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Once reserved for ultra-premium and elite racing bikes, carbon fiber frames are now more accessible and affordable than ever. This is good news for riders who are ready to hit the road or trail as the weather warms up. Advanced and improved manufacturing techniques are changing the market, and there’s never been a better time to...
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When it comes to snowboarding, enthusiasts are always on the lookout for gear that enhances performance, agility, and speed. In recent years, advancements in materials and design have revolutionized snowboard construction, leading to the emergence of lightweight carbon fiber snowboards. These cutting-edge boards offer riders unparalleled responsiveness, stability, and control, making them a game-changer for...
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The first carbon fiber bicycle, the Kestrel 4000, earned the nickname “the dentist’s bike” for its outsize price. In the four decades since its release, the cost of carbon fiber has come down, and more people can afford the premium that carbon fiber commands. Does that price tag come with improved performance, or has a...
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The golf equipment industry eclipses the combined value of the basketball, baseball, and football equipment industries. That makes for a lot of golf club and ball sales each year and in turn a lot of materials. Whether you’re hitting the shops for your next set of clubs or sourcing materials for custom-fit golf clubs, you...
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  Hitting the slopes on a board? You won’t do it alone. More than 7 million people considered themselves snowboarders in 2020. Maybe you’ve gone out a few times with rented snowboards. Perhaps you’ve been borrowing a board from a friend. Now that you know you enjoy the sport, though, you’ve started considering your snowboard....
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Carbon fiber is a multi-billion dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing. The material is used in a variety of products. These include everything from rockets and race cars to sunglasses and helicopters. It also has many military and aerospace applications. There are other carbon fiber uses. It is popular for almost any sporting equipment...
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In 1860, Sir Joseph Wilson Swan was the first to make carbon fibers by heating cotton fibers. Since then, advanced technology has allowed manufacturing companies to make the most of carbon fiber for making cars, medical equipment, and airplanes. Carbon fiber composites are durable materials that are uniquely lightweight and strong. For this reason, they...
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Whether you are playing at the next PGA tour or just a recreational golfer, the type of club you use can have a major impact on your game. To optimize your golf performance, many golfers have started investing in carbon fiber golf clubs. Carbon fiber golf clubs have been gaining popularity among professional and amateur...
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If you’re looking for one of the lightest and strongest materials currently on the market, you might consider carbon fiber. Carbon fiber was first discovered in the late 19th century, and it’s only gotten more advanced since then. The first use of carbon fiber was as a filament in lightbulbs, but it experienced a renaissance...
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Ever since Roger Bacon discovered graphite whiskers in 1958, carbon fiber has become a mainstream option. Carbon fiber is used in high-performance applications ranging from airplanes and automobiles to satellites and even sporting goods. Carbon fiber was set to take the world by storm and even challenge fiberglass as one of the top textiles. The only reason fiberglass has held...
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