TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Vyatek Sports has a new partnership for its ExoGrid, IsoGrid and Bi/FusionTM technologies with daVinci Designs from Denver, Colo. The initial ExoGrid and IsoGrid based tandem designs will debut at the 2010 Interbike trade show.
“We’re very pleased to extend our technology presence in the bike market, especially with a partner like daVinci Tandems who shares our passion for innovation and product excellence,” said Vyatek president/CEO Howard Lindsay. “We’ve had the privilege of partnering with some of the best brands in cycling and this new deal with daVinci adds to the commercial value and brand equity of our patented technologies.”
The new da Vinci tandems are based on Vyatek’s technologies that combine the best attributes of advanced composites and conventional metals.
IsoGrid helps designers create ultra-thin-wall composite tube designs that have both longitudinal and radial butting profiles. IsoGrid’s internal array of raised carbon ribs add strength and stability to prevent buckling related flexure and failure. Each tube has metallic ends permanently “fused” onto the IsoGrid section using VYATEK’s Bi/Fusion Technology. This creates the ultimate joint in terms of strength, weight and fatigue performance.
“We have had an interest in working with Vyatek for several years. Our new carbon fiber tandems have been so popular and time consuming to build, the time was perfect to start working with the IsoGrid and ExoGrid tubes. I feel the Vyatek tubes are the perfect bridge between our carbon fiber tandems and steel tandems in both labor and price,” said da Vinci Designs Todd Shusterman.