At Wenonah, we have a lot of different ways to build our canoes. Our Aramid Ultralight canoe construction is kind of like a ten speed racing bike. There are many bikes around; three speeds, five speeds, ten speeds, bikes you can race distance on. Now, if you had a nice ten speed road bike, you probably wouldn’t use it as a mountain bike. That being said, we also build a “mountain bike” style canoe construction. That would be our T-Formex.
The boats are a little shorter, a little tougher and are meant to take a hit. They are more like a mountain bike compared to a ten speed road bike. Most people I know that cycle have one of each. With your nice road bike, you don’t use it on the mountain trails. If you have a really nice mountain bike, you’ll stay off of the roads and use it on the trails. That’s the way we build our canoes in regards to Aramid versus T-Formex.