“Aluminum Raw” means, the frame is completely in raw aluminum, as it comes from welding. The frame is treated ex works so that it does not tarnish immediately, but it is recommended to preserve the frame with wax from time to time. We deliberately opted for “real raw”, as firstly the color of the aluminium comes into its own and secondly the weight saving of approx. 90-130g should interest one or the other.
From our 2020 models on we are using an additional layer of clear lacquer on our “Aluminum Raw”. The color of the aluminum is not distorted by this, but the frame is additionally coated and protected.
“Carbon Raw” frames are also untreated, but painted over with a matt clear lacquer to protect them from external environmental influences. Under the clear lacquer you can see the carbon structure of this frame.