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Carry more with your bike, even a case of beer. Detachable and lockable; shopping, commuting and kid carrying bicycle products. Read more

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Carry more with your bike, even a case of beer. Detachable and lockable; shopping, commuting and kid carrying bicycle products.

About this project

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1 – The Klik, the adapter which all of our products click and lock to
2 – The Crate
3 – The Urban Explorer messenger bag
4 – The Big Shopper pannier bag
5 – The Urban Office laptop bag
6 – The Child Seat - awaiting your support for safety certification testing

Everything we make currently comes in two colors. Orange and Silver for the Klik and Crate and Grey and Black for the bags. The options are endless and if this Kickstarter is a success we will continue to develop even more accessories. 

 With the Crate's wheels and handle you can take it from your bike and into the store. The wheels below are our brand new prototype wheels which we are finishing with your help from this Kickstarter!

The Crate can easily hold 24 bottles of beer. Take it to the party, take it to the park, take it to a race.

The wheel was invented so that people didn't have to carry things on their backs.
The wheel was invented so that people didn't have to carry things on their backs.

 We are actively testing the prototype in Amsterdam.

We have successfully completed development of the locking interface between the Child Seat and the Klik and we are currently testing the structural framework of the Child Seat in Amsterdam. The next step will be the safety certification. 

Once the EN14344 safety certification process is complete we will then add the cushioning and remaining cosmetic finish. 

About Us

We are a growing group of bike loving entrepreneurs and engineers. Most of us have known each other since elementary school and high school, and we all share a common belief that bikes are the best way to get around. A few years ago one of us dropped a case of beer while trying to ride it home and from there we got the idea to start designing solutions for running errands by bike. We knew we wanted to keep everything as local and socially responsible as possible and that everything should work as easily as possible. The bike is socially and environmentally as perfect as transportation gets and we didn't want to mess with that. 

The idea was born

We designed an adapter, the Klik adapter, which allows one large item to attach and lock to the top of a bike's rear rack and two smaller items on the sides. So far we have two accessories for the top, our Crate and Child seat, and for the sides, we have our line of bags.  

The design started with drawings of the Crate and Klik.

We developed a great way of securely attaching accessories to the top of the Klik. Sliding either the Crate or the Child Seat onto the top of the Klik adapter engages the spring loaded pivoting lock while 4 other points of contact keep everything firmly secure. 

One thing we always kept in mind while designing the system is that people love carrying bags while riding either on their rack or on their back. With that in mind, we added the ability to carry two bags on the Klik adapter's sides. The end result is an adapter which allows you to carry 3 accessories at once, 1 on the top and 1 on each side. 

We developed and patented a recessed interface which allows the bags to lock onto the Klik adapter. In whole, we set out to design a system that was as compatible and flexible as possible. 

Made in the Netherlands 

Our design office and garage are in Amsterdam while we use an injection molding facility and an assembly space just under two hours away. All of our plastic parts are made there, 100% of the Klik and Crate. Besides the nuts and bolts, the only component that comes from outside of our home country is the polyester for the bags which is upcycled from excess materials used by a major sporting goods manufacturer. 

We have kept it all very local to us to insure the best quality and best working conditions. 

You can already see the product at select partnered stores and at events so you can try Fietsklik out for yourself!

U.S. Partnered Stores:

Events:

  • FietsVak - The Amsterdam Bike Show, March 1 - 4 
  • Philly, April 18th - 20th
  • Earth Day Washington DC, April 22th - 25th
  • Eastern Conference Collegiate Road Cycling Championships, Boston and Rhode Island area, April 26th - 28th

 Add $50 for any additional Crate or Bag above 3

We've partnered with Pittsburgh based reflective bike gear startup and successful Kickstarter, Fiks Reflective to develop a T-shirt using their black reflective technology. The result couldn't be better. The shirt is an American made drielease garment made from hybrid poly-cotton yarn which wicks away sweat and is coated with a natural anti-microbial wash to prevent odor. The perfect shirt for riding. 

 Or you can get the shirt by its amazing self.

Visit Us in Amsterdam

We have two options for people wanting to meet the team

  • The Local Option: $1000 - Meet the team, have dinner with us and the other "Meet the Team" Pledges, visit the factory, bike tour and picnic and a full set of everything we make.
  • The All Inclusive Trip for Two: $5000 - We pay your airfare and hotel accommodation for a week long trip into Dutch cycling culture. Everything in the $1000 "Local Option" plus bike rentals, day tours to local towns and breweries. The perfect trip for those who love bikes.

 Timeline

For the Klik, Crate and Bags:

  • May 2nd - Kickstarter ends, we email you to ask which accessories you want (colors, choice of bags, sizes, etc.)
  • Mid-May - Production in the Netherlands begins
  • Late June - Klik, Crate and Bags ship globally
  • July - Delivery of your new products!

For the Child Seat:

  • May 2nd - Kickstarter ends, we email you to ask which accessories you want (colors, choice of bags, sizes, etc.)
  • Mid-May/June - Child Seat enters into 6 months safety certification phase
  • Interim (now till November), tooling is finalized, production plans made
  • November to January 2015 - Manufacturing
  • February 2015 - Final assembly and Packaging
  • March 2015 - Ship internationally
  • April 2015 - Delivery of your Fietsklik Child Seat!

Sure, Fietsklik will work perfectly on your current bike, but if you are in the market for a new bike as well, we have the perfect bike for that. We've teamed up with our friends at Peace Bicycles, who just finished a successful kickstarter, to put our Klik and Crate onto their Dutch inspired Dreamer series. They are some beautiful bikes! 

 For $850, you will receive your choice of Peace Bicycle Dreamer series as well as a Klik and a Crate. The full specs of the bikes are below and it should be noted that they come in both step-through and standard frames.

Risks and challenges

Risks are different for each product.

The Klik - We've got this down. We've made and tested over 200 now with no issues. If this is delayed, it will be because of shipping.

The Crate - We've just made brand new wheels and Crate Covers for the Crate. No problems so far but they are the only parts of the Crate still in testing. If there is a delay with the Crate, it will be because we feel we can do better on one of those two points.

The Bags - The bags are made from upcycled excess material from a well known sportswear manufacturer's factory. We have guaranteed enough material for over a 2000 bags and don't foresee any issues. However, if demand were to skyrocket, there is only so much excess material before we would have to start using another source. If a new source is needed, we would have a delay and slightly different bags.

The Child Seat - The Child Seat needs to pass its safety certification. This should be a straight forward process that will take about 6 months once it begins. If any issues do arise while it is being tested, we may have to delay delivery. To mitigate this risk, we are using outside consulting engineers and designers to help us with the entire Child Seat development process to insure timely delivery of an absolutely safe and topnotch product.

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FAQ

  • Yes, shipping is on us and is free anywhere in the world.

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  • Yes, just for the Kickstarter we are throwing in a free Cover. Once the campaign is over, we will email you asking which colors you want your products in. Feel free to mix and match!

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  • Well that's a tough question... First, how much can your rack hold? Because many racks are either rated for 55lbs/25kg or 77lbs/35kg.

    What we say is, the Crate can easily hold 44lbs/20kg, the bags are comfy with about 15lbs/6kg in each then your whole system weighs about 75lbs/34kg which makes it nice and safe on a heavy duty rack.

    The Child Seat is limited by the safety certification to 48lbs/22kg. Safety first.

    The Klik itself can be sat on if you bike is sturdy enough. That's how we taxi people around ;)

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  • While exact pricing is still being tested at our partnered stores and events, we can firmly say everything on the Kickstarter is at least 20% to 30% below retail with the $169 early bird special being an even crazier deal.

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    An ultra high quality Fietsklik T-Shirt designed with our friends at Fiks Reflective featuring their black reflective technology!

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    Get the Klik adapter & the Crate wheeled cargo carrier.

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    Get the Klik adapter & the Crate wheeled cargo carrier PLUS a Fietsklik T-Shirt made with Fiks Reflective's black reflective technology.

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    The Klik & Pick 2. Get a Klik adapter and pick any 2 accessories from our Crate or bags to go with it!

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    Early Bird Special! Get a Klik adapter, a Crate wheeled cargo carrier and 2 of our clicking and locking Big Shopper pannier bags!

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    Big Shopper Special! Get a Klik adapter, a Crate wheeled cargo carrier and 2 of our clicking and locking Big Shopper pannier bags!

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    The $185 Big Shopper Special! Get a Klik adapter, a Crate wheeled cargo carrier and 2 of our clicking and locking Big Shopper pannier bags! Only 50 available at this price!

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    Klik & Pick 3! Get a Klik adapter and pic any 3 of our accessories out of our Crate and bags. Mix and match. The Klik can hold a Crate and 2 bags so this is the perfect pledge for a full system.

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    The Klik adapter and our clicking and locking Child Seat! Add $50 to your pledge for any additional accessory that you want from our Crate and bags!

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    Get the Klik adapter, the Crate and 2 bags of your choice PLUS a Fietsklik T-Shirt made with Fiks Reflective's black reflective technology.

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    The Do It All Super Pack! Get the Klik adapter, Crate wheeled cargo carrier, 2 detachable Big Shopper pannier bags and our Child Seat!

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    Get your Fietsklik products and a complete bike perfect for riding around town. Includes a Klik adapter, a Crate and a Peace Bicycles Dreamer series bike to use it all on. See page for bike specs and options. Add $50 for each additional Fietsklik Bag or Crate. Shipping is included for the contiguous 48 US states. Ask for shipping quotes to elsewhere.

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    Meet the team! The option for locals that want a full set of product and the same tours as the $5000 pledge. See page for details.

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    Trip for two! Amsterdam City Cycling Vacation! Everything in the $1000 tier and more! Meet the team, see how everything is made, redlight tour and dine and sleep on us! See page for details.

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