Get a look inside the Magneto Cassette Hub from Flybikes!
** Updated August 9th with more details on the release date and another look inside the hub! **
Here’s one we’ve been anxiously waiting to get a look at! Flybikes have FINALLY released a look inside their long awaited, highly anticipated Magneto Cassette Hub that has been in the works for a little over a decade. The internals are surprisingly pretty simple, but there was A LOT that went into getting everything just right. The team has been testing different versions since rumors about it first started swirling around 2008 / 2009ish and they’ve tested out a bunch of different manufacturers in the process. It looks like they’ve finally got it all dialed in and found the perfect manufacturer in Europe to make it a reality. Essentially the hub utilizes two magnets, one on the driver and one on the ratchet, that push the ratchet ring into place with magnetic force when you pedal. There are fewer parts, simplifying things and making for one clean looking hub. The exact release date
hasn’t been announced is set for October. We’ll definitely keep you posted as soon as full details are available! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! Check out the update by scrolling down!
“During these past 10+ years, some people have seen it or heard about it, but now we are finally letting everyone see how the Magneto cassette works.
What a journey it has been to make this happen… We had a dream a long time ago about a system with just one ratchet and magnets instead of springs. This simple idea sounded easy to make happen, but it definitely wasn’t!
We wanted this hub to be as good as it gets, so after countless samples to achieve our dream hub, finally, we choose to have them made in Europe to get the finest quality possible with different axles, bolts, drivers & color options. We are beyond stoked to finally put it into production.
The Magneto Cassette Hub will be available this summer. We will be announcing the release date and full details on the hub options soon! The wait is almost over!” – Flybikes
** Update starts here… **
“The Magneto Cassette hub features a magnetic system engage using the force of two magnets that allows the ratchet ring to engage. The magnetic field provides an even repelling force which makes the ratchet work completely straight and are created in a way that reduces friction compared to the use of springs. The Neomidium magnets we use maintain the magnetic field pretty much forever as well. These properties create the fastest, most reliable and durable system possible. Not to mention, a pretty unique and powerful noise that everybody loves…
The simplicity of the system is also great for customization. With ONLY ONE moving part, the assembly is as easy as it can get and reduces the overall weight significantly.
We are using heat treated CrMo caps instead of aluminum to be stiff and avoid wobble that can form over time and they are CNC machined outside and inside to achieve almost the same weight as aluminum. The shell is made of a much stronger 7075 Aluminum and features the sunken spoke holes that we created with our Classic Front Hub. The driver, end caps and bolts use an anti-rust process that also gives the hub an awesome titanium color finish.
We also have a matching Magneto Front Hub and Hub guards that will be dropping with the Magneto Cassette in October! We are taking pre-orders from shops and distributors now!” – Flybikes
Here’s a look at the front hub… Also, here’s a post about it — Sneak Peek: Flybikes – Magneto Front Hub