ART IN ITS AUTHENTICITY
The signature, the integral element of a masterpiece.
Unishell Frame is a load-bearing frame model that is registered and patented by SWI and is based on the integrity (front and rear) of the frame as a monocoque, i.e. conceived as a single mould to increase the strength and the overall structural rigidity of both the transversal and longitudinal torsion.
IN LOVE WITH CARBON
Only those who deeply love carbon, know even its tiniest fibres.
The key to increasing the structural performance of the frame is the rational use of the many features of the carbon fibre in the different parts of the frame. All SWI frames are made exclusively with UD (uni-directional) fibres. Unlike common carbon fibre products that are made of interwoven fibres (with the classic cross-ply appearance), UD carbon is literally a continuous piece of carbon with filaments placed in a single direction.. The frames of SWI are made by overlapping 18 very thin layers of UD carbon laminate.
TPT™ THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY
TPT stands for Thin Ply Technology™, i.e. the technology of thin plies. In other words and more simply, the thinner the laminate plies (final thickness being equal) the better the mechanical properties. Therefore, with the same mechanical properties, we have less thickness and lighter weight.
Most people think of bycicles as simple machines: actually, the designing of a frame and the study of loads to be supported are very difficult and complex to analyze and simulate due to the huge amount of possible variables.
The weight of the SWI frame varies between 650 and 750 grams, in relation to the sizes. It is designed for the sole use of the electronic derailleurs and disc brakes with internal cable routing. The weight of the SWI Di2 Disc bicycle in the medium size is 6.8 kg (pedals included). The Swi frame is produced in 12 sizes from size 49 to 60. The frame construction time is around 60 days.