Gi Bike: The light, full-size, electric, folding bike
We built the Gi-Bike in the pursuit of one big idea, to revolutionize and transform the commute of millions of people around the world.
Every Ride Matters
Think about the days when you were late for work because of a traffic jam, or the days when you did not know which street to take to make it to an important meeting, or when you were just too tired to keep on pedaling to get home, or when your bike did not fit in the elevator and you had to take it up the stairs…
Those days are now over for all of us; for the young professional that commutes every day through Manhattan, for youngsters in San Francisco that want to enjoy a sunny Sunday near the bay, for freelancers who are hoping from job to job in Berlin, for the housewife that wants to go shopping or take her toddlers to school.
For all of them, we created The Gi-Bike. We all know that bicycles are the most efficient and eco-friendly way to commute throughout the city, but we found out that there is no bicycle with -all- the features that satisfy all the needs of the everyday commuter. In fact there has not been any major or real innovation since its original creation in the 1800s. That is why we invented The Gi-Bike, by carefully challenging every aspect and design of the traditional bike.
The Press Review
We have received incredible feedback from around the world:
- “Gi Bike pushes the envelope with a clever folding design that easily fits in any cubicle or storage closet” - inhabitat.com
- “The Gi electric Bike folds up in a flash” - nzherald.co.nz
- “Admired in the street, unnoticed in the room” - “Re-inventing the bicycle” - Movilidadelectrica.com
- “We are looking at the cool looking smartbike that is cleverly known as GiBike!” - techmash.co.uk
- “GiBike is a winner” - styleedger.com
- “It’s a smart ride that integrates ALL of the above features (and more!) into ONE compact bicycle” - brit.co
- “GiBike: folding bike connected with everyone's dream!” - connected-objects.fr
- “GiBike the bike is connected, and foldable, which should meet a great success ... if he was born one day” - aie-tek.com
Now we are ready to produce the first batch of orders and make our dream a reality, that’s why we launched The Gi exclusively on Kickstarter.
We are committed to providing the best riding experience and improving the life of millions of commuters around the world. We believe our product is revolutionary, and we would like nothing more than to make it a reality. But we cannot do it without your help.
- $400,000 – Initial Production of limited edition Gi-Bike
For 200 years, since the inception of the bike, we have not experienced a true bike revolution. Behold the Gi, a 21st century crafted vehicle, by city lovers, for city lovers. Conscious, intelligent, practical, light, connected, easy and a pleasure to ride.
The Electric Assistance (Pedalec) knows when you need help and will assist you with the electric engine, that way you won't sweat a drop when riding to an important meeting or that first date. Love the City. Love your Gi.
Light as a feather. Strong as a bull.
Folds as fast as reading this phrase.
Safest option in the streets.
High performance LiFePo4 battery.
Because we want everyone to be the master of their own journey, we’ve designed two versions of the Gi-Bike:
- The Gi-Bike with electric assistance.
- The Gi-Bike without electric assistance, but still with all of its other awesome signature features.
Our dedicated mobile app, available both for Android and iOS, allows you to control all of Gi’s features, including its electric assistance, wireless lights, its signature anti-theft locking system and a special mode that allows you to share your bike with friends and family.
The app also provides Live Statistics measuring calories burned, speed, time, mileage, and much more. The social media integration allows you to share your experiences with friends and family.
The Gi-Bike was created to make your life simple, but we need your help in order to make this a reality! We want YOU to be part of Gi!
You can join us and help us mass-produce The Gi-Bike, please:
- Spread the word and share our video with friends and family...
- Send us comments, feedback and ways to improve our product, so don’t be afraid on getting in touch with us...
- Back our project and we will be forever indebted to you…
What you get
We are shipping the Gi through out the U.S. and internationally.
Founder Collector Pledge (All above plus Original Artwork)
The Original Gi-Bike (Manual & Electric)
The electric Gi couple reward
Behind the Bike: The Gi-Bike’s Story
The idea behind Gi-Bike was born in Córdoba, Argentina after a national strike paralyzed public transportation throughout the country and restricted people's freedom to move throughout the city. It was during this difficult time that we realized the importance of independence and the need for a better method for daily commuters to regain their independence. After researching different means of transportation, we realized that the bicycle was the most efficient means of transportation throughout the world.
We set our goal in the pursuit of one big idea: to revolutionize and transform the commute of millions of people around the world by carefully challenging every aspect and design of the traditional bicycle.
We designed The Gi-Bike with a minimalistic design, prioritizing the functionality over the esthetics. After two years of work, we came up with a design specially built with the comfort, safety, and ease of use that daily commuters deserve.
We designed the Gi-Bike so that you can fold it in less than one second in only one movement while preserving the quality of a full-sized bike.
Our dream is for daily commuters to have an all-in-one bicycle that fulfill their needs, adapts to their cities, and promotes a greener and better world.
Where does the money go?
The funds collected in Kickstarter will be used for turning Gi-Bike into a massive product, available for everybody. It will be used for:
Casts for aluminum
Finishing the mobile app for iOS and Android
Website platform to connect Gi users around the world
Re-engineering final touches
Who can ride the Gi-Bike? Everyone!
With the original regulatory system created for Gi-Bike, it is not necessary to work with different frame sizes. This is achieved by adjusting the height and angle of the seat. Modifying only the steel rods of the seat we can make the Gi suitable for different user heights:
- Small: for Riders until 1.6 mts - Steel rods of 14 cm
- Medium: for Pilot between 1.6 and 1.75 mts - Steel rods of 21.5 cm
- Tall: for Cyclers between 1.75 and 1.9 - Steel rods of 29 cm
- Giant: for Airmans more of 1.9 - Steel rods of 36.5 cm
The design of the handlebars and the seat was devised for maximum comfort when you ride the Gi through your city. The saddle has a shock absorber system and silicone gel inserts with additional thickness around cutout.
For more information, please email the Gi-Bike Team
Video Music by Cesar De Medeiros "perpetual e-motion"
Risks and challenges
Our team is fully committed to making Gi-Bike the best it can be. We have dedicated the last two years sourcing the best materials and selecting the most experienced suppliers in order to mitigate as many potential risks as possible.
At the moment, we have a fully functional prototype. We have conducted usability tests and the Gi-Bike passed with flying colors. Regarding the mobile app, we have a working prototype with all of the technical aspects approved. We have all the blueprints and the technical feasibility test completed. We are in the final negotiations with providers and are close to completing all contracts. Almost everything is done but we need to make at least 150 bikes to reach our target price. Please help us make this dream come true!
The Gi-Bike is an ambitious product that will revolutionize and make mobility sustainable. It’s innovation and technological development has been supported by institutions such as the National Agency for Science and Technology of Argentina with partial funding from the Inter-America Development Bank (IDB). The project was selected from hundreds of projects to receive funding for technological innovation.
We have a fully built and tested prototype with all drawings, blueprints, specs and quotes to go into mass production. Some parts will be imported to the U.S. while others will be produced internally.
The Gi-Bike, like everything else on Kickstarter, is a work in progress. We believe in transparency and communication, so our backers will be the first to know about any unplanned hurdles or delays.
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