NYX Bikes’ frame kit, exclusively available on KickStarter, is made of a universally-compatible carbon frame.
'The frame was meant to be the corner stone of any E-Bike project,’ said Cédrick Lévesque-Baker, one of the founders of the company. ‘Our approach focused on a three steps assembly procedure and the frame had to adapt itself to any components while still allowing as much configurations as possible.'
The frame can fit up to 26 inch wheel size and 160 to 203mm disc brake covering a large spectrum of bicycles. Other breakthroughs include a 16L battery space, a weld-free frame for guaranteed alignment and weight of 6.1kg (13.5lbs).
The frame was made using infusion molding techniques developed using a carefully measured balance between epoxy resin and fiber. Kevlar and fiber glass layers were also added in highly solicited areas to prevail against wear.
‘The challenge was not only to exploit at their fullest the mechanical properties of the materials such as the flexibility of the carbon fiber and the rigidity of epoxy,’ said co-founder Éloi Fugère. ‘It was also to place the uncut tissue into an aesthetic manner whilst preserving the properties of each fiber.’
The KickStarter can be found here.