The monocoque chassis of the 2022 G4 features a new automotive-inspired injection moulded composite mid-frame. This replaces the hand made carbon fibre mid-frame that featured on the G4 from its launch in 2021.
The innovative mid-frame forms the G4’s strong core and represents the latest evolution of Gocycle’s automotive design philosophy.
It’s produced using an advanced automotive manufacturing technique that delivers automated precision, low weight, and class-leading stiffness. This innovative process offers notable sustainability benefits, with it being significantly less resource intensive than carbon production.
It has the important job of connecting the hydroformed aluminium front frame and Gocycle’s patented magnesium Cleandrive. Three different components, three different materials, each optimised for three different roles
What is it made of?
The precision injection moulded composite mid-frame is made with a proprietary blend of advanced polymers and fibres combining to provide low weight, strength and high stiffness.
Does this replace the carbon mid-frame across all models?
No, the carbon midframe remains standard on our G4i & G4i+ models. The 2022 G4 moulded composite mid-frame provides similar performance benefits to the carbon mid-frame albeit with a minor increase in weight (200g), however, as we optimise the process further, in the future, it may become standard accross all of our models.