MATERIALS Whether it is carbon fiber, aluminum, or steel, Fuji’s frames and forks are made from the best raw materials, using the best technology available to maximize the unique performance characteristics each provides. FUJI’S CARBON FIBER FRAME AND FORK MATERIAL / C15, C10, AND C5 The use of carbon fiber in product development was pioneered in the aerospace industry. The properties of carbon fiber – high flexibility, high tensile strength, high temperature tolerance, low thermal expansion, and less weight – make it a valuable material for high-stress, high-performance products. Fuji uses two unique carbon fiber blends in our premium framesets, and each is custom-configured to maximize carbon’s strength-to-weight ratio. We also use a new process, called High Compaction (HC), on our top-level carbon fiber bikes - giving Fuji 3 proprietary levels of carbon fiber.
C15 ULTRA-LIGHT, HIGH-MODULUS CARBON
Our premium designation for Fuji’s topof-the-line carbon fiber bikes, c15 is a high-modulus carbon with a density of 1.8 g/cm3 and a tensile strength of 590 Kg/ mm2. Add to that the High Compaction process, which uses unique internal molds to help eliminate wrinkles and maximize resin flow, and you’ve got some of the lightest high-performance bikes in the world.
Fuji’s carbon fiber frames and forks are made using a molding process that mixes carbon fiber sheets with epoxy. Each sheet is placed onto the mold in a unique, proprietary “lay-up” pattern. A series of internal molds are used to help smooth the interior walls of the frame in critical areas. This helps eliminate wrinkles in the sheets of carbon, maximize resin flow, and gain greater compaction.
C10 HIGH-MODULUS CARBON
c10 uses the same high-modulus carbon fiber material and its incredible strength to weight ratio as c15. For frames receiving the c10 designation, the difference is in the carbon lay-up and molding process. Instead of utilizing the expensive HC process, we use a traditional bladder-style mold, which allows us to use our premium carbon material and offer it at a lower price point.
Using a traditional bladder-style molding process, c5 is also a high-modulus carbon, with properties similar to c15 and c10 but with its own unique make-up: same highperformance ride at a value-level price. All three of Fuji’s proprietary carbon designations - c15, c10, and c5 - are formulated to make our premium framesets the lightest, strongest, most efficient, and most compliant bicycles in our lineup.
Catálogo de Fuji 2013. Todas las bicicletas de Fuji para la temporada 2013