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How would it be to have a bike that's able to change its' geometry completely & transform from a road to a cross or an adventure bike?
How would it be to have a bike that's able to change its' geometry completely & transform from a road to a cross or an adventure bike?
How would it be to have a bike that's able to change its' geometry completely & transform from a road to a cross or an adventure bike?
53 backers pledged €35,216 to help bring this project to life.

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The 8bar MITTE - The 1st convertible All-Road-Bike

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THE WHY?

We all have probably ridden different bikes in our lives. When seasons changes many of us struggled with slippery roads full of leaves while riding road bikes.

The 8bar MITTE Road Set-up
The 8bar MITTE Road Set-up

With cross bikes on the other hand we can have fun off the road, but riding on the streets takes a lot of energy and is not comfortable on longer trips.

The 8bar MITTE Cross Set-up
The 8bar MITTE Cross Set-up

 And this is probably not the end: On a nice summer weekend we like to go on a little - or maybe a big - bike trip now and then. But with all our camping gear to take the only "weapon of choice" can be our travel bike with bicycle racks.

The 8bar MITTE Adventure Set-up
The 8bar MITTE Adventure Set-up

But who can afford three different properly set up bikes? And who has the place to store all those - living in a small apartment in the city?

THE SOLUTION

To solve this situation, we literally re-invented the wheel and came up with the idea of a convertible all-road bike. The 8bar MITTE was born. A bike that can change from a road bike to a Cyclocross bike or an adventure bike with just a few easy steps.

THE HOW?

Thanks to sliding dropouts and 2 different forks the bike is coming with, it easily can be transformed. This way it fits different types of tires, can adjust the bike geometry to your needs and store travel bags on racks as well as fenders.

8bar MITTE = cyclocross geometry + road geometry
8bar MITTE = cyclocross geometry + road geometry
slider dropouts
slider dropouts

THE TEST

In December 2015 the 8bar team went through the atlas mountains in Morocco to take the 8bar MITTE out for a rough test. In eight days we rode more than 800km with 12.000m of elevation. Each bike packed with five bags of camping equipment, spare bike parts, food & camera equipment round up in ca. 25kg of weight.

Across paved mountain passes, gravel roads as well as steep rocky paths not wider as half a meter. 

Support this Kickstarter campaign to be one of the first people to see exclusive video footage from the great atlas mountains.

THE BIKE FACTS

As every 8bar bike we allow you to customize your bike in many ways, so that you're satisfied the most.

A. CHOOSE YOUR SET-UP

The "Comp" version offers you a perfect price/performance range. It is your perfect companion if you are looking for a bike that you can use for daily commuting and for a trip on the weekend.

The "Pro" version is for people who are only satisfied with the best. With a solid Shimano Ultegra groupset that comes with hydraulic brakes, the bike doesn't let you down on and off the road. The CNC-cut 8bar MEGA group offers you the perfect finish.

B. FIND THE RIGHT SIZE

C. CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

You are able to choose between matt polished raw, matt desert or limited oil slick. 

Oil slick is a special multiple layer color coating that we only offer for Kickstarter backers. The frame changes it colors depending on the light. Every frame will have a limited number stamped in at the bottom bracket.

THE GEOMETRY

THE REWARDS

*ADVENTURE PACKAGE*

*8bar MITTE 3in1 FRAME-SET* 

8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - matt polished raw
8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - matt polished raw
8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - matt desert
8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - matt desert
8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - limited oil slick
8bar MITTE - 3in1 - frameset - limited oil slick

*8bar MITTE 3in1 - COMP - COMPLETE BIKE*

*8bar MITTE 3in1 - PRO - COMPLETE BIKE*

THE STRETCH GOAL - 50k

We at 8bar love customized bikes and hope so do you. When we reach our stretch goal you will be able customize your bike and to choose between different colors of those components*:

  • wheels: 8bar SUPER wheel-set in sparkling silver, frost white or midnight black
    (8bar MITTE Pro only comes with 8bar GIGA wheels in midnight black)
  • saddle: 8bar SUPER saddle in black, chocolate or white
    (8bar MITTE Pro only comes with 8bar x Selle San Marco in black)
  • bar tape: your choice out of ten different colors: black, grey, chocolate, red, yellow, blue, pink, mint, toxic green & white
  • stem: 8bar SUPER stem in sparkling silver, frost white or matt ghost black
    (8bar MITTE Pro only comes with 8bar MEGA stem in glossy midnight black)
  • seatpost: 8bar SUPER seatpost in sparkling silver, frost white or matt ghost black
    (8bar MITTE Pro only comes with 8bar MEGA seatpost in glossy midnight black)

*) After the campaign was successful, we'll reach out to all backers who decided to get themselves a 8bar MITTE complete bike and we'll send them an online sheet to choose all there customizations. ;)

THE TALK

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THE TEAM

8bar team in order: Stefan Haehnel - photo/video, Max Baginski - sales, Sebastian Heinrich - warehousing, Axel Walter - assembling, Stefan Schott - product development, Kamil Kyr - assembling, Hagen Lindner (not in the picture) - marketing
8bar team in order: Stefan Haehnel - photo/video, Max Baginski - sales, Sebastian Heinrich - warehousing, Axel Walter - assembling, Stefan Schott - product development, Kamil Kyr - assembling, Hagen Lindner (not in the picture) - marketing

THE TIMELINE

THE JOURNEY

As it is with biking, it's more fun doing things together with others. We already believe in our new bike, but we like to hear what you think about and like you to be involved in the process of creating it.

Because of the unique design of the frame we need some special tooling to build the frame. That's why the production costs for the first edition is higher compared to our usual bikes.

So with you as part of project, your feedback and your support we can get this idea running more smoothly and giving you an exclusive chance to be within the group of very first people that will have a 8bar MITTE.

THE PAST ADVENTURES

8bar adventures already have a few years of history. When we don't work on new designs or think about how biking makes the world a better place we're always outside and go on adventures ourselves.

Check out our past adventures and be prepared for a new journey we took on the prototypes of the 8bar MITTE last December. First here on Kickstarter.

8bar Adventures - Fixed Alpcross

8bar Adventures - Berlin2Prague without a map

8bar Adventures - Schneekoppe

THE GALLERY

Risks and challenges

Production

8bar already looks back to a few years of experience designing and manufacturing bikes. We understand the risks that can occur during the production. We already have good relationships to all the companies that are involved in the process of producing the frame and parts for the 8bar MITTE. That way we can ensure the most that deadlines and our high quality requirements are followed.

Delivery

As bike shop with online shop we have customers all over the world. So we are used to ship bike parts all over the planet. We'll make sure we deliver as soon as possible after the production.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    It's *ADVENTURE TIME*

    Keep in the loop and follow our bike in the making and be the first who see the 8bar Mitte in action in Morocco.

    We thank you and we'll put your name on a supporters "wall of fame" in the 8bar show room and on the 8bar bikes blog.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    *8BAR MITTE TEST RIDE*

    Join us on the Tempelhof Airfield and be able to test the 8bar MITTE in the field.

    We will have one road set-up and one cyclocross set-up available.

    Date: Sat, March 25th, 2016 10am-4pm

    We will get in touch with you with more informations.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    *ADVENTURE PACKAGE*

    Receive an unique adventure package including an adventure cycling cap, a cycling-bottle, a mini-tool and a gym bag.

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    Pledge €548 or more About $611

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 FRAME-SET - SUPER EARLY BIRD*

    Frame-set including FSA-headset, full carbon road for, aluminium cyclocross fork & seat clamp.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 848,-€ (you safe 35%)

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    Pledge €598 or more About $667

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 FRAME-SET - EARLY BIRD*

    Frame-set including FSA-headset, full carbon road for, aluminium cyclocross fork & seat clamp.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 848,-€ (you safe 29,5%)

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    Pledge €1,298 or more About $1,448

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 COMP COMPLETE BIKE - SUPER EARLY BIRD*

    Complete bike with full carbon road & aluminium cyclocross fork, 8bar SUPER attachment parts, Shimano 10-speed Tiagra group, three sets of tires (road, cyclocross, adventure) and a rear bike rack.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 1898,-€ (you safe 31,6%)

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    Pledge €1,398 or more About $1,560

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 COMP COMPLETE BIKE - EARLY BIRD*

    Complete bike with full carbon road & aluminium cyclocross fork, 8bar SUPER attachment parts, Shimano 10-speed Tiagra group, three sets of tires (road, cyclocross, adventure) and a rear bike rack.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 1898,-€ (you safe 26,3%)

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    Pledge €1,698 or more About $1,894

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 PRO COMPLETE BIKE - SUPER EARLY BIRD*

    Complete bike with full carbon road & aluminium cyclocross fork, 8bar MEGA attachment parts, Shimano 11-speed Ultegra group, three sets of tires (road, cyclocross, adventure) and a rear bike rack.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 2498,-€ (you safe 32%)

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    Pledge €1,798 or more About $2,006

    *8bar MITTE 3in1 PRO COMPLETE BIKE - EARLY BIRD*

    Complete bike with full carbon road & aluminium cyclocross fork, 8bar MEGA attachment parts, Shimano 11-speed Ultegra group, three sets of tires (road, cyclocross, adventure) and a rear bike rack.

    frame size: 52, 55.5, 59cm
    color: limited oil slick (Kickstarter backers only!), matt polished raw or matt desert
    (see geo sheet & pictures for details & choose your size & color after pledging)
    retail price: 2498,-€ (you safe 28,0%)

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    Pledge €4,000 or more About $4,462

    *ADVENTURE COMPANION*

    Be one of three folks that follows 8bar on an 8bar Adventure weekend trip. Dates will be checked afterwards.

    Check project info to find out about last 8bar adventures.

    8bar MITTE 3in1 PRO COMPLETE BIKE, flights within Europe + accommodation included.

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