How do we mold our ASTRO ebike?

Sep 09 2022

We are flattered that many of you have complimented us on our choice of components. We too think this is so important in achieving one of the best class 3 ebikes for the money. We combine high quality frames with high quality ebike motor to demonstrate our brand spirit.

However, our pursuit of value does not stop at our choice of components. We tried to achieve more at every stage of the manufacturing process. A particularly important part of that process is molding. Most companies don’t use this kind of customized molding process, it’s a lot of extra work but we believe it is worth it because it adds so much value to the bike. It allows us to create a bike that is not just your standard, run of the mill vehicle. It has a distinctive look which draws your attention instantly.

In this article, will provide an in depth look at the topic of molding, so you can feel confident if you chose to buy our ebike online. We believe that our iterative process of constant improvement in molding has been integral to achieving an end product that many of you have so kindly named one of the best ebikes of 2022. We’re so excited to tell you all about it!


Why does the bike need molding in the first place?

Before we dig deep into the process of molding the ASTRO, we’ll first give you a bit of background by discussing why it needs molding in the first place. It’s an important part of the process, so explaining the fundamentals clearly is necessary.

One of the main reasons is to achieve the look of the design. To create a product that embodies our idiosyncratic design, we must have a very extensive molding process which pays an extreme amount of attention to detail. Our design was very unique and the cost of developing molds was prohibitive for a fledgling e-bike company. We had to get creative and design an original method of molding that satisfied our complex manufacturing needs. Although the types of materials used and steps for molding are the same as those other ebike manufacturers, the brands of materials used, and the timing of each step were specifically tailored for the ASTRO.

Another reason is to cover the basic needs of the rider. The rider needs a bike that is perfectly shaped and polished so that it can be ridden with pride and confidence. Without such an extensive molding process, the biker would not experience such a brilliant riding experience. The end product feels reliable, professional and polished.


What is involved in the molding process and how do we mold it?

The molding process involves using a variety of materials products to smooth and finish the bike frame. One of the components is putty, we use Resin and AB glue as putty, which is used to smooth the bicycle, so perfectly emulates the shape that our design team intended.

At this point, the frame of the bike is already in the desired form, but the frame needs polishing to make sure it looks presentable and aesthetically appealing. We first have to wait for the frame to dry out. Then, once dried, polish is applied to finish the bike. These three material components result in a frame that is ready to use. It takes around 5-6 hours to make 1 frame. This is a fairly long and rigorous process, but it is necessary for such a high-quality end product. We expect some of you may be curious about this topic though, so we’ll explore the topic a bit more below. Why does molding the C3STROM take so much time?!

It takes such a long time to mold the C3STROM because we aim for our product to look flawless. We place a huge emphasis on the quality of our aesthetics, both at the design stage and at the production stage. We believe it is only right for the finished product to fully embody the elegance of the original design. We can only ensure that by paying immense attention to detail. Otherwise, our intensive design process would feel like a waste of potential. To do justice to the immense effort that is expended at the design stage, we make sure the molding stage is also of an outstanding quality.

We also aim to make our frame look like an all-in-one design. We want to avoid having the product look like a hatchet job and not properly finished. It’s incredibly important for the product to look like one coherent, smoothly finished piece of work which feels seamless and natural. We decided right from the beginning that spending a few extra hours on each frames production is simply a no brainer. The return on investment is well worth the extra energy expended to achieve such a satisfying, striking look. Luckily, our customers so far agree – so many have called our bike the best newcomer ebike of 2022 for the look alone!

There is also a very strict quality control process to ensure that the product is of the best standard.  We put an inordinate amount of effort into making sure that each part of the process is sufficiently rigorous. If we cut corners at any stage of the process, the stunning aesthetic of the end product just simply would not be possible. As the style of our bike is one of its key virtues – perhaps the paramount feature that distinguishes it from our competition – this process has been honed to perfection.

While we are big believers in efficiency, this cannot come at the expense of quality. We have assessed each part of the process and concluded that no aspect can be discarded without significantly affecting the quality of the end product.


It’s all in the molding

We realize it can seem a bit mysterious from the outside why certain parts of the manufacturing process are given so much time and attention. We hope from this article you are more informed now about the molding process and why it’s so important. It certainly plays no small part in arriving at the end product. The one thing we hope you take away from this article is that it’s all in the molding.