Having secured exclusive UK distribution, Onimpex are proud to announce the launch of the new range of Museeuw Carbon/Flax frames at Cycle 2006. Friday and Saturday will see Johan Museeuw on stand K4a to present the new range to the public.
The range consisting of two models MF1 and MF3 will be available in six colours to commemorate Johan’s six most memorable victories. The MF1 and MF3 Carbon/Flax frames are the result of extensive research and development by Museeuw and his associates, IPA Composites in Belgium and Billato in Italy.
Museeuws’ choice of collaborators was an obvious one, from IPA being the Carbon tube manufacturer to Italy’s most esteemed bike brand who have developed to Billato the unsung frame builder to the Pros with over fifteen years experience of constructing Carbon frames using their Carbon Wrapping System to produce a strong, light, responsive frame.
Why flax? Well high quality flax fibre is a flexible, extremely strong, very lightweight natural fibre which has been used for reinforcing composites as far back as the 1940’s (an early example being when defence aircraft designers used it in an experimental Spitfire fuselage) right up to modern day applications by the likes of BMW, Audi and Daimler-Benz.
By using a high quality Flax Fibre/Carbon Fibre Twill composite hybrid sandwich, Museeuw has been able to produce a lightweight Carbon frame which has excellent vibration absorbing properties, whilst retaining the responsiveness associated with a Carbon frame.
With limited availability each MF1 will be made to order and numbered accordingly, bear Johan’s signature along with the customers name and be presented with a certificate.
For more information and dealer enquiries please contact Onimpex (UK) Ltd Tel: 01925 570916 or email: [email protected]