If you have a commuter bike that you lock up in a city, chances are you have some sort of wheel security. Iozzio Cycles’ new Integrated Bike Lights are part locking skewer and part battery-powered safety lights. Check out this video describing the Iozzio Cycles’ Kickstarter project.
Or is it a backpack that transforms into a handlebar bag? See more of this waterproof, innovative bag at SVOLTA’s Kickstarter.
Riding to have a picnic? Or to a party? Or the beach? Check out the MUUL RuckBucket insulated cooler pack, big enough for the essentials, yet small enough to carry around on your back or a porteur rack. Where ever you go, you can bring the party with ya! See more at Kickstarter.
By now, I’m sure most of you have at least one bike with tubeless tires. Part of owning a tubeless setup is having the right tools to keep you rolling fret-free. Snēk Cycling’s newest product, the Lifeboat Tire Lever has a few added details to help maintain tubeless tires, as well as the tried and true functionality of a classic tire lever. See more at their Kickstarter.
“A two-month, two-thousand-mile book tour by bike to save 1.1 million acres of wilderness…”
Read more about this project and make a donation at Kickstarter!
The inventions found on Kickstarter never cease to amaze me. Take the Stompump Tire Inflator for instance. Small enough to pack with you on rides, yet powerful enough to get the job done. Check out more at Kickstarter.
This is unlike any fender design I’ve seen and with the rainy season approaching, I just wish it was available now! Check out more at the Quickguard’s Kickstarter.
Ever find yourself in need of a bag on a ride or leaving a store? The ROV looks to solve that problem… Check out more at the ROV Kickstarter.
I love well thought-out campware and while sometimes they can get a bit cumbersome, this new Full Windsor product looks really well designed. Check out more on the Muncher at their Kickstarter.
There are so many options for carrying your essential items on a ride, yet so few of them fit the bill. Now, these made in Utah SNĒK Cycling Vital Cases look the part. Check out more at their Kickstarter.
If you’re a fan of cyclocross photo books, check out Balint’s 2015 season photo annual, now live on Kickstarter.
Your bicycle has a lot of unused space, so why not utilize it for something useful like tools? That’s what Barstow System aims to do, via their Kickstarter campaign. Head on over to read all about it!
Henry Ford II is a frame builder in Detroit, looking to Kickstart his business in a big way…
“Inspired by the bikes of Copenhagen but with a distinctly Detroit flavor, we designed the C-Type to be the ultimate city bike.
It was important to us that this bike was simple to use, low maintenance, and fun. Unlike the cheap throwaway bikes that unfortunately flood the market, this is a throwback. A well made, highly functional bike that will get you riding. This is a bike you will enjoy using for the rest of your life.
The C-Type is a single speed bike with a flip flop hub that can be converted to fixed-gear. It features a classic road bike frame, drop handlebars and knobby tires for better traction. This is a utility bike- the bike you would use for errands, or going out for a night on the town. …a good way to stay healthy while saving money on parking or cabs. ”
Check out more at the Detroit Bikes Kickstarter!
… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.
The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.
Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.
Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.
It doesn’t take much to get my attention when it comes to camera straps. Never one to shy away from innovative design, I was pretty stoked to see the guys at Restrap develop a new “quick release” for neck and wrist lashes. Through utilizing magnets, their design makes swapping straps between your 35mm rangefinder to DSLR and vice versa, a cinch.
Made in the UK by Restrap and at a damn solid pricepoint too!
Head over to Restrap’s Shoot Kickstarter for more information.
Yeah, the market is surely saturated by USB charging blink lights, but the Augur Wolf has a functionality that I’ve yet to see. If you’ve ever been in a paceline on a road ride, brevet, or group ride, the rider in front of you most likely has a red blink light that can be distracting.
The Augur Wolf has a system that detects front lights behind it and automatically dims the light from a 3-LED, 35 Lumens, to 1-LED. Now that’s innovative.
See more from the Augur Wolf at their Kickstarter.
… doesn’t contain this photo – at least I don’t think it does – but it does offer an intimate and eery look at the streets of Portland. He’s got a Kickstarter going right now for Smell the [City of] Roses book. I always love a good photography book, especially from someone as talented as Damian. Even if you don’t want to contribute to the Kickstarter, have a look through his Flickr. I suppose you could flip through those like a book…