Silverton SL Wheels win Olympic Gold in Tokyo

The British rider Tom Pidcock has been juggling three different cycling disciplines in his first season as a professional. After competing in cyclo-cross and on the road this season, the multi-discipline rider from Yorkshire has made Britain’s MTB history by winning Olympic gold today on the technical course of Izu. Earlier this year, it was reported that Pidcock was testing different wheel options from Syncros, DT Swiss, and Duke. Now in Tokyo, Pidcock raced on the Syncros Silverton SL carbon wheels, which might have made a difference in his ride for the win. The wheels were developed by Radiate Engineering & Design in cooperation with Scott Sports SA.

Congratulations from the Radiate Engineering & Design Team!

Design & Engineering students develop a modular bicycle trailer

When transferring a product idea into a feasible product, a wide variety of technical aspects must be taken into account. No one knows this better than Martin Schütz, engineer and lecturer at both ETH Zurich (Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering) and Zurich University of the Arts (Industrial Design). In his class about Design and Engineering, he gave his students an in-depth insight into the problems of the technical implementation of an idea up to a functioning product.

The task that the students gave themselves was to design a modular bicycle trailer. They wanted to develop an innovative idea and turn it into a functional prototype. The concept from the team around Felix Brunold, Dominic Büttiker, Yu Ting Chung and Thibaut Wenger was to develop a bicycle trailer that can be adapted and used for various applications and types of luggage and loads.

When the moment arrived to turn the students‘ product idea into reality, Radiate Engineering & Design came into play. During one day, the students showed up in the Radiate Prototyping Lab in order to finalize and produce a functional prototype, using flax materials and vacuum lamination methods.

The results – of which we are a bit proud of as well – can be seen in this image gallery:

 

The all new Spark RC from Scott

Congratulations to our client Scott Sports for the release of the all new Spark RC!

The new bike is the perfect blend of top-notch carbon engineering, never before seen levels of integration and just the right amount of secret sauce. Scott Sports wanted to make this platform faster than ever before both up and down the hill – and it’s safe to say that they achieved it. One key component that adds to the overall package of a lightweight, fast and fun bike is the full carbon Silverton SL wheelset from Syncros (developed by Radiate Engineering & Design). We are proud to be part of this state of the art bike engineering project. You can check out more details about the tech behind in the video.

The collaboration with MTB Cylcletech & Revolt Zycling continues

The Revolt Zycling AG was founded in 2020 and follows the goal to delight customers with high quality bikes. Their most well-known brand, MTB Cycletech, has been going its own way as an independent bicycle brand since 1984. Perfection, quality and timeless design are the guardrails, innovation and pioneering achievements the result of persistent work. This year, some very new models of the MTB Cylcetech brand will be launched. Radiate Engineering & Design is looking forward to support Revolt Zycling in the development and realization of the new models.

 

Partner network study program Computational and Data Science

The use of data for mobility, health, trip planning or weather forecasts is ubiquitous. Data-based models are also becoming increasingly important in product development. At Radiate Engineering & Design, simulation-driven engineering has been part of our core competence from the very beginning.

We are therefore pleased to share our knowledge in a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in the new study programme „Computational and Data Science“ and to support the education of future knowledge workers. The areas of cooperation cover various fields, including the support of technical experts on the part of Radiate or the possibility to accompany bachelor theses.

More information about the Computational and Data Science program can be found here.

 

Tom Pidcock wins the Nove Mesto XCO World Cup on Silverton SL wheels

British rider Tom Pidcock of the Ineos Grenadier team has won the 2021 Nove Mesto XCO World Cup. Pidcock chose the Syncros Silverton SL wheels for his bike setup, developed by Radiate Engineering & Design. Since the Ineos Grenadier’s bike manufacturer (Pinarello) has no mountain bike models in its catalogue, the cyclist has practically been given total freedom to choose the material he wants from all the brands on the market. In a video (as shown above) that the team released in early March 2021 he was testing all kinds of equipment – and for his final setup, he decided to use Silverton SL wheels.

We are very happy that Silverton SL finally scored the first victory in a World Cup!

What’s behind the Circleg Cycle

Ever wondered, how the prosthetic legs from our client Project Circleg are made? You can find it out in this short 2 minute explainer video which drives you through Circleg’s entire production cycle. A journey of a PET bottle transforming into a highly functional lower-limb prosthetic. Congratulations to this very informative „behind the process“-look.

iF Gold Award for the Fotokite Sigma

Radiate client Perspective Robotics wins the iF Gold Award 2021 for its public safety drone, the Fotokite Sigma! The Fotokite Sigma is an actively tethered unmanned aerial system providing Public Safety teams with mission-critical situational awareness from previously unavailable elevated perspectives. Unlimited continuous flight time and launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button help to save team resources.

Radiate developed a cost-efficient manufacturing process to produce lightweight airframes for the Fototkite Sigma made of carbon composite.

More information about the award can be found here.

(c) Picture by iF International Forum Design GmbH

 

Perspective Robotics launches the Fotokite Sigma in Europe

After helping numerous emergency departments throughout the United States, Radiate Client Perspective Robotics now brings its fully autonomous aerial intelligence product line, the Fotokite Sigma, to Europe. Designed for fire and emergency response, search & rescue, traffic management, infrastructure & event security, the Fotokite Sigma will help european firefighters and public safety teams to gather fully automatic situational awareness at emergency response sites.

The Fotokite Sigma comes with a lightweight fully carbon fiber airframe and can withstand rainy, snowy, and windy weather conditions while operating for up to 24 hours. Due to an optimized manufacturing process, Radiate has been able to produce small to medium size series of the Fotokite Sigma airframe in the heart of Zurich since 2018.

To accompany the launch in Europe, Perspective Robotics has released a brand new video that shows the Fotokite Sigma in full action.

 

Syncros Silverton SL: new wheels for the Scott-SRAM racing team

Big news: For 2021 and beyond the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team will ride Syncros Silverton SL wheels. Launched in 2019, the Silverton SL is a miracle of modern bike engineering.

Next to it’s extremely light weight, the wheelset offers performance benefits in terms of acceleration, cornering and tracking. Together with Scott Sports SA, Radiate Engineering & Design developed the Silverton SL from scratch, demonstrating, how technical limits can be shifted if innovative engineering ideas come into play.

For the development process, a specially equipped Scott Spark RC with modified axles and strain gauges was used during the test rides of the wheels. A central unit mounted on the bike which was connected to a laptop in the backpack of the rider collected valuable data of each test ride. The data was analyzed by engineering specialists at Radiate in order to improve the characteristics of the Silverton SL wheels.

As Nino Schurter from the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team puts it:

„The Syncros Silverton SL wheel is super light but the benefits don’t just stop here. The construction removes weight from the rim allowing for super fast acceleration. It’s also stiff allowing for great power transfer, tracking and in particular cornering. Perfect for World Cup racing.“

 

The team of Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht will all ride the Silverton SL one piece carbon wheels from now on at the World Cup.

You can find out more about Silverton SL wheels including some behind the scenes of the development process in the video.