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Cyclitech 2016 Conference

Bicycles have unique performance requirements, which makes material selection challenging, especially when using thermoplastics.

Selecting Thermoplastic Materials for Performance, Cost, and Feel

On December 6 and 7, 2016 in Newport Beach, California, the second Cyclitech Conference took place. This one-of-a-kind international event brings together experts from multiple fields and provides a unique opportunity to learn and discuss topics related to bicycle technology and design.


During this year’s Cyclitech event, Eric Larson gave a presentation discussing various methods for selecting thermoplastic materials.

The presentation covered the key requirements when selecting bicycle materials, methods for selecting materials and the influence of data, experience, familiarity, feel in manufacturing decisions. You can read and download the presentation slides via the link below.


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