About this project
The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is an easy-to-use alternative to mechanically clipping bike pedals. It is a platform pedal that utilizes strong rare-earth magnets to "clip" the rider's shoe to the pedal and is easily released.
We have come a long way in developing the MagLOCK Bike Pedal design since our first Kickstarter campaign last year. We have refined the design, made the pedals lighter, and brought down the cost by arranging for high-volume manufacturing. We have even verified the quality of the parts from the manufacturers with first article samples. Everything is ready to go, so now all we need is your support so that we can attain volumes needed to place our first big order.
An additional benefit that we would like to highlight is that the MagLOCK Bike Pedal works well for disabled athletes (i.e. lower limb amputees, people who have been affected by stroke, individuals with club feet, etc).
To highlight this, we have started the #MagLOCKMobility initiative. Everyone is invited to post pictures with the hash tag #MagLOCKMobility on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to show why they believe the MagLOCK Bike Pedal will enable their mobility.
The MagLOCK Bike Pedal is now available in three colors: black, red, and blue.
Doing a pull-up with the bike attached to my feet via the MagLOCK Bike Pedals. This demonstrates that the attractive force is strong enough to lift the weight of my bike.
Thank you for your support!! With your help, we are able to make it possible so that “You Rule Your Bike.”
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 less expensive plastic mountain bike pedal, a road bike pedal, additional shoe clip designs, and/or other bike pedal accessories.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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