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40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 26 2019 5:01 AM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing The CR8: Built for Urban Bike Cargo

Global Designers + Riders

Like riders in Amsterdam, Sydney, and Portland, we are privileged to live in one of the world's bike friendliest cities: Chicago.  As urban riders ourselves we saw safety and security problems with current systems and also found them overpriced and impractical. From this need, we were inspired to create something urban riders could rely on to transport their cargo, whatever that may be, at an affordable price while feeling safe and confident in their journey. Thus, the CR8™ was borne.  

The CR8™ Cruiser is a quick install onto your current bike rack and crate. With easy-to-follow instructions and a simple set of tools, your system is ride-ready in minutes.
The CR8™ Cruiser is a quick install onto your current bike rack and crate. With easy-to-follow instructions and a simple set of tools, your system is ride-ready in minutes.
The CR8™ team goal is to keep developing accessories to make the system even more versatile!
The CR8™ team goal is to keep developing accessories to make the system even more versatile!

The Bikers Behind CR8

Here at Beyond Design, we are city dwellers comprised of designers, adventurers, and bikers. We understand the benefits and challenges of city living and embrace car-alternatives. Our team wanted to create a solution that bridges bike transportation, convenience, and safety while encouraging people to get out and ride - whether that be to the grocery store, garden center, or across town.  

Designed with Form + Function, Grounded in Research

The CR8™ went through rigorous rounds of ideation and concept sketching before we landed on the final design.  It needed to carry a variety of items, offer flexibility to the rider, and pass our high standards for design. Drawing on insights from our research team, our industrial designers tapped into aesthetic trends and other inspiration to inform the development of loose concept sketches of the CR8™ system. Our team of experts then evaluated the concepts against the research findings and continued to iterate until we achieved the optimal designs for our target audience: urban riders.  

Lock-In and Go 

The CR8™ is designed to make it easier and safer to transport a variety of gear and essentials via bicycle. This new system allows you to quickly mount and dismount travel accessories to your bike rack. With the integrated key-lock we made sure your gear stays safe and you can ride easy.

Every backer, rider, and believer will help our project become a reality. 

CR8 is built for your commute.
CR8 is built for your commute.

Adventure Packs

The CR8™ accessories are all designed to quickly and securely attach, allowing riders to grab and go. The CR8™ system is made from engineered glass filled nylon material that is nearly indestructible. Available accessories include traditional plastic crates (above), saddle bags, wire baskets, and even pet carriers.

  •  Crate Cruiser:  Milk crates are an urban biker staple. But CR8™’s improved them. No bungee cords or zip ties needed. Simply attach the crate to the mounting base, lock and go. And you can remove the crate just as easily when on the go. Plus the 16 quart capacity makes it roomy enough to hold almost anything. 
  •  Metro Commuter:  These stylish heavy duty water resistant nylon bags lock securely in place, while the easy release allows you to take your bags on the go. The roomy interior is perfect for a jacket. Extra cushioning and multiple pockets lets you stow and protect all your valuables while allowing for easy access to your laptop or tablet.
  •  Bodega Bagger:  The CR8™ wire baskets are perfect for groceries and other items. The built in key lock means you can safely leave them behind. And, they collapse for easy storage when done. 
  •  Furbaby Traveler:   Whether searching for that new dog park or a trip to the vet, you can have peace of mind that the pet carrier securely attaches to the mounting base. So, go ahead and take your furbaby on an urban adventure! 
We know you have precious cargo! Whether it be your 4 legged companion or a 6 pack - CR8 keeps them safe.
We know you have precious cargo! Whether it be your 4 legged companion or a 6 pack - CR8 keeps them safe.

Thank you for your support and ride safe!

The CR8™'s mission is to promote positive social and environmental impact by providing safe solutions to transport cargo and encourage people to ditch their cars and get out and ride. We hope you join us and keep peddling for safer roads and more journeys. 

We are passionate about the positive social and environmental impact the CR8™ and the many different accessories we're creating can have. We’d love if you’d spread the word to all of your friends. As for our stretch goals, we have some exciting accessories. Together we can make CR8™ a reality. 


Here are some of the many CR8™ extra accessories we're planning to make. Help us making them a reality and get them free only here at Kickstarter!
Here are some of the many CR8™ extra accessories we're planning to make. Help us making them a reality and get them free only here at Kickstarter!

Risks and challenges

As a design firm with 25 years of experience, we know that manufacturing and tooling issues can arise during production. We are confident the CR8™ has been designed and engineered to be successful, but some challenges may push estimated production dates back.

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    Good Karma + Safe Travels!

    Every amount counts! We appreciate your support of the CR8™ and wish you safe 2-wheel travels.

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    CR8™ Bike The Drive Launch Special

    In honor our launch at Chicago's annual bike the ride 2019, the first 50 backers get early access to our CR8™ Starter Pack for the crazy low price of only $30!!!

    The Starter Pack includes the CR8™ mounting base and plate. Simply affix to the bike rack and cargo solution of your own choosing (i.e. milk crate or basket) and ride off into the sunset.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Starter System (Mounting Base to affix to bike rack)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
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    CR8™ Starter Pack - Early Bird

    The first 100 backers get our CR8™ Starter Pack for just $35!!!

    The Starter Pack includes the CR8™ mounting base and plate. Simply affix to the bike rack and cargo solution of your own choosing (i.e. milk crate or basket) and ride off into the sunset.

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    • CR8™ Starter System (Mounting Base to affix to bike rack)
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    CR8™ Starter Pack

    Our simple system for the minimalist rider includes the CR8™ mounting base and plate. Simply affix to the bike rack and cargo solution of your own choosing (i.e. milk crate or basket) and ride off into the sunset.

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    • CR8™ Starter System (Mounting Base to affix to bike rack)
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    CR8™ Plus Pack

    Think the milk crate without the messy bungee cords or zip ties. Simple to attach and easy to remove. The built in key lock secures your crate and gives you peace of mind when you leave it behind. CRATE NOT INCLUDED.

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    • CR8™ Plus (Mounting Base + Worry-free Lock)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
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    CR8™ Plus: Crate Cruiser - Early Bird

    The first 50 backers get early access to the CR8™ Plus System and a plastic Milk Crate for just $50!!!

    Backers will receive our patented CR8™ system and a large 16qt. Crate. Perfect for traveling with workout gear, groceries, and sports equipment, the 16qt. Milk Crate is roomy enough to hold almost anything. And the easy to use mounting base means no messy bungee cords or zip ties. We've added a key lock for extra security to keep your crate in place when you're on the go.

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    • CR8™ Plus (Mounting Base + Worry-free Lock)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
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    CR8™ Plus: Crate Cruiser

    Backers will receive our patented CR8™ system and a large 16qt. Crate. Perfect for traveling with workout gear, groceries, and sports equipment, the 16qt. Milk Crate is roomy enough to hold almost anything. And the easy to use mounting base means no messy bungee cords or zip ties. We've added a key lock for extra security to keep your crate in place when you're on the go.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Plus (Mounting Base + Worry-free Lock)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
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    CR8™ Premiere: Bodega Bagger

    Get our CR8™ Premiere Pack with mounting base with lock and handle plate, locking plate and two CR8™ wire baskets. The baskets are perfect for groceries and other items. They quickly snap into place and the built in key lock means you can safely secure your bodega haul. Plus, the baskets collapse for easy storage when done.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
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    CR8™ Premiere: Metro Commuter Saddlebags

    Get the CR8™ Premiere system including mounting base with lock and handles plate and two of our stylish, heavy duty, water-resistant nylon bags. that lock securely in place. The roomy interior is perfect for laptops, tablets, and your business clothes. And these durable saddlebags are Chicago weather and road tested!

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    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
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    CR8™ Plus: Furbaby Traveler

    Don't leave home without Fido again! Whether searching for that new dog park or a trip to the vet, you can have peace of mind that our pet carrier securely attaches to the CR8™ Plus system.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Plus (Mounting Base + Worry-free Lock)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
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    Full CR8™ Premiere Kit - Early Bird

    The first 20 backers get our Full CR8™ Premiere pack for the crazy low price of $410!!!

    One stop shopping at its best. With the full CR8™ system you get it all. The patented secure CR8™ locking system and all 4 accessories. You'll be prepared for every urban adventure with CR8™.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
    • 2 CR8™ Saddlebags
    • Traditional 16qt Milk Crate
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    Full CR8™ Premiere Kit

    One stop shop! With the full CR8™ system you get it all -- our secure locking CR8™ system and all 4 accessories. With this, you'll be prepared for every urban adventure.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
    • 2 CR8™ Saddlebags
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    Full CR8™ Premiere Kit + Early Adopter

    Be one of the first to try the CR8™ system before we send to manufacturing and give us your feedback!

    We will send you a CR8™ prototype and once the final product is ready for shipment, we will send you a complete CR8™ Kit with our secure locking system and all 4 accessories. You'll be prepared for every urban adventure with CR8™.

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    • 3D Printed CR8™ Prototype (Mounting Base + Locking Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
    • 2 CR8™ Saddlebags
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
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    Full Premiere Kit + Tour Chicago + Lolla

    As a VIP backer, we want to pay it forward by hearing your feedback and getting to know you! We will send you a CR8™ prototype before we send to manufacturing. Then we'll spend time together by going on a Bike Tour of Chicago with you and a guest. To sweeten the deal further, you and your guest are invited to Lollapalooza!!!

    Once the final product is ready for shipment, we will send you a complete CR8™ Kit with our secure locking system and all 4 accessories.You'll be prepared for every urban adventure with CR8™.

    NOTE: Lodging and travel to and from Chicago is not included.

    Includes:
    • 3D Printed CR8™ Prototype (Mounting Base + Locking Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
    • 2 CR8™ Saddlebags
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
    • Lollapalooza Tickets
    • Chicago Bike Tour
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    CR8™ Kit + Design Time / Team Dinner

    As a VIP backer, we want to pay it forward and help your ideas come to life! We will send you a complete CR8™ Kit plus a voucher for 2 weeks of product design service. Plus we'll give you a tour of our studio and take you out for dinner at the end of the two weeks. Our CR8™ team of designers, engineers, and innovators are here to help you!

    NOTE: Lodging and travel to and from Chicago is not included.

    Includes:
    • CR8™ Premiere System (Mounting Base w/Lock + Handle Plate)
    • CR8™ Locking Plate (affix to your basket, crate, box, etc.)
    • CR8™ Rack Clamps
    • CR8™ Pet Carrier
    • CR8™ Wire Baskets (easy snap-to design, collapsible, durable)
    • 2 CR8™ Saddlebags
    • 2 weeks of Product Design Services
    • Dinner for 2 with CR8™ Team
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