The Pilot Cycles Seiren is a 3D-printed titanium street bike that’s set to price round €17,000 when it enters full manufacturing in October.
The titanium body is manufactured from three 3D-printed sections, that are then bonded collectively.
The entrance third includes half of the down tube, the pinnacle tube and half of the highest tube. The decrease third consists of the opposite half of the down tube, the rear triangle and the seat tube.
These two elements are then bonded collectively and connected to a cantilevered built-in seat mast.
The design of the seat mast is just like the Trek Madone aero street bike. Nevertheless, not like the Madone, Pilot says the seat mast just isn’t for compliance. It as an alternative permits the three-part development with the break up on the down and prime tubes.
The partitions of every part are stated to be solely 0.6mm thick, bringing the claimed weight of a size-56cm body right down to 1,150g.
Pilot is assured it will probably get this weight right down to 1kg for the manufacturing frameset. The pictured bike is claimed to weigh 7.2.kg.
Although the model says the bonded development requires few design compromises, as 3D printing expertise progresses, the long-term intention is to provide the body as a single piece.
Chatting with BikeRadar throughout the Seiren’s launch at Eurobike, Pilot’s advertising and communications supervisor Tim Blankers stated that, though the model may produce 3D-printed titanium ending package to match the bike, it felt carbon was extra acceptable.
Whereas the model acknowledges it’s a premium product, it isn’t supposed to be a show-only prototype bike – when the bike enters manufacturing, “we would like individuals to have the ability to take a look at the Seiren and evaluate it to one thing like a BMC,” stated Blankers.
Pricing and availability
The pictured bike is a prototype with the primary testing-ready manufacturing framesets because of be manufactured subsequent month. The Seiren is scheduled to enter full manufacturing in October and go on sale in early 2024.
Dimension-54cm and 56cm frames will likely be accessible at launch. Pilot will then transfer into designing smaller frames, however says frames bigger than 56cm current a problem – not because of their design, however the dimension of the 3D-printed beds presently accessible to a agency of Pilot’s dimension.
Pricing is slated to be round €17,000 for a construct just like the one pictured.