Frame Technology

FRAME FEATURES
Understanding Frame Efficiency

TUBING 101
Butted Tubing
Comparisions
Tubing Refinements
Relative Weight Index
Developments

FRAME NOTES
Chromoly
Aluminum
Niobium
Scandium
Titanium
Carbon

The IsoGrid® Story

SCANDIUM FRAME NOTES

When Jim Easton inked a deal with the world’s only source of refined scandium, the rare element found only in Soviet missiles and fighter planes became available to the world of sports. When added to Easton’s 7000-series aluminum, Scandium aligned and tightened the grain structure to create home run-hitting baseball bats and race-winning bicycle frames. Unfortunately, Easton naively used “Scandium” to identify their revolutionary new alloy, thus paving the way for counterfeiters and con-artists. Because international law won’t protect the name of an element, anything can be branded Scandium, even if it doesn’t contain a single molecule of this expensive alloying element.

While Easton's Scandium is a worthy challenger to titanium and carbon tubesets, various builders, magazine test editors and consumers who've only experienced non-Easton “Scandium” haven't a clue. If you're seeking real performance instead of “fool’s gold,” insist on Scandium from Easton.

Santana, in order to gain hands-on experience with this unique alloy, became one of Easton’s initial customers for their Scandium tubing, and used it to build a limited series of Stylus single bikes. Following years of development and testing, Santana and Easton joined forces to create an exclusive Scandium tubeset for tandems. Since Santana alone builds tandems from this material, if you want the planet’s lightest, strongest and fastest aluminum tandem, don't settle for anything less than our Team Scandium.