About this project
Finally - A Pain Free Pump Head!
5 Colors to Choose From
The Current Problem With Pump Heads
Let's face it, bicycle pump heads have not changed much in the past 100+ years. Every type of bike enthusiast is still settling for awkward, two handed and clumsy bike pump heads that are often leaky at best and painful at worst.
WHY WE WENT FOR IT
The Rápido Pro Pump Head was born out of our own frustration with low quality solutions and silly designs and quite frankly we were tired of starting our weekend bike rides with bruised knuckles and questionably aired tires.
After many months of research, development and prototyping, our accomplished team of engineers and product developers created a reliable pump head that is comfortable, easy to use, and allows anyone to pump up a tire with minimal effort regardless of age or ability.
Rápido's unique and one of a kind patent pending head attachment now means that connecting to a tire valve is a one hand operation. No more fussing with a two or three position head, clumsy / flimsy levers, switches and adapters that will get lost.. Simply push it on to start and pull it off when finished.
BUILT TO LAST
The Rápido Pro Pump Head was designed from day 1 with an emphasis on reliability and durability. Our engineering team has worked tirelessly to develop a system that will ensure that the Rápido Pro Pump Head will be the best floor pump head a bicyclist has ever used.
Manufactured from high quality high impact Plastic and Stainless steel, there are no compromises in quality.
EASY TO USE
Focusing on the natural geometry of the human hand and dominant muscle groups, we were able to study the best way to interact with the Rápido Pro Pump Head. In the end, it was determined that designing the Rápido Pro Pump Head to function somewhat like a syringe enabled the Rápido Pro Pump Head to work with the largest variety of hand sizes and strengths.
This one hand interface works effortlessly with Schrader or Presta bike valves creating a super seal that has been tested to maintain pressure up to 25 minutes or more at pressures in excess of 120 p.s.i.
Don't forget that properly inflated tires result in faster times, increased efficiency, smoother rides, less flats and overall safer performance from beginning to end.
Performance Specs of the Rápido Pro Pump Head
The unit that we have been testing is technically a prototype, however we have tested it extensively with several types of floor pumps and even some battery powered pumps.
- The air tight seal holds pressure for > 25 minutes
- 120 P.S.I is our goal specification for maximum pressure and we have been happy with the performance so far.
How we will use the money raised on Kickstarter
The money that we raise on Kickstarter will be applied to production tooling, materials, assembly and fees.
We need approximately $20,000 for the production tooling and $4,000 - $5,000 for materials and assembly to meet our minimum order quantity.
About Production and Assembly:
Our focus is to deliver a high quality product that you will own and use for years to come. The only way to achieve this level of quality is to use our own in-house engineers located in our facility in Taiwan. Taiwan is known for producing exceptionally high quality products and is also home of the largest and arguably best bicycle manufacturer in the world "Giant Bicycles".
The pump that ships with the Rápido Pro Pump Head has been sourced specifically because it is manufactured in Taiwan to exacting standards.
What To Expect
As a backer of the Rápido Pro Pump Head project, you will be a critical part of Rápido's success. We will be in constant communication with project updates, manufacturing, assembly schedules, and shipping details.
We encourage all of you to use the comment section of the campaign to provide valuable feedback and to connect with the community supporting the project. We love hearing feedback, for better or for worse, it's how innovation happens.
About The Pump
- Reinforced plastic barrel
- High mounted gauge
- Gauge measures up to 160 P.S.I.
We chose this pump to mate with the Rápido Pro Pump Head because of the quality build, all plastic design to reduce the overall weight to lower shipping costs to Kickstarter backers and for the 160 P.S.I. rating.
Warranty and Service
As we have for the last 10 years, we stand behind our work. The floor pump unit and the Rápido Pro Pump Head has a 1 year warranty from date of shipping. The Warranty is against manufacturer defects and will be repaired or replaced with an identical item.
Our Thanks To You
Our mission is to provide a quality product that you will be able to use for years to come.
Thank You from the Rápido Pro team! Cliff, Murray, and Allen.
Visit Us at http://Rapidopro.com
Risks and challenges
The Rápido Pro Pump Team is comprised of product development experts that have produced thousand of products for small and large companies. The principle risk of not being able to deliver on our promise is extremely small considering that we have already produced a prototype that functions as planned. However, there is the possibility that we may not meet our delivery dates based on manufacturing challenges, reworks, design changes and the like. These are standard risks with any product development and we are very experienced at working around them (The team has over 40 years of product development experience). In the event there are delays, we will work tirelessly to correct them.
Another risk is reward fulfillment. Fortunately, we have several experts in operations on the team, with over four decades of experience with companies such as Hewlett-Packard and BMW. All have worked with multinational supply chains. We do it every day. This project is no different.
Our assembly will be handled by our team in Taiwan. We have worked with these guys for over 15 years and they're on our payroll. By having assembly handled by our Taiwan team, you will be getting a world class quality product supported by a team that has been working on mechanical products longer than Taylor Swift has been alive.
We want to remind all our backers that under inflated or over inflated tires may be potentially dangerous. Please use common sense. Bicycle only if you feel like you have the necessary skill and fitness to for it, or seek assistance. Additionally, the The Rápido Pro Pump and Head should never be used in any way other than for the intended purpose of inflating bicycle tires with Schrader or Presta style valves.
Always operate with caution. You should comply with all local laws, warnings, and any instructions included with your reward upon its receipt. We cannot be held liable for any damage that occurs during use of these rewards. You must be responsible for your own safety and well-being.
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