For cyclists, their sport isn’t just a pastime - it’s an obsession. They count down the hours until the next ride, whether it’s the journey home from work, hill sprints or that epic weekend blast.
If that sounds familiar, the 53/11 spinner is made for you. Beautifully machined in stainless steel, it sits in your pocket, on your desk or in your hand and shows where your priorities lie.
Use it to help concentration on that conference call, as a diversion to help free the mind when you need that creative spark, or just as a constant reminder of what’s really important in life.
Cyclists like quality objects. That’s why every 53/11 spinner is manufactured in Britain from the highest quality 316 stainless steel, machined to a professional finish. We only use major name Japanese 605 bearings for the smoothest spin, and the threaded caps enable the unit to be taken apart for easy inspection and cleaning.
Whilst clearly taking influence from the design of an 11 tooth rear sprocket, there’s a lot more to the design. The outer ring provides mass to give stability and longevity to the spin, whilst the concave machined caps are comfortable and aesthetically coherent with the design.
The eleven teeth on the outer and the five inner slots give a fascinating stroboscopic effect which changes as the spinner slows down - you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!
The diameter of the piece is 53mm and the thickness 11mm, giving the product its name and alluding to the classic 53/11 gearing of racing bicycles. Packaging has yet to be finalised but you can bet it’ll be beautiful!
After feedback from the first 2 days, we've been working on a new prototype, the new spinner has a higher quality finish and a smoother gradient for the teeth.
We've also worked on the smoothness of the teeth, after concerns that people thought it looked a bit too sharp. so I hope you like the improved version. We'll continue to improve the spinner and want to thank everyone for their feedback!
Each 53/11 will come with a unique identification number that will be hidden underneath the thumb caps, This number will be based on the pledge number, so the sooner the pledge to the campaign, the lower the number will be.
- Height: 11.00mm
- Width: 53.00mm
- Weight: 63g
- Bearing: Professional Japanese 605 Bearing
- Bearing Max Rating: 106,000 RPM (if you're planning to power it by a turbo engine)
Risks and challenges
While we have been relentlessly concerned with the details throughout designing, prototyping, and planning for production, there is always the chance that something can go wrong.
In the event that things don't go as planned, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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