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Avial’s commuter e-bike is built like an aeroplane – and that makes it cheaper

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.


2 years 8 months ago

Raleigh's Special Products division are calling from the 90's to ask for their technology back.  Though I think that was just glue without rivets.

They seem to be laying it on a bit thick with the "light radiation" line.  The bike industry works with welding because its the lowest common denominator, its relatively easy to set up to produce - particularly Alu - frames in industrial quantities with minimal failure rates and wastage.

Gluing and riveting might work for a fairly low volume e-bike manufacturer - but can it scale cheaply enough?