Posts in the category Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Funnell Rain Jacket Parachutes Out To Protect Against Elements

Funnell Eject Jacket and BackpackDesigned as a combination backpack and jacket system, the Funnel Eject was created for cyclists, motorcyclists, and other non-car commuters.

What makes it unique is that with a quick tug, a jacket is deployed, which quickly prevents rain from soaking your clothes and the contents of your bag.  READ MORE ->

‘Stique ML123 Multilever Bicycle Tool Combines Everything to Pry it’s Way Into Your Jersey Pocket

stique ml123 multilever bicycle multitool on kickstarter

What started out as an idea for a simple tire lever that wouldn’t break ended up, with the thinking time afforded by a transatlantic flight, becoming a rather clever multitool that packs in the essentials plus a few bonuses we’re not used to seeing.

The product has gone through a long development process, with more than £15,000 invested in the design and prototype process. It’s been tested by many bike mechanics and cyclists already, too. So, it’s pretty far along, and the ask is just £15,000 to get them into production (with hopes that it’s over funded to provide the capital to really kick things off).

The body is made from a metal replacement plastic (read: super strong, yet lightweight) that they say hasn’t broken or bent yet in any of their tire removal testing. A rubber segment, which will come in various colors, holds three 1/4″ key bits that slot into a hardened steel groove, plus storage compartments for small bits that you’re probably not carrying but could save the day. Check the video and full list below…

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Kickstarter: Nuseti Inner Drive Mountain Bike From National Champ Downhiller

nuseti inner drive system internal gear box mountain bike from world cup pro downhill racer Gregory Zielinski

Former pro downhill mountain biker Gregory Zielinski has been quietly developing a new mountain bike over the past five years and now, finally, it’s ready for primetime.

The Nuseti IDS (Inner Drive System) hardtail uses a completely enclosed drivetrain with a 16-speed planetary gearbox to deliver a virtually maintenance free ride with a full range of gearing. Starting life as various alloy prototypes, Zielinski’s been riding test mules for a couple years to prove the design’s durability and usability. For production, he’s looking to raise (a considerable amount of) money on Kickstarter to put it all on board a lightweight carbon fiber frame.

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Kickstarter Roundedup: Ergo Carbon Universal Bike, Customizable Combination Handlebar Bell Light, and the Oooctopushy

Universal Bike FrameThe Universal Bike is versatile frame that can be adjusted easily to fit 99% of the population, and can be further modified to offer different riding experiences. Made from carbon, it promises to offer a comfortable ride, and help get more people out riding as a result.

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Visiobike Could Be Best e-Bike Ever – Brings Features We Want on Regular Bikes, Too

visiobike-ebike-with-iphone-dashboard-integration

The Visiobike is a new crowd funding option that brings together top shelf components on a carbon fiber frame and perhaps the best cycling app we’ve seen.

Aesthetically speaking, we prefer a slightly more traditional looking frame like the Specialized Turbo, but beyond that, the Visiobike brings everything together in one of the best packages around. It starts with a custom, EU-made carbon fiber frame fitted around a MPF motor and massive Panasonic batteries. Power assists your pedaling efforts and is driven to a NuVinci infinitely variable transmission hub, which you can slow with the Magura hydraulic disc brakes. All well and good, but it’s the electronics that put it over the top…

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Useeme Turnin’ – The Automatic Wearable Bicycle Turn Signal

Useeme Turnin' - The Automatic Wearable Bicycle Turn Signal

Bicycle turn signals are an idea that have been around for awhile. Many have attempted to integrate them into bicycle wear, but few have succeeded to gain a real foothold in the market place. Most recently, Zackees successfully funded a Kickstarter for their turn signal gloves, which actually look pretty good. Even so, Useeme wanted to take the turn signal further – to create a design that checked all the boxes of being wearable, visible, and most importantly, Automatic.

Useeme finally has working prototypes with an intriguing design. Is this the future of bicycle signalling? See how the Useeme signals work and one of the more entertaining pitch videos, next…

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Bikie Girl Bloomers, Fun Styles for Women Commuters

Bikie Girl Bloomers

Developed by a self described “mild-mannered patent attorney,” the Bikie Girl Bloomers are a line of clothes designed for commuters, that are comfortable enough to be worn all day.

Head past the break to see the whimsical creations

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Kickstarter: The Jyrobike, An Auto Balance Bike For Kids

Jyrobike Auto Balancing Kids Bike

By harnessing the physics behind what makes a gyroscope work, the creators of the Jyrobike have built a bicycle that remains upright and stable, which helps children learn how to ride a bicycle quickly.

It works by utilizing a unique front wheel, that has a fast spinning disc motor driven wheel, which is powered by a rechargeable battery. The resulting gyroscopic force of the spinning disc in the “Control Hub” allows the bike to stand up even at slow speeds.

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Kickstarter: FlyPedals Universal Clipless to Flat Pedal Adapter

Fly Pedal Clipless Adapter to Flat prototype

Clipless pedals offer many performance advantages, but can be awkward when heading out on a casual ride. Rather than carry a set of street shoes, or try to ride your clipless pedals with your regular shoes, the Flypedal adapter turns your clipless pedals effortlessly into flats.

These adapters are constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and are drilled to accept any pedal cleat, so they work with every major brand of clipless pedal on the market.  READ MORE ->