Continuing to study how these frames move under load helped determine that there were too many “stiffness layers” (or extra plies) added in the creation of traditional frames. So, with these new tube shapes, we needed an entirely new way to lay-up frames. Thankfully, it’s one which resulted in reducing the number of needed plies by 11% compared to the S-Works SL6 (which was known for being pretty damn great already). By utilizing larger, and more continuous, unbroken plies, we were able to achieve more consistent positioning than on any other frame we've made before.
The interesting thing to note is that the wall thicknesses of the tubes, themselves, are substantial throughout the frame, but because of the stiffness layers, the overall weight went down significantly. The only thing along for the ride should be you.