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Oct 25, 2012, 10:36 AM

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Re: [rocknice2] X4 vs Fixe Alien
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rocknice2 wrote:
I know the CCH Aliens were made from 6061 but the Fixe Aliens ???? I can't find any info on the material they use. The Fixe don't look the same as CCH at all.

Having used Aliens, Mastercams and C4's, their range is:
C4's have the greatest expansion range with Aliens slightly behind and MC's have the least.
(Cliff Claven moment to follow)
To clarify for anyone interested or awake, Totem makes a dead ringer for the old Alien. (slight size differences to reduce gaps between sizes). They call that "Alien" a Totem Basic. They are the same material CCH use to claim that Aliens were made of. It looks like this:

In reply to:
Internal cam springs for narrow head width.
Sheath trigger for maximum flexibility. Stainless 5/32" 7x19 wire rope for all Basic Cam sizes.
16 degrees cam angle, soft lobes with teeth for well trusted holding power. Lobes are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy.
Double sheath on trigger. The outer sheath layer has free rotation motion for improved abrasion resistance.
NEW trigger wires system. Flexible and strong while maintaining a correct independent lobe motion.
NEW rounded lobe edges. More consistent rock contact on non parallel cracks and less flash material on lobe edges.
Three well scaled regular sizes from green to red.
Two hybrid sizes. The perfect complement for both Totem and Basic Cams.
CE certified and individually proof tested."

Fixe is a different company than Totem and they have the rights to the Alien name. Not Totem. There is NO product called a Totem Alien. The cams from Totem and Fixe look the same as the old Aliens, so although they appear identical, the Fixes are called Aliens and the Totem cams are called Basics (pic above) and again, I can't say what Fixe Aliens are made of but the Totem Basics are the exact same material (and shape) as the old CCH Aliens claimed to be per Totems web site.

(This post was edited by billcoe_ on Oct 25, 2012, 10:39 AM)

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