TOPOLOGY
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TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION

The F 232 ONE sets a new benchmark in stiffness-to-weight ratio thanks to a topology-optimized design, a method that optimizes the layout of materials within a design space for a specific set of loads and constraints. The method removes material wherever it is not necessary, resulting in the ideal ratio between stiffness and weight to maximize the performance of the system.

BENCHMARK STIFFNESS TO WEIGHT

The two most important factors to consider to guarantee maximum performance are torsional and bending stiffness. Torsional stiffness ensures that a fork feels precise. Bending stiffness is required to ensure that the stanchions do not tilt in the bushings and therefore guarantee superior performance.

In order to maximize the performance of the 232 ONE, the target stiffness and strength were defined based on experience, athlete input and data collected both in the laboratory and in the field. The weight was then minimized using topology optimization.