The Next Carbon Fibre? Why Graphene Could Be The Future Of Bikes

Published on January 22nd 2017


Graphene is a wonder material whose potential applications go far and wide. So far, it’s not made too much of an impact into the bike industry, but could that be about to change? Simon Richardson is about to find out. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! Discovered back in 2004 and earning it’s finders a Nobel Prize, Graphene has been astounding chemists with it’s near miraculous properties ever since. It’s 200 times tougher than steel, it’s incredibly light and it’s also conductive. But, at the moment, it’s also very rare indeed. We were invited to the labs of Perpetuus, one of the world’s largest producers of graphene, to see how it is produced and then find out just what makes this nondescript black powder so incredible. We then take a look at the world’s first graphene bike from boutique British brand Dassi who are pushing the boundaries of just what is possible with frame design. Light weight, stiffness, impact resistance… the list goes on. Watch more on GCN... 7 things you didn't know about carbon fibre 📹 Aluminium versus carbon fibre 📹 Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: