24 Bicycles Newsletter
Here is a preview of our 2008 models. These early prototypes are currently riden and wrecked by our crew! This is the Le Toy 5. 7005 T6 DB tubing. We've cut weight everywhere it was possible without a sacrifice in stiffness nor strength. Smaller tubing diameters and optimized CNC parts all around. Frame weight 2.5kg (a gain of more than 500g on the previous Toy4) Now both chain stay and seat stay get internal reenforcement walls.
Instead of trying to come with a (one more) brand new standard, we've tried to sort out the best of the 2 existing ones:
OnePointFive: at the bottom were most stress is located
-greater downtube/headtube welding join
-more headset/headtube contact surface to dissipate stress (and avoid ovalization)
-bigger thus stronger bearings to absorb shocks
-last but not least: bigger, therefore stiffer and stronger steertube base.
1"1/8: at the top
-keeps it light
-enables the use of most stems on the market
A Specific DarwinlinkTM headset will be available. (7075T6 CNC cups and Japanese bearings) It will come standard with 2 lower crown races:
-one for 1’’1/8 forks
-the other for DarwinlinkTM forks
We also have 7005T6 DarwinlinkTM fork on test. More info soon. This fork will be the ultimate step to get most benefits of our DarwinlinkTM concept (lighter and stiffer steertube than most 1.1/8" models on the market)
Le Moon 2