The technology used in Emery bikes provides a new design paradigm and has completely transformed design and production. The technology enables producers to push design boundaries that did not seem possible before. The use of a single continuous carbon fiber 3D printed frame eliminates the need for welding or gluing to hold the individual parts together. This is important because the use of a single bike frame makes the Emery bikes extremely impact resistant. The thermoplastics also allow the Emery bikes to be lighter and faster. For many cyclists having a bike that is extremely tough and light at the same time is a dream come true. It is not often that you find both these qualities present in a bike. For example, before the launch of Emery bikes, race bikes used in the Olympics were light, but would crack or crash when pushed too hard. On the other hand, bikes that were built to be tough were not light.
Although other companies such as Urwahn Bikes of Germany have successfully printed 3D bike frames, most of the time these bikes have been manufactured in sections, prior to being welded or soldered together. The Emery bikes are produced as a single part, which makes their frames extremely strong and impact resistant. The Emery bike was created to offer the most useful of both worlds: lightness and strength.
As mentioned earlier, the technology used in the Emery bikes enables a significant degree of customization. Every frame can be individually designed based on eighteen accurate measurements, allowing a custom fit for bikers between 4’7” and 7’4”. What’s more, if you take into consideration the extra adjustable settings like stiffness level and ride position, the bike has more than half a million possible combinations. The Emery bikes can be customized to accommodate various styles of riding such as racing, touring, street, or gravel. It can also be customized to accommodate different colorways and wheel materials.
However, AREVO is not the first company to apply AM in the production of bicycles. Many other firms have also applied 3D printed technology in their bike frames. Renishaw, for example, collaborated with Hope Technology and Lotus, to produce a track bicycle for the UK’s Cycling Team. Using the RenAM 500 System by Renishaw, designers created a prototype and made final parts to boost the bicycle’s track ability. Similarly, in 2019, MX3D, a Robotic Additive Manufacturing technology developer produced an updated version of its 3D printed bike known as Arc Bike 2.
Since their launch, Emery bikes have become a hit with cycling enthusiasts and novices alike. Different people love Emery bikes for various reasons. Cycling enthusiasts, for example, love Emery bikes because of the design, performance, and durability. Emery bikes generally perform better than ordinary bikes, and bike enthusiasts prefer them for racing. But bike enthusiasts understand that a good bike is not all about speed — a good bike has to be durable. Since bikes sometimes have an impact on other objects, it is important to have a bike that is extremely impact resistant and does not get completely destroyed after a single impact. The single bike frame used in Emery bikes ensures that you never have to lose a night’s sleep worried about your bike. People also love the fact that emery bikes can be customized on-demand. Customization ensures that you get a bike that’s perfectly tailored to your needs and comfort. The Emery bike has also set the bar in terms of what a “high-performance bike” means and has inspired many other companies to follow suit and produce similar bikes. Whatever the future holds for Emery bikes, one thing is for certain: they have established a mark in the cycling world with indelible ink and will always be remembered as one of the leaders of 3D printed bikes.