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A carbon fiber & titanium mounting system for GoPro and other action cameras, Garmin computers and other accessories for your bike! Read more

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A carbon fiber & titanium mounting system for GoPro and other action cameras, Garmin computers and other accessories for your bike!

About this project

So we didn’t quite reach our goal, but don’t be too bummed out!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Kickstarter project! It is unfortunate we did not reach our target, but we did learn an incredible amount from all of you. We still believe in our product, so we are going back to the drawing board on a few items and incorporating some of the great ideas and feedback we have received.

We will re-launch the updated product range soon, likely in a reduced form and probably under a different brand name. Thank you again for all your support throughout the campaign! 

 We look forward to re-launching an even more awesome product that includes all your great ideas.

Cheers,

Ben

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Hi Kickstarter!

 

We are really excited to be here launching our first project. If you are passionate about riding bikes and capturing the experience we believe you are going to love the klamp product range. 

Exciting and unbelievable moments happen when we are on our bikes; sometimes some footage would be good proof to back up our stories at the bar. 

Action cameras are everywhere, allowing us to capture technical downhill runs, our favourite single track, or great shots of our buddies on the trail; but, their technical convenience lacks finesse and control over the shots you can get. As active riders we understand that with the right camera and mounts, we can have creative freedom to capture the unbelievable moments of our ride, with the quality they deserve. 

We were tired of returning home from our amazing riding trips, in truly spectacular country, only to find we had managed to gather almost no usable footage. From inception klamp has been about riding and sharing our experinces. klamp mounts are simple, flexible and robust. Created with incredible materials including carbon fibre and titanium, our purpose is to produce better action shots and highly functional products. 

That’s why we created klamp – the world’s best mounting solution, designed by riders, built for riders. 

We’re stoked with the product range and we think you will be too. If you are a rider with the need to capture and share your most unbelievable and adrenaline pumping moments then help us take klamp from an amazing prototype to a production reality. 

Truly First, Patented Features

The klamp camera arms are truly an industry first design; containing a sealed 8-way indexer, our mounts give you more freedom to choose how you frame your shots.  

Relocating the camera arm is quick, easy and requires no tools. klamp camera arms are available for GoPro, Garmin VIRB, Sony Actioncam and Shimano cameras.      

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The built in, internal dampening is appropriate for certain types and disciplines of riding, and can help smooth out vibrations.

Mount Your Camera Anywhere

We’re really excited about our klamp universal ‘Big-Bar’ mount, we think it’s a game changer!  The ‘Big-Bar’ is designed to klamp securely onto larger bars and tubes up to 75mm diameter.  Our design means you can klamp your gear almost anywhere you can think of.  It will easily attach to places like your downtube, or front forks; without tools and without damaging your paintwork.

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Use the Gear You Already Own!

The klamp range allows you to use most of the gear you already own and love.  With our simple adapter, your GoPro Chesty, camera poles and other gear will become simpler to use; enahanced by klamp’s quick connect / disconnect feature.

Mount Multiple Devices at Once

klamp’s stackable mounts allow you to make better use of your accessories and cockpit space.  klamp a Garmin Edge or a Wi-Fi remote to the location of your choice and you still have the ability to attach another accessory on the same mount.  klamp a Garmin Edge and a klamp LED lamp or a huge variety of other combinations.

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Our Expertise & Qualifications

Our lead designer has developed military equipment for use by some of the world’s premier Special Operations units. He understands function and because no self-respecting operator in the Special Operations community will use anything less than the best equipment; he is a master of form.

His previous clients are some of the toughest people on earth and are equally tough on their equipment.  As a special thank you to the Kickstarter community, and because we are confident of the durability of klamp products, we are offering a Kickstarter special 3 year unconditional warranty!    

Mil-Std Testing

The term MIL-STD is often thrown around but rarely understood.  Our background in designing and delivering military products, means we can stand by this statement and so can you.  Visit www.klamp.co to learn more about Military Standard testing.

Advanced Materials

The klamp range is designed using many of the materials previously used exclusively in the military sector.  Carbon fibre co-polymers, titanium and Mil-Spec hard anodised 6061 aluminium.  It is our attention to detail that has made us successful in the military sector and our klamp products are no exception, even the screws used throughout are titanium. klamp products contain no exposed steel to rust, or brittle plastics to shatter.

The klamp range allows you to attach your cameras, cycling computers, Wi-Fi remotes and lights anywhere you can think of.  The complete range is interchangeable, allowing cameras and accessories to be moved between mounting locations quickly, without tools.    

BAR & SEATPOST MOUNT

Fits bars and seatposts, available in 22.2mm, 27.2mm and 31.8mm diameters.  Super low profile reduces handlebar clutter and prevents ‘thigh-rub’ when mounted on the seat post.    

UNIVERSAL BIG-BAR MOUNT

Fits bars of any shape up to 75mm diameter.  klamp your camera anywhere on your bike frame, forks or even suspension.  No tools required, just tighten up the hand klamp. Enjoy the freedom to capture unique action shots.    

HELMET MOUNT

The helmet mount is available as a pair, allowing you to mount your camera on either the side or top of your helmet.  The mount’s curved bottom surface fits the contours of a full-face helmet.  The klamp helmet mount attaches to surfaces with a 3M adhesive pad and can be removed, if required, without damage to your helmet.   

AERO BAR, GARMIN MOUNT

Specifically designed to fit securely onto aero-shaped handlebars.  The klamp aero bar mount allows you to use a Garmin Edge and klamp LED lamp without adding additional clutter to your low profile bars    

SEAT-RAIL MOUNT

Attaches to all standard seat rails.  Perfect for getting some great shots of your buddy riding the trails behind you.  Doubles as a sleek attachment for the klamp LED lamp, to help get you home when you stay out ’till dark!    

GOPRO ADAPTER

The GoPro adapter is a simple little product that allows you to add the functionality of the klamp quick connect / disconnect system to your existing GoPro gear like your chestie, or GoPro pole.    

Our camera arms are truly an industry first, a sealed  8-point pivot gives you the freedom to choose how to best frame your shots.  Changing the camera position requires no tools and can be done on the fly.  The engineering behind our arms makes them simple, intuitive and bulletproof.      Available for GoPro, Garmin VIRB, Sony Actioncam and Shimano cameras.

‘SHORTY’ CAMERA ARM

The shortest camera arm keeps your camera in nice and close. Fitted with the klamp 8-point pivot.  

‘AVERAGE JOE’ CAMERA ARM

A camera arm to suit most uses.  A perfect fit for the GoPro when using the helmet mount.  Fitted with the klamp 8-point pivot.    

‘LONG’ CAMERA ARM

A camera arm to give more room to move.  A perfect fit for longer cameras like the Garmin VIRB or when you need to clear brake cables with your handlebar mounted camera.  Fitted with the klamp 8-point pivot.    

‘SIMPLETON’ CAMERA ARM

Available for both GoPro and Garmin VIRB, a simple little camera arm for when you don’t need the 8-point pivot.  A great little accessory to have in your collection.    

Our stackable mounts allow you to make better use of your Wi-Fi remotes and Garmin Edge accessories.  Keep your Wi-Fi remote handy when you need it, and remove it easily when you don’t.  Or mount your Garmin Edge and still have the freedom to attach an action camera, or a powerful klamp LED lamp.    

GOPRO WI-FI REMOTE MOUNT

Allows the GoPro remote to be attached to any klamp mounting bracket, so it is still within reach when you camera isn’t.  The unique stackable design means you can still attach your GoPro or other accessories to the same mounting point, reducing handlebar clutter.  It also gives you the freedom to quickly attach your remote when it’s needed.   

GARMIN EDGE MOUNT

Compatible with Garmin Edge 500 | 510 | 800 | 810 | 1000.  Positions the Garmin central to the handlebars and allows additional accessories like action cameras and lights to be stacked on the same klamp mount.

POWERFUL LED, USB RECHARGEABLE LIGHTS

Individual (white or amber) small, powerful LED lamps to get you home safely when you stay out past dark.  USB rechargeable, wide 270 degree visibility and approximately 40 hours of life saving light on a single charge.

The Klamp range is compatible with all major action cameras and cycling computers on the market.

Born from a desire to capture better action footage from new and exciting angles, klamp allows you to use different action cameras on the same mounting bracket. Explore new camera angles, rapidly transition from one mounting location to another and adjust the shooting angle on the fly.

Efficiently use precious bar space; save it for important cockpit controls like shifters and brakes. Stackable options allow you to mount your action camera and remote, or your Garmin Edge computer and your camera. Then when you realise you are still out after dark, klamp on a set of our LED lamps and head home to edit your footage. 

We have several full sets of our product range, which we continue to test internally. These prototypes have all been made with the final manufacturing process in mind so we are confident we can turn them into awesome, final products. Years of designing and delivering specialist military equipment has given us access to some valuable global contacts, expertise in production and the backing of proven, high quality suppliers.

 We wanted it to be super simple to back our project, so for Kickstarter only, every item is just $19.00!  You can buy a grab-bag of how ever many items you want!  And the more you get the cheaper they are.

After Kickstarter you will have the chance to tell us exactly which items you want in your grab-bag!

 Every bit counts, thank you for your support!

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Disclaimer: GoPro, Garmin, Sony are registered trademarks of GoPro Inc, Garmin Inc and Sony Inc.

International backers need not worry about additional shipping costs.  We have a flat $10 shipping no matter where you are in the world, or how many items you order.  We have pre-arranged distributers in the US, UK and Australia, to handle the first production runs and deliver with speed, safety and reliability.

A Special Thanks

We would love to thank our family, good friends, and everyone who has ridden with us and helped along the journey so far. The support, feedback and positive encouragement has been awesome. 

Leesa, Jimmy Chekito, Danny, Galty  and everyone else who's helped out along the way.

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Cameras and Editing: Cam, Mark & Aaron - Commoner.com.au 

Stills: Paul Fitzgerald

Drone Dudes: Roo and Nick - UAVMedia.com.au

Risks and challenges

klamp is complete with prototyping and production costing. We are ready to put klamp into production. Your KickStarter funding will go towards tooling and the initial production run.

Producing great consumer products is never easy, but we are confident in our abilities to deliver this project on time and with great quality. Our previous experience in manufacturing military equipment has prepared us for the unforeseen challenges we may encounter during the production process.

We have previously manufactured certified, military-grade products with the same suppliers we have lined up for this project; which means we already have established quality control and testing procedures in place.

Keep in mind there are always issues that can arise during an initial production run, such as having to commission multiple iterations during the tooling process, delays to the supply of key components, or difficulty sourcing the high quality titanium or carbon fibre that we require. Our proven suppliers are all ISO 9001:2008 certified and have an amazing record in delivering tooling and materials on time, and on spec. It is just a potential issue worth mentioning.

During the initial production run we will have the opportunity to work with the final spec materials, in particular the urethane dampers. We will continue to work on fine tuning the dampening for specific cameras. The vibration dampening is intended to reduce camera shake and resonance, to increase the quality of your precious memories. The final decision on inclusion and design of this feature in the production products will be made with this key goal in mind. This kind of fine tuning during initial production is a normal and accepted practice in any new product development cycle.

Despite all of this, our target delivery date is December, 2014. We would love to ship earlier and we will work hard to make this happen. We are committed to making a product that is awesome both in form, function and quality.

We have our suppliers ready to go and with your support we can make this dream come true.

See you on the trails.

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