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Intelligently designed, urban bicycle with durable Gates Drive™, integrated LED lighting, GPS tracking and maps for $950 or $1,950
Intelligently designed, urban bicycle with durable Gates Drive™, integrated LED lighting, GPS tracking and maps for $950 or $1,950
73 backers pledged $63,474 to help bring this project to life.

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The Idea

The development of the Rogue C6 emerged from my inability to find a bicycle on the market that provided me a lightweight, efficient machine to commute, tour, or leisurely ride with my family; at a price point that would not break the bank. As an avid biker and engineer, with an eye for detail and style, I set out to design and manufacture the exact bicycle I was searching for; an extremely reliable, technically advanced machine, comprised of the highest quality components.

The components I source  from the same manufacturers as all of the other major bicycle companies. However I've removed several steps in the supply-chain unnecessary for a company of my size.  This allows me to effectively offer $3,500 and $1,800 bicycles for the significantly reduced prices of $1,950 or $950.

**ROGUE C6 = CARBON FRAME + FORK | ROGUE C6+ = ALUMINUM FRAME + FORK**

For every 5 ROGUE C6 or C6+ bicycles sold, 1 BUFFALO UTILITY bicycle will be made in partnership with World Bicycle Relief  (http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/the-bike) to aid poverty relief and disaster recovery initiatives in developing countries around the world.

Rogue C6 Key Components

  • Proprietary combination of High Modulus Unidirectional and 3k woven carbon fiber frame and fork with a strength ratio 7.5 times stronger than standard steel weighing only 3.5 lbs.
  • Proprietary 6061-T6 Series Triple Butted Aluminum frame and fork weighing 6.5 lbs.
  • Reliable Shimano Alfine group set, comprised of shifter, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals and hubs, to complement the Alfine 8-speed gearing system.
  • Gates Drive™ Carbon Drive, clean low maintenance no lube required, quite no chain clatter, weighs less and is stronger than a chain.
  • Alfine 8-speed internally geared hub that has ratios equivalent to the gears on a 12 - 38 tooth cassette.
  • Built-in LED (Light Emitting Diodes) intelligent lights are integrated seamlessly into custom handlebars and seat post for a versatile waterproof system that continually monitors motion, orientation and light.
  • Integrated Location Based Services with fully-featured applications that provide GPS driven, maps, speed, cadence, distance, time, hill slope, elevation, elevation gained.
  • Track your bike (via SMS) from anywhere in the world, receive the coordinates of your bike and a Google Maps link to its location within 30 seconds of tracking.
  • Custom 700 x 38 or 2180 mm (2-in-1) wheel-set that can run either tubeless or standard clincher tires, designed for use in urban environments.
  • Dual platform SPD (Shimano Pedaling Device), giving the rider the option of cycling cleats or normal shoes.

Rider Benefits

  • Bike frame and fork option of Carbon Fiber or  Aluminum.
Side Profile
Side Profile
Rear Dropout
Rear Dropout
  • Alfine 8-speed internal transmission versatile enough for commuting, touring or recreational riding.
  • Gates Center Track Carbon Belt Drive™ system is quieter, lighter, cleaner with a longer life than a chain.
  • Integrated front and rear headlights.
Integrated LED Seatpost
Integrated LED Seatpost
  • Tracking, Mapping and GPS Location Based Services.
  • Front and Rear hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime even in the worst weather conditions.
  • Rogue Custom Wheelset, clincher or tubular give a superior ride on multiple terrain types.
  • Dual platform pedals, you can use with cleats or normal shoes.
  •  Custom Lightweight Fenders
  • The bicycle comes fully assembled, all you need to do is remove it from the secure custom shipping container; attach the front wheel and you are good to go!

Specifications

Frame Size Guide

XS  160 – 168 CM 5’ 2” – 5’ 5”

S    168 – 175 CM 5’ 5” – 5’ 7”

M   175 – 183 CM 5’ 7” – 6’ 0”

L    183 – 190 CM 6’ 0” – 6’ 2”

XL  183 – 198 CM 6’ 2” – 6’ 5”

Timelines

$300,000 Stretch Goal:

The Rogue Vector will complete our Carbon Hybrid Series lineup; it will have an upgraded Shimano Di2 electronic transmission with an 11 Speed Alfine internal transmission. This seriously low maintenance bicycle with aerodynamic high performance carbon wheels and bullhorn handlebars; is lighter, faster, stronger and more efficient than anything available on the market today. This model will have a projected MSRP of $2,950.

SWAG aka PLEDGES

T-Shirts are slim fitting so order one size up!

Unisex Tri Blend XS - 2XL - Athletic Blue
Unisex Tri Blend XS - 2XL - Athletic Blue
Unisex Tri Blend XS - 2XL - Heather
Unisex Tri Blend XS - 2XL - Heather
Rogue Insulated Water Bottle, 24 hours cold or 12 hours hot
Rogue Insulated Water Bottle, 24 hours cold or 12 hours hot

Risks and challenges

Technically, the most difficult parts of the project are behind us; specifically the design, tooling, prototyping, second stage testing and integration of the key components have all been completed. Further, I have an established relationship with a major carbon frame and fork manufacturer, and down stream components assembler. However, with any new product there may be potential delays as I establish a baseline for product scale, ramp and delivery. My commitment is to keep you informed to any changes that may effect projected product delivery.

I am using the number one online sales and fulfillment back office platform to support sales and customer service requests. As with many small businesses, I require a certain amount of scale, and the more exposure, pledges and orders I receive via Kickstarter and other forms of social media, the greater opportunity there is for me to offer this bicycle at such a significantly reduced price point. So please, pledge and start spreading the word.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!

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