Check Out the World’s First 3D-printed Carbon E-Bike
Franco Bicycles Partners with AREVO to Launch the World’s First 3D Printed eBike Frame Under the New Brand EMERY
EMERY Introduces the EMERY ONE eBike featuring AREVO’s High-Strength, “Continuous Carbon Fiber” Additive Manufacturing, Equipped with the Industry-Leading Bosch Drive System
The EMERY ONE is born from the collaborative efforts of Franco Bicycles, a leading provider of high-performance, built-to-order road and gravel bikes, and AREVO, the Silicon Valley company that is redefining the global composites manufacturing sector through 3D printing. Every EMERY ONE is powered by Bosch, the industry leader in premium eBike drive systems.
Aside from the potential to disrupt personal mobility, the EMERY ONE is disrupting the way bicycles are traditionally manufactured via 3D printing.
“We were drawn to AREVO’s 3D printing process for the ability to quickly iterate and prove out concepts during product development, the onshoring of manufacturing to California, and the increased speed with which we can bring products to market,” said Hector Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEO of Franco Bicycles and EMERY. “While all those benefits matter, the most important benefit is that the bike performs at a world-class level. AREVO’s expertise in continuous carbon fiber technology has been instrumental in achieving the ride quality and high-performance requirements we set out to accomplish with the EMERY ONE.”
Key features of the EMERY ONE include:
● A 3D printed, unibody, aerospace-grade carbon fiber frame – with no welds and no weak points
● AREVO DNA™, which represents a manufacturing process where every region of the unibody frame has continuous carbon fiber optimized in both amount and orientation in order to meet material performance and safety requirements
● Bosch’s industry-leading eBike drivetrain, designed to work as a synchronized system providing:
○ Up to 100 miles of range per charge
○ Up to 28 mph of electric pedal assist
○ 4 Pedal Assist Levels
○ A 500 Wh Battery
● An all-road frame design, allowing the rider to ride comfortably on any terrain ● Integrated storage capacity for commuting and adventure riding purposes
● Made in America: Onshore manufacturing, finishing, and assembly in California
“eBikes are growing at a tremendous pace, and for good reason,” continued Hector. “When you ride an eBike for the first time, it just clicks. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or new to cycling, you quickly realize the possibilities: you can climb more hills, explore more terrain, meet more people on the road, and hopefully leave the car keys at home. To us at EMERY, that’s meaningful. It’s highly intriguing and has the potential to really shape American culture in a positive way.”
EMERY ONE frames are in production now at AREVO’s new facility in Milpitas, CA, with all finishing and assembly operations happening at EMERY’s Southern California headquarters, keeping production and logistics onshore.
“We are honored to partner with the Franco and EMERY teams as the EMERY ONE eBike launches a new design and manufacturing paradigm for the bike industry. AREVO’s innovations in additive manufacturing of composite parts pave the path for creating a high performance eBike that leverages the material properties of carbon fiber,” said Hemant Bheda, Chairman and Co-founder of AREVO. He added, “Our passions are reinventing composites manufacturing, giving unprecedented freedom to design, and reimagining part production from bikes to airplanes. AREVO is printing the future today.”
At the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, April 11 – 14, 2019, EMERY exhibited the new EMERY ONE eBike and various builds.
The EMERY ONE will launch with a Founders Edition in limited quantities and will be sold direct-to-consumer via emerybikes.com. Complete bike pricing will start at $5,500, with a Founders Edition starting at $7,500, limited to 100 EMERY ONEs. The reservation window opens on April 11, 2019.