The most advanced manufacturing techniques have been employed to create the 856 frameset.
The EPS (Expanded polystyrene) production method was chosen in creating the 856 .
Traditional carbon fibre monocoque construction utlises an airbag to create a cavity, by using multiple layers of liquid latex a more precise cavity can be produced.
This technique requires the extra expense of inner cavity tooling for each EPS shape but results in up to 20% higher stiffness weight-for-weight in key high stress areas of a bicycle frame compared to traditional airbag techniques. Long term structural delamination is also greatly reduced in key areas of components cured using EPS technique
• High modulus Carbon fibre monocoque
• Frame weight of 3.15 kilos
• Evari T30 titanium bolt package
• Relaxed “heads-up” geometry
• Elevated chainstay design for easy carbon belt removal
• Integrated electronics - TEI