Manufacturing Update #13

Dear Backers, 

It’s October! The holiday season is almost upon us and the world is recovering from the pandemic.

In this update, we’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes look at some of our component manufacturing processes and give you an update on the delivery schedule. 

Manufacturing 

Gears 

The gearbox is an essential part of the bike’s drivetrain – converting torque and rotational speed from the electric motor (and legs) to power in the wheels.  

This graphic shows a clearer picture of the inner workings of Reevo’s gearbox. An animated version can be found on our website (www.beno.io/reevo). 

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As you can probably already know, traditional bicycles transfer power from the pedals to the wheels via the wheel hub. Reevo’s hubless wheels design called for a unique gear ratio and power transmission method due to the lack of a hub. Our R&D team engineered a completely novel solution which is now ready for mass production. 

Starting with raw steel, a process called turning, conducted with a lathe machine is used to produce the circular shape that will be processed into helical gears. 

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These parts are then tested for tolerance compliance with a go/no go process. 

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Finally, the parts are machined using a hobbing process to cut the gear teeths. These are various helical gears which are used in the bike’s gearbox which have passed our quality control process. All ready to be assembled into the final bikes! 

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We also use a manufacturing process called powder metallurgy to produce some unique components, including the spur gears.  

Have a look at this video to check out the manufacturing process in action. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xmWakwNLNM

And here are the final spur gears, all ready for quality checking. 

A different set of gears manufactured using the same process. 

An added advantage of this process is a significant reduction in yield losses which we were encountering on some of our earlier production runs and a faster production speed. 

Stand lock 

Besides the gears, we’ve also completed the manufacturing of some components that are used in the stand lock. Reevo uses a patent-pending electronic lock that is integrated with the kickstand as one of the barriers to secure the bike from theft. 

Here are the locking pins which are a crucial part of the locking mechanism to lock the rear wheel. 

While the pins provide resistance against theft, the kickstand sliding mechanism must be kept smooth. These custom Teflon bushings are used to facilitate a smooth sliding action. 

Miscellaneous parts 

Other completed parts include the seat frame and airless tires. These parts will be shipped to our assembly facility to start production of the bike. 

Delivery Schedule 

Where does this leave us in terms of delivery? With the latest updates, we are firmly on track for delivery starting towards the end of November 2021 

On the fulfillment side, we are also keeping a close eye on global supply chain issues which could have an impact on delivery lead times. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes. 

Reminder to Update Your Details on BackerKit 

If you have not already done so, please ensure that your shipping details and bike configuration details are accurate. 

Some reminders: 

  • The BackerKit survey will be sent out to all backers within 14 days from your date of purchase to collect your shipping address and bike configuration details. 
  • You will also be able to purchase any add-ons that you may have missed out on. 
  • Please check your emails for the survey link if you have not already filled it up. 
  • If you have not received your survey after 14 days from your date of purchase and can’t find it, please drop us an email at hello@reevobikes.com or reach out to us on our social media platforms. 

 

And that is it for today’s update. We hope that it has provided some clarity on the manufacturing process and delivery. Once again, we like to reiterate our commitment towards delivering a quality product that you can be proud to call your own. 

We’ll also be releasing a new video in the Walkaround Series on our Indiegogo update page soon. Please keep a look out for that. 

As always, you can contact us at hello@reevobikes.com if you have any further questions. Thanks, and have a great week ahead! 

 

With love,  

Beno, Inc. 

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