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Easton® Sports EC90 XD Fork

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1 January 2007

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“Using advanced high-modulus composite material and proprietary manufacturing technology, Easton engineers have created the lightest fork on the planet. Easton’s SLX has the same performance characteristics as our ground-breaking EC90 Superlite series but weighs an incredible 50 grams less. Now with Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology.” “The weakest areas in a traditional carbon-fiber component are the tiny spaces between the fibers that contain only resin. To radically improve strength and toughness in these critical areas, Easton Scientists have developed an innovative Enhanced Resin System using carbon nanotubes (CNT). Carbon nanotubes are an array of carbon atoms arranged in a pattern of hexagons and pentagons (similar to the pattern found on soccer balls). These structures can be manufactured in tubular shapes one billionth of a meter in diameter, hence the name nanotube.” “Easton’s proprietary process impregnates the resin/fiber matrix with evenly distributed carbon nanotubes. The addition of real carbon nanotubes greatly improves the toughness and strengthens Easton’s already legendary components.”

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