With the development of the technology, there are more and more carbon fiber products appeared in the market today. Maybe most of us thought that carbon fiber products are designed and built for toughness and strength as well as for speed benefits. For example, the Tarot FY680 carbon fiber frame. In fact, what you should pay attention to is that although they are very light and can be manufactured in to various different shapes and designs, the actual strength of the material can be compromised very easily.
But there is no doubt that the carbon fibre is actually supposed to be five times stronger than steel. In addition, it is considerably lighter than a comparable piece of steel. Low weight, high strength, sounds pretty good. The Tarot FY680 carbon fiber frame is made of Toray 3K carbon fiber cloth woven carbon fiber plate and of 3K hollow pure carbon fiber carbon fiber tube (non-3K glassy carbon tube). Besides, it is full CNC machining, design standards higher than similar products, the full set of rack weighs only 600 grams. Obviously, it’s powerful.
But as we all know that, just as the coins have two sides. There is some disadvantages of carbon fibre. First off, carbon is pretty expensive. Pound for pound, it’s about 10 times more expensive than steel. Anything made out of carbon fibre, including a bicycle, is bound to cost considerably more than its steel counterpart. However, that price is coming down as technology improvs, and the material itself is getting stronger.
What’s more, the Tarot FY680 carbon fiber frame isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. It’s difficult and expensive to recycle. Compare this to steel, which just needs to be melted down or reshaped. Still, if you treat it well, a carbon frame or wheels, if treated well, should lats a long time and not require recycling. These are all the options I think about the Tarot FY680 carbon fiber frame, I hope this will be helpful for you.