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About this project

Great News! Our patent for the VeloView Prism has been approved by the USPTO.  Our application for the patent was fast tracked and we were understandably pleased by our success.  Wish us luck.
Great News! Our patent for the VeloView Prism has been approved by the USPTO. Our application for the patent was fast tracked and we were understandably pleased by our success. Wish us luck.

 

How the VeloView Prism Works
How the VeloView Prism Works

The VeloView Prism works by reflecting an image off two internal surfaces, but there's a trick involved.  The front surface first transmits the image into the prism, then later reflects the image to the rider.  The back surface is a simple mirror.

The VeloView Prism was developed to allow the rider to look forward while keeping the rider`s head down in an aero position. "Safer, Faster, More Comfortable" has been our motto right from the start. We tried battery draining sun inflicted LCD monitors as well as bulky mirrors before we came up with the VeloView Prism. The more we developed and tested the more clear our vision became looking forward.

Take a look through our VeloView Prism
Take a look through our VeloView Prism

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is getting this out to the world. We have already locked down our injection molding and our shipping pipeline. We developed the VeloView Prism over a 10,000 miles of product testing and multiple 3D printed iterations. We put the best design forward and sourced the best optical grade glass we could get our hands on. We can honestly say "Anyone who has installed a VeloView Prism hasn't taken it off of their bike". The advantages are clear. Keeping your head down makes you faster. Riding in this head down position lowers the stress on neck and back muscles. Maintaining great forward visibility makes for a safer ride.

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    A digital high five from Carl and Larry. Get weekly update from the VeloView team.

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    VeloView Prism - Front Of The Pack

    You`re in first! Huge discount! 50% off! The first VeloView Prism Kits (including everything you need to mount the VeloView Prism on your bike) are shipped with a letter of thanks from Carl and Larry.

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    You`re early to the party and shall be rewarded. One VeloView Prism Kit including everything you need to mount the VeloView Prism on your bike.

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    For you and a friend. What better way to show you care. Two VeloView Prism Kits.

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