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The next generation of our premium city bike features 100 integrated high brightness Light Emitting Diodes and the chance to finally add theft deterring Global Position System tracking.

Sacrificing neither form nor function, we've built a high end commuter that increases safety and security both on and off the bike.

 

    

 

 Front Lighting

  • 100 high brightness LEDs inside the fork blades
  • Side lighting for nearly 360 degree visibility 
  • Two modes: Super bright and energy saver 
  • Fully integrated = virtually theft proof

Rear Lighting

  • 5 high brightness LEDs integrated within seatpost
  • Three modes: continuous light, flickering, and wave 
  • Fully integrated = virtually theft proof

Ever had that sinking feeling? Hoping your bike is where you left it? GPS tracking allows you to check on your bike's whereabouts from anywhere. Each time your bicycle starts or ends a journey, it will ping it's GPS location directly to our smart phone app (iOS & Android).

 

 

Should you become separated, the Lyra's upgradeable GPS system is designed to help reunite you two. We build Mission bikes to last decades. We want to make sure they remain with their rightful owners. 

We've partnered with BikeIndex.com to automatically sync you and your bike's stats. This entitles law enforcement the authority to return your stolen property, usually on the spot.

Most electric bike solutions require that you plug your entire bike into the wall. We've developed our own proprietary battery that is removable and features a built in micro usb port

This effectively allows you to charge your bike from your nightstand or your desk at work, without adding a new battery charging cradle to your life.

By using the most energy efficient diodes available, a brilliantly designed circuit board, and a single powerful lithium ion battery, we are able to go far beyond the industry standards.

Current tests are pulling +20 half hour night rides - about a month's worth of commutes home from work. 

 

 

  •  Long exposure shot of the Lyra prototype on iconic Lombard Street in San Francisco shot by Devin Masga.
  • Unframed 11" x 17" archival print on heavyweight cold pressed paper
  • Limited edition of 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Pick your color:

 

For those backing us at the complete bike level ($999 and up) we'll send you a survey asking which of these 4 colors look good to you.

When backing at the $500 frame & fork level, you'll get to choose from about 200 colors.

 

Fast, responsive, reliable, beautiful. And for an urban bike? Ridiculously light. 

Our own double-butted steel frames are TIG welded by hand in Taiwan before we build them up, one at a time, in our San Francisco, California workshop.

According to the U.S. Census we've got 99% of men and 95% of women covered. And with 6 frame sizes we've got you covered in fine incremental detail. Small, medium and large might be good enough for our competitors, but they're not good enough for all of you.

To achieve the most durable, vibrant, scratch-resistant finish possible, our frames are electro-static powder-coated right here in San Francisco.

Click here for more details in our glossy brochure. 

Specs

Shortly after the campaign ends we’ll send you a survey so that you can select a color, size and available upgrades like GPS tracking and spare batteries.

 

 

More about Mission Bicycle Company.

Risks and challenges

We have built in some margin for error in our timeline so there is some possibility that we may be able to deliver bikes ahead of schedule. However, we will be relying on 24 new vendors to produce or supply unique components. We have an experienced team to help keep things moving along with some plan B options in place if needed.

Acquiring certifications is also unchartered territory for us so we've already begun the first steps. We've forecasted delivery with a realistic time frame based on guidance from industry professionals.

We'll keep our backers posted with updates every step of the way.

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    Limited Edition Long Exposure Print

    Unmounted limited edition print on archival heavyweight cold pressed paper features a photograph commissioned by celebrated San Francisco photographer Devin Masga.

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    Quick Start

    The Frame & Fork reward comes with two options:

    1. DO IT YOURSELF

    We can ship just a custom painted frame and lighted fork so that you can build your own bike. Lighted seatpost sold separately.

    - Or -

    2. DESIGN A COMPLETE CUSTOM MISSION BICYCLE

    Design your own complete custom Mission Bicycle from scratch using our online configurator and we'll use this frame and fork to build a complete bike. We will apply your $500 reward towards the grand total and settle up later. Your bike will include front and rear lighting at no extra charge. GPS upgrade available but not included. Submit your bike design any time in 2017 to take advantage of Kickstarter pricing.

    No need to decide now. We'll follow up with a survey after the campaign.

    Frame sets ship in August and complete custom bikes begin shipping in September.

    Color: Custom painted (250 colors to choose from)

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    Pledge $999 or more About $999

    Early Bird: Lyra Single Speed + GPS

    Complete Single speed bike with front and rear lights and GPS locator with a full year of service.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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    Lyra Single Speed - Kickstarter Deal

    Be the first to benefit from this new and innovative technology and lock in Kickstater pricing.

    The Lyra may not be available to the general public until January 2018 since we'll be taking care of our backers first.

    Integrated GPS Tracking upgrade available to backers via post campaign survey.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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    Single Speed 7x7 Essentials Package

    Complete Lyra single speed plus our limited 7x7 Essentials Package.

    Included with your bike:
    -1 limited edition print
    -1 Kryptonite U-lock
    -1 Bern Watts Helmet
    -1 Collapsable fender
    -1 Mission Bicycle Company t-shirt

    Be the first to benefit from this new and innovative technology and lock in Kickstater pricing.

    The Lyra may not be available to the general public until January 2018 since we'll be taking care of our backers first.

    Integrated GPS Tracking upgrade available to backers via post campaign survey.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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    Early Bird: Lyra 8-Speed + GPS

    Complete 8 speed bike with front and rear lights and GPS locator with a full year of service.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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    Pledge $1,449 or more About $1,449

    Lyra 8 Speed - Kickstarter Deal

    Be the first to benefit from this new and innovative technology and lock in Kickstater pricing.

    The Lyra may not be available to the general public until January 2018 since we'll be taking care of our backers first.

    Integrated GPS Tracking upgrade available to backers via post campaign survey.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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    Pledge $1,449 or more About $1,449

    8-Speed 7x7 Essentials Package

    Complete Lyra 8-speed plus our limited 7x7 Essentials Package.

    Included with your bike:
    -1 limited edition print
    -1 Kryptonite U-lock
    -1 Bern Watts Helmet
    -1 Collapsable fender
    -1 Mission Bicycle Company t-shirt

    Be the first to benefit from this new and innovative technology and lock in Kickstater pricing.

    The Lyra may not be available to the general public until January 2018 since we'll be taking care of our backers first.

    Integrated GPS Tracking upgrade available to backers via post campaign survey.

    Color: Blue, Green, Steel, Matte Black

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Funding period

- (20 days)