First Look: Actofive Unveils Absolutely CNC’d Aluminum P-Practice
Metal and aluminium (left) and absolutely aluminium (proper)
The body is inbuilt two halves from a strong block of aluminum; it is value noting that to simplify the manufacturing course of and improve the reliability it isn’t a joined shell building however two strong halves.
Body Materials: 7075 aluminum
Journey: 140mm rear, 160mm entrance
Head angle: 64.5°
Attain: 475mm for measurement M
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The edges are then joined predominantly utilizing bonding, though the rear finish is identical as on the unique bike and is joined utilizing titanium bolts.
This is not a carbon copy of the unique Actofive, although, with the obvious change being a realigned shock. Moderately than sitting horizontally and becoming a member of the downtube, it now’s mounted vertically and meets the body on the highest tube. Simon says the kinematic stays the identical regardless of the change however it offers the entrance triangle better stiffness, offers him extra space to mess around with completely different rockers and leaves sufficient house to mount a big water bottle within the entrance triangle.
With out the restriction of utilizing spherical tubing, the body now appears extra swooping however many of the bike continues to be comparatively unchanged. It nonetheless has 140mm of rear journey, a excessive pivot suspension design and 29″ wheels. Nonetheless, Simon did take the chance to tweak among the geometry numbers so the top angle drops from 66° to 64.5° and the attain shrinks again barely from 480mm in a medium to 475mm.
The swing arm stays unchanged from Simon’s different bike and is joined with titanium bolts
With Simon bringing the manufacturing in home, it ought to be a extra environment friendly and reproducible course of than the metal tubes of the opposite model of this bike. Due to this, he is hoping the pricing between the 2 frames shall be related, though that is nonetheless to be confirmed when the testing course of is completed. Simon is at the moment testing the sturdiness of the 2 frames and dealing on making minor enhancements as testing progresses. He’s hoping to make a restricted manufacturing run when he feels the bike is prepared.
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