next-generation wünder materials, Allite’s Tremendous Magnesium is lighter than titanium, stronger than metal, extra eco-friendly than aluminum, and cheaper than carbon fiber.

Annually, the North American Handmade Bicycle Present gives up a set of America’s most lovely, meticulously crafted bikes. Every exemplifies its class and the peak of efficiency.

Allite Weis Super Magnesium Hammer Track Bike head badge

And this week, the present will even present the world’s first take a look at what has been lauded as the way forward for the trade. That’s as a result of Brooklyn’s Weis Manufacturing will unveil the primary bicycle ever made with Allite Tremendous Magnesium.

Weis Tremendous Magnesium Hammer Observe Bike

Introduced final summer season, Tremendous Magnesium checks nearly each field a body materials ought to. It’s lighter than titanium, stronger than metal, and 100 % recyclable — requiring much less power to fabricate than aluminum.

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“As soon as our group at Weis realized about Allite Tremendous Magnesium, we turned fascinated with the thought of making our personal distinctive body utilizing the brand new materials,” stated Cole Bennett, proprietor of Weis Manufacturing. “We’re constantly innovating and on the lookout for methods to optimize driving efficiency, and dealing with this new premium alloy is a testomony to that.”

Allite Weis Super Magnesium Hammer Track Bike rear triangle deep rim wheel

Whereas particulars on the bike itself are nonetheless spotty, the Tremendous Magnesium frameset might be about 30-percent lighter than the aluminum Hammer at the moment accessible. It would even be stiffer and stronger — making it splendid for observe racing. In fact, it should even be costlier than Weis’ $1,550 aluminum Hammer frameset. However Allite assures that Tremendous Magnesium will not less than beat carbon fiber on worth, because it’s extra broadly adopted by producers.

Allite known as Weis an “splendid associate” for creating the primary Tremendous Magnesium bike body.

“Weis’ minimalistic model aesthetics mix properly with ours, and the Hammer Observe’s body design, and function, is completely fitted to an experimental body utilizing our premium alloy,” stated Morten Kristiansen, Allite’s VP of merchandise and advertising.

Weis Tremendous Magnesium Hammer: World’s Greenest Bike?

Allite Weis Super Magnesium Hammer Track Bike

Along with Tremendous Magnesium’s spectacular efficiency specs, its sustainability story could make it probably the most revolutionary bike materials up to now. Carbon fiber is notoriously wasteful, and titanium requires excessive power to extract and course of. Plus, the bike trade typically shies away from utilizing recycled steel in new bikes for structural causes.

Will Tremendous Magnesium resolve that drawback? As a result of it’s so new, that’s unclear. However Allite famous that magnesium itself is “probably the most eco-friendly and sustainable steel on the planet” and claimed there are “limitless reserves.”

We hope to see this materials stay as much as its hype. If it does, it may make for higher bikes, happier riders, and a more healthy planet. Till then, we’ll simply drool over Weis’ first tackle the Tremendous Magnesium bicycle.

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Adam Ruggiero

By Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport exercise junkie – from biking, working, and (not sufficient) browsing, to ball sports activities, tenting, and cattle farming. If it is outdoors, it is price doing. Adam graduated from the College of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: distinctive beer, canines, tales. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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