Different types of carbon tubes are selected for different parts of the bike as for optimal performance they need different properties and strengths. When the joints are wrapped, the customers weight can be taken into consideration and extra stiffness/strength added to the crucial parts of the frame such as the bottom bracket.
Once the frame has been in the autoclave and cured then the wrapped lugs/joints become one solid piece of carbon making it super strong. Frames made in a mould (monocoque frames) are designed for the average rider and so won’t have extra strength for heavier riders and will flex.
Choices are fun, that’s why we let you choose your bottom bracket type, if you want your frame made for electronic or manual transmission, or if you would like you seat post to be traditional or integrated.
Less expensive than you think. Handmade carbon frames start as low as €2000 for made to measure so that’s considerably cheaper (half price in some cases) than range topping stock frames from brands that manufacture in Asia.
To find out more about handmade frames contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org