Freed from historical constraints, this bicycle is designed purely to answer a simple question: what is the essence of a bike?
For byAr Bicycle Company, design is its mission, and it is completely in service of the end user.
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byAr Bicycle Company bicycles are powered by a cardan shaft, instead of with a chain. The cardan shaft is placed where chains normally sit in old fashioned bikes. The bike's pedals propel the cardan shaft, which sets the wheel in motion.
No more clamping or lubricating and remounting the chains.
Encapsulated in its own housing, the cardan shaft remains clean – and so will your clothing!
Pedal yourself, or chose for support
For the purists, a bike with only the right amount of parts.
For the easy-rider. Pedal support makes your life easier.
Luggage rack – front or back
Ideal for larger items, up to 30 lbs.
Ideal for child's seats and small items.
Build your own byAr bike: select from frames in Nero, Porcelain, Copper or stainless steel, and select the colors of your accessories. All combinations are available for the Naked and the Volta, and all bikes can be supplied with front and back racks.I want this one.
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The byAr bicycle is made with passion: passion for design and quality. That's why we use only the best materials.
At byAr, we don't use mass production machines. Instead we build through craftsmanship. Every single byAr bicycle is manually built, and subjected to a precise and thorough inspection process.
you can be sure of having a quality bicycle that will provide years of biking fun.
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This standard model has:
- a back pedal brake instead of a hand brake;
- automatic gears (2 gears);
- no engine: pedaling will provide the momentum.
The Naked byAr uses a brake hub. This keeps the handle bar free from a hand brake. The brake hub also eliminates the need for levers and cables. Not only is this a nice design element; a brake hub is very reliable and user friendly.
Brake hubs are tried and true. Its usability in all weather conditions remains dependable. The lack of levers and cables further accentuates the pure design of the Naked byAr!
The Naked byAr has a two step automatic gear. This system levers automatically, and even without pedaling. This ensures that the bicycle is always in the right gear, and it keeps the handle bar free from gear levers. The automatic gear system is robust and reliable. The system is tested in all weather systems, and remains stable, dependable and easy to maintain. The Naked byAr's automatic gear hub provides for worry free comfort!
The Volta byAr is an electric bicycle. It is byAr Bicycle Company's premium model. This city bike with pedal support will make your life easier.
The Volta by Ar is byAr bicycle Company's top model bicycle, and has electronic pedal support. The engine and batteries have been incorporated into the back wheel. This ensures a positive point of gravity, which enhances the comfort of the bike riding experience. The engine is outfitted with the KERS system (known from Formula 1 auto racing). This system assists with breaking, and recharges the batteries while breaking. This increases the range significantly.
The amount of pedal support, the battery status, and all other relevant information can be checked with the accompanying app on your smartphone.
A fully charged battery has a range of ~40km!
In 2013 I became involved with a group of young adults who, for a variety of reasons, were challenged by entering independent adulthood. While my engagement with this group came to an end, my care for them didn't. Finding work for people with disabilities is possibly harder now than it has been in a long while. With a desire to remain actively involved, I went to look for what could truly help these young adults.
My personal answer in essence is: of all the things that these young adults lack, work is the most urgent. Providing these young adults with income through work in a protective environment creates a structure that enables an entirely different way of offering guidance, and creates a new outlook for their future. This structure also enables the possibility for supported training and education, and for assisted living. This new order of priorities is directly opposed to how we currently think about helping these young adults reach independent adulthood.
But where do you find work for these individuals? The answer is unfortunately all too obvious: you don't. This motivated me to team up with other people and start a company that can provide work for this unique focus group. I have designed a bicycle that has a bare minimum of elements, and that is so simple to assemble that it can't form an obstacle for anyone to accomplish.
A bike with the underpinnings of a strong philosophy, and which can be assembled by this group of young adults with special needs. But also a special bicycle, which sets itself apart of the masses, which will fill its with pride in their handywork, and which will make its purchasers proud owners.
In juli 2018 byAr Bicycle Company will start with a small group of these young adult and assemble about 2 bicycles per day. The care for the people will be expressed in the care for the bicycle.
The assembly work that we provide for these young adults will not make them fully independent and free from other societal support and guidance needs. It is also not the objective of the company to make this an educational facility that will turn these individuals into independent people with other jobs outside of our company.
The approach is to provide for a day's work that will build self esteem and relevance; a day's work that will be very similar to regular jobs, and which will introduce a different way of assisting these individuals. The ultimate goal is to make the builders of the bicycles happier, and to reduce the cost of care of these individuals for society. Reduce, but not eliminate. We do focus on a group of young adults for whom regular jobs is normally not attainable.
byAr Bicycle Company is a company of which all involved parties will be proud!
is initiator/CEO of byAr Bicycle Company BV
For assembly work of the byAr Bicycles the company teams with De Loods Zorg in Den Dolder. The philosophy of this organization fits closely with that of byAr Bicycle Company.
Do you have questions, or are you interested in a test ride?
How convenient is that? A cable lock built into the frame of your bike! From the tube, around a post, back to the frame and turn the key to lock it. How come no one has thought of it before?
This is the bicycle you have selected. Personalize it further with options and select a Naked or Volta byAr. Once you have clicked on Order, your order will be sent, and we will follow up with you within one work day.