The development of e-bike technology is happening fast, and not in a linear fashion. Even though forecasting is difficult, especially when it comes to predicting future events, we are very confident that the Revonte ONE Drive System will stand the test of time for many years to come.
Read further to learn why that is.
Even though a heavy dose of good old-fashioned mechanical engineering has gone into the Revonte ONE Drive Unit, we describe ourselves as a software development company first and foremost.
To achieve this type of operation model, we have designed the Revonte ONE Drive System from the ground up as a software-based product. This does not negate the importance of a sound and robust mechanical design – on the contrary. The design of the Revonte ONE Drive Unit is based on a time-tested design that’s been used in a variety of applications, including heavy-duty industrial use.
By leveraging the features of the mechanical design, and pairing that with highly sophisticated control software, we are able to deliver something very special
With a sturdy base that’s standing on a pair of legs provided by a time-tested mechanical design, we can leave the finer details and features to the software side. This is where the highly honed control software and the development that has gone into it steps in. Not only does this approach enable us to provide a variety of features, and different ride characteristics, but also the ability to implement them very quickly, and efficiently.
More often than not, it’s easier and faster to develop new code than to replace hardware.
Time-tested Drivetrain Solution
Even though the current bicycle drivetrain is a respectable piece of engineering, it’s far from ideal or not to mention a pinnacle of drivetrain technology. Fragile parts, components that are subjected to high wear rates, and the need for regular maintenance are some of the most obvious shortcomings of current systems.
The Revonte ONE Drive System employs a highly reliable, and simple single-speed transmission. One chain paired to a pair of sprockets – could not get much more simple than that! With simplicity, the benefits of lower maintenance needs, very affordable spare parts, and overall robust construction are realized.
How would this look if it was simple? This is a question often raised in engineering. Our answer to the question is that the drivetrain should include as few parts as possible that are subjected to the elements, and thus oftentimes high wear rates.
The single-speed transmission has stood the test of time for more than a century, and it is safe to assume that it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
It is worth noting that the long list of benefits also include the option for using a belt drive which is virtually maintenance-free, and the most “tidy” option available since it does not require any lubrication for proper functioning.
The future of e-bikes will be focused more and more on the overall ride experience. Not only has the nature and performance of the assistance to be top-notch, but also other features found on the drive system, including connectivity to other devices. We’ve made sure that the Revonte ONE Drive System is future-proof by including a full set of connectivity technology inbuilt on the drive unit itself. The list includes Bluetooth, 4G, and GPS.
The versatile, and fast connectivity options enable software updates over the air, as well as connecting 3rd party applications if the need arises. In other words, we’ve left all the doors open for future development by embedding all the modern connection standards to the drive unit. This also means that we are not tied to a specific layout or standard, nor are there other limiting dependencies
By leveraging the features of the mechanical design, pairing that with highly sophisticated control software, and full connectivity we are able to deliver something very special to the world of e-bikes.
“One hardware, all types of e-bikes”, is the motto of the Revonte ONE Drive System which can be realized with ingenious design work, and picking the best features from a varied field of technologies, including mechanical, software, and electronic engineering.
Combining all these factors we can say that Revonte ONE Drive System will retain its modern status for many years to come, and provide a ride experience that all other drive systems are compared to.