For the past four years, the KitBrix team has made robust, innovative, water-repellent bags for cyclists, triathletes, obstacle racers and active families.
KitBrix is proud to introduce the revolutionary CityBrix bag. Tested with elite athletes and inspired by military grade materials. The CityBrix backpack is designed with the active urbanite in mind. It has two key storage compartment 'work and play' kit plus space for accessories, laptop, tablet, phone, passport and keys.
We supply kit to pro cycling teams, including Team JLT Condor, Team Raleigh and Neon Velo. We are a trusted supplier to British Triathlon, supporting GB athletes with luggage and transition solutions to 2020 and beyond.
Introducing the NEW CityBrix –– inspired by our original KitBrix range, the CityBrix has been crafted with the aim of becoming the perfect commuter, gym, and active travel companion, as seen on Bike Biz, Endurance Business, British Triathlon, Pez Cycling News. We wanted to combine business function with sporting performance. This is how we did it....
To test the bag in all the right environments, we enlisted the help of Ed Clancy OBE, triple Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion track cyclist...we thought he might know a thing or two about the importance of organised kit. Our product video offers a quick 'Chaplin style' film to show how Ed Clancy OBE uses his CityBrix...enjoy!
The CityBrix was created so you don't have to take two bags to work for gym and business, saving you time, energy and allowing you to remain professional and organised at all times. The CityBrix is the perfect travel, commuter, gym, photography and nutrition bag, no matter how you get to and from your place of work.
The CityBrix allows you to take all of your essential items to work, such as laptop, pens, phone and tablet chargers, and A4 documents, in addition to spare clothes, gym kit, cycle accessories, or whatever items you need to ensure you are prepared, comfortable and ready for any activity.
We were invited by Ed Clancy to work with him and explore his needs as a professional cyclist, and to test the durability of the product. Ed is on the road for most of the year, travelling around the world with Team GB and Team JLT-Condor. His kit must be organised at all times. The development of the CityBrix is the next step in the evolution of our relationship with Ed.
Ed travels around North Yorkshire and Derbyshire on the road, but not only on his Condor Leggero racing bike. Whether it's a trials bike, mountain bike or Ducati super bike, the equipment needed to support his lifestyle must deliver the highest performance. No pressure!
How do you commute?
CityBrix features in action - CASE STUDY
Development, the raw features, 'tech' and 'stats'
Chest Strap | Our chest strap has been tested and is perfect for running, cycling and getting keeping your CityBrix in place while on the go. We are refining the finer details to ensure you can get complete access to your chest strap pocket which may be moved to the other side of the strap to avoid any interference and support access.
Side Pockets | We are testing the durability of this area with loose keys, sharp objects and other items that could cause ruptures in the material. We want the very best material and build for this area to ensure it can hold water bottles as well as sharper objects.
Main outer material | The main material of the CityBrix is waterproof and scratchproof. We also want the finish to be perfect and if we can, made from completely recycled materials. We are looking at 3 materials with these same qualities which will offer a more matt finish to the bag as well as being made from a robust recycled material.
The outer zips | While wanting to maintain watertight integrity, we want our zips to be completely functional and hard wearing to support your sporting needs. We are finalising the zip finish and puller durability.
Outer helmet lock | The CityBrix can take up to a size 57 helmet in the base but for those that wish to have this section for other kit we are introducing an outer lock so you can keep all your kit together when your helmet needs to come with you but not worn.
Fluorescent over cover | For safety and extra visibility, we will produce a cover accessory on completion which will support runners or cyclists specifically with regards to safety on the road.
Timeline of events
Airline hand luggage APPROVED
Part of our planning and design process, we know that that our customers are likely to be travellers as well as sports and business enthusiasts. This is why we have gone to great length to ensure that the CityBrix is approved to carry as hand luggage on all airlines.
The Starter CityBrix Pack (above) | Pledge £100 to receive: 1 x CityBrix Rucksack, 1 x Stretch Fit Jersey, 1 x Christmas voucher (delivered by 10th December so you can gift The Starter CityBrix Pack for March delivery)
The Regular Commuter Pack (above) | Pledge £135 to receive: 1 x CityBrix Rucksack, 1 x KitBrix kit Bag (Black), 1 x Stretch Fit Jersey, 1 x Christmas voucher (delivered by 10th December so you can gift The Regular Commuter Pack for March delivery)
The Couple Commuter Pack (above) | Pledge £265 to receive: 2 x CityBrix Rucksack, 2 x KitBrix kit Bag (Black), 2 x Stretch Fit Jersey, 1 x Christmas voucher (delivered by 10th December so you can gift The Couple Commuter Pack for March delivery)
The Exclusive Team Pack (above) | Pledge £750 to receive: 4 x CityBrix Rucksack, 4 x KitBrix kit Bag (Black), 4 x Stretch Fit Jersey, 1 x Christmas voucher (delivered by 10th December so you can gift The EXCLUSIVE Team Pack for March delivery) PLUS an INVITATION for an evening with Ed Clancy and KitBrix (Date TBC). This is for a very limited audience and you will get to hang out with Ed and a number of KitBrix athletes for the evening as we explore the adventures of 2017/18.
More about KitBrix
We are first and foremost a product innovation company that strives to solve kit organisation stress and time wasting in preparation and kit management. Catering for the demands of the endurance athlete, the modern adventurer, the family and anyone with a passion for an active lifestyle. But this is not where the journey ends. We want our customers to share their experiences, their highs and lows and to see us as a competent and honest line of support in their journey.
- Winners of the BikeBiz Awards 2017 'Innovation by a Newcomer'
- Finalists for 'Breakthrough Brand' at BikeBiz Awards 2017
- UK Enterprise Best Outdoor Equipment Provider 2017
- UK Enterprise Sports Bag of the Year 2017
Read more about KitBrix at www.kitbrix.com
Risks and challenges
We hope that you have enjoyed reading about our innovative product. We have been established since 2013 and have always maintained a positive reputation with our customers. We still have discussions with some of our very first customers!
With our relationships with Olympic athletes, pro cycle teams and government bodies we hope that we have supported our claims of honesty and integrity. If in doubt, please come and see us. We would love to see you at our offices in Poole, at one of our partner stores or at an exhibition we are attending.
We have tried and tested the CityBrix and we are ready to go to production. There may be minor changes as we continue the process, but these will be improvements in design and quality. Don't worry, you will be informed at every step.
Having been manufacturing for the last few years, there is always a small chance that unforeseen complications could arise and cause delays to one of our batches. If this happens, we will certainly be transparent and provide you with an updated delivery schedule.
If you would like to learn more about KitBrix products we would love to have you along to our website or one of our open evenings in our home town in Poole, Dorset. We are based down South on the beach next to some incredible rides, hikes and swims so come prepared for adventure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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