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OMLBy OML
First created
OMLBy OML
First created
€1,690
pledged of 18.000 € goal
36
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 23 2015 11:17 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our mission

WB is a project made and designed in Italy by OML.Our goal is to build creative and unconventional projects related to the world of cycling.

Our mindset

We believe that things, in order to work, should be simple, just like a fixed-gear bike, with minimal maintenance and few essential parts. Following this philosophy, we have developed a braking system consisting of a single tensioned steel cable, assisted by a sliding device [WB]. The WB, when pulled or pushed, controls the braking, distributing pressure equally to front and rear brakes in a uniform way similar to the ABS effect, ensuring stability during braking.

take a little trip with WB in our city
take a little trip with WB in our city

We applied and tested WB for months under all operating conditions. We tested the technology on our bikes - old and new, fixed and track, racing and city bikes, on both disc and traditional brakes, with one or two brakes, with bullhorn or drop-down handlebars - to test the efficiency and the ease of use.

our test bikes
our test bikes

Our toy

You can connect the WIRE BRAKE device to one or both brakes. You can use either hand or both, pulling or pushing, and the system will send pressure evenly to the brake(s).

The simplest things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them
The simplest things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them

Our target community

WB is not aimed only at those who have sports bikes. Its simplicity and comfort make it exceptionally well suited for all types of users, especially those with a bullhorn setup.

WB makes your old bike nicer and more comfortable.
WB makes your old bike nicer and more comfortable.
our best "stunt man" tester, demonstrating how easy it is to use WB.
our best "stunt man" tester, demonstrating how easy it is to use WB.

Our next step

Our goal is to use the crowdfunding campaign to go from the pre-series production numbers to real serial production, cutting costs to make WB - with new kits and accessories -affordable and within reach of all budgets. At the same time, we believe that OML should function as part of an open community, making our support and experience available to other designers, helping to move projects from idea to reality.

WB has just started and needs to grow
WB has just started and needs to grow

The assembly

WB device will fit any type or shape of handlebar.* Its flexible extension enables it to mold itself to any curve.

 *WB device can be applied on any aluminum or carbon handlebar, racing or track, aerobar or bullhorn.

The comparison

In Italy, we say: "come la scoperta dell'acqua calda," which translates roughly to: "as the discovery of hot water", meaning the discovery of something that has always existed. Following the philosophy of the famous architect Mies van de Rohe, WB is a "less is more" project.

one or two brakes
one or two brakes

The kits

Depending on your budget and your manual skill, we will propose some different ways to enter in the WB mood.

Kit one

If you have good manual skills and a drill, we propose you an economic kit composed of 1 or 2 WB device(s) and a template. You must have two drill bits (diameters 5mm and 15mm). With commercial cables and  sheaths*, you can complete the assembly of the WB system. Follow the instructions, and the game is done.

*we do not provide the cable and sheaths, the cost of which is negligible, because these are offered by manufacturers in endless variations of color to customize your bike

Kit two

A second option is to have a OML handlebar already prepared for a WB device. To simplify the installation, we offer two versions of handlebars: a classic (bullhorn), and a premium (aerobar). In both cases one or two WB devices will be provided to connect one or both brakes. The premium kit also includes a high strength tensioned steel cable, long enough to connect two brakes, and the sheath connecting the two handlebar terminals. All you have to do is remove the old handlebar and reconnect the cables and sheaths or the brakes.

Kit three

If you wish us to take care of everything, we will give you a whole OML bike, complete with a WB system, with one or two disc brakes. Choose a classic or premium version, with different components but the same frame. The limited edition premium version is a replica of the BC8 prototype, painted with a photoluminescent paint, natural and artificial light-absorbing, lighting up in the dark for better visibility at night.

we trusted WB, now you can too
we trusted WB, now you can too

 WE TAKE THE TIME

For us, engineering, stress tests on the final product, and accurate shipping are the best way to repay the trust that you give us. To ensure product quality avoid unexpected surprises, we take extra time and care to send you your WB.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

because we believe in our projects and we like the challenge, because we need money but not a boss, because we share the KS philosophy,  because we like many of the projects published, because it is the best way to raise awareness about your project, because if you want something you have to take opportunities when they arise, because KS connects us with the wide world, because Kickstarter is Kickstarter

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Risks and challenges

We do not think there are particular risks regarding the engineering of WB device in the transition from prototype to serial production. However, the WB device may have small aesthetic differences from the model presented in the fundraising campaign, to improve the efficiency or the serial nature of the production. To reduce uncertainties related to the timing and product quality, we decided to produce and assemble all the components locally, in the Lombardy district, known as Italy's ground zero for high end cycling manufacturing and design.

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    KIT1x1 one WB diy set.

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    KIT2ax1 a basic WB handlebar set.

    set consisting of:
    1 bullhorn handlebar in the color* and stem diameter** of your choice
    1 WB device for one brake

    *white glossy or matte black
    **25.4mm or 31.8mm oversize

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    KIT2ax2 a basic WB handlebar set.

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    1 bullhorn handlebar in the color* and stem diameter** of your choice
    2 WB device for two brakes

    *white glossy or matte black
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    KIT2bx1 a premium WB handlebar set.

    set consisting of:
    1 bullhorn aerobar in the color matte black for oversize stem*
    1 WB device for one brake
    1 sheath of conjunction between the two WB device in the color of your choice**
    1 pre-tensioned steel cable

    * diameter stem 31.8mm
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    KIT2bx2 a premium WB handlebar set.

    set consisting of:
    1 bullhorn aerobar in the color matte black for oversize stem*
    2 WB device for two brakes
    1 sheath of conjunction between the two WB device in the color of your choice**
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    KIT3a classic

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Funding period

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