Our technological challenges

Our aim is to contribute to the evolution of the bicycle as a means of light mobility accessible to all by offering components, technological systems and connected solutions that enable people to ride without worrying about the rest. Thanks to our know-how and expertise, we design, develop and produce high-performance, committed solutions that are respectful, agile and reliable.

An R&D centre based in the heart of the Alps

Our products are developed at our Research & Development centre in Marnaz, in the heart of the French Alps.

Around thirty employees dedicated to the light mobility sector, supported by the Group’s skills, imagine, develop and design tomorrow’s solutions. Thanks to our four sites based within a short radius, we are able to produce all the prototypes in-house. This is a real asset, saving time during the development phase and reducing the associated carbon footprint.

HD - Design-Plans- Bontaz (20 sur 28)
HD Tests-Validations Bontaz (4 sur 50)

A centre dedicated to testing and validation

Located just a few metres from our R&D centre, a second site dedicated to testing and validation enables us to test and validate our products during the various phases, before moving on to field trials to assess how they feel.

This huge centre houses a number of test benches, all developed in-house using Bontaz know-how. Reliability is an essential value at Bontaz, and laboratory testing is a prerequisite for field testing and marketing our products. The relief and diversity of the terrain that surrounds us means that our products are put through their paces and tested under a wide range of conditions before they go on sale.

And what about the challenges?

Our first challenge was to develop a range of hydraulic brakes adapted to each type of riding. Through the Alpha (2-piston) and Delta (4-piston) ranges, our teams have developed reliable, high-performance, durable systems that cover all applications. By being 100% removable, with levers made from recycled material and 100% recyclable, our brakes also meet the environmental challenges that are at the heart of our concerns.

Our next challenge is to develop and produce a fully connected, user-oriented electric bike motor. This innovative product will use an architecture that sets it apart, since it will feature a highly fluid gearbox combined with an ecosystem of digital services comprising the battery, interfaces and cloud applications. A real challenge for our teams!