Motorbikes & ATV
Features and benefits PTFE
- High temperature (up to 260°C)
- Excellent volumetric expansion compared to rubber
- Hydrophobic (Zero water ingress)
- Flexible/preformable for easy routing
- Ability to handle a wide temperature variance: -60⁰C to +260⁰C
- Not affected by heat aging, Ozone or UV attack; significantly longer service life
- Compatible with a wide range of chemicals and additives
- Superior flex fatigue life and non-flammable
Most major automotive manufacturers include PTFE hoses in their breaking systems as a flex line to help absorb any vibrations, reduce flex fatigue on the static metal lines and ease routing and assembly problems. PTFE is compatible with all known brake fluids and the fact that it is hydrophobic means that the brake fluid isn’t compromised by water ingress like rubber flex lines are. This prevents the lines from becoming “spongey”.
PTFE hoses are used extensively as hydraulic brake lines on motorbikes, quads, ATV’s and more recently high-end mountain bikes. PTFE hoses have drastically reduced volumetric expansion compared to rubber hose; this gives the brakes a firmer feel, allowing shorter stopping distances.