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Update #16

Reawakening

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Signs of spring... Kickr emerges from the man cave. More to come. Enjoy.


Update #15 - For backers only

Cooking up some Kickr. SURVEY!

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Update #14 - For backers only

Go Kickr, GO!

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Update #13

Chugging away

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Kickr has come a long way since the close of our campaign. You guys rock.

Kickr is a complex product, so we are continually checking on part orders, arrival estimates, and possible slowdowns. So far, so good. It's almost time for a one-week CNCing streak, but we want to make sure everything in the design is just right.

Key developments:

  • More efficient, durable motor (ground-up redesign)
  • The power button is now backlit with a green LED
  • The motor wires now exit from the end of the motor (for protection and aesthetics)
  • Motor assembly is easier to install
  • Auto-shutdown to save battery
  • More durable straps

In Indiana its been a nice 20F average, so it was nice to get Kickr out to Venice for a beachside cruise past the famous skatepark. Feels great to zoom past cyclists on the paths. Lots of perplexed onlookers, especially the kickers. ;)

Kickr at Venice Beach
Kickr at Venice Beach

Meet Kickr Here are the t-shirts and hoodies we have featuring Kickr!  

 Our resident Kickr girl, Carly, rocking a Kickr-T while killin it on the nintendo.

Hittin up the do in a Kickr T
Hittin up the do in a Kickr T
Intense race in Kickr gear
Intense race in Kickr gear

 Anyone who wants some of the Kickr gear offered during the Kickstarter campaign just shoot us an e-mail and let us know! We got t-shirts, hoodies, glasses and Stickers!


Update #12

Kickr. Your sidekick.

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Backers and Boarders,

Sorry for the delayed update and thank you for being so patient. We have received all sunglasses and stickers, so we will have them out soon. We decided to do a slight redesign of the shirts/hoodies so we will have them in hand in mid to late December. Look out for pictures of the design soon (boards, too)!

We also have the opportunity to do whatever shirt colors you want, so leave a comment if you'd like a certain color scheme. After we get an idea of the colors through comments, we will send out a survey for sizes and final color selection.

Pre-Breadboard Meditation via Kickr shades
Pre-Breadboard Meditation via Kickr shades

After many late nights of brainstorming, coding, molding, forming, and machining, we now have something very close to the final form of Kickr. The key differences include but are not limited to:

  • polyurethane motor grip surface (just arrived, excited to test)
  • lower profile battery with center wire exit
  • machine sewn, more durable straps
  • stainless steel protective sleeving around wires
  • Stealth mode
  • thin, continuous throttle pad (whole strap is the sensor, so no need for adjustment)

Stealth mode will not only give you a bit more range, it will make it easier for you to set personal speed limits based upon your skill level. A nice side benefit to adding Stealth Mode is that the same circuitry serves as a basis for implementing traction control. Whenever the logic board senses a spike in the motor revolutions per minute, it corrects for it by adjusting the throttle output (using a tad bit of math). This reduces excessive slippage, increases efficiency, and keeps the motor in the appropriate power band.

We have constructed and coded a machining program that will increase manufacturing quality and efficiency. We can't wait to show you how it works. This program requires 12 different tools to keep everything within tolerance. This precise manufacturing process primarily serves to optimize motor-wheel engagement but also allows Kickr motor assembly parts to be interchangeable.

Evan with the new fixture plate.
Evan with the new fixture plate.

The snowy weather is not permitting to test Kickr outdoors this week, but we will be doing some indoor testing. Soon to follow, Kickr will be taking a trip to California for the holidays where it will hopefully get some exposure to the beach trails and LA asphalt. We are also looking into taking Kickr to Surf Expo in Florida to see what people think and get some extra feedback. Stay tuned for more video.

Preorders available at our New Site!

If you missed out on the kickstarter, you can add yourself to the waiting list. The preorders on website will be fulfilled after the kickstarter orders, and payment will be due 4-8 weeks before shipment.  You can sign up for the waiting list at the URL below.

Gokickr.com (and pre-orders)

These dimensions are still subject to change, but you may use them for reference. Like the new battery? We do!


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