$11,736 pledged of $15,000 goal
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By nSquare Technologies.
$11,736 pledged of $15,000 goal
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About

We love to ride. 

KILLSWITCH is here because we wanted to improve the flow of our ride so we can ride faster and smoother.

As All-Mountain bikers, we realized that we were not fully utilizing the rear shock. Controlling the compression lever when switching between climbing and descending was inconvenient and sometimes (too) dangerous.
Therefore, it slowed us down and hurt the flow of the ride.

Two actions in one. 

KILLSWITCH combines the operation of the dropper post and the rear shock compression lever. Now you can intuitively control both with your dropper post lever.

Simple integration = Intuitive operation.

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How does it work?

KILLSWITCH is mounted between the rear shock and dropper post. It intuitively controls the rear shock compression lever as you activate the dropper post while riding.

When climbing, raise your saddle and KILLSWITCH will move the compression lever into the locked/pedal mode. When descending, lower your saddle and KILLSWITCH will unlock your rear shock.

 

 

One of our early prototypes
One of our early prototypes

What kept us busy so far?

We set out to create KILLSWITCH with a team that has 25 years of combined experience in product engineering and development. We went through several prototypes using CAD drawing, 3D printing and precision milling, in order to successfully produce at the highest standards.

The team "hard" at work
The team "hard" at work

  

 

 

 

We've been using our bikes as a platform on which we tested KILLSWITCH prototypes for over a year.  

Finally! We were properly utilizing our rear shock. Now that the rear shock is as active as the dropper post, we are riding faster and smoother. We couldn't believe how much we were missing! 

Uphill. Downhill. Repeat.

Prototype hard at work - descending.
Prototype hard at work - descending.

 

Prototype hard at work - climbing.
Prototype hard at work - climbing.

KILLSWITCH seamlessly blends with your bike and mounts at three points: 

  • Compression Lever Bracket 
  • Shock Body Clamp 
  • Dropper Post Bracket 
The Compression Lever Bracket and the Shock Body Clamp
The Compression Lever Bracket and the Shock Body Clamp

 

The Dropper Post Bracket
The Dropper Post Bracket

What's over the next mountain?

So far our prototypes support some RockShox rear shock models. A successful Kickstarter campaign (fingers crossed), will bring us to support most if not all rear shock models out there. Once we reach our goal, we will ask each one of you what model shock you need KILLSWITCH to support. 
The plan is to continue development and expand compatibly in order to make KILLSWITCH available to as many bikers as we can. 

After all - this is our main reason for the Kickstarter campaign!

We keep time.
(not only on Strava ;-)

A combination of friendship, riding and technology.
We are 3 lucky musketeers.

We are 3 friends from the same hometown who have been riding together for a long time.  

See you on the trails!!

 

Some of the different prototypes along the way:

 

One of our advanced prototypes
One of our advanced prototypes

 

One of the earliest prototypes
One of the earliest prototypes

Some of the professional designs of the KILLSWITCH components:

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have been working on KILLSWITCH for over a year and went through several prototypes. KILLSWITCH has been tested on thousands of miles of varied terrain.

All testing has been done on our personal bikes. And while we cannot wait to see KILLSWITCH on your bike, we still have a few challenges to overcome.

Although we do have a proven track record of delivering prototypes on time to hundreds of demanding customers worldwide, KILLSWITCH is the first product we bring from A to Z.

Our main challenges are:

Making KILLSWITCH versatile: To fit most if not all rear-shocks out there. Every backer will be requested to write to us his/her specific rear shock model and we will supply the products according to popularity.

Taking KILLSWITCH from prototype to production level.

Supply Chain/Mass Production: While we don't have the experience in mass production and the supply chain arenas, we do understand logistics from our past experiences.

KILLSWITCH is the only product we are currently working on. And since it is a “Product made by riders for riders”, we will make our best efforts to deliver on time.

IP protection: We have reviewed the current patents worldwide (we took the services of a professional team for this) and once we discovered that there is no known patent in this domain we filed our own application to the US Patent Office.

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