POPULAR TODAY DESIGN

clarity bike by designaffairs studio has a fully transparent frame
original content
jan 23, 2013
clarity bike by designaffairs studio has a fully transparent frame


‘the clarity bike’ by designaffairs studio is fully transparent
image courtesy designaffairs studio

 

 

using new materials and manufacturing techniques, german designaffairs studio has envisioned the future of bicycle
frame engineering and production with their latest project – ‘the clarity bike’. by using ‘trivex’ – an alternative to
polycarbonate, the advanced polymer combines high impact resistance with flexible and lightweight technologies
that can be found in traditional italian steel frames.

 

as the polymer is able to be injection molded, it allows for affordable and precise mass production,
expanding on the possibilities for different form and color combinations. initially used in military applications,
it offers outstanding chemical resistance and thermal stability for withstanding extreme temperatures.
like the FYLM speaker, the project is still in conceptual stages, but proves valid as technologies and production
capabilities advance with time.

 

 

frame detail of the ‘clarity bike’
image courtesy designaffairs studio

 

 

transparency detail
image courtesy designaffairs studio

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library