FF-01 – Update # 2

Overview: It’s been about a month now since first trail testing the FF-01 and although it is too early to make claims about performance,  handling or ride characteristics, it is exciting to know the FF-01 is daily handling the tasks of trail riding.   Upgrades during Update  #1 were successful and there is no feedback either […]

FF-01 – Update # 1

Overview:   Week 1 was a blast.  I had some time at Kettle and some time around the neighborhood but  also had my first broken part.  The part which broke was intended to be produced out of titanium but at the time it was not ready to ride so I produced an aluminum part in […]

Funny Front Ends: Part 1

The ubiquity of the telescopic fork is something i’ve always thought to be a curious subject.  The absence of  linkage forks in OEM applications, outside of BMW, and a few other niche products, is often attributed to their ‘feel’ being very different than  telescopic forks.   This difference in feel is related to the objective differences in wheel-path […]

Carbon Bicycle Stem

This stem was designed, and manufactured as a case study for understanding the application of low volume, rapid cycle time, soft tooling in producing high end bicycle components.  The ability to have non uniform wall thickness allows for the creation fine details and engineered shapes such as internal ribbing or integrated components.  Styling, Mold Design, Machine […]

Carbon Bicycle Brake Rotor

In 2011 while validating composite materials for use in Surgical Instrumentation JGW was introduced to SIOC materials and the process to produce green and cured carbon ceramic matrix materials.  Carbon Ceramic Matrix materials have great strength to weight properties as well as the ability to maintain this strength while producing a suitable braking surface for friction […]