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Last updated June 7, 2016

KrankUps, a new bicycle technology!

KrankUps are a brand new bicycle crank/pedal technology that is changing the bicycling world! KrankUps work on adult bicycles.

KrankUps, a new bicycle technology!

KrankUps are a brand new bicycle crank/pedal technology that is changing the bicycling world! KrankUps work on adult bicycles.

$2,092
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 3 2016 3:52 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 7, 2016

About

Production Design of KrankUps
Production Design of KrankUps

While I was watching the Tour D France bicycle race is where I got the idea of increasing the riders pedaling power. I asked myself how I could improve on something that has worked for the last 100  years.

I thought if the pedals could swing on the crank arms, this would cause a push pull effect giving a longer power stroke. Having a longer power stroke gives you more pedaling power using the same effort.

After two years of many prototype testing by our bicycle testers bicycling a few hundred miles, we reached a durable, maintenance free design. The fourth and fully tested prototype of rotating pedal adaptors are what we are showing on our Kickstarter campaign. We named the rotating pedal assembly,Krankups. They can work on any bicycle or exercise bike crank and will extend the crank length.

Krankups, increases the length of the power stroke when you pedal. They also conserve energy pedaling while promoting a healthier bicycle experience.

You remove your pedals and install the Krankups, then install your pedals. We have tested Krankups with avid cyclists. All have agreed Krankups do work and increased the crank power stroke.

Our goal for this Kickstarter campaign is to produce the new production design. This design resolves a thinner, lighter, narrower KrankUps set resulting in stronger and weighing less.  We do have more design plans for the future of Krankups!

The Krankups used in this Kickstarter video are 4th and final prototypes.  The Krankups we will ship to our Kickstarter supporters, will be our production design shown above.

This is exactly why we are needing support from you Kickstarter!

We also would like to thank Pixlab Studios for helping us make our video story.

Pixelab Studios is a small, creative video production company based in Pittsburgh, PA that focuses on telling your story with an engaging cinematic style. Whether you’re a business, non-profit or individual, we can help promote your product, service or cause. We specialize in creating commercials, films and branded-content that delivers your message in the most efficient way possible. Learn more about Pixelab Studios at http://PixelabStudios.com.

Risks and challenges

Krankups challenges are:

1.) Raise our minimum target of $45,000 from our wonderful Kickstarter supporters to move to next challenges.

2,) Have the sintering dye machined by our diemaker to produce the final production version of Krankups . Krankups are utilizing the latest technology to sintering powdered metal in our cad desgined die to produce the finished Krankup link design.

3.) Send finished dye to sintering company to start producing Krankups final link design.

4.) Setup our assembly facility to assemble Krankups for shipping product.

5.) Ship Krankups to all of our wonderful Kickstarter supporters to start a better bicycle experience!

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    The highest offer we received for this one time reward will win the origina,l first protype set of Krankups.

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    The highest offer will receive the first prototype set of Krankups, displayed in a wood grain stain box with certificate of originality.

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    5 inch GPS and Smartphone Waterproof Hard case with Bicycle and Motorcycle Mounting. Black only.

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    One set (L&R)of new production designed of Krankups. Fits standard crank pedal sizes.

    Thank you Kickstarter supporters, without you, we would not be able to produce the new and final production design of Krankups!

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