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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 31 2018 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

David Maurer-LaubeBy David Maurer-Laube
First created
David Maurer-LaubeBy David Maurer-Laube
First created
€54,103
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
59
backers
21days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 31 2018 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

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Design Prototype

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About

 
  

Choose what you need: Cargo-mode or City-mode 

Flip the first Convercycle eBike of it's kind defines a completely new category of bikes!
In its folded position its compact size is no different to a common bike.
Therefore it is easy to ride, park and lock at your destination.

With a simple lifting move the rear wheel swings out under the basket, creating space for daily shopping, sports equipment or child seats.
Its volume offers space for two bigger crates of water.

It's simply two in one.
 

...fit anywhere you go. 

 

 ...travel with you. 

...carry the important things. 

 ...be taken anywhere. 

...ride with comfort.  

 ...have fun!!! 

 ...fit big and small 

This is possible because different saddle rails can be used. And we offer different sizes of bicycle stems - we'll contact you to find out your size, when it comes to production!  

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The Idea  

To renounce the car in a city isn‘t that hard in everyday life. Traffic jam, few parking lots and air pollution are good reasons for cycling. However, if there are bigger objects to be transported one easily jumps to the car. 

Common cargo bikes are usually a solution but they are tricky to handle due to their size. Driving gets hard when the wheight is located on the front wheel. The bike‘s size makes it impossible to secure in bicycle racks, transport on a train or take inside a lift. For these reasons many people find them not suitable for daily use. 

The two conditions of the Convercycle eBike make it adaptable, flexible and spontaneous for different fields of application. This is also a plus compared to a trailer. With different systemic add-ons like a lockable box the Convercycle adapts to the needs of the driver. 

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 fits in every bicycle rack 

David Maurer-Laube is product designer and designed the first draft of the Convercycle in 2017. He studies product design at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach.   

The team now consists of Charlotte von Neubeck and Sébastian Heidt as well as Andreas Grzesiek, Sophia Igel, Benedikt Schroeder and Fabienne Laube regarding support in design.

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Why Kickstarter?

Convercycle Bike started as a student project. David Maurer-Laube had the idea at the University of Art and Design Offenbach. The overwhelming feedback from the public for his invention soon made the project grow into an actual campaign. Fellow students, experts and manufacturers got involved to make the first prototype come true.

But there’s still some steps to go to mass production. Our goal to ship bikes around the world by the end of next year needs your funding to come true. We’re all working passionately to get this bike out there, but we need your help.

Help us change the way you cycle!

Yours,

Flip and crew

Risks and challenges

We have been working on the convercycle electric bike for almost a year now. We have spotted the right manufacturers this year. Now we are ready for going public and offer the convercycle bike on Kickstarter for early adapters.

Your support will help us to make the dream of Flip comes true!

Furthermore, we have estimated conservatively for lead times on our components and materials. However this is one area that is out of our control and could possibly cause delays. If this happens we will be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.

Naturally, there may be issues that arise during manufacturing. Currently we cannot predict anything that would jeopardize the project. Our team is made up of experts in their respective fields who are prepared to meet any challenge.

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    * A big thank you & digital badge *

    Even small acts of support make a difference! Thank you very much!

    Backers who agree to be mentioned will be officially named as supporters on our website.

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    * Bicycle Bell & Saddle Cover *

    With this package you can complete your Convercycle Bike on the road.

    The bicycle bell with optimal effect can provide a free ride.
    The saddle cover keeps the seat of your Convercycle Bike dry even in rainy weather.

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    * Unique tire art print *

    Our Convercycle Bike can also make art!

    We are going to print a one of a kind piece of art for you, with a personal message from the founder.

    20x25cm / 8x10 inch black cardboard with white tire track of our Convercycle Bike.

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    * Convercycle T-Shirt *

    Show everyone that you are in the team Convercycle!

    The stylish T-Shirt with a print of our Convercycle Bike is available in your size, women's or men's style. Let us know what size you are.

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    * 3D printed mini Convercycle model *

    You can not wait to call a Convercycle eBike your own?

    Then get a 3D printed model of our Convercycle Bike with a hand crafted wooden base.

    Size of 3D model:
    19cm/14cm x 3,5cm x 8cm
    7.5"/5.5" x 1,4" x 3"

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    * Christmas Special * (50 % Off)

    Your a looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

    Buy one of our Convercycle Bike as a “standard” bicycle version (without electric motor and battery) and get a 3D printed mini model in advance.
    The 3D model will be with you until Christmas.

    Size of 3D model:
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    Buy one of our Convercycle eBike and get a 3D printed mini model in advance.
    The 3D model will be with you until Christmas.

    Size of 3D model:
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    * Couple Bundle - Late Bird - S *

    You and your friend have a lot to move?

    Buy the Convercycle Couple Bundle and get 2 Convercycle Bikes as a “standard” bicycle version (without electric motor and battery) for a nice perk.

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    * Double Pack - Mixed Propulsions E/S *

    If you can't decide, you don't have to ! :D

    Buy two of our Convercycle Bikes - one as a “standard” bicycle version (without electric motor and battery) and one as an electric bike!

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    One for you - and two for your crew!

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    5 x Convercycle Bikes as a “standard” bicycle version (without electric motor and battery)!

    Sell them in your shop.
    #Be the most popular shop ever!#

    We will provide you well-designed promotional materials for your shop.

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    Be quick, the offer is only valid until Santa Claus!

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    Buy one of our Convercycle eBike and get a 3D printed mini model in advance.
    The 3D model will be with you until Christmas.

    Size of 3D model:
    19cm/14cm x 3,5cm x 8cm / 7.5"/5.5" x 1,4" x 3"

    Size of wooden base:
    19cm x 5,5cm/ 7.5" x 2"

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    * Couple Bundle - Early Bird *

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    Buy the Convercycle Couple Bundle and get 2 Convercycle Bikes as a “standard” bicycle version (without electric motor and battery) for a nice perk.

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