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TRIS bikeBy TRIS bike
First created
TRIS bikeBy TRIS bike
First created
€4,575
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
17
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 25 2019 8:34 AM UTC +00:00.

About

TRIS BIKE is a high-performance three-wheeled electric bike developed to make commuting your daily enjoyment. Its innovative 3-wheels design is able to combine high manoeuvrability and fast cornering with comfort and total riding control. The result of this combination is pure driving pleasure. TRIS gives the chance to live your usual trip in a new way, with a new feeling of freedom. 

We have combined Italian design, high quality components, smart functions, cutting-edge electric power train technology and patented innovation to obtain matchless riding performance and comfort in the traffic jam. TRIS is a smart and practical bike, the ideal choice for people with a quick-paced lifestyle.

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TRIS is the first bike in the world to combine top performance with a stable riding. This is achieved thanks to the patented tilting front system which links the two front wheels to the frame. A lot of other special features have been integrated in TRIS to increase the comfort of your commutes and to create an enjoyable riding experience. 

High agility
High agility
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Three loading points: front, central, rear (50 kg of total load capacity)
Three loading points: front, central, rear (50 kg of total load capacity)
Pure driving pleasure
Pure driving pleasure

The word to the founders!

TRIS bike is powered by ZEHUS technology: brushless motor, batteries and an innovative 4-sensor system are all integrated in rear hub. Everything stays within 180 mm diameter and 120 mm width. There is no wire to obtain a very elegant solution. With a battery capacity of 160 Wh and a weight of just 3 kg our all in one hub has the highest energy/weight ratio on the market. The mode of operation of ZEHUS motor is very intuitive: as soon as you start pedalling, the motor will start pushing! 

The integrated Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), commonly used in motorsports, allows the motor to collect braking energy and recharge the batteries. You have to backpedal in order to activate KERS and, as a consequence, the bicycle will slow down. As soon as you stop backpedalling, the motor will stop braking. 

See in the video how to activate KERS function:

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If you want to recharge the batteries, you just need to plug the charger into the rear spin axis, as shown in the video. The full charging time is 3 hours.   

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The All in One rear hub will be available in two colours: white and polished.

Free download Bitride-MyBike app (iOS & Android supported) and connect your motor to your phone via Bluetooth to define your electric assistance level, manage your trip data and use GPS tracking (even to find a stolen bike!). The app also notify if something is wrong with the system, explaining what to do in that case. 

TRIS is a tilting bike type. This means that when you turn, it leans inward the curve, like a traditional bike having only one front wheel. In order to increase your comfort, we have equipped TRIS BIKE with the TILTING BLOCK SYSTEM (TBS) which allows you to:

  • STOP at a traffic lights without having your feet on the ground (EASY STOP function);
  • PARK without kickstand (EASY PARK function).   
EASY STOP function: stay uprigth without putting the feet on the ground
EASY STOP function: stay uprigth without putting the feet on the ground
EASY PARK function: park your TRIS without kickstand
EASY PARK function: park your TRIS without kickstand

The handlebar of TRIS is equipped with the TBS lever in order to activate the TILTING BLOCK SYSTEM:

The operation of EASY STOP function is very easy:

1) when you are approaching to stop, operate both TBS lever (with your rigth thumb) and rear brake lever (with your left hand). So, you can stay uprigth without putting your feet on the ground;

2) when you have to start, release rear brake lever, start to pedal and, after one moment, release TBS lever and go!

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If you have to park TRIS, you don't need kickstand. You just need to operate the TBS lever and insert the TBS manual park device. Insert also the manual park device of the front brake lever to keep TRIS stopped.  Just operate the levers if you want to release manual park devices.

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TRIS BIKE is available in 3 models: FIX, SPLIT and LIGHT.

1) TRIS FIX is a fully equipped e-bike. 

2) TRIS SPLIT is a fully equipped e-bike which can be split in two parts in few seconds and compacted in a small volume, from L:150 x W:60 x H:113 cm to L:80 x W:70 x H:113 cm. It’s a very practical solution if you live in apartment and you don’t have a garage. Otherwise, if your garage is too small or without an electrical plug, you could bring in your house only the rear part of TRIS to recharge the rear motor.

3) TRIS LIGHT is a muscular bike and, with its minimal equipment, is the lightest among the three models.  

See how to divide and compact TRIS SPLIT:

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See how to reassemble TRIS SPLIT:

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The adventure of TRIS bike begins in 2012 when we won an Italian start-up competition with the idea of developing a new kind of vehicle that can revolutionize urban commuting. The project of TRIS bike got the 2nd place in the final ranking of 2500 projects. At that time we were only two people, Antonio and Alessia (with just three wheels!), and we developed the first prototype in a basement with almost nothing. After the first prototype many people joined us to help TRIS to become an industrial product. The actual TRIS bike is the result of 5 years of development, 4 prototypes, many tests and a great desire to make a product to improve the lifestyle of urban commuters.

TRIS is the result of the best Italian design and engineering. Behind this excellent result is the hard work of very skilled people and great attention to each detail. Frames and forks are hand built with love by experienced craftsmen. Tilting Front Wheels System (TFWS) and Tilting Block System (TBS) are very innovative solutions in the bike industry, developed and patented by TRIS bike team. They will be produced in Italy by a local factory using cutting-edge machine tools. Top quality components will be assembled in the same factory to guarantee the best result. 

After five years of development, prototypes and testing, we have reached a key milestone: the design is completely defined and verified and almost all the tools for mass production have been developed and built. In order to test the production line, a very small batch of bikes has been produced. Importantly, the production of frames and tilting systems, painting and assembly will be in the same factory. For all these reasons we are confident to begin the shipment of bikes within just three months after the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign. 

The last task of the timeline is crucial for quality: before packaging and shipment we will test each bike on the road for few kilometres in order to verify that everything properly works. 

Our funding goal of 100 k€ is the minimum target we need to produce at least 50 TRIS bikes. 50 bikes is the minimum batch that allows us to get a competitive price. The funds will be used also to build the injection mould tooling to produce the plastic cases of the front tilting system. See below our accurate cost analysis showing how the funding goal is split into different items.

Additional funds over the funding goal will allow us to boost the communication and commercial department of TRIS bike team and to build an international network of retailers. 

Website 

email: info@trisbike.com

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Risks and challenges

The risk for backers who would like to join our project is really minimal for three reasons:

1) TRIS Bike team is serious, experienced, and really enthusiastic to make a product that gives a new riding experience to urban commuters.

2) We have dedicated 5 years to design, develop, prototype, test and improve TRIS, choosing the best materials and selecting top quality components. Before packaging and shipment we will test each bike on the road for few kilometres in order to verify that everything properly works and to ensure the highest quality possible. After shipping, TRIS bike team will provide a customer support hotline to assist on everything including, for example, on-line diagnosis of the rear motor.

3) Timelines are often a concern for Kickstarter projects but we are confident to be prepared for any potential delays. Further, we have laid out a realistic manufacturing timeline and included extra time to allow for issues that may arise along the way. We are ready to scale up production and we feel optimistic to be able to produce and deliver bikes in time. Frames and tilting systems, which are TRIS's core, will be made in Italy by a local producer with over 40 years of experience in the mechanical industry. We know him from a long time and trust in his production potential. His production plant is only 15 km from our office and the close proximity will facilitate to oversee production.

Obviously, TRIS BIKE project is work in progress, like any other project on Kickstarter. Anyway, backers will be suddenly informed about any unplanned circumstances that can influence the project.

Backing TRIS is different from buying it. It’s more. It means that when you will see TRIS bikes riding around the world, you will say: “Yes, I did it!”.

Thanks to all backers who will trust in TRIS project!

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