New Factory Samples, Schedule Update, Biking in the Philippines
Good quality isn't good enough
The Defender must be (almost) perfect. It must be easy to install and withstand years of urban biking torture. We're still trading design refinements with our factory engineers and we're almost done. We're optimizing everything: Water-Proofing, Battery Door Lock, On/Off Button, Silicone Shim Durometer, and Laser etching our logo. We estimate the shipping date to be end-of-August.
"Other teachers think I'm crazy," Steve Sierra, Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher, Philippines Bike Commuter, Gotham Customer. In a guest blog post, learn how Steve overcomes heavy rain, congested roads, and pollution to practice the sport he loves and teach his students about the joys of cycling. CLICK HERE to Read Steve's Story.
A brilliant mechanical engineer with an intuition for business strategy, Emilie will be interning with us this summer. We tried to hire a 3rd Bendik, but Emilie was much smarter than Bendik #3.
Slava, Brad, Robbie, Derek, Hansel, Emilie
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Gotham Water Bottles. Made with 24oz Specialized Water Bottles: BPA-free and anti-bacterial. The water bottle choice of the professional cyclists. (Intl backers pls add $5 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Gotham Bicycle Defense Industries T-Shirts Printed. on soft, form fitting, American Apparel. Choice of Gray or Black. We'll get your size upon order. (Intl backers pls add $5 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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The Defender: Theft-Resistant Bike Light. Made of lightweight aluminum with using ultra-bright LEDs and 100 hours battery life. Will retail for about $70. (Intl backers pls add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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The Full Monty. A bundle with The Defender bike light, t-shirt, and water bottle. (Int'l backers please add $15 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Early-Bird Award! Be the first to get The Defender: Theft-Resistant Bike Light. We already placed a production order for the first batch and we'll be ready to ship just after the campaign ends. (Int'l backers pls add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Two-Pack! Many of you have asked so we're offering two Defenders! If you want to order 3 or more, just message us. (Int'l backers pls add $15 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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The Defender with Custom Engraving. Here at MIT, we know how to use lasers! So we'll engrave your name or any short custom message on The Defender. You can let us know later. (Int'l backers pls add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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*Just Released* Four-Pack! Many supporters give Defenders as gifts for bike riding friends so we're offering a Four-Pack. (Int'l backers pls add $18 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Limited Edition "Gunmetal Black" Defender with Serial Number. For our early supporters, we're making a limited edition run in a custom color: Gunmetal Black. Each light will have a unique serial number on it. It's going to look sweet. (Int'l backers pls add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Bicycle Shop Starter Pack with 20 Defenders packaged for point of sale. Be the first Bike Shop in your area to carry the Gotham Bicycle Defense Industries Line. (Int'l backers, shipping cost depends on location. Let's talk.)Estimated delivery:
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