Prototyping update #1 - it works (mostly)!
Some of you may know that we are working on turning TRIG, our award-winning folding bicycle concept, into a real product. After a few months of hard work, we have finally got a prototype of the most complicated part of the bike assembled.
The front half of the frame contains the folding mechanism. When the handle is squeezed, the locks and latches holding the frame in the open position are released, allowing the frame to be folded.
In any case, that's the theory, but how well does it work?
The prototype shows that the working principle is sound and activating the mechanism released the locks and latches as planned - no need to restart from scratch! We are now back at work on a few design modifications to reduce the mechanism’s sensitivity to manufacturing tolerances, further improving the reliability of the design.
In the coming weeks, we will be sending the updated design off to prototype again, and finishing up the rest of the frame. Hopefully the test ride won't be too far away. Stay tuned to find out how we do!