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, but I believe July is the planned release date. We’ll definitely keep you posted as soon as full details are available! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
“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