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Dual Drive Total Fitness Bike

The Dual Drive Fitness Bicycle is a revolutionary new design! We put fitness up front. Pedal with either the hands or the feet or both!

Dual Drive Total Fitness Bike

The Dual Drive Fitness Bicycle is a revolutionary new design! We put fitness up front. Pedal with either the hands or the feet or both!

$5,770
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 2 2015 7:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 2, 2015

About

Imagine!

Imagine riding your bike down the street. Your legs are engaged, but your arms are stationary. Now imagine pedaling with both your arms AND your legs. Welcome to the Dual Drive Bike revolution! Your time is valuable, so why exercise just half your body when you can maximize your time and get a full-body aerobic workout. Burn those calories!

Is it speed you want? Pedaling with your arms adds 30% more power to the bike. A burst of speed is literally at your fingertips! Now imagine the curiosity you’ll generate when you’re the first to own this pioneering bike. We challenge conventional thinking. Come ride with us!

Thank you for watching our video! Special thanks to my beach volleyball friends for their participation. Thanks to three time para-Olympian and bronze medalist Bradley Johnson for his support.

You too can  help propel the future of cycling with your generous donation! Change our Dual Drive Bike dream into a reality. Our ground breaking innovation is patent pending. The prototypes are tested and ready for mass production. We’re ready to roll. 

This new sleek Dual Drive Bike design uses a drive shaft up front to power the front wheel...no upfront chains!
This new sleek Dual Drive Bike design uses a drive shaft up front to power the front wheel...no upfront chains!
Our single speed Dual Drive Bike (up front chain drive) with an aluminum frame and aluminum rims. The front forks are  chromed steel.  When we are able to order full containers of bikes we will choose our rim colors to match instead of retro-fitting.
Our single speed Dual Drive Bike (up front chain drive) with an aluminum frame and aluminum rims. The front forks are chromed steel. When we are able to order full containers of bikes we will choose our rim colors to match instead of retro-fitting.
Riding the Dual Drive Bike is a blast!

Exercising the entire body has never been this much fun.  Pedal with your arms alone, feet alone, or both. Need a rest? Cruise along while holding the handles in any comfortable position. Warning: if you stop on your ride, be prepared for a barrage of questions from curious onlookers. If you don’t want attention, we advise riding in quiet neighborhoods. 

There is nothing boring about this bike! It's an eye opener.  It's edgy, its fun and it turns heads.

Truly a “cross-fit” bike

Normal bikes are pretenders! Only the Dual Drive bike provides exercise for all major muscle groups.  Get a total aerobic, full body, outdoor workout in half the time! Just 20 minutes a day is all you need! Triathletes will love the Dual Drive Bike for cross fit training.

"The first few times I rode the DD, I didn't realize until the next day, what a good stomach muscle work-out it was!"...Juanita Marshall (recent winner or the Ranse Volley Ball Classic Nov. 1, 2014 Congrats) "The DD has helped me re-rehabilitate  my shoulders and elbows numerous times from past volley ball injuries over the years.".... Ken Haan

For Maddy (age 13), fitness is already a way of life. She is a 14-and-under volleyball champion!
For Maddy (age 13), fitness is already a way of life. She is a 14-and-under volleyball champion!

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  The Dual Drive Bikes

  •  Frame: aluminum
  •  Dual crown front fork: aluminum crowns and chromed steel forks
  •  Rims: aluminum
  •  Spokes: stainless steel or aluminum
  •  Rear hubs: single speed, or 3 speed Shimano, or 8 speed Nexus
  •  Handle bar assembly: alumiunum 
  •  Bearings: sealed cartridge type
  •  Brakes: Coaster type..(back pedal to brake) no cables
  •  Brakes on the "limited edition" SDX2  are finger actuated type

The hand pedaled front wheel drive...two options:

  •  Drive shaft...single speed (No Chains in the front) sleek look
  •  Chain drive....single speed "open source" (for garage mechanics)
Cad drawing of up front shaft drive version
Cad drawing of up front shaft drive version
Front chain drive version with new black chain guard.
Front chain drive version with new black chain guard.

Our Team

The Dual Drive gang includes owner/inventor/videographer Ken Haan, his wife/test rider Julie (referred to as Saint Julie by some), and initial investors Ernie and Julie Tapanes. Son Michael is our graphic artist, and my brother Nolan is our copy editor. My daughter Kelly works for Google and will advise us on our online advertising. We also rely on a whole team of experts via Odesk, a worldwide job matching service that links us directly to professionals in different fields. Can we add you to our roster?

Logo and  t shirts designed by my graphic artist son, Mike Haan.
Logo and t shirts designed by my graphic artist son, Mike Haan.
Wish list:
  • A  warehouse! (So I can get out of my garage)
  • A CNC machine so I am not dependent on local machine shops.
  • The Dual Drive Total Fitness Bike in a nice neat sturdy carton and shipped out by Amazon.com.
  • A video of a celebrity riding the DD bike. Lebron James rides a bike to basketball practice....why not a Dual Drive Lebron? Now, that would blow-up sales.

These are my immediate goals, especially the last one....Wouldn't it be nice! One can dream, might as well dream big.

Our Dulal T-shirt reward. Thank You!
Our Dulal T-shirt reward. Thank You!

Production timeline

Late January 2015: Funding received and large order placed for spiral bevel gears that have already been road tested. Decisions made on the style and colors of bike frames. Orders placed for bikes with the dual crown front forks and new type of front wheel.  Tooling completed for the production run of the top case and bottom gear cover.  Orders placed for the top and bottom case. Decisions on anodized colors for all aluminum parts are made. Handles, stems, cranks, chain and chain covers, axles and drive shafts ordered.

March 2015: Samples of top and bottom case arrive and tested and final tweaking of all parts for both the chain version and the shaft drive version.  T-shirts and promotional backpacks ordered.

April 2015:  Warehouse rented and production line for adding the front wheel drive system is set up. Containers of bikes arrive after a month on the seas. 

May and June: Road testing and final tweaking of finished product.

July 2015: Start shipping out chain drive dual drive bikes.

August 2015: Start delivering local shaft drive bikes for beta testing.

September: Start shipping all orders around the country.

October November 2015: two month safety net for any unforeseen problems that may arise.

December 1, 2015: All Kickstarter orders have been shipped! We've given ourselves ample time to get the bike shipped and to arrive long before Christmas of 2015.

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

Kickstarter funding is key to the dream! Inventing, building and testing the prototype Dual Drive Bike is complete! Manufactures are lined up, awaiting our orders. We still have to build the molds to produce the top case for the handle bar system. The drawings are completed. The front forks have to be specially made with new welds to accommodate our application.

I have previous experience in the production and distribution of a bicycle trainer. I sold the trainer to bike dealers across the USA. I also sold 1,000s at a time to large distributors. So, I understand the challenges associated with manufacturing and shipping. I have the experience needed to get this project completed. Shipping logistics still need to be worked out and deals cut with Amazon and other fulfillment centers around the country. All overseas containers are insured against any unforeseen problems while en route.

All we need now is funding, and that’s where you come in. If our invention piques your interest, please share in our success with a kind contribution or outright purchase. Tell your friends, spread the word and share with social media. Start the "Dual Drive Revolution"!

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    $1-$10, A huge shout of appreciation to you via email for supporting our new bicycle fitness product. Your name will be included on our website wall of fame. Know that you helped launch a "green" product that helps people stay fit while enjoying the outdoors!

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    A light weight back pack promotional item with our Dual Drive logo imprinted on it. Very convenient for carrying small items or drinks.The built-in reflective lines are perfect for nighttime riding or walking! Your name will be included on our website wall of fame!

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    A Dual Drive Total Fitness Bike t-shirt plus the above DD tote bag. Send us a "selfie" wearing the DD T shirt and we will post it on our photo wall social network page. We really appreciate your support!

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    Vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? A week long bike rental is your reward for your very generous donation. It's a great way to travel around our fine town. Be prepared for a bunch of questions from curious on-lookers. Stop by my house in Fort Laudedale, Florida and we'll take a ride on the DD bikes down A1A to the world famous Elbow Room for a quick beer/soda. The V-ball coursts are a stones throw away. Not sure if you will like our beach weather, it's usually 84 and sunny in the winter.

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    One set of Adjustable Handle Bars. Imagine handle bars that will allow you to straighten out your back! Give your back a break! Lock the handles in any of 8 comfortable rotatable positions! The hand cranks and 5/8th solid axle are made of high strength lightweight aircraft aluminum and we use sealed cartridge bearings. Adjust your ride to cruising height or down low for a more aerodynamic ride against the wind. Fits the stem of your bicycle. No longer are you stuck in one uncomfortable riding position. Your name will be included on our website support page. These handles should be standard on all bikes...I don't get why they aren't? We're all about comfort and fitness.

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    *****Locals only, early adopters***** I will personally deliver one Dual Drive single speed with an upfront chain drive (ChainD1) to local athletes at Fort Lauderedale or Deerfield Beach, Florida, the V-ball beach office of course! It goes easily on the back of my jeep and I will give you a 5 minute DD bike lesson, all included. I want to see 25 very visual DD bikes on A1A along our beaches during Spring Break of 2015. I will have the parts to build these chain drives very soon! This one time price break is for putting up with my "heckling" and in appreciation of your support! Bike: Aluminum frame with colored aluminum rims. Color: Black

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    Early Bird Special! Our wholesale price direct to you for this limited one time offer. Take advantage of this price! Regular price $899.. One single speed Dual Drive Bike with upfront shaft drive and coaster brakes. (SDX1)

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    Super sale price! One single speed Dual Drive bike (reg. $899) with upfront sleek looking shaft drive and coaster brakes. (ShaftDX1) Shaft drive or chain drive upfront, your choice. (ChainDX1) If you are a gear guy that enjoys taking your bike apart, then the front chain drive is for you! Set up your own gear ratio specific to your needs!

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    One 3 speed Dual Drive bike with your choice of the sleek looking shaft drive or the chain version up front. A Shimano 3 speed internal shifting hub will help you handle some moderate hill climbing.The chain version is for the garage mechanic guy in the family who might want to personalize his workout by switching up the gear ratios. Always coaster brakes because the fewer cables the better.

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    Limited Edition! One Chain-less Dual Drive Bike. (SDX2) Front AND rear shaft drives means there are no greasy chains on the entire bike! A Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal shifting rear hub, finger actuated brakes. Limited Edition! 100 only..will ever be made with anodized gold aluminum hubs and matching gold trim. The frame will have a hand painted signature of inventor/owner Ken Haan and consecutively numbered.(1 0f 100, 2 of 100, 99 of 100 etc.) Be the first to own... the only Chain-less dual drive bike in the world! Your name will be included on our website support page TOP 100! This hybrid city bike is the only version offered with finger actuated brakes.

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