Ruckus Components, who we’ve featured with a little factory tour here and some trick highlights there, recently finished repairing a Storck Fascenario 0.7 IS, of which they say there are only 25 in North America.
Rather than send the incredibly lightweight frame back to its owner susceptible to future damage, they created some custom frame protectors out of an aluminized composite. Seeing as it’s the weekend, we’ll work on getting some more details outta them come Monday. Until then, another pic after the break…
From Shawn at Ruckus Components:
Our protectors will be available in a couple different kits that will include a chainsuck protector(s) roughly in the $25 range but TBD.
Availability on request right now as we dial in a few different patterns to cover the gamut of bike frames on the market. But we are looking to get them into bikes shops and distributors in early 2012
They came about as a necessary item as we repaired more and more frames damaged from chainsuck and high-abrasion areas.
The material itself is an interesting composite that is referred to as Texalium. It is a composite with a 200 angstrom thick aluminum (99.99% pure) coating on the fibers. It is woven and utilized like a standard carbon fiber fabric and is highly reflective and flashy.
Hat tip to Fred for the info!