3D-printed e-bike ready for market

A 3D-printed e-bike, complete with carbon fibre frame, is set for release this year.

Created by Superstrata, the made-to-measure bike can be tailored to riders’ height, weight, arm and leg length, riding position and even ‘preferred stiffness’ level.

“This bike was designed to leverage all the benefits of this new manufacturing technology to get the best of both worlds: strength and lightness,” said designer Bill Stephens.

A traditional non-electric version, the Terra, will also be available alongside the Ion e-bike. The latter can be fully charged in two hours, according to Superstrata, providing up to a 55-mile rage. Both models will feature integrated data and power wiring throughout the frame, enabling a variety of electronic upgrades. Additional options include different riding styles (racing, street, gravel, or touring), wheel material (metal or carbon fibre), and colourways (light or dark).

Both are available for pre-order. Shipping begins in December 2020.

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