NYX Bikes Announces First Carbon Fiber E-Bike Frame Kit

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Launching on KickStarter, NYX 2015 Frame Kit empowers the public to salvage their existing bicycle into a highly versatile E-Bike. The frame is an outstanding carbon monocoque platform featuring universally compatible features for a large variety of configurations.

NYX 2015 Frame Kit, now exclusively available on KickStarter, is giving to a large public the ability to convert an existing bicycle into an E-Bike. The two-year long prototyping phase gave fruit to a universally compatible carbon frame, a compatibility that was illustrated by exceeding speeds of 113 km/h using various motorcycle and bike components during testings. Now, in addition to an exclusive access to the frame, the campaign is set forth with prices and complimentary options to reach a level of large scale production.

When explaining the universal conversion process, Cédrick Lévesque-Baker stated, ''The frame was meant to be the corner stone of any E-Bike project. Our approach focused on a three steps assembly procedure and the frame had to adapt itself to any components while still allowing as much configurations as possible.'' Among the most important compatibility features, the frame can fit up to 26'' wheel size and 160 to 203mm disc brake covering a large spectrum of bicycles. The frame is also engineered to house 'off-the-shelves' headsets for the most uncommon parts.

Other breakthroughs include a massive 16L battery space, weld-free for guaranteed alignment, operational without electricity and weight of 6.1kg (13.5lbs). With up to 8 possible geometries, the frame is the ideal development platform for any E-Bike; from mountain to city-scape types.

The frame is a first-of-its-kind in terms of fabrication and manufacturing. The techniques used to bring the carbon cloth in a complex, light and strong mechanical arrangement is a breakthrough in the matter. Infusion molding techniques were developed using a carefully measured balance between epoxy resin and fiber. Kevlar and fiber glass layers were also added in highly solicited areas to prevail against wear.

Speaking about the milestone reached during molding techniques analysis, Éloi Fugère said, ''The challenge was not only to exploit at their fullest the mechanical properties of the materials such as the flexibility of the carbon fiber and the rigidity of epoxy. It was also to place the uncut tissue into an aesthetic manner whilst preserving the properties of each fiber.''

The design of the frame makes the conversion process universally compatible, provide 8 different geometries. a rigid, light and eye appealing E-Bike frame. The campaign is the opportunity to bring NYX 2015 Frame Kit to the masses and empower the public to salvage their existing bicycle into a highly versatile E-Bike, visit NYX 2015 KickStarter : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyx2015/nyx-2015-the-worlds-first-carbon-fiber-e-bike-fram.

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