About this project
BiKASE, a Milwaukee based, family owned company that has quietly manufactured bicycle accessories for 10 years.
The SuperBand is our most versatile accessory yet. The SuperBand allows you to attach virtually anything to your bike with no tools. It is lightweight, simple, durable and very affordable!
We have tested and re-tested the final product of our production molds and we are 100% confident we can deliver on time. We just need to reach our factory minimum and for that we are asking for your help!
The SuperBand uses a tough polycarbonate base and highly engineered rubber material, which provides stretch, strength and grip, giving you peace of mind that your items are held securely (holds items 3" in diameter or smaller). It's all very very simple and opens up a world of functionality for your bike, ATV, golf cart, Segway, stroller, walker, wheelchair...you know anything you use to get around.
We all need to take stuff with us on our bike ride, yet many times we want to take different types of items depending on the weather or type of ride. Bike bags are the typical way to take things on your ride. Our inspiration was to design a solution that was able to hold many types of items and be inconspicuous when not in use. Need to pick up some groceries after your training ride? You are ready!
The SuperBand was designed to be a multi-use holder for many items such as a phone, light jacket, sunglasses, Bluetooth speaker, pump, energy bar and whole lot more. The SuperBand makes different sized items easy to attach and easily accessible. It is simple to mount without tools by using the 2 different sized bands that will mount on any type of bike or virtually anything else for that matter. In addition, the SuperBand has 2 mounting holes to attach to existing water bottle mounts which are already incorporated into your frame. It's up to you. The SuperBand can attach anywhere, on virtually any thing.
We design our products with mobility and versatility in mind. The SuperBand can also be used to mount a phone on your ATV, stroller, golf cart/trolley, and we are sure you can find more uses.
Risks and challenges
Over the past year during our design phase we have made lots of test batches from our tooling. We discovered some good, bad, and ugly within our design. We have worked through these issues. We believe the product is complete and ready for prime time.
The good news:
The production molds are complete and tested.
We have worked with this supplier-we know they deliver.
We have tested and approved final product off the production molds.
The not so good news:
This mold requires a few processes and in order to meet the minimum order with our manufacturer we have to hit a fairly lofty number. Being a small, family run company it is a big risk to place this order. That's why we are trying Kickstarter. We are hoping we can share the value the SuperBand brings to the masses and reduce the risk in placing this order.
In short, we need your help to manufacture the quantities needed to make the SuperBand a feasible product.
We've manufactured stuff before, you will not be let down, but there is always risk when doing anything new. We have worked very hard to reduce that risk to you as much as possible though product durability testing, development and laying our plenty of our own cash to get this far. We just need one good push from other cycling fanatics to get over the top.
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