Fasten system may make bicycle wheel removing a breeze

Eradicating and reinstalling a motorcycle’s rear wheel could be fairly a laborious, irritating course of, as you must wrangle the chain, derailleur and (if relevant) the disc brake. The brand new Fasten system, nonetheless, permits the wheel to shortly drop straight down out of the body.

On most current bikes, removing of the rear wheel entails shifting the chain to the smallest cog on the cassette, releasing the axle’s fast launch or yanking out the thru-axle, pulling the derailleur again out of the way in which, then pounding down on the wheel till it falls out. Placing it again in requires doing all of these steps in reverse, together with guiding the brake rotor to sit down between the callipers.

Designed by French startup Lagar Idea, the Fasten system is meant to make issues a lot simpler. It incorporates a setup wherein the cassette stays hooked up to the body on the drive facet, whereas the brake rotor stays hooked up on the opposite. The bearings are contained inside housings in every of these models, not throughout the wheel.

This association permits the wheel to have fairly a easy, slim hub, which slots into place between brackets on the within ends of the cassette and brake rotor assemblies. Operating by way of the setup from one facet to the opposite is a thru-axle, which tightens all the pieces down and locks all of it collectively.

In consequence, removing of the wheel entails merely loosening off the thru-axle and pulling it out, then permitting the wheel to drop out of the body – the chain, derailleur and brake could be left alone. Placing it again in is simply as easy.

The Fasten system’s thru-axle would not need to be fully eliminated, plus it incorporates a locking mechanism

Lagar Idea

As an added bonus, if the Fasten system can also be being utilized in entrance, the entrance and rear wheels could be swapped forwards and backwards – neither one is front- or rear-specific. Moreover, as a result of the thru-axle would not need to be pulled fully out of the body for wheel removing, there is not any probability of shedding it or dropping it within the grime.

There’s at present no phrase on how the load of the system compares to that of a standard setup. It is also price noting that Fasten must be constructed into bikes by the producer – it could not be added after the actual fact. That mentioned, the corporate is selling the notion that the know-how may permit bicycle firms to pursue new varieties of transmissions or brakes, so long as they adopted Fasten as a wheel customary.

Though the system did not too long ago win an award on the Eurobike present, there may be at present no phrase on when it’d attain manufacturing. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to see Fasten in use, within the video beneath.

The considerably comparable HubDock system, which we lined eight years in the past, by no means reached its Kickstarter funding objective.

FASTEN, an revolutionary cycle design by Lagar Idea

Supply: Lagar Idea through Pinkbike

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