Speaking of affairs of the heart, its frame is as close to the heart of a bike as it can be. From your everyday city ride and your daily commute, up to your high-end mountainbike, you’ll never build the perfect bike from just a choice of fine components. The frame is what holds it all in place and makes the difference. This means an ongoing challenge for our engineers and product managers to ever improve on their designs to create the perfect basis for the perfect riding experience.
Besides good ergonomics they also have to think of weight and durability. Here the engineers long experience in developing frames come to play. We also teamed up with the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg where new frame designs are transformed into computer models to virtually test their strength and durability before the first prototypes are even put together. When the first of these prototypes are finished they are put through a series of grueling tests at the EFBE-Institute to guarantee static and dynamic stability even under extreme use. The serial production always involves a lot of craftsmanship. All frames are welded or in case of carbon fiber frames are laminated by hand.