It’s been another big couple of weeks in the world of crowdfunding and we’ve seen everything from an ‘Artificial Gills’ underwater re-breather, which experts said wasn’t possible refund nearly $900,000 to Indiegogo supporters, and a combined bath mat alarm clock that will force even serial snooze button-ers to get out of bed in the morning make its funding goal.
We’ve also seen a ‘world first smart bike’, a reimagining of the bicycle itself (not for the first time), and a bell that raised more than $1 million dollars.
Here’s our picks for the best and worst cycling related crowdfunding campaigns that want your help.
Everything’s better with Bluetooth, right? Even a bike? Launched a few weeks back, the SpeedX Leopard Smart Bike has taken Kickstarter by storm…
What exactly is a smart bike, you ask? Well, the tech-heavy ride features a carbon frame with built-in lights, and an integrated head unit called the Smart Control system. The GPS enabled cycling computer appears to record key metrics like speed, distance, heart rate, and power, drawing data from sensors built into the frame as well as external ANT+ sensors. SpeedX is the firm behind the Speedforce smart stem, and claims its low-power GPS system can track and record data for up to 800km or 40 hours, and only takes 30 minutes to fully charge.
Vagabond Bicycle Bags
Pmzero Wellness Bicycle
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