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With a Companion Bike Seat your bike can now carry you AND a friend. With the optional stash box... AND your stash. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 23, 2012.

With a Companion Bike Seat your bike can now carry you AND a friend. With the optional stash box... AND your stash.

About this project

We set out a year ago with a desire to answer a simple question: How can we stylishly and comfortably put two people on a bike made for one?  After tirelessly turning brainstorms into blueprints, we built our first prototype of the Companion Bike Seat - putting the prototype to the test with tandem riders of all shapes and sizes, we had finally proven we could do it - at least for one bike.

We then built a couple more, adding some features and reworking our designs to fit on several different types of bikes.  With an official line of different prototypes in hand, we brought our Companion Bike Seats to SXSW.  Providing free bike taxi services to major bars and venues.  The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and has given us the spark and excitement to fuel our commitment to bring the Companion Bike Seat to riders everywhere.

We're very excited to announce the launch of our campaign on Kickstarter, which will help us realize the next major milestone in our journey, as we move from prototype to production.

Have a bike with multiple gears?  The Alice is for you!The Alice is specially designed to fit a geared hub.

Do you ride a cruiser? The Cindy is for you!The Cindy has a smaller width and frame size for single speed bicycles.
 

Color Options

 
 

Locking Stash-Box

Both Alice and Cindy come with an optional locking stash-box, see STASH IT pledge level.
 

Why Get a Companion?

  • "I don't have the space for two bikes"
  • "I too would like to ride with chilled beers in my stash-box"
  • "My girlfriend said good things would happen if I get one"  
  • "I can give that cute girl a ride to class" 
  • "I can take my friend to the train station"  
  • "I can pick my friends up so they don't drive home drunk"
  • "You just never know when you'll need one"
 

Companion T-Shirt

"I Supported on Kickstarter" 

Why make a rear mounted bike seat...?

We all really enjoy bikes. We believe most people like bikes too, although they just might not have one. 

What should we do if our friend doesn't have a bike? How can we also bring them along?  

That is exactly what Companion Bike Seat set out to accomplish.  Over the past year we have designed and built frames, felt and sat on different seats, tested the Companion on different types of bikes, and got lots of feedback.   

That's where YOU come in!

With your support, we are super excited to create Companions!  We have already received manufacturing quotes and should begin our first production run shortly after funding.

THANK YOU!

Companion Team

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    8 backers

    POP IT - Companion Bottle Opener. Thanks for the support. (International orders please include $5)

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    About $30 USD

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    WEAR IT - Companion limited edition Kickstarter T-Shirt. You helped make it all happen!! (Int order please include $5)

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    About $70 USD

    10 backers Limited (40 left of 50)

    GOT IT - Lucky you! One of the few getting a Black Companion for a SUPER reduced price. (Currently cannot ship International)

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    Pledge $85 or more
    About $85 USD

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    OWN IT - Companion Alice or Cindy in Black or Silver. Will retail for $100. (Currently cannot ship International)

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    Pledge $115 or more
    About $115 USD

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    STASH IT - Companion Alice or Cindy in Black or Silver w/locking "stash-box". Will retail for $150. (Currently cannot ship International)

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    Pledge $120 or more
    About $120 USD

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    FLAUNT IT - Exclusive Companion Alice or Cindy in limited addition White w/locking "stashbox". (Currently cannot ship International)

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    Pledge $400 or more
    About $400 USD

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    PROTO IT - Be part of the adventure. Own an original prototype of the Companion, fully functional.

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    Pledge $700 or more
    About $700 USD

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    SHARE IT - A Pack of 10 Companions. 5 with a stash-box, 5 without in your choice of color. (Shipping rates apply, please contact)

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    About $1,200 USD

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    MEET THEM - Dinner with the Founders in San Francisco, plus any 2 Companions of choice.

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Funding period

- (45 days)