Mountain bikers have been making lots of noise lately about the 2021 Chisel Comp, produced by the U.S.-based company Specialized. Lightweight and stiff, the new Chisel Comp perfectly balanced, designed to handle rough terrain with ease. This might explain why the model sold out more or less immediately.
Success with Hydroformed Components
The Chisel Comp’s success has already been directly linked to its hydroformed components.
In discussing the bike’s frame, an early analyst says this:
One thing we need to mention is that the entire frame construction is made through hydroforming. This allowed Specialized to create tubes that vary in size, density, and shape all throughout the bike, and create a bike geometry that distributes pressure away from high stress points.
The analyst goes on to note that due to hydroformed aluminum alloy tubes, this bike is able to allow flexing and achieve vibration without having to add rear suspension to the back of the bike. This dynamic keeps the rear tire sticking to the ground but still allows some give for the rider. It really is the best of both worlds.
Hydroformed Components Make a Difference
Through advances in the process of hydroforming, we are now able to produce lighter, stronger, and more effective products than ever before. This is true not just of the Chisel Comp but of a wide array of products and services.
A broad range of industries have benefited from hydroformed components, including:
- power generation
Though people may be unaware, many aspects of their daily lives have been improved through hydroforming.
We Can Help
Here at American Hydroformers, we provide metal fabricating solutions using the most advanced hydroforming processes available. Centrally located in the American Midwest, we’re perfectly situated to serve a broad range of industries.
To hear more about our premium services or to discuss your individual needs, please contact us at any time.
We look forward to hearing about your production goals and figuring out how we can help you meet them.