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By Peter Dewbery
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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

 

 

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

The Galaxy
The Galaxy
  • 12 Inch Wheels 
  • Foldable, easy to store and carry! 
  • Only 11kg 
  • 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!

The Titan
The Titan

Titan 1

  • 20 Inch Wheels 
  •  Fixed stem - for a solid ride 
  •  Steel Frame 
  •  Single gear 
  •  Available in 4 colours - Black, Yellow, Blue, Red

Titan 3 - The Top Dog!

  • 20 Inch Wheels 
  •  Foldable stem 
  •  Steel Frame 
  •  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!

Safety Disclaimer

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.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.55

    A Hearty "Thank You"

    You'll get an e-mail from us saying a very big "Thank You" It will probably have a picture, and a motivational quote on there as well to give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

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    Stepwing Baseball Cap

    A 5 panel, flat peak, snapback size adjuster baseball cap.

    Definitely a winner.

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    Stepwing Hoodie

    A 2-colour Stepwing hoodie, choose any colour of any of our models of Stepwing!

    Double fabric hood with contrast inner and contrast flat lace drawcord.
    Front kangaroo pouch pocket with opening for ear phone cord.
    Hidden ear phone loops.
    Ribbed cuffs and hem.
    Twin needle stitching.
    WRAP Certified Production.
    80% cotton/20% polyester.

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    Stepwing Set

    A full set of Stepwing Goodies!

    Support our project, and look phenomenal doing it!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $127

    £125 Stepwing Voucher & Baseball Cap

    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!

    The voucher must be used within 18 months.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $255

    £260 Stepwing Voucher & Baseball Cap

    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!

    The voucher must be used within 18 months.

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    Pledge £399 or more About $509

    Stepwing Galaxy 1

    Galaxy 1 - The City Slicker

    Compact, lightweight and the best way to get about town.

    12 Inch Wheels
    Foldable, easy to store and carry!
    Only 11kg
    Single speed, no fuss
    Available in 5 colours​​

    We will contact you once you have pledged so you can choose your colour!

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    Pledge £439 or more About $560

    Stepwing Titan 1

    Titan 1 - For Serious Stepping!

    20 Inch Wheels
    Fixed stem - for a solid ride
    Steel Frame
    Single gear
    Available in 4 colours

    We will contact you once you have pledged so you can choose your colour!

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    Stepwing Titan 3

    Titan 3 - The Top Dog

    20 Inch Wheels
    Fixed stem - for a solid ride
    Steel Frame
    Shimano 3-speed For speed & slopes!
    Available in 4 colours

    The Titan 3 will take you just about anywhere!

    We will contact you once you have pledged so you can choose your colour!

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    • Stepwing Titan 3
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    Become a Stepwing Ambassador!

    Become one of our Ambassadors, you will get a Black Titan 3, Stepwing Hoodie, and a Stepwing Baseball Cap.

    You will also get access to Kickstarter Sales materials and you will also earn commission on Stepwing Sales!

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    • Stepwing Baseball Cap
    • Stepwing Hoodie
    • Stepwing Water Bottle
    • Stepwing Titan 3
    • Stepwing Marketing Materials
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    Stepwing London Experience Day!

    For being a top backer, you and a friend can come to London and spend the day with Pete, the Founder of Stepwing UK!

    During the day we will tour the city on Stepwing taking in some famous landmarks, In the evening you will have dinner in a top London restaurant.

    Includes:
    1 x Titan 3 Stepwing
    1 x Nights Accomodation for 2 in a top London Hotel
    Stepwing Tour of London for 2
    Dinner for 2 in a fancy London Restaurant

    You will need to arrange transport to and from London UK, however we will arrange delivery of your Stepwing if you do not wish to take it with you after your experience day!

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Funding period

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