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“You Rule Your Bike” with magnetically clipping bike pedals that make clipping in and out safe and easy.
“You Rule Your Bike” with magnetically clipping bike pedals that make clipping in and out safe and easy.
“You Rule Your Bike” with magnetically clipping bike pedals that make clipping in and out safe and easy.
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MagLOCK Bike Pedal - Safe & Easy Way to Clip in to Your Bike

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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. 

 #MagLOCKMobility  

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.

I bought my first serious mountain bike in my young teens. For those first few years, I was the type of rider who was scared of clipping in. However after multiple accidents where I wished my feet had stayed on the pedals, I finally decided that it was time to start clipping in. Since I had been mountain biking for nearly ten years, I figured I wouldn’t have much difficulty learning to use clipless pedals.
The first time I tried out my brand new clipless pedals, I ended up tipping over on the asphalt in front of a group of people. My ego was definitely hurt more than my bleeding hands and knees. When I tipped over and slid down a hill still attached to my bike a few days later, I decided I had to figure out another option. Soon enough, the MagLOCK Bike Pedal concept was born!
That was back in the summer of 2009. I’ve been iterating and testing the pedals ever since. They have seen hundreds of hours of riding on the slick rock of Southern Utah, on the muddy single track in the Wasatch Mountains, and just around town. I hope that you get as much joy from your MagLOCK Bike Pedals as I have from mine!

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.”

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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.

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal gives you a BIG THANK YOU for your support! You are now considered one of our closest friends.

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal bandana for wiping the blood off the knees of those friends who don’t have the MagLOCK Bike Pedal. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal t-shirt and the confidence that you will be able to dress for success. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    MagLOCK Bike Pedal hat to cover your helmet hair after hours of epic riding. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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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 in your choice of red or black anodized aluminum. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    No more bloody shins! Get the MagLOCK Bike Pedal. You will receive one set of the MagLOCK Bike Pedals in your choice of red or black anodized aluminum. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    Tired of turning heads wherever you go? Well you better get used to it once you’re riding with a personalized set of MagLOCK Bike Pedals! Be one of the first riders to receive the MagLOCK Bike Pedal in your choice of red or black anodized aluminum. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to send us a JPG of the 3/4 inch tall x 3 inch wide image / text you would like laser-etched on one side face of your pedals. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    We are your #1 fan! To show our support for you, we are going to hook you up with a classy hat and t-shirt to go with your own personalized set of MagLOCK Bike Pedals.

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    Double-Down: No more bloody shins! Get the MagLOCK Bike Pedal. You will receive two sets of the MagLOCK Bike Pedals in your choice of red or black anodized aluminum. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    Double-Down: Tired of turning heads wherever you go? Well you better get used to it once you’re riding with two personalized sets of MagLOCK Bike Pedals! Be one of the first riders to receive the MagLOCK Bike Pedal in your choice of red or black anodized aluminum. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to send us a JPG of the 3/4 inch tall x 3 inch wide image / text you would like laser-etched on one side face of your pedals. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    3X: You will receive three sets of the MagLOCK Bike Pedals in your choice of red, black, or blue anodized aluminum. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    3X: Ride with three personalized sets of MagLOCK Bike Pedals! Be one of the first riders to receive the MagLOCK Bike Pedal in your choice of red, black, or blue anodized aluminum. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to send us a JPG of the 3/4 inch tall x 3 inch wide image / text you would like laser-etched on one side face of your pedals. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    4X: You will receive four sets of the MagLOCK Bike Pedals in your choice of red, black, or blue anodized aluminum. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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    4X: Ride with three personalized sets of MagLOCK Bike Pedals! Be one of the first riders to receive the MagLOCK Bike Pedal in your choice of red, black, or blue anodized aluminum. Once the Kickstarter is over, we will ask you to send us a JPG of the 3/4 inch tall x 3 inch wide image / text you would like laser-etched on one side face of your pedals. Email for International Shipping Rates.

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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 lifetime, and includes: ***seeing the image of your choice etched on 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. Reward includes a round-trip airline ticket within the continental United States, transportation, lodging, meal per diem, and cost of activities. Trip must occur by the end of 2016.

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