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$304
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
5
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 29 2018

About

Meet Big Buddy Bike, an electric balance bike that's so beautiful you'll want everyone to see you riding on it.

The Big Buddy Bike was invented by two dear friends, David and Matej. With their creative itch, they started shaping something that could be described as a balance bike for adults.

At first, they didn’t really know what to do with it, but they had plenty of fun just pushing it around. Over time, they worked at home and in Matej's studio, and what started as a strange balance bike transformed into an elegant shape with colorful graphic designs.

When the big balance bike was paired with an electric motor, we knew that Big Buddy Bike will be the new e-legend on the road. We wanted to make a piece of art, but we didn’t have a gallery to put it in, so we put it on wheels and took it to the streets. Enjoy your objet d’Art!

The Big Buddy Bike is equipped with a hidden rechargeable battery and electric motor, which can take you 25 km or 16 miles per hour.

The bike itself is light and easy to lift. The whole frame is made of wood that's durable and treated to be water resistant.

The battery can last up to 1000 cycles, and it charges in just 3 to 4 hours. You can drive your Big Buddy up to 50 km without charging it.

We added graphic illustrations on the side of the bike, which can be also custom made to suit your needs/promotion/marketing/space or even advertise your company/business.

That’s a great marketing idea. Ever thought of promoting your business with a bike as cool as ours? Driving is easy and safe, even for people who don’t usually bike.

 

 

The whole project was entirely created in home environment, made out of specifically and well selected wood materials. We were looking for some local investors as well as the investors for electrical components - we are still on the hunt for those.

In the Big Buddy project we implied personal ideas, work and knowledge. We involved local partners and help of our loved ones and friends. That's what makes us special!

The Big Buddy Bike is in a prototype phase, tested and ready for market production.

Your support will help us expand our production workspace, hire more staff and invest in tooling.

Collecting pre-orders for the BBB on Kickstarter will also enable us to do larger-ticket sourcing with our suppliers, keeping the BBB affordable to all!

Q: What engine options are you offering for the BBB e-bike?

A: The BB electric bicycle comes in 1 power version. It is legal as a bicycle in the EU and USA. Speed is limited to 25 km/16 miles/hour.

BB e-bikes use 250W engines that are known for their robustness and reliability.

Q: What happens when I need spare batteries or parts later in the future?

BB e-bike uses a very common and reliable mass produced battery, engine and controller system that is available in most e-bike stores as well as online. The same goes for technical components, as we use very popular brand parts and systems. In fact, we recommend looking for batteries and parts at your local dealer first to try to avoid unnecessary shipping costs.

Q: What kind of accessories do you currently have or can I expect in the near future?

A: We are always extending our line of accessories. Right now, we offer different custom made painting, handmade lights, logos (see Perks for more).

Q: Is it legal to ride with two persons on an e-bike?

Yes, it is legal to ride with two persons in most countries. Please be aware that riding with passengers is at your own risk and is limited to flat, even terrain at reduced speed.

Q: Can I take kids on a BB electric bicycle?

A: Absolutely! The BBBs super long seat allows you have one child on the front and a child seat in the rear of your e-bike.

Q: Can I order BB even though I live in US or in the EU?

A: Yes, we deliver BBB anywhere in the world.

Q: How much weight can BB handle?

A: The BB is built to last and can handle loads up to 140 kg with ease, although we recommend limiting your driving speed to under 25 km/h when driving with children or a second person.

Q: Does BB come in different sizes?

A: The BBB electric bicycle is designed to fit all! Seating position is variable due to the very long seat bench.

Q: How much does a BBB weigh?

A: The BBB weighs 30kg (80 lbs), including the battery, but the carrying handle on the top frame makes it very easy to lift, and its compact frame size makes it very easy to store.

Q: How long does the BBB battery last?

A: The battery inside BBB is built to last on average up to 50 km (30mi) on flat streets with the pedal assist in normal mode and if loaded normally. The battery takes around 3-4 hours charge.

Q: Can I still move on BBB if the battery runs out of power?

A: Of course! If you run out of power, you can use your legs as you would do with a regular balance bike. The BBB electric bike will always bring you home safe and sound, even without engine assist.

Q: Can the battery be removed?

A: Yes. The battery is designed in such a way that you can change it or replace it with 1 easy step that takes less than 5 seconds. Simply unlock and open the seat, pull out the battery and you’re done.

Q: How is the BB e-bike delivered and is it easy to assemble?

A: The BB electric bicycle comes 95% assembled in one carton. Getting your BBB up and running requires minimal assembly and consists basically in adjusting the steering bar . However, if you don't have much experience with bikes, we recommend that you visit your local bike shop to get your BB ready for your first ride.

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?

A: All BB e-bikes come with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty on the frame. As many elements of a bike may get damaged due to normal cycling use, we do not offer warranty on parts such as tires, disc brakes, etc.

Q: Who is responsible for any additional taxes, duties or VAT?

A: The backer is responsible for import duties and taxes. Please check your country's import duties before purchasing. You can check this comprehensive list to get started.

Q: Do you have dealers where we can buy a BB from?

No, we only sell the BB direct via our online shop or through this campaign at the time being to keep costs, storage, shipping and overhead to a minimum.

We will provide a list of BB owners who are willing to present their BB to you to facilitate test rides in your area.

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: Please refer to Kickstarter policy here.

Risks and challenges

We are always improving our project. In the future, we are looking forward to develop our bikes more and producing other figures to imply to our Big Buddy Bike.

After this Kickstarter campaign we would want to upgrade our project to the whole Big Buddy Lifestyle.

Big Buddy's speed was limited to 25 kmh, due to legislation and certificate requirements.

Please be aware that riding with passengers is at your own risk.

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    Thank you for your support

    A BIG THANK YOU for your contribution. We will keep you updated about our succes.

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    Big Buddy Wall of fame

    Put your name on our Big Buddy Wall of Fame!
    After the campaign, we'll put your name on our wall of fame on one of our bike designs. Donate now!

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    Inox Logo Big Buddy

    You will receive Best Big Buddy inox logo with phone stand. Look to the left for more details!
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    Big Buddy Wooden Led Art Light

    You will receive Wooden Big Buddy front light entirely hand made. Pricing: 169 $ -47% off: 90 $ Look to the left for more details!
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    Big Buddy Original Etching Graphic

    You will receive Big Buddy graphics - original Etching graphic print with signature of the author - framed. Size: 29x26cm / 11,5“x10“. Look to the left for more details!
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    Big Buddy Led Art Light Special Edition

    FIRST 10 BUYERS GET SPECIAL LED ART LIGHT FOR THE PRICE OF CLASSIC LED LIGHT.

    You will receive Big Buddy front light in special home edition. Made of 250 colour pencils. Pricing: 240 $ -41% off: 140 $
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    Big Buddy Wooden Led Art Light

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    Big Buddy Led Art Light Special Edition

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    Big Buddy Bike XL, e-balance bike

    Big Buddy Bike
    Get One Big Buddy, the first wooden electric balance bike in the colour of your choice. Sizes: One size fits all. Colour choices: Tipograph, Birds, Cat, Handy and Custom Graphic. (Look to the left for more details!) VAT and duties excluded.
    Pricing: 3,813 $ -50% off: 1,900 $
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    Big Buddy Bike XL, CUSTOM DESIGN

    Big Buddy
    Get One Big Buddy, the first wooden electric balance bike in the color​ of your choice. Sizes: One size fits all. Colour choices: Custom Graphic. (Look to the left for more details!) VAT and duties excluded.
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    Big Buddy Bike XL, e-balance bike

    Big Buddy
    Get One Big Buddy, the first wooden electric balance bike in the colour of your choice. Sizes: One size fits all. Colour choices: Tipograph, Birds, Cat, Handy and Custom Graphic. (Look to the left for more details!) VAT and duties excluded.
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Funding period

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