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

clarity bike by designaffairs studio has a fully transparent frame

‘the clarity bike’ by designaffairs studio is fully transparentimage 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.

 

 

clarity bike by designaffairs studio has a fully transparent frame

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

 

 

clarity bike by designaffairs studio has a fully transparent frame

transparency detailimage courtesy designaffairs studio

  • I believe this bike would be a wonderful idea if they add l.e.d. lights inside the tubing which will allow it to be visible at night, during the day if someone dont see you they shouldnt be driving in the first place. also since they can possibly mass produce it, it would be cheaper

    Kyle M
  • How “light” is it?

    michael a. pleskovich
  • man you people are critical: my 2 cents.

    visibility: if you read the text is says that it can be any colour, or combination of colours, this or comments about adding lighting into the frame solves the visibility issue.

    Why: if you can injection mold the frame, makes it allot easier to mass produce, and potentially cheaper, with less material wastage. potentially easier cheaper stronger and more environmentally sustainable.

    morgan
  • How many cyclists are killled on our roads? If you feel the need to redesign yet another object which is perfectly fit for purpose then please at least make it highly visible. Any cyclist will tell you that.

    What an utter waste of time & energy.

    tartanrog
  • fake ? …

    bob
  • Add some fluorescent lights in the frame, it’ll be the safest bike to ride at night…

    Ebenezer
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