Background, Planning and Execution Phases. Timing
For Orbike ® it arises from the research process of Morfos XXL ®, a project that I designed and developed for two years (2006-2007) at the initiative of businessman Manuel Hidalgo, owner of the company HadorWorld (Valencia), a company that sold low-cost import bicycles cost in Spain and Portugal, with an important penetration in the national market of low-cost bicycles.
This bike is designed with the uniqueness that it grows according to the size and age of the user. Orbea used our idea for his children’s bike Grow.
The manufacturing of the molds in Aveiro (Portugal) began to carry out the series production of the chassis with a plastic composite by rotational molding in Águeda (Portugal). The crisis paralyzed the project and bicycle rights have returned to my property.
This businessman intended to revolutionize the market for low-cost bicycles with the Morfos XXL bicycle to market it through Carrefour Europe, with which he had signed an exclusive contract.
WinBike ®: a system of Underground Parking and Rent a Bike public. This project was a finalist in 2014 in the international SmarkCity contest promoted by the Spanish Network of Smart Cities, under the patronage of public institutions. WinBike is designed to use electric bicycles of easy maintenance and optimal folding to be able to stack them in an automated underground silo that requires little space and have a minimum maintenance since the system is granted to operate it under the franchise of Rent a Bike.
Once we decide what type of electric bicycle is not present in the market, especially in a mid-high-end segment, and evidencing that the market is very saturated with very competitive models in similar cost, performance and functionality ((practically the brands they copy each other), we started the project, starting from the design of a technologically advanced urban and Unisex line of medium bicycles with easy folding and ergonomically powerful so that drivers feel comfortable on bicycles and are easy to drive , and above all that the maintenance is almost «ZERO».
To do this, we created in 3D the master model with original innovations such as the orbital wheels and the integral assembly chassis that facilitates the conservation of the bicycle. In this way we have obtained a technologically advanced product, easy to manufacture and assemble, with a reduction of components in the 1:10 ratio that make Orbike ® an easy-to-use, assemble and maintenance almost «zero» e-bike.