The support attaches to the headtube to hold the layshaft and front wheel in place.
The support attaches to the headtube to hold the layshaft and front wheel in place.

3D printing company Renishaw has additively manufactured (AM) the central titanium support (CTS), of a bike designed to be powered with the arm by Paralympian Karen Darke.

The support attaches to the headtube to hold the layshaft and front wheel in place, allowing riders to put in as much power as possible without worrying about the structural integrity of the front of the ARION4 bike.

‘When aiming to reach high speeds, small technical enhancements can have a large impact,’ said Llyr Jones, mechanical engineer at Renishaw.

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