Fernando Alonso launches a customizable 3D-printed e-bike

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Kimoa presents its first electric bike, with a fully 3D printed carbon fiber frame.

Ahead of the first ever F1 Grand Prix in Miami, the former world champion and current Alpine driver Fernando Alonso presented the very first electric bike sold under his Kimoa brand. It stands out from competitor models with its customization options, and especially its 3D-printed design, which can be adapted to suit the body shape of each individual owner.

Kimoa is a fashion apparel and accessories brand launched by the Spanish automotive champion in 2017. Today, it is adding an electric bike to its catalog. This e-bike is made to measure in carbon fiber, in collaboration with Arevo, a 3D printing specialist.

In fact, each frame is formed as a single, particularly strong and impact-resistant part, and is unique. This unibody construction is 3D printed entirely in carbon fiber, with no joints or glue for flawless resistance. These new-generation thermoplastic materials also make the frame remarkably light. Each frame will be specially tailored to the rider's weight, arm and leg length, and riding position. In total, there are nearly 500,000 possible combinations!

The manufacturer announces that the e-bike battery can be fully recharged in just two hours, for a range estimated at a little under 90 km. Finally, an online customization tool allows buyers to customize the style (urban or sporty, handlebar type, number of gears), the finish (frame color, lights) and the riding position (saddle height).

This "Kimoa eBike powered by Arevo" is currently only available in the United States, starting at $3,999.

David Bénard

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