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Freedom Cycle System. Think differently!!

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Freedom Cycle System. Think differently!!

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Freedom Cycle System
Freedom Cycle System

  

  

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Standard Kickstarter Price per Item

  

 

 

   

 

KICKSTART FREEDOM CAP- 

Freedom Cycle System
Freedom Cycle System

THE FREEDOM EASE –  

The freedom ease is a traditional round bottle. Generous 600ml volume. Easy to remove, locate and replace even on compact or a ladies frame. Removable top and bottom cap for easy cleaning.

  

Freedom Ease
Freedom Ease

 

THE FREEDOM FAST –  

The freedom fast is a 520ml aero bottle. Wind tunnel tested, this bottle is not only functional, but quick. Even if you don’t need aero, you will still enjoy the look this bottle brings to the modern frame. Removable top and bottom cap for easy cleaning.

  

Freedom Fast
Freedom Fast

 

THE FREEDOM FIX –  

The freedom fix is a purpose built toolbox. It opens like a suitcase to house whatever you choose. Aerodynamic, versatile and also has a great match for todays bikes geometry.

  

Freedom Fix
Freedom Fix

 

What....  

The humble bicycle is the world’s most energy efficient form of transport. It has largely remained the same in shape and form for the last 100 years. Of course, some things have altered. Weight and frame design, wheels, groupsets, handlebars and much more. This is all possible due to refined design tools, advanced techniques and access to strong and lighter fabrics. However one component has largely remained unchanged… and that is the WATER BOTTLE. It has not altered because it has just been the same for too long… we are about to change that. - By placing the bottle ‘in’ a cage we limit function and design potential. The cage, by design, needs to be smaller than the bottle it holds...making it difficult to remove, and replace. - The cage could only ever hold a bottle. - The shape of the bottle is constrained by the shape of the cage. Bottle decals are hidden and damaged by the cage. - The ‘Triangle’ is the most useful area on a bike to carry anything...but at present it can only carry a water bottle! For 2 years we have worked tirelessly to not only make our traditional bottle the best there is, but to offer 2 other elements that will also fit on the pin, therefore making this the only true universal carry system for cycles.

Freedom Fix
Freedom Fix

WHAT PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED?  

  • The pin is 1/10th the size of the hole which houses it,making it easy to remove, locate and replace.
  • Damage to your bottle and it's decals by the cage is eliminated, leaving a clean uncluttered look.
  • The bottle can be removed laterally off the pin shortly after release... perfect for compact and smaller frames (see Scott McGrory Video at bottom page)
  • The Freedom ‘2 Stage Capture System’ is ideal for any ride; Stage 1 provides little resistance when removing or replacing and ideal for a smooth road ride. Stage 2 delivers a firmer lock-in, great for off road (see Scott McGrory Video at bottom page). 
  • Easily removable bottom cap (also on Aero bottle) for easy cleaning 
  • Aerodynamically tested, designed and built...no cage less drag. 

Wind-tunnel Testing

In 2013 we commissioned wind tunnel testing on the Freedom Ease. The sole purpose was to determine the aerodynamic interference of the BOTTLE CAGE. The results were astonishing.

You will see below in the 3 test segments  the negative effect the cage has on cycle aerodynamics...or more importantly the positive effect a cage-less system delivers.

Time savings were calculated for a cyclist producing a constant 400 (w) over a 50 km time trial course; and assumes a flat road, no wind, constant temperature (density 1.225 kg/m 3).

Time saving

Freedom over Cage 1 = 17.9 seconds

Freedom over Cage 2 = 13.8 seconds

University Wind Tunnel comparisons
University Wind Tunnel comparisons

THE SOLUTION –  

At Freedom we have overcome the embedded problems to create a new way of hydration, but more importantly a new way of storage for your bike.

- Secure the bottle internally to eliminate the shortcomings of the traditional system.

- Internal mounting means we can create an accessory or bottle in any shape and material for better aerodynamics or volume . 

- All bottles and accessories are interchangeable on the SAME pin!!

WHO…

The Freedom Cycle System kicked off in 2008 on an autumn day in my hometown while on a ride with my son-in-law. I had a moment to reflect on the water bottle design and noticed how scratched and damaged it was on the external surface. I thought ‘why did they do it like this?’, ‘why could it not be done differently?’ ... the ride continued and the alternative solution had emerged. Later that year I was watching a local criterium race, with some great riders competing, however I briefly noticed one of the professionals having some difficulty replacing their bottle into the cage, so difficult it fell to the pavement. I once again thought ‘we have got to do it better than that’… And so the Freedom Cycle System story began. It was now 2009.... and I like so many inventors firmly believed in my idea...but would the marketplace?

HOW…

The First prototype We originally worked on a traditional round design that would use a pin but also explored ideas around an Aero bottle. By August of 2010 we had significant interest in our round bottle...we were now working with “the best in the business” Elite-it. They worked with us on refining the bottle designs.

Early Elite-it Drawings
Early Elite-it Drawings

The First Generation in 2012 our first prototype is presented at Euro bike and, at the same time in Australia, the Freedom Cycle System innovation wins 4 categories at the prestigious Bendigo Inventors Awards. The system is further runner up at the Sydney Design awards in the same year. http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/394811/bike-invention-wins-top-gong-at-awards-night/ Through further worldwide testing and development, the Freedom Cycle system has gone from strength to strength and is now ready to be taken to the world.  

Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott McGrory explains the compact frame benefits and the 2 stage capture system delivered by the Freedom Cycle System.

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FAQ's

Component Weights

  • Pin = 55 grams, Ease = 105 grams, Fast = 98 grams, Fix = 160 grams weights of fast and fix are estimations.

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

The Freedom Ease round bottle is currently in production for release later this year. Much of the research and development that was required for it's launch will be used and applied to the Freedom Fast and the Freedom Fix. We currently have 2 significant companies both here in Australia and also in Europe in the plastic moulding industry preparing to supply the Freedom Ease, obviously we do not know volumes yet...but we feel confident that these producers can match demand.
Logistically we favour a fulfillment provider especially for the US market.
Obviously we launched the kickstart in the Northern summer and therefore fulfillment would normally fall in the Christmas lead-up period. We understand that established buyers will get priority in this lead-up time with some of the vital services we will require to complete our pledges...manufacturing and logistics primarily. Understanding this some of our pledge dates may seem long, however they are realistic.

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    FREEDOM EASE

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    It' s not only Fast but it looks good doing it!!
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    At last a toolbox that is purpose built for riding. Holds heaps!!
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    THE FREEDOM SYSTEM -EARLYBIRD

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    The Fix, The Fast and The Ease....all 3 with pins. Interchangeable for any ride.
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