The substance of the other Star, carbon is used when something must be extremely light and highly stable. In the Swiss Grenchen, the world’s first automatically produced carbon frame for road bikes are using BINDER technology. in 2011, the Australian of Cadel Evans, the tour de France on a BMC won race thanks to the active support of his teammates, who contested the hardest stage race in the world with a carbon road bike from Grenchen. They call it Stargate”and what comes out of it, seems to be like from another planet. A wheel with a diameter larger than a man with outstretched arms brings one of the strongest and lightest materials out, humanity knows today: finely braided carbon the miracle material for bike frames. The Stargate”is actually a high-tech weaving wheel and part of a complex automation system. In it the bike manufacturer BMC in the Swiss Grenchen manufactures fully automated carbon frame as the first and only one in the world. A 100% automation is equivalent with 100 percent of consistently high quality.
“” “Because its developers by BMC have perfection in series, the impeccable bike” or short impec “called, what is so much like the Immaculate wheel”. Seamless tube had to carbon frame so far layered painstakingly crafted from single mats, shaped and glued, making bmc way as clean and smooth as a Swiss precision movement. Each individual frame is in the Stargate”as a whole to the so-called positive form around woven. More than 100 coils stocked with Gossamer threads run at breathtaking speed through the braiding wheel and weave a seamless, flexible tube made of carbon fibres in a matter of seconds. A certain similarity with a black Mr. sock is to have at this stage of production by the hand. The technology of the braiding wheel was known so far primarily from the production of steel ropes are used, for example, for mountain railways.