[PHOTO] Afterburner / Slava was stopped by a cop riding a 7 year old girl's bike
We are filming the Kickstarter Afteburner project and it's hilarious. I can't reveal too much but suffice it to say a Cambridge cop pulled me over while I was riding a pink bike and checked my ID. "My seven-year-old has the same bike and I wanted to make sure you didn't steal it," he said.
1. We blew up on Amazon within two weeks of launching: 200 Defenders shipped. The Amazon rep told us that when we reach 25 reviews, we'll skyrocket. If you *leave an Amazon review*, you'll be our hero forever.
2. Afterburner Sneak Preview: It's aluminum, unstealable, and blindingly bright, as you can see. We've been working to perfect it and it's coming to Kickstarter this month. Photos below.
Slava, Tivan, and Team Gotham
seconds to go
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
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:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
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:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
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:
Pledge $70 or moreYou selected
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:
Pledge $90 or moreYou selected
38 backers Limited (12 left of 50)
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:
Pledge $95 or moreYou selected
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:
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)
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:
Pledge $160 or moreYou selected
*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:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
20 backers All gone!
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:
Pledge $600 or moreYou selected
10 backers Limited (10 left of 20)
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:
- (59 days)