1. BIKE COMPONENTS
Lightweighting bike components is essential for cyclists to go faster and further. The frame, seat components (saddle, seatpost), pedals, braking sets and accessories like cleats or helmets can benefit from the high strength and toughness of Pebax® and Rilsan® resins!
For electric bikes (e-bikes), our Rilsan® PA11 is ideal for motor components thanks to its excellent abrasion and impact resistance. Kynar® PVDF solutions are by far the reference when it comes to efficient lithium-ion battery technology.
ROAD & MOUNTAIN
E-BIKE / ELECTRIC
Our range of reinforced Rilsan® PA11 grades (glass of carbon fiber) for injection molding feature highly filled grades for maximum strength and rigidity while maintaining excellent mechanical integrity with environmental conditions (temperature, humidity), surface aspect and ease of processing, ideal for metal replacement !
In addition, compared to other polymers, productivity gains can be expected when choosing Rilsan® PA11 grades thanks to reduced cycle times and easier processing conditions.
These materials are particularly suited for parts like the saddle shell, pedals, brake systems, derailleur or bottle holder.
Rilsan® PA11 provides much better mechanical and dimensional stability than traditional PA6 or PA6.6 polyamides.
While being one the lighest materials offering this balance of properties
FOCUS ON: SADDLE SHELLS
Saddles are an essential part of the construction of a bike, both for the comfort for the cyclists and their final overall performance. Rilsan® PA11 reinforced material are particularly suited for the shell, as they allow significant weight savings compared to a metal construction, while maintaining maximum strentgh and fatigue resistance.
Glass fibers reinforced or Carbon-infused grades are available.
2. CYCLING SHOES & CLEATS
Cycling shoes and cleats are key components to ensure good grip of the shoe to the pedal and optimal power transfer. Depending on your riding style (casual or professional), you may select cleats with different degrees of float to allow your feet to move around the pivot point at the center of the pedal or not at all.
Thanks to their excellent abrasion resistance, mechanical and fatigue resistance, Rilsan® and Pebax® materials are the best choice for durable cleats and cycling shoe outsoles.
3. CYCLING ACCESSORIES
Safety is our paramount objective in everything we do. We’re proud to offer innovative solutions to make helmets lighter, safer, and more sustainable.
HEXR introduced the world's first 3D printed helmet using our Rilsan® PA11 for the innovative honeycomb structure.
No cycling trip would be complete without stylish and high-end sunglasses! Make sure to check our dedicated page for eyewear applications, with our range of bio-based and transparent Rilsan® Clear materials.
Rudy Project, a leader in eyewear for sports, incroporated our technology in their Deltabeat product line, for maximum durability and comfort.
4. ASSEMBLY SOLUTIONS
With our sister company Bostik, we offer a full range of high-performance adhesives for technical assembly solutions.