For maximum stability the frame was designed as a unibody of one piece without any seams or bolts.
The frame is made out of solid magnesium which is extremely strong, light and easily recyclable.
Like a grill these ribs function as a heat sink during long rides and intense braking manoeuvers.
The backbone of the Mellow Drive
Cast out of solid magnesium, it houses and protects the intelligence of the Mellow Drive beautifully.
Fits any boardshape
The Mellow frame has the same standard 6 hole pattern like a normal skateboard truck. This means you can mount it under pretty much any deck you like. All you need is a wheelbase of 29cm (12 inches). For a quick fitting just print out the original size Mellow stencil to put on your board.Download stencil
To avoid predetermined breaking points the frame is cast in one piece. This also determines its clear outline.
Keep it cool
When riding at high speeds or braking, thermal energy occurs. This can be a safety hazard to your Drive and thus to you as a rider. To avoid critical situations, the temperature inside the Mellow Drive is constantly monitored at 6 different measuring points.
The distinctive ribs of the frame allow the heat to dissipate over a bigger surface which cools the system. A second braking resistor underneath the surface also absorbs heat to improve the performance. The longer your system stays cool, the longer you can brake.
The frame is made out of solid magnesium. This metal comes with a whole lot of advantages: it’s even lighter than aluminium, yet extremely strong, it’s affordable and can easily be recycled.
The solid metal frame not only forms the backbone of the Mellow Drive, it also houses the brain of this beauty – the motherboard.
Apart from the longevity of the materials used for the Mellow Drive it’s the intelligence of the electronics that define the quality of this riding machine. So we teamed up with TQ Systems, an Airbus supplier to create a top notch product. We used only high quality components like the motor controllers from Texas Instruments and implemented a logic that allows the system to monitor and protect itself.
Via the Mellow App you can also update the firmware which means your Mellow Drive will always be state of the art.The Mellow App
The Mellow Truck
This is where the frame and the motors connect. The width of the hanger matches those of a standard 180mm skateboard truck.
The Mellow truck is made of forged aluminium, an extremely solid and resiliant material. It is supported by a stainless steel axis that runs right through it and carries the motors.
With a baseplate angle of 45° the Mellow truck is designed for a stable riding performance even at high speeds.
To protect the cables that connect the motors with the electronics, they run like blue veins embedded into the truck.