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Strauss Carbon Tank and Tail Sliders
Jan 5, 2019
Strauss Carbon Fiber Tank & Tail Sliders
Does Carbon Fiber actually protect by bike?
Carbon fiber is made of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon that is used to strengthen material. Carbon fiber can be thinner than a strand of human hair and gets its strength when twisted together like yarn. Then it can be woven together to form cloth and if needed to take a permanent shape, carbon fiber can be laid over a mold and coated in resin or plastic.
Carbon fiber is made from a process that is part chemical and part mechanical. It starts by drawing long strands of fibers and then heating them to a very high temperature without allowing contact to oxygen to prevent the fibers from burning. This is when the carbonization takes place, which is when the atoms inside of the fibers vibrate violently, expelling most of the non-carbon atoms. This leaves a fiber composed of long, tightly inter-locked chains of carbon atoms with only a few non-carbon atoms remaining.
Carbon fiber is five-times stronger than steel and twice as stiff. Though carbon fiber is stronger and stiffer than steel, it is lighter than steel; making it the ideal manufacturing material for many parts.
Strauss Tank and Tail Sliders are designed to fit perfectly onto the most pronounced corners and likely areas to get hit in the event of a crash or drop. They are made out of superlight and superstrong carbon and DuPont™ Kevlar® sandwich which is proven to be the most effective crash protection. Sliders are finished in a high gloss UV protected lacquer offering excellent UV resistance.
The edges are smooth to help prevent any marks to your precious paintwork which many other brands overlook.
Application takes only minutes and they could save you having to replace your tank which can get dented or scratched in the event of a crash. These crucial protection pieces are highly recommended for the track and are also great for protecting your investment on the street.