The Cafe Stella is a revolutionary bicycle light system integrated with a bike stem. The Stella improves visibility and security.
Watch the review of the Cafe Stella by Ghost Riders: Los Angeles!
The Run Down
The DeNovo 'Cafe Stella' is a revolutionary idea in bicycle lighting designed for kids bikes, BMX, Beach Cruisers and Urban Fixies/ss commuters. We're effectively taking a lighting system and making it a structural component of the bike. Everyone else creates lighting systems that are attached, cluttering your bike. We want you to have great looking bikes without the clutter! Additionally, we use anti-theft security bolts for the face plate and steerer attachment.
By integrating the light inside the face plate that attaches to the stem, we made an incredibly secure light that increases road visibility by emitting up to 1200 lumens of light. We don't want this to be just another light you buy - we want it to be the last light you need to buy.
The Stella is powered by an easy to change 9-volt battery. The Cafe Stella will fit 1 1/8" steerer tubes and 31.8 mm handlebars. Our adapter kit option will give you the additional materials you need to fit other sizes. You can also get a Stella with a wire harness to power it via a dynohub; if you already have a front wheel with a dynohub.
We are raising funds on KickStarter to bring the Cafe Stella to life. Having all of our research and development in-house, we have developed a final prototype and we are ready to bring the product into production. Our KickStarter funds will be used to open the molds, manufacture, finish coatings of the Cafe Stella. The funds received will also be used to print the stickers and manufacture the keychains promised in several of our Reward levels.
If we receive orders for one thousand units or less we estimate we will be able to deliver just around the holidays this December. As of right now only one thousand units will be available for purchase on KickStarter. If we sell out we are willing to offer a new level of late delivery Stellas and provide a rough estimate of their delivery date.
All of the Cafe Stella's will be manufactured and finished by DeNovo, here in the California. As a backer of our project you will have the option to opt in to our DeNovo KS Customer program. If you opt in you will receive updates, company information, event dates and promos from DeNovo after this project has been fulfilled.
$55,000 - Our project is funded! We will immediately get to work on getting everyone's Cafe Stella to them in a timely fashion.
$80,000 - If the Cafe Stella project reaches $80K+ we will make all of the Cafe Stellas ordered, each run on a rechargeable 9v battery (battery not included) that is charged via a solar cell strip integrated into the top of the Cafe Stela. We really want to do this but we need the extra sales to offset the costs related to this version of the design. Amazing!
$100,000 - If we reach one hundred thousand dollars or more each backer will be able to choose from one of several different designed faceplates. They will still also come made for use with a 9v rechargeable battery (not included) and utilizing an integrated solar strip to keep it always charged. We will post different faceplate mockups and let our backers choose which one they would like.
We cannot stress enough that the Cafe Stella is only the beginning. We at DeNovo want to bring you ideas that make your ride better. Thank you for checking out our page. Remember that you can support us without any money by clicking the Like button and sharing our page and/or our video for this project.
7075AL-T6 (body); CNC'd 7075AL-T6 (faceplate); ABS (switch/switch holder); PC
Weight (g): 250g w/o battery
Dimensions (mm): 112.6 x 48 x 56 (l x w x h)
- HB rise--10deg
- Stem length--60mm
Handlebar sizes (mm): 31.8 diam. *(adaptors are available for 26.4, 26.0,
Steerer size (mm): 28.6 threadless steerer *(quill adaptor available for 28.6 or 25.4)
Security bolts--2x (6mmx1) @ steerer, 4x (5mmx.8) @face plate (we include the special security wrench for both bolt types)
Lumenous Intensity Front (mcd): 3000 per LED
Lumenous Intensity Side(s) (mcd): 1500 per LED
Batteries: 9v (for max Lumenous Intensity use Dyno @ 6w)
Battery life (hr): 48hrs @ 50%
Beam: 120deg viewing angle
Yes it will. Kids bicycles use threadless and threaded stems just like the Cafe Stella. The difference is the Cafe Stella adds visibility to you child's bike while also giving it a cool look.
If you have an older road bike frame chances are you will need the quill adapter. Mountain bikes, track bikes and hybrids will not need the adapter. Please reach out to us if you are unsure and we will help you figure out exactly what you need to fit the Cafe Stella on your bicycle.
pledged of $55,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 14, 2012.
Jun 23, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012 (21 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Your name will go on the DeNovo Digital Wall of Fame. We will be adding the wall of fame to our 2.0 website that will launch shortly after our KS project.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5 or more
For $5 we will send you a snazzy DeNovo bumper sticker and your name on the DeNovo Digital Wall of Fame. The bumper stickers will be sized so that anything can sport the DeNovo look.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
9 backers Limited (491 of 500 left)
At this level you will receive an exclusive DeNovo keychain made in our facility in Oceanside, CA. You will also receive our snazzy DeNovo bumper sticker and your name on the DeNovo Digital Wall of Fame.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $135 or more
2 backers Limited (298 of 300 left)
Backers at this level will receive a DeNovo Café Stella (MSRP $160). You will also receive our snazzy bumper sticker and be added to our Digital Wall of Fame. Additional shipping charges will apply to international orders.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $145 or more
1 backer Limited (99 of 100 left)
This is the modified Stella level. You will receive a DeNovo Cafe Stella with one of several additions of your choice. You can receive any one of the following options: (a) a Cafe Stella DynoHub wiring harness to run off of a Dyno Hub, (b) a quill adapter to fit the Cafe Stella on a 1" traditional headset bicycle, (c) a quill adaptor to fit the Cafe Stella on a 1 1/8" traditional headset bicycle. *handle bar adapters to fit bars that are too small for the Stella come with all Cafe Stella stems (we will send out a size order request form when the project has the green light). **If you are unsure about your existing setup we will help you determine exactly what you need. As with all of the other reward levels, you receive the snazzy bumper sticker and be added to our Digital Wall of Fame. Additional shipping charges will apply to international orders.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $225 or more
2 backers Limited (138 of 140 left)
This level is for those of you with more than one bicycle. You will receive two Cafe Stella stems, our snazzy bumper sticker and be added to our Digital Wall of Fame. Additional shipping charges will apply to international orders.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $300 or more
1 backer Limited (49 of 50 left)
Our top tier includes (a) one anodized Special Edition Cafe Stella with custom/personalized engraving, in any one of six colors; (b) a standard Cafe Stella; plus a personalized keychain, the snazzy bumper sticker and your name on our Digital Wall of Fame. **Kickstarter backers at this level will be receiving this special anodized Cafe Stella stem package exclusively, as this is our way of saying thank you! Additional shipping charges will apply to international orders.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
This is our Bike Shop Reward. We will work with you on the anodized or powdercoated color choice that you want to promote. Order is for 10 Cafe Stella's. MSRP for the stem is $160. Additionally, we will deliver one Special Edition Cafe Stella with custom/personalized engraving as a bonus. That totals 11 stems with total value of $1760usd. Shipping not included.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
our DeNovo Special Exclusive Reward: People have been asking us so much about our Cafe Flyer Fixie/SS that we decided to offer this as the ultimate Cafe Stella reward!! Here is what you get: our Cafe Flyer frame and fork, with our Cafe Stella. We are throwing in a FSA headset, our Cafe Flyer seat post, FSA BB, FSA cranks, and get this....a Cdrive carbon fiber BELT drive train system, Phoenix Deep V wheel set. (please note: tires, tubes, pedals, handlebars, grips and saddle are not supplied as these are such specialty items.). Please add $400 for custom (one color) paint and graphics. If not your frame will be brushed Aluminum with a clear coat. We will send a survey out to all at this level where we will be working you you independantly on the color and graphics that really make this DeNovo--YOUR dream commuter!! These bikes will be one of a kind custom creations for you! We will have a small decal that expresses your wonderful Kickstarter support for our company! This is MSRP $2500...so a saving of $1500. All frames are manufactured at our facility by us...proudly, MADE in the USA!!! Yeah babey!!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013