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Billibars are detachable handlebars that reduce a bike's width by over 45% and create a space-saving mount to hold the bike.
Billibars are detachable handlebars that reduce a bike's width by over 45% and create a space-saving mount to hold the bike.
140 backers pledged $16,410 to help bring this project to life.

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  Another cool feature of Billibars is our unique, patented wall mount that utilizes the removed handlebars to hold your bike securely and closely to the wall. This mount is compatible with drop, bullhorn, and straight handlebars and is an awesome way to show off your bike in any living space!

  The wall mount is compatible with all three handlebar styles

  It comes with two interchangeable face plates to choose from

 Custom Billibars top caps. Comes in black or silver anodized aluminum with a wood inlay. Choose from: walnut, bamboo, and cherry.

 
 

We set out to make a product that would alleviate the hassle of bike storage and help the bike fit into more people's lifestyles. We have spent the last two and a half years meticulously designing, developing, testing and engineering Billibars. After over 31 months of research and 7 stages of testing prototypes, we are ready to introduce Billlibars to the world. Below are a few versions of Billibars' prototypes over the years...

These handlebars are being subjected to intense lateral bending and 200,000 cycles of brutal fatigue testing. Billibars addresses a global problem, so we are certifying our handlebars to the highest International Standards (ISO).

 

Meet the founders: Taylor Roderick and Trevor Heder.  Both share a passion for cycling and billy goats. 

Billibars was founded and developed in Tempe Arizona. Prior to living in Arizona, Trevor lived and worked in Asia, mainly China, for over three years. While living there he was amazed at how many people rode bicycles. Most coworkers commuted daily on bicycles, and to protect them from theft or weather damage, would store their bikes inside their homes. Tack on that living spaces in China are commonly small, and the bike becomes a burdensome obstacle in the home; functionally, it can't be stored away, but neither should it be in the way. This got Trevor thinking of storage solutions that addressed the real problem—the handlebars—and wondering how he could address it without compromising overall performance. The idea for Billibars was born. 

After some initial design and development Trevor teamed up with Taylor, and over the span of two-and-half years they’ve been able to develop Billibars into a business today. Seven phases of prototyping and testing bring us to the present. Trevor and Taylor are proud to offer Billibars as a global solution to a common problem.

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Billibars is in the final stages of the design process. We're currently testing prototypes and making final adjustments to 3D modeling files to prepare for tooling. Kickstarter backing will help fund final tooling, sizing molds and other design adjustments to ensure that the product is completely dialed in for the best possible experience for our customers. Funds will also help to cover first round production costs to meet the demand for this innovative new product.

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    Custom Billibars Top Caps

    Custom Billibars top caps with wood inlay. Available in walnut, cherry, or bamboo. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to ask what style you want.

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    Billibars T-Shirt

    A really good looking and comfy shirt. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to get your size.

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    A Set of Billibars EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    a set of Billibars in the style of your choice: Bullhorn, Drop, or Straight. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to have you choose your handlebar style.

    Included:
    + Middle Base
    + Your Choice of Handlebars
    + Bar Tape

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    A Set of Billibars!

    a set of Billibars in the style of your choice: Bullhorn, Drop, or Straight. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to have you choose your handlebar style.

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    + Middle Base
    + Your Choice of Handlebars
    + Bar Tape

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    Beach Cruiser Handlebars

    A set of Beach Cruiser Billibars.

    Note: an incredible space-saving product, but not designed to use in conjunction with hanging a beach cruiser bicycle on the wall mount.

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    Billibars/Wall Mount EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    a set of Billibars in the style of your choice: Bullhorn, Drop, or Straight. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to have you choose your handlebar style.

    Billibars' wall-mount with stained wood face insert.

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    A Set of Billibars and Wall Mount

    a set of Billibars in the style of your choice: Bullhorn, Drop, or Straight. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to have you choose your handlebar style.

    Billibars' wall-mount with stained wood face insert.

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    All 3 Handlebar Styles EARLY BIRD!

    A set of Billibars with all 3 interchangeable handlebar styles.

    Straight, Drop, and Bullhorn

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    2 sets of Billibars

    2 sets of Billibars in the styles of your choice: Bullhorn, Drop, or Straight. We'll send a survey out after the campaign to have you choose your handlebar styles.

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    + Middle Base x2
    + Your Choice of Handlebars x2
    + Bar Tape x2

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    All 3 Handlebar Styles

    A set of Billibars with all 3 interchangeable handlebar styles.

    Straight, Drop, and Bullhorn

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    Complete Bundle Pack EARLY BIRD!

    A set of Billibars with all 3 interchangeable handlebar styles.

    Straight, Drop, and Bullhorn

    PLUS the Billibars' wall-mount with stained wood face insert.

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    Complete Bundle Pack

    A set of Billibars with all 3 interchangeable handlebar styles.

    Straight, Drop, and Bullhorn

    PLUS the Billibars' wall-mount with stained wood-face insert.

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