Observations made during an actual bicycle ride is the basis for all research & development activities. We draw both on the experience of the competitors in the Romet Factory Team, and on our own experience gained from riding bikes, in cooperation with a team responsible for developing a particular product.
All assumptions and concepts must be confirmed by prototypes, which undergo laboratory tests to analyse the possibility of their completion. Such tests focus on geometrical assumptions and parameters related to durability, fatigue, and shock absorption. One of the key elements involved in designing is finite element analysis (FEA), which allows the testing of a particular design virtually, immediately before the phase of creating a physical prototype. It is the phase in which the design of a future product can undergo field tests, at the earliest stage, and conclusions drawn during such tests provide the necessary feedback to modify project assumptions. Fatigue tests constitute an auxiliary laboratory phase to support secondary field tests, which make it possible to subject a particular component to loads significantly exceeding the life cycle of the product. This gives us the confidence that the user will enjoy a particular design well beyond its warranty period. In our work, we strive to make sure that the very first vision of a particular bike, still rough, but at the same time the most-natural, will not lose its character during the entire cycle of its creation.
It is worth emphasising our latest research: the complete concept of a new bike with a suspension system, which includes suspension and kinematic systems designed from scratch, creating a new type of rim, and research & development work aimed at modernising the geometry of mountain-gravel and racing bikes.