If only there was a bicycle chain! No, not for an igus:bike Because it has a belt instead of a chain. And since we already had the front drive part with planetary gearbox, crank and pedal, we shifted our focus to developer Tim, because he is completely focused on the rear wheel. Or rather, what makes the wheel move.
A so-called planetary gear is used as the gearbox for the igus:bike. However, this is not a special gearbox that is only used by us, but is a widespread solution, far beyond the bicycle sector. The big difference between our bike gearbox and the competition’s is that ours is made of high-performance plastics, does not […]
Gearbox, cranks, and pedals Michael knows how to get everything running smoothly. It’s a good thing, too, since he develops the igus:bike gearbox, cranks, and pedals. So it is an ideal setup. He has been working as a developer at igus for several years in gearbox systems for Low Cost Automation, comparatively inexpensive automation in […]
Polymer bearings have already been used in bicycles for many years and are gaining more and more popularity – whether in pedals, frame bearings or gears. iglidur® materials offer more advantages such as: weight reduction, corrosion resistance and longer service life. In contrast to metallic bearings, the tribo-polymers from igus do not require additional lubrication, […]
The adjustable seat post is another variation of the seat post and is also called Dropper Post or Vario. This type is mainly used in mountain biking and has the advantage of height adjustment, which can be operated by remote levers. For downhill riding, the support can be lowered and raised for uphill or normal […]