Revel Bikes (United States) - Press Release: Revel Bikes has made recycling composite rims a reality with the release of our new tire lever!
It takes a lot of prototype rims to create a high quality wheelset like the RW30. We worked with our manufacturer, CSS Composites, and saved every single prototype and every single bit of process scrap and have been busy experimenting with what we can turn all that excess material into. FusionFiber not only creates a stronger and lighter rim, it also uses none of the harmful epoxy found in traditional carbon fiber products. This allows us to recycle every rim and excess scrap material that comes from the manufacturing process. We take great pride in knowing that there is no reason for our rims to ever see a landfill.
Although it is a small tool, this tire lever is the first step in a very exciting journey of manufacturing more environmentally friendly bicycle components.
The old rims and process scraps are chopped up into pieces and them put through an industrial shredder. Those chopped pieces are then brought back up to temperature and compression molded into a tire lever.
These tire levers measure 6 x 1 inches and have a nice sturdy feel. Since they’re made out of incredibly strong FusionFiber, they can take on the most stubborn tires. Levers can be purchased at Revel Bikes' website or at any Revel Wheels dealer for $15 per lever.