Coal Bikes - UK Manufactured MTB
Coal Bikes are an exciting new company within the mountain bike industry. Based in the UK they fully manufacture their own products in house, as well as manufacturing for other various bicycle companies. Coal are currently working on a variety of new exciting projects and asked us to get involved with the development of their new 29er steel hardtail frame the ‘Pony’. The aim of the project was to assist Coal Bikes in the development of their product ready for market release.
Coal Bikes approached us with an existing prototype frame that had proven the geometry and materials for the design. We worked with Coal to focus on the more detailed aspects of the design and aesthetics, creating a 3D CAD assembly model for their two frame sizes and bringing the product to life with photorealistic renders. Our collaboration helped the startup company to accelerate their first product to market within a short time frame. Detailed engineering drawing packs specific to Coal’s manufacturing jigs and tooling ensured that they had all the engineered information required to begin full production of their new frames.
Some of the key services and tools used within this project are detailed below:
- Strategic planning and road-mapping
- Concept design
- Hand sketches
- 3D CAD
- Detailed design
- Finite element analysis (FEA)
- Photorealistic rendering
- Engineering drawings
- Time to market (TTM)