Brixia Alata Carbon Road Disc Frameset - Metallic Red
Brixia is a company from Italy drawing many years of experience from cycling’s top engineers. The brand draws its name from the historic name of the city of Brescia which has a long tradition of cycling.
Alata is the shining star and represents the aero carbon road frame. With a custom mold, this carbon monocoque frame has a very low coefficient of drag and combines stiffness with very low weight. Alata is offered in disc brake version or direct mount brake, has clearance for 28c tires and can accept electronic or mechanical shifting systems.
- SEATPOST: CARBON AERO (included)
- FORK: CARBON AERO (included)
- HEADSET: 1-1/8” * 1-1/2”
- TIRES: up tp 28”
- FRONT MECH: Braze-on
- BRAKES: DM or Disc Brake version
- BOTTOM BRACKET: BB86
- WEIGHT: 1020 gram
- “Dual fit” geometry (unisex frame shape design)
- Carbon fiber front fork
- Disc Brake system
- Ebikemotion system technology
- Three drive modes
- Full set up for a smooth and safe bike commuting (front and rear light, kickstand, rear rack, mudguard)
Toray has developed a new matrix resin technology which uses nano-alloy-based technology to achieve both tensile strength and compressive strength, and combines TORAYCA® T1100G with its matrix resin technology. This generates prepreg materials that can meet the levels of performance required by structural members in the aerospace industry, and also by high-end sporting
In order to make the best out from the carbon fibres in terms of mechanical performance, the moulding process has to be very accurate: the carbon layers have to be properly oriented and then compacted in order to create a solid laminate with no molecular porosity and no heterogeneity. How we could achieve that goal? The EPS technology (Expandable Polystyrene Shell) makes it possible: during the “Cure Process” (this is when the resine dries and the laminate gets solid thanks to pressure&temperature) the orientation of the carbon weft doesn’t change its original structure and the result is an excellent internal finishing of the carbon tube and above all a better quality of the frameset in terms of performance and lightness.
To compress the carbon against the inside of the mold, we use EPS (Ex- pandable PolyStyrene) sections. These sections are molded to represent the exact shape of the inside of the frame and fork. Then they are wrapped with sheets of prepregs and placed inside the mold. When the mold is heated, the EPS expands and presses the carbon sheets against the mold, creating a smooth and voidless wall. This ensures the best pos- sible construction in terms of weight, stiﬀness and strength.
Monolith molding is proprietary method of molding a frame in one session....true monocoque! Usually a frame is divided into a few main sections (like front triangle, seperate seat and chain stays) which are bonded together after molding. With True Monocoque, the entire frame is molded as a one-piece product. This allows carbon sheets to run across the ‘clas- sic’ transitions without interrup- tion. These critical transitions are now optimized for stiﬀness and strength, without the pen- alty of extra weight.