About this project
The Vault MagLOCK Bike Pedal is a new lightweight plastic composite pedal design that incorporates the magnetic technology of its aluminum platform pedal big brother Fort Knox. It is smaller, lighter, and less-expensive, yet enjoys all the benefits of a magnetic bike pedal.
Our Fort Knox pedals have received extensive news coverage from the following sources.
Here are impressions from riders who have been using our Fort Knox MagLOCK Bike Pedals.
"I just installed my pedals today! My first impression is that they are AMAZING! I had no trouble staying "in" the pedals in spite of pulling up really hard to climb a big hill here in Seattle. I just ordered a second set of plates for my other bike shoes since I am now all in with these... Thanks again for a great product. I look forward to much more flexible morning and afternoon rides to and from work!”
"Received the pedals yesterday, they look better than I expected! I installed them and went to a local trail to test them...they're awesome! My friends were looking at them and couldn't believe it, they worked flawlessly. Thanks for making this marvelous product.”
-Jose, Puerto Rico
"After back surgery three years ago I had to give up my clipless pedals and shoe cleats because I can no longer twist my left foot with enough strength or sufficient motion to detach from the clipless pedals... My new MagLOCK pedals are great!! Much better than the toe clips and ...... I can easily twist/slide off the pedal on my weak side!"
“Sensations after test are so great, it's like magic, 360° pedaling and free to stop on any moment with no problems of being captured."
"I had my first true road test this morning..... INCREDIBLE!!!!! I love the pedals! They hold my feet well and let me climb just as well as with my power straps and they are easier to get out of and into. Especially while I'm already riding, which I couldn't do with my Power Straps."
"I was surprised by the strength of the magnets...too strong to start. I took out 4 magnets per pedal for faster unlocking..."
“Thank you for great product. I'm lucky finisher Warsaw 5150 Triathlon (June 2016) and Ironman Gdynia 70.3 Triathlon (August 2016) with MagLOCK on my bike. I'm lovin'it.”
Stealth Font in Vault logo by mikehilldesign.co.uk.
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 an unexpected zombie apocalypse. 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. Moreover we have a year of manufacturing and distributing the Fort Knox MagLOCK Bike Pedal around the world under our belt. We are committed 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 additional shoe clip designs, other bike pedal accessories, a minimalist pedal, etc.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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