2010 Tour de France, Cadel Evans has used a new bike by BMC. The frame is called Impec and is made entirely in Switzerland with a robotic procedure that allows each tube weaving the easy way appropriate carbon filaments. The system developed by the Swiss company also allows you to optimize the mechanical characteristics of the various sections of the tubes by varying the density of the fibre. The benefits are obvious for weight and mechanical response of frame.
The construction technology of the tubes is quite different from the classic work that is to have the various carbon skins, by hand, into a mold. It's no coincidence the technology used is called Load Specific Weave (LSW).
Also Innovative conjunctions that join the various pipes. Are made of lightweight composite material able to withstand very heavy workloads.
The carbon construction is run by robots that achieve all pipings; This eliminates human error.
In the video below here is the presentation of the Impec frame created by the BMC. Note the "seam" of carbon fiber epoxy-free yet (will be added later). L
Classic red for the BMC, but that high, of Evans, is a special edition dedicated to the rider in the yellow Jersey.
In this image (click to enlarge) here is carbon tubes just "fabrics" mechanized system according to the features you need.
Detail of congiiunzioni joining the pipes of the Impec.
This is the machine that interlaces the carbon.
The explanation to the press of the construction method of carbon in Switzerland.
Cadel Evans in a test output, before the Tour de France, with the new chassis.