Someone has created a bicycle whose wheels run without spokes. And it can already be purchased in Spain

Someone has created a bicycle whose wheels run without spokes.  And it can already be purchased in Spain

Although the project began with crowdfunding, the bike without spokes on wheels is now available in our country. Reevo Bikes now allows you to order this particular “Hubless” bike that surprises with what it sees from the outside and what it hides.

What is a “Hubless” bike? The one whose wheels have no spokes. An improvement which, according to the brand, in addition to offering an additional design, also provides security and eliminates excess weight. But how do they make it work?

Reevo Bikes, the bike without spokes in the wheels

Months ago, Reevo released a video explaining everything their bike had to offer. East personal mobility vehicle it exceeded all the expectations of the brand during its fundraising campaign and even reached 1000% of the orders that had set a goal.

The great interest was in its wheels. Alec Liam, CEO of the firm, explained some of its features in a YouTube video. Above he pointed out that the secret to the wheels is that they have a layered construction which allows the wheels to spin without the aforementioned spokes.

The inside of the rim has two rings. One is fixed and is responsible for holding the wheel in place. The second ring, inside the wheel, rotates at the same speed as the tire. This is achieved by means of bearings which rest on the fixed ring and allow its free movement.

The fixed ring is connected by one of the sides to the chassis and, in the rear wheel, a set of three bearings, moved from the central one by the pedals, drive this tire. Additionally, the frame has an integrated battery that provides extra power and momentum.

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In case of to click, from Reevo, they point out that you have to completely deflate the cover and remove it. Being connected by only one of the sides of the fork, they guarantee much easier assembly and disassembly on traditional bicycles.

But, if you want to know more about how this system works in general, the following video from The Q shows how it is possible to build a homemade bike without spokes at home.

The procedure, as we can see, is very similar and changes radically only in the installation of the string of characters. In this case, the wheel has a fixed rim reinforced by screws which cross it from side to side to “glue” the two walls. Inside, a ring with side bearings makes it possible to rotate and move the tire.

In the process, the front fork is cut to support this new type of rim on both sides. Of course, the chain in this case is visible and the development is as long as the entire rear wheel to generate traction.

How to take advantage of a wheel without spokes

In addition to the particular design, Reevo Bikes has found two interesting uses for this way of understanding the bicycle.

The first of these is the fixed installation of two lights in each of the fixed parts of the rim. With red LEDs in the rear and soft LEDs in the front, the rider doesn’t need to add any new accessories to the handlebars or under the saddle to get noticed.

They also highlight the possibility of installing a backpack holder inside the rear wheel. Thus, the bike is not unbalanced on one side if you want to move with only one backpack and having the center of gravity so low and centered also gains stability.

As for the rest of the features, in Spain this Reevo Bikes has a 250W electric motor and its autonomy is around 60 km. The electric assistance is automatically disconnected when 25km/h in order to be homologated as an electric bicycle rather than a moped. And it is that, in other markets, this speed limit does not exist and its motor is 750W.

It also lacks the manual throttle that can be used in some countries, although its assistance has five modes of electric motor intervention. It also has fingerprint unlocking (with five profiles) and an anti-theft alarm if someone moves the bike without permission, by sending a GPS signal of their location.

In case we want to get our hands on one of these bikes, Reevo Bikes has already opened orders for Spain. You can get one from €4,795to which you have to add 99 euros if you want home delivery.

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