The frame of the Delta 7 Sports Arantix Mountain Bike was inspired by the ancient Egyptian tombs which used simple polygons to hold up a pharaoh’s tomb for hundreds of years. Since this construction was strong enough to do that Delta 7 Sports figured it would be strong enough to survive some off-road riding. The new Arantix Mountain Bike features an IsoTruss carbon fiber frame and Kevlar open lattice tube design which is claimed to be 10 times as strong as a steel frame of the same weight. Each 2.75-pound bike frame features over 1,672 feet of carbon fiber and takes over 300 hours to build. The rods are composed of several hundred layers of carbon fiber, wrapped tightly with Kevlar cord and woven to form a long series of little pyramids. The rods crisscross to produce hundreds of brawny joints that add strength to the whole thing. The entire Delta 7 Sports Arantix Mountain Bike sells for a price of $11,995. Or you can but the frame for a price of $6,995. Act quick because only 200 of these frames will be made in 2008! Delta 7 Sports.
January 10, 2008 5:29 PM | Mountain Biking