Tag Archive for: Bicycle Engineering

Appearance in the Engineer Innovation Podcast

In the recent edition of the Engineer Innovation podcast from Simcenter, Frederic Poppenhäger from the Radiate Engineering & Design AG team shared insights on how cutting-edge technology and AI are reshaping the future of cycling.

From innovative wheel designs to pioneering approaches in product development, this episode is a must-listen for enthusiasts and professionals in the bicycle industry.

Listen to the full episode of the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Developing the first long-range step-through S-Pedelec

Swiss electric bike provider OPIUM focuses on speed pedelecs with long-range and advanced integration. With the “Model L”, Opium is now launching a fast step-through bike on the market.

The new S-Pedelec was recently presented at the Velofollies trade fair in Kortrijk, Belgium, and attracted a lot of attention.

The engineers of the Bike Divison at Radiate ensured that the frame offers the same ride quality as a diamond frame despite the lack of a top tube – with the advantage of a low stepover height.

In addition to the step-through frame, Radiate has redesigned the cockpit for the entire product family.

A review of the brand-new bicycle can be found here.

Push the Innovation Pedal with Simulation Technology

Exciting developments in soft mobility, particularly in e-bikes, are unfolding at an unprecedented pace. A recent article in the CADFEM journal highlights how simulation-driven engineering is revolutionizing bicycle design and performance. Radiate Engineering & Design, for instance, is leveraging these advanced tools to push boundaries in e-bike functionality, ensuring safety and robustness in their designs.

The article delves into the challenges and innovations in e-bike development, like the Speed Pedelec “OPIUM” by Revolt Zycling, showcasing a unique blend of technology and creativity.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into how simulation tools are not just enhancing designs but also accelerating time-to-market for these sustainable transport solutions.

Read the full article for a deeper dive into how simulation technology is driving the future of soft mobility.

New project for DIAVELO

Radiate Engineering & Design AG is excited to announce a fresh collaboration with DIAVELO AG. Based in Zurich, DIAVELO is a technological pioneer and known for innovative and internationally established e-bikes that cover the demands of different needs in everyday mobility and leisure traffic.

We’re happy to start with a first project for DIAVELO – stay tuned for upcoming announcements related to this venture.

RADIATE Feature in Cycleinfo Magazine

Swiss B2B Cycling Magazin Cycleinfo features Radiate Engineering & Design in its latest issue, exploring our history and uncovering how we work.

Here’s an excerpt: “Sandwiched between the busiest transit road in the city of Zurich and the imposing, gray anthracite Zurich Police and Justice Center of the Cantonal Police, still stands a remnant of Zurich’s industrial past. This building, with its abundant industrial charm, is now being passionately tinkered with to shape the future of cycling. Surrounded by a hint of history, the building now serves as a place for groundbreaking innovations, for it is here at Radiate Engineering & Design that ideas are born that go far beyond ordinary tinkering. In their laboratory, ideas are developed, calculated, meticulously tested and finally transferred to production.”

You can read the full article in the attached PDF or on the Cycleinfo Website.

Have a good read!

Unveiling the new Syncros Capital SL Wheelset – A System for Speed

Radiate Engineering & Design proudly unveils the all-new Capital SL full-carbon wheelset developed exclusively for our client, Scott Sports SA.

Representing a breakthrough in aerodynamic design and composite technology, the Capital SL wheelset embodies a comprehensive “System For Speed” approach, where every component has been meticulously engineered to maximize aerodynamic performance and deliver an unparalleled riding experience.

Designed to redefine speed and agility, the Capital SL wheelset combines cutting-edge technology, lightweight construction, and aerodynamic superiority. With a monocoque carbon design, these wheels offer a remarkable balance of strength, responsiveness, and reduced weight, tipping the scales at a mere 1170g. Whether conquering roads or gravel terrains, the Capital SL wheelset propels riders into the future of cycling.

“We are thrilled and immensely proud that Scott Sports SA introduces the Capital SL wheelset to riders worldwide,” says CEO Timothy Habermacher, CEO of Radiate Engineering & Design. “This revolutionary wheelset represents the pinnacle of our engineering and design expertise, delivering unmatched performance and setting new standards in speed and agility. We are excited to see how these wheels empower riders to push their boundaries and experience the thrill of riding.”

Check out more about the Engineering and Design behind the new Capital SL in the video and the image gallery.

A Boost for More Sustainability in the Bicycle Industry

How can we make the cycling industry more sustainable?

During the last edition of Cycle Week Zurich, we had the privilege of hosting a thought-provoking workshop on “More Sustainability in the Bicycle Industry” in cooperation with Milani Design & Consulting AG at our office in Zurich. The event brought together 10 enthusiastic minds who shared their ideas and insights.

We delved into crucial topics like the longevity and responsible disposal of bicycles, aiming to explore ways to make this eco-friendly mode of transport even more sustainable. For us, the workshop offered a unique opportunity to get going as a team instead of working separately on our own. More of this is needed, especially in the Bicycle Industry.

A huge thanks to all the participants for their active engagement and contribution to this successful event. We believe that by collaborating and sharing knowledge, we can drive positive change in the industry.


Workshop on Sustainability in the Bike Industry

We all know that the bicycle is an environmentally friendly means of transportation, but there is always room for improvement in terms of materials, production, durability and disposal. That’s why Radiate Engineering & Design is hosting a workshop on “Sustainability in the Bike Industry” – together with the sustainability experts from Milani Design – on 11 May during the Cycle Week that takes place in Zurich.

True to the motto “listen to the customer”, we want to collect ideas, wishes and opinions on how the bicycle industry could be given a sustainability boost. Our workshop offers the opportunity to find innovative solutions. Together, we will exchange ideas on these topics and develop ideas on how to promote sustainability in the bicycle industry.

Registration for the workshop (limited seats!) is open at the Cycle Week website.

“Design Perspectives” at the Zurich University of the Arts

“Design Perspectives” is a series of events at the Zurich University of the Arts in which invited guests give students and interested parties an insight into design practice and highlight focal points of related disciplines that influence industrial design.

The next edition on the topic of “Design Perspectives: Bike Design or the bicycle as a fusion of the aspects design-manufacturing-function”, Jonas Schmid from Radiate Engineering & Design will participate, among others.

What is the significance of bike design? In which contexts does it play a role? Is the bicycle a technology driver and where will the journey go? Nicola Stäubli, Jonas Schmid and Martin Schütz will provide answers during a panel discussion. They will give an insight into their work as bike designers and shed light on the connection between design, production and function with the associated approaches and challenges.

  • Nicola Stäubli has been riding bikes since 1984 and designing them since 2019. He is a qualified architect, designer, passionate biker and ex-bike courier. He led product development and innovation at FREITAG and is inventor of the compact cargo bike MONoPOLE.
  • Jonas Schmid has been riding bikes since 1993 and designing them since 2010. He works in mechanical engineering at ETH and as a product developer and carbon and simulation expert. He is also a persistent biker and founder of Radiate Engineering & Design.
  • Martin Schütz has been riding bicycles since 1972 and designing them since 1993. He is a bicycle enthusiast, design engineer with a background in mechanical engineering and lecturer at ETH and ZHdK.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 21 March 2023 at 17:00 in room 5.T07 in the Toni Areal.
Admission is free of charge.

New Project for Elliptical Technologies

We are excited to start a new project on behalf of our client “Elliptical Technologies“, realizing a true vision: to develop a unique piece of sports equipment that combines running, cycling and cross-trainer in one device for outdoor training.

What makes this device special is that it feels like running in nature without having any impact on the body. With this innovation, athletes can enjoy their outdoor training without worrying about the impact on their joints and muscles.

The RADIATE team is excited about the challenge and looks forward to delivering a high-quality and innovative product.