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$5,670 pledged of $30,000 goal
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About

Do you want the benefits of clipping into your bike pedals but are too worried about not being able to get out? Have you ever stayed clipped to your bike while crashing, causing you to find yourself in a crumpled heap on the ground still attached to your bike? I have – one too many times. Do you wish you had a bike pedal you could both clip into on the trail and use to casually ride around town? Hence the MagLOCK Bike Pedal was created.

Features

The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is the new revolution to mountain biking. The MagLOCK Bike Pedal has a platform pedal design that utilizes strong rare-earth magnets to "clip" the rider's shoe to the pedal.

The MagLOCK Bike Pedal comes with steel clips that mount on SPD-compatible mountain bike shoes (shoes not included).  

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Easy In

The MagLOCK Bike Pedal magnets make it easy to clip in, guiding your feet into the locking position. No more pain of strenuously moving your foot over the pedal to find the clip. This is especially useful when starting on a steep uphill incline, where quick clipping is needed.

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360 Degrees of Power

MagLOCK Bike Pedal technology securely locks your feet onto your pedals using ultra-strong magnets, providing ample amounts of power for all 360 degrees of your pedal stroke.  There is plenty of attractive force to keep your feet attached on the upstroke when climbing a steep hill, as well when hitting the jumps on the downhill.

Easy Out 

The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is designed to release from the pronation of your feet. As your bike is tipping over your feet naturally pronate, thus freeing you from the bike as it goes careening off of a cliff onto the jagged rocks below. No more bloody gashes from falling onto sharp rocks.  

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Adjustable 

Do you want your feet to stay on the pedals with only the biggest of impacts releasing you? The MagLOCK Bike Pedal can do that. Do you want to have slight attraction to your pedal to give it a “sticky” feel so you can easily eject if the next gap jump goes awry? The MagLOCK Bike Pedal can do that too. From nearly nothing to over 50 pounds of attractive force, the MagLOCK Bike Pedal can be adjusted to meet your needs.

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Are you the type of person that is hesitant to start clipping in because you have heard the horror stories of not being able to clip out? With the adjustability of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal, you can start out by riding with only minimal attractive force. Then as you get more comfortable with having your feet attached to the pedals, you can increase the attractive force of the pedal. The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is easily adjusted by adding or removing magnets.

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All Riders and Conditions

This magnetically-clipping technology is appreciated by all riders. Beginner and intermediate riders considering switching over to clipless pedals for the first time are comforted by the easy clipping and safe release. Advanced riders can rest assured that in those moments when their bike decides to go flying off the trail they will stay behind. 

With the MagLOCK Bike Pedal, you only need one set of pedals for riding on the trails one day and for cruising around town the next.

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Make Your Bike Pedal Yours 

Function isn’t the only thing on our mind. Thus we offer colored ChroMoly spindles and anodized aluminum plates to give your pedals some pizzazz.

The ChroMoly spindles are available in black, blue, and purple. 

As an add-on, custom anodized aluminum plates come in blue, green, red, or purple (other colors may become available). To make your pedals uniquely yours, if you purchase the MagLOCK Bike Pedal with the custom anodized aluminum plates, we will etch an image of your choice on the plates. Once the Kickstarter has funded, we will ask you to email us a JPEG (.jpg) of the image you would like etched. 

Timeline 

Rewards

Low-Cost Plastic Pedal Concept

Due to the numerous questions I have received from family, friends, coworkers, etc, I’ve decided to give a sneak peak of the low-cost plastic pedal I’m developing (see Reward #1).

The plan is to make this pedal out of polycarbonate or a reinforced nylon. Depending on the type/shape of magnets used, I calculate that this pedal will weigh between 900 – 1200 grams (400 – 600 grams for the pedal, 500 – 650 grams for the magnets). If you are interested in having this type of pedal produced, make your voice heard by supporting Reward #1.

By the way, I’m also working on a thinner plastic pedal design (0.500 in – 0.750 in thick). It would weigh even less, but of course with the trade-off of having less magnetic attractive force.

Disclaimer: biking is an inherently dangerous sport. Wasatch Bike Components LLC does not guarantee that the MagLOCK Bike Pedal will release as described previously in all circumstances. THE MAGLOCK BIKE PEDAL IS SOLD 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By purchasing the MagLOCK Bike Pedal you agree that you understand and accept these risks and release Wasatch Bike Components LLC from any liability and waive any and all claims against Wasatch Bike Components LLC resulting from the use of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal.

Risks and challenges

As with any product design project, we are faced with the potential risks of product development delays, manufacturing delays, material supply issues, or unexpected serious injury or death of project creators. (Let’s pray that this last risk is a non-issue.) In order to mitigate these risks, we have already spent years prototyping and testing the magnetically-clipping technology and are working on identifying alternate machine shops and suppliers. We will commit to maintaining open communication with our supporters if we are confronted with any of these or other issues.

If we are able to exceed our funding goal, it will allow us to focus our attention on developing a lighter weight mountain bike pedal (possibly made of magnesium), a road bike pedal, additional shoe clip designs, and/or other bike pedal accessories. If you are interested in us developing such technology, please make your voice heard by contributing $1 towards the survey rewards.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Would you like to see a low-cost plastic mountain bike pedal design with MagLOCK Bike Pedal technology? Put a buck down now to show your support for this concept. Once we get over 200 backers for this reward, we will start designing it. Since you showed your support in the beginning, the new design will be available to you first through a follow-up Kickstarter project. Be sure to tell your friends, because if we don't get enough interest in the plastic pedal design, all we have to offer for your dollar is a big, warm, internet-facilitated hug!

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    Interested in a light-weight road pedal design with MagLOCK Bike Pedal technology? Put $1 down now to show your interest in this concept. Once we get over 200 backers for this reward, we will start designing it. Since you showed your support in the beginning, the new design will be available to you first through a follow-up Kickstarter project. Be sure to tell your fellow roadies, because if we don't get enough interest in the road pedal design, all we have to offer for your dollar is a loud, juicy, digital kiss!

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal sticker and a BIG THANK YOU for your support!

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal t-shirt, a MagLOCK Bike Pedal sticker, and a BIG THANK YOU for your support!
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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – be the first one in! Be one of the first riders to receive the commercial-ready MagLOCK Bike Pedal. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedals with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles.
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    No more bloody knees! Get the MagLOCK Bike Pedal. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles.
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    Sick kicks! Or peds…um *cough*…anyway, be that rider everyone is jealous of. Be one of the first riders to receive the MagLOCK Bike Pedal and KICKSTARTER SPECIAL green anodized aluminum plates. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles AND Kickstarter-edition green anodized aluminum plates. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to send us a JPG of the image you would like on your custom anodized aluminum plates.
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    Ride “like a boss!” Get the MagLOCK Bike Pedal AND custom anodized aluminum plates. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles AND custom color-anodized aluminum plates. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to choose a color of anodized aluminum plates (e.g. blue, green, red, etc), as well as to send us a JPG of the image you would like on your custom anodized aluminum plates.
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    KICKSTARTER GREEN EDITION - get the pedal body green anodized and etch your name, motivational quote, or image on the sides of the pedal. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal green anodized with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles AND custom color-anodized aluminum plates. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to choose a color of anodized aluminum plates (e.g. blue, green, red, etc), as well as to send us a JPG of the image you would like on your custom anodized aluminum plates.
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    BLACK-OUT EDITION - get the pedal body black anodized and etch your name, motivational quote, or image on the sides of the pedal. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal blacked anodized with your choice of black, blue, or purple spindles AND custom color-anodized aluminum plates. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to choose a color of anodized aluminum plates (e.g. blue, green, red, etc), as well as to send us a JPG of the image you would like on your custom anodized aluminum plates.
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    All expenses paid 1-week trip to the mountain biking mecca of SOUTHERN UTAH! You know how those rich Wall Street business folks fly to Germany to pick up their new BMW? Lame. This is the true high-roller mountain biking trip of a life time, and includes: ***seeing the anodized aluminum plates of your choice customized for your new set of MagLOCK Bike Pedals ***one week of epic mountain biking at Gooseberry Mesa, JEM Trail, Bearclaw Poppy, Barrel Roll, and much more ***best of all, ride with the MagLOCK bike pedal team (okay, we flatter ourselves). Note: we will not be responsible for obtaining a passport or US visa, or for any injury or damage that occurs while on the trip.

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Funding period

- (40 days)