The new Alpha bike concept drops the traditional gears and chains and replaces them with a drive system integrated into the frame of the bike.
The drive is provided by a new SWIFT Drive Technology which is an Integrated Free-Fixed Transmission that uses an electromechanical actuated clutch. Is the first bicycle with a fully internal drivetrain including an electronically-controlled clutch.
All of the bike’s components, including a belt drive, brakes, and an onboard electronics suite, are housed inside the custom-machined frame.
Alpha weighs less than a regular steel-frame bicycle and can withstand loadings far beyond normal riding.
Alpha was fabricated entirely in-house, pushing the limits of the Engineering School’s facilities.
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