Reactive Pressure Molding, or RPM, is an advanced molding method utilized during manufacture of Litespeed's newest composite frames. The three primary benefits of RPM are weight reduction, increased stiffness, and improved durability.
RPM allows us to precisely control the internal structure and wall thickness of the carbon frame during manufacture. This advanced process allows designs elements far beyond what can be accomplished with conventional bladder molding. Unique features such as an all-carbon head tube, compatible with the most precise ZS style press fit headsets, as well the multitude of AeroLogic aerodynamic elements are incorporated without the need of solid, permanent components and unwanted filler materials. The result is higher performance with no weight penalty plus additional benefits of improved strength, impact resistance, and stiffness.
Not content to withhold cutting-edge technology from our lower-end
carbon road models, RPM is used on the complete Archon C-series, from
the C1R flagship to the C3 Ultegra model.