A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
What Is Stepwing
Stepwing is an exciting new fitness tool and transporter for you to take the gym outside.
You can use it for commuting to work, getting around the city, going off-road or just for a fun way of exercising. Anyone can learn to use in just a few minutes. It’s easy to use, compact, and safe, and has loads of benefits that a traditional bicycle does not give you. It’s easy to store and transport. Its small and nimble so you can get around everywhere but best of all, the upright riding position gives you great vision all around and you won’t suffer from a sore bum, lower back pain or saddle sores.
By standing up, you engage your core muscles much more, and because Stepwing is driven by a stepping action, you will be working your quads, your glutes, your calves and your hamstrings for a great toning workout. The natural stepping action of a Stepwing protects your joints, and does not put pressure on your knees, hips, back, neck and bum so the ride is comfortable and gives you an incredibly effective cardiovascular workout whilst toning your muscles.
Maintenance is easy as the design is simple and Stepwing uses conventional bike parts Young or old, big or small, Stepwing is for everyone!
Galaxy 1 - The City Slicker
12 Inch Wheels
Foldable, easy to store and carry!
Single speed, no fuss
Available in 5 colours - Red, Blue, Sky Blue, White, Pink
The Galaxy 1 is designed for the way we move in cities. From busy streets to bike lanes and highways, the G1 can easily navigate your way through the hustle and bustle. It folds up to a compact size so it can be taken on a bus or train, and then when you arrive, can be easily stored.
The Titan -For Serious Stepping!
20 Inch Wheels
Fixed stem - for a solid ride
Available in 4 colours - Black, Yellow, Blue, Red
Titan 3 - The Top Dog!
20 Inch Wheels
Shimano 3-speed - For speed & slopes!
Available in 2 colours - Black, Yellow
The Titan model makes tackling rough ground easier, and with it's larger wheels, it means the ride is smoother and you can ride faster. The Titan 3 has 3-Shimano gears, so makes it even easier when tackling hills and slopes.
The Future of Stepwing
We see huge potential in Stepwing, and we would love to develop future products. We have already made plans for an electrical-assist Stepwing, and a wide range of accessories and we can't wait to see new colours, different models and much more.
But one step at a time!
We've designed Stepwing to be as safe as possible under normal use, and have included special safety features found nowhere else. However, no matter how well you ride, you share the road with others who may not be as responsible. Remember that just as with any vehicle, it is possible get hurt. Wear a helmet at all times, and stay aware of weather, road conditions, and everyone and everything around you. Use common sense, and don't go beyond your experience level. Also, bear in mind that this is a transit and fitness tool, optimised for travel on fairly level terrain. Stepwing should be kept clean and the brakes, tyres and mechanics should be regularly checked and maintained. As the Stepwing uses the same parts as a normal bicycle, it's easy to maintain or if you have any issues simply get in touch and we will help you to put them right!
Risks and challenges
Unlike most Kickstarter projects, we have completely self-funded the design and production of Stepwing. We have designed and tested everything, we now just need to make our first order with the manufacturer. This means there is no risk as the manufacturer is ready and everything is in place. That is where you come in.
We are offering the chance to be the first to get your hands (and feet) on a Stepwing, and as a thank you for being a pioneer, our first order will be at a reduced rate!
If the project is funded, we are expecting delivery before the end of Summer 2017.
As soon as we are funded, we will place a follow up order (the manufacturer is ready for the word go), which lowers the per-item production costs.
Don't have the funds to order a Stepwing now? Not a problem, you can support our project with a £100 pledge. We will send you a Stepwing baseball cap and a voucher for £125 to redeem against a Stepwing Galaxy or Titan in the future!
Don't have the funds to order a Stepwing now? Not a problem, you can support our project with a £200 pledge. We will send you a Stepwing baseball cap and a voucher for £260 to redeem against a Stepwing Galaxy or Titan in the future!