BIKE

Superstrata, the bike 3D-printed in a single pass

The Silicon Valley-based bicycle brand touts a true unibody construction for its new bike

Superstrata, a Silicon Valley-based bicycle brand, has unveiled its flagship product, the world’s first made-to-measure 3D-printed e-bicycle with an impact-resistant unibody carbon fiber frame.

The Superstrata touts a true unibody construction, 3D-printed in a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite. Unlike other carbon fiber bikes whose frames are glued and bolted together using dozens of individual parts and fabricated from previous-generation thermoset composite materials, the Superstrata frame is constructed without joints or glue for seamless strength. It’s also produced using next-generation thermoplastic materials, making it extremely impact resistant, yet remarkably lightweight.

Superstrata uses an advanced 3D-printing process which allows for an unprecedented level of customization. The frame can be tailored to riders’ heights, weights, arm and leg lengths, riding positions and even preferred stiffness levels. With over 500,000 possible combinations, Superstrata is a very versatile carbon fiber bike.

“This bike was designed to leverage all the benefits of this new manufacturing technology to get the best of both worlds: strength and lightness,” said Bill Stephens, an awardwinning bicycle designer and the creative force behind Superstrata.

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