We’ve had a very productive December and exciting start of 2015. In December, first Smart Wheels were delivered, first Smart Lights were assembled and shipped, we fine tuned our Smart Wheel assembly process and got first feedback from Smart Wheel users. In January, we were present at CES - the biggest consumer electronics show in the world, where we officially launched Smart Wheel. We’re so excited about Smart Wheel being the first all-in-one electric pedal assist to hit the market. Woo hoo :)
FLYKLY AT CES 2015
We made it to CES 2015, that took place in the beginning of January in Las Vegas and united the most innovative companies in the world with 170.000 industry professionals and more than 3600 exhibitors. We officially launched Smart Wheel on the market and won the race among all-in-one electric pedal assists.
FlyKly booth at CES 2015
We got a lot of media attention at CES and here are few of them:
“FlyKly’s new electric-assist bike wheel takes the huff n’ puff out of hill climbs. We want one. Badly.” by Popular Science.
"FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers." by Electric Bike Report
"Riding a FlyKly bike feels like the wind's at your back." by VentureBeat
“The FlyKly Smart Wheel puts the foot down on pedaling with a 250-watt boost.” by Digital trends
"If you want to ride a bike to school or work without being sweaty, Smart Wheel is for you." by CNET
LET THERE BE LIGHT - SMART LIGHT IS SHIPPING
We are proud to say that first Smart Lights have been shipped. Take a look at the final product. Looking good:
Smart phone, Smart Light and bicycle belong together
Most of you can expect your Smart Light together with your Smart Wheel delivery. We already shipped first 100 Smart Lights and the rest will be ready by the end of January. Most of you, that already received your Smart Wheel, will receive Smart Light separately.
PROFESSIONALS BEHIND SMART WHEEL ASSEMBLY
We take our Smart Wheel assembly very seriously. Each hub is assembled by hands, carefully centred and measured thoroughly, so you will get optimal experience while riding your bike.
We test every wheel that comes out
Tine during Smart Wheel assembly
The assembly process is performed by bike assembly professionals – read about detailed process of Smart Wheel assembly and Tine, one of the people behind it on our blog.
UPDATE ON SMART WHEEL SHIPPING
We are fully occupied with Smart Wheel shipping. Our production is limited to 80 Smart Wheels per week. Thank you all for your patience.
Smart Wheels waiting to be shipped
Estimated delivery time:
- Expedited shipping orders – white sent, silver sending
- European orders – white Smart Wheel orders sent, silver Smart Wheel orders will be sent end of January
- US orders – white and silver Smart Wheel orders will be sent out end of January, you can expect them by the end of February
- International orders – white and silver Smart Wheel orders will be sent out in the end of February, you can expect them by the end of March
OUR SUPPORT PAGE IS READY
Take a look at our new support page. You can find all the help you need in 11 support videos like Smart Wheel first installation or using Smart App and more. We also have a list of FAQ and we are sure it will help to answer many of your questions.
WHEN YOUR SMART WHEEL ARRIVES
Once you receive your Smart Wheel, please follow all the steps of installing the Smart Wheel carefully. It is very easy to install it and you will find the steps in the manual and in first installation video. In case you do not follow each step of installation, your Smart Wheel will not start properly, so take your time to install it.
Note: at least one hand brake is required on your bike. The regenerative brake is strong enough to slow down the bike, but not strong enough to stop the bike. At least one mechanical (hand) brake is suggested to be on the bike, back pedal brake is not enough.
JOURNEY - SHARE YOUR SMART WHEEL EXPERIENCE
We are hungry for your first ride experience with your smarter bike. What are your first impressions of the Smart Wheel? How do you feel about it? What do you like the most? Why, where, when and how do you use it? What’s your story? We would be thrilled to share your experience and pictures with our community.
We would ask you for some pictures of you with your smarter bike (while driving, walking or standing next to it etc.) and story of your experience with Smart Wheel. Please send us journeys and pictures from your first rides at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for sharing!
HAVE YOU CHOSEN YOUR COLOR YET?
As most of you already know, we now offer two colors of Smart Wheel: pure white and silver gray. In case you have not informed us about your new color choice, please email us at email@example.com with your new color choice. Thank you for your flexibility.
Again, thank you all for your patience and support. We’re making cities smarter together and we are thrilled to be on this journey together with you, our amazing community.