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Kinesis: One Piece Frame Parts

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Frame specialist Kinesis showed the Taipei Cycle audience its plans to take its Super Plastic Forming Technology (SPF) a step further. SPF is carried out at high temperatures, when the tube structure is in the most plastic and formable state.

Kinesis: One Piece Frame Parts

Frame specialist Kinesis showed the Taipei Cycle audience its plans to take its Super Plastic Forming Technology (SPF) a step further. SPF is carried out at high temperatures, when the tube structure is in the most ‘plastic’ and formable state.

SPF allows Kinesis to produce better tube shapes that cannot be produced using traditional forming techniques.
KR 515 is Kinesis newest frameset using the SPF technology to form most of the tubes and create one piece frame parts. For that the front part of the KR 515’s chain stay was enlarged to join the BB and the down tube was designed to match the shape of the top tube.

By using the SPF process to shape the complicated top tube/down tube/steerer tube at butted qualities, the whole KR 515 frame more closely resembles a full carbon frame. However, it’s done at a cheaper price. According to Kinesis the KR 515 is for riders that consider performance to be more important than the type of frame material.

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