Superstrata Bikes Is The Worldâ€™s First 3D Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber Bicycle
Superstrata Bikes – With more exploration of its technology and its accessibility, 3D printing is gradually taking over the materials market industry by industry. Last year, we saw the worldâ€™s Largest 3D-Printed Building in Dubai. Now, the worldâ€™s first 3D printed unibody carbon fiber bicycle is out by another company.
The company Arevo may not be popular to you because it’s a lesser-known startup, but it does make use of the 3D printing technology quite well. Co-founded by an Indian entrepreneur, Hemant Bheda, the company makes â€œultrastrong, lightweight continuous carbon fiber products on-demandâ€.
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Well, that makes sense about the â€œworldâ€™s firstâ€ 3D printed unibody carbon fiber bicycle. Now, coming to that, here, the emphasis is not on the worldâ€™s first 3D printed bicycle. There are a lot of high-end bicycles that have multiple 3D printed parts. However,Â we only have few bicycle around whose entire frame is made from a single piece of material, in this case, carbon fiber. That is why the emphasis is on the worldâ€™s first 3D printed UNIBODY carbon fiber bicycle.
So, unlike other lightweight and ultrastrong bikes that have some parts made from carbon fiber,Â Arevoâ€™s two new bikes under a new brand name,Â Superstrata, will be 3D printed from a single piece of carbon fiber.
As a result,Â there will be no signs of any welding or joints on the bikes. Additionally, the Superstrata bikes will be ultra-light. The company claims that they will be as light as two water bottles!
â€œSo thereâ€™s no glue, no joins, no bolts, no laser welds, none of that stuff. If anything, things are shaved off in the post-processing [phase].â€, said Sonny VU, the CEO of Avero and now, Superstrata.
Superstrata Terra & Superstrata Ion e-Bike
Now, the brand new company has launched two models of Superstrata bikes â€” the lower end Superstrata Terra and the higher end, the Superstrata Ion e-bike. So, the lower-end Terra is an analog bicycle, while the higher-end Ion is an e-bike that runs on a 252Wh battery.
According to the spec sheet, the Superstrata Ion e-bike has a 250W rear-motor setup that can give the bike a 60-miles range on a single charge.
Now, a unique feature that the manufacturing process of the company allows is that they can custom build a Superstrata bike for individuals measuring from 4â€™7â€³ to 7â€™4â€³.
The project is still incomplete and is currently a work-in-progress. However, the company is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to make the project a reality soon. It has already raised about $1.1 millionÂ and you can get a pretty good deal for the Superstrata bikes.
Superstrata Bikes Price and Availability
Now, the actual prices of the Superstrata Ion e-bike and the Terra are $3,999 and $2,799 respectively. However, they are available for as low as $1,799 and $1,299 if you pre-book from the Indiegogo campaignÂ right now.