Tubular hydroforming has left an indelible mark upon every industry in which it contacts. It runs the gambit of industries like it revolutionizes products: quick and with assured growth.
So while car manufacturers and appliance makers alike have benefited from both high pressure and low pressure tube hydroforming, perhaps the one that has seen much of the growth mentioned before is the biking industry, where lightweight bicycle frames rule the trail, and have changed the industry.
Here are 3 examples of modern bicycles that use tubular hydroforming frames.
1. Marin Indian Fire Trail
Beginning with one of the newest and best, the Marin Indian Fire Trail is a superb example of an off-road trail bike that has benefited from tube hydroforming. Described as a “workhorse privateer” by the manufacturer, the Marin Indian features outstanding qualities and a hardened frame engineered through tube hydroforming.
2. Vitus Escarpe 290
This new version which harkens back to older models can only be described as one thing: versatile. Using the most up-to-date 650b wheel size and a tube hydroformed frame and fork, the Vitus Escarpe feels chunky to the rider, a feature that helps when encountering particularly rough road situations.
3. Canyon Grand Canyon AL 29 5.9
The name of this bike alone should inspire one to feel encouraged to get out on the trail. But if that isn’t enough, consider its features. Light-weight hydroformed frame? Check. Hydroformed top and down tubes? Check. Modern and all-trail rated 650b tires? Check. The Canyon Grand seems to have it all, and with a sticker price that fits nicely into the equation, it could be on many cyclists lists.
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