Empire Cycle has unveiled the first titanium bike frame, something reportedly done through 3D printing technology and in something which is said to be the world’s first.
The frame is part of Empire Cycle’s MX-6, something built with the aid of UK engineering company Renishaw.
The bike is lightweight and promises to deliver the ultimate experience in bike rides and something that comes in two frame sizes.
The bike frame was manufactured in parts using laser sintering and a process called topological optimization. The organic form relies on a series of lattice-like joints retains the needed structural strength while being lighter as well.
MX-6 has the same type of seat tower as its predecessor, AP-1, and a swing arm that is machined out of a 40kg block into a component that weighs only 1kg.