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Success Story: Morpheus Cycles

Morpheus needed to design a downhill mountain bike chassis that would allow them to provide their athletes with the best possible bike, thereby establishing themselves in this ultra-competitive market.

Our sim-optimization services, the perfect blend of technically-advanced simulation and optimization of parts and systems, explore efficient ways to achieve your design while taking into account your requirements and constraints.

The Challenge: Develop a high-performance, carbon, downhill mountain bike chassis

THE SOLUTION:  Weight optimization and structural analysis of composite materials (carbone)

  • Collaboration with the manufacturing plants and the design office to identify project requirements and issues.
  • Use of a virtual test bench that could effectively measure resistance and stiffness.
  • Optimization focused on both manufacturing constraints and achieving performance requirements.
  • Delivery of the work instructions for the optimal shape rolling of the structure (followed by the manufacturing).


  • Reduction in development costs

  • Increased performance

  • Presence on the international stage (World Cup)

  • The lightest and most affordable chassis in its class (full bike: 34 lbs)


Lx Sim has supported us for a number of years by providing structural analysis (FEA) and high-quality digital optimization. The relationship of trust allows us to use the results immediately in order to develop our bike concepts and enhance performance. In addition to their efficiency and quick response time, they allow us to reduce lead times for the manufacturing stage.

Erick Auger, Eng., President

Faction Bike Studio