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By Jeremy Lathrop
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Nicknamed the "one second rack" because you can secure and release a bike with the flick of a lever. Lower the handle and your tire will lock in using the patent-pending design. So simple, one second and you’re done!

As a truck owner I was surprised to find no bike racks that worked the way I wanted. Fast bike loading, with a simple to install rack system requiring no drilling. Just pop it into the bed, load up bikes and go. The design should hold bikes upright in the truck bed. As a motocross rider and mountain bike enthusiast, nothing is more appropriate than using your truck bed to carry your bikes. The Ride88 Bike Rack is built specifically for this purpose, and your bikes will ride in style, facing forward or backward, with no tie downs required. Built from carbon steel, the design is durable and the function is so clean and simple. It does exactly what you want. Once your wheel diameter is set up, the rack installs and releases a bike with the flip of the handle in under a second. You will be the first one ready to ride and first out of the parking lot every time.

I built this design originally as a personal solution to carry my own bikes. I wanted to buy a rack originally, but couldn't find what I was looking for. I searched and searched for something like the Ride88 design, but finally decided to build my own, realizing I was not going to find it. as I used the rack it put a smile on my face every time I installed or removed my bike; it's so quick and easy it feels like you’re cheating. I know everyone who gets one of these systems will be stoked and feel the same as I do.

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 REWARDS:

RIDE88 T-SHIRT - $25 or more
RIDE88 T-SHIRT - $25 or more

RACK SYSTEMS BELOW CAN ADD ADDITIONAL RACKS IN THE FUTURE @ RIDE88.COM

1 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $258 ($238 Early Bird)
1 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $258 ($238 Early Bird)

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2 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $417 ($397 Early Bird)
2 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $417 ($397 Early Bird)

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3 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $586 ($566 Early Bird)
3 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $586 ($566 Early Bird)

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4 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $755 ($735 Early Bird)
4 BIKE RACK SYSTEM - $755 ($735 Early Bird)

 RACK BELOW IS A SINGLE RACK DIRECT MOUNT SYSTEM

SINGLE MOUNT RACK SYSTEM - $199 ($179 Early Bird)
SINGLE MOUNT RACK SYSTEM - $199 ($179 Early Bird)

 

 

 

 We got featured on the Mountain Bike Action web site !!

 

http://mbaction.com/home-page/ride88-a-new-take-on-truck-bed-racks

 

Risks and challenges

Thank You! We can't do this without you! In order to make this project as cost effective as possible, without compromising the integrity of the rack, we need to produce a high quantity. That's why we need investors like you, whom we are very grateful for!

This project is going to require expensive tooling (about $36,000), daily factory communication and overseas shipping (about $6,000). In addition there is factory prototype checking and production refinement through Skype, email and travel. With these challenges come the need for volume and capital. As an action sports product designer and developer for over 25 years, I am well aware of the expense and risk involved in these areas. Also the time required to build tooling, validate the quality of the product and run production are very real to my daily life in my job. As my reputation is important to me, I hold high value on function and durability, followed by design and aesthetics. The look of this product is pretty sweet in the back of your truck, and the function will make you smile every time you load up for ride :)

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    RIDE88 T-Shirt

    Show off your support with your custom RIDE88 t-Shirt. Quality cotton-poly blend. (Sizes will be gathered at the end of the campaign.)

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    Not only can you take the whole crew on a ride using this system, but you can take them to dinner with the $60 you save! It pays to act early!

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