Dear KS backers,
New year is in full motion for us at FlyKly and February was a very exciting month, since we‘ve received amazing feedback from you, our community. So many photos of smarter bikes and comments came in from your first rides. And believe us, each and everyone is priceless motivation for our team.
This is a quick update of the past months: we’ve established several test locations worldwide, where you can try out the Smart Wheel. We’ve launched crowd investing campaign on Circleup, received first reviews and journeys from our customers and built a new community page. We’ve shipped almost all EU and US orders and Smart Lights orders. We are now sending Smart Lights together with the Smart Wheel and we’ve published the Smart Light installation video.
Our community has a new home
Find customer reviews, customer photos, media reviews and all other FlyKly news in one place: http://community.flykly.com/
Can’t find your smarter bike on our community page? Don’t hesitate and email us with a picture of your smarter bike at email@example.com.
Journey’s from all around the world
We are eager to hear stories about your journeys with your smarter bikes. Here are two journeys from our backers, Marcin from Poland and Marcel from Netherlands.
Marcel from Netherlands: “I like the Smart Wheel’s performance, it really impressed me and installation wasn’t so hard. Moreover, wheel holds up very well in hard weather.” Read more about Marcel’s journey here.
Marcin from Poland: "SmartWheel is amazing, all of my friends want to have this wheel. My mother (75years old) is interested to ride, a family friend (92 years old) wants to ride using the FlyKly’s Smart Wheel. And my old bike is finally trendy again.” Read Marcin’s story here.
Win a prize while riding your bike
Do you want a free Smart Light? Do you bike to work? Do you have a favorite view while you ride your bike? Yes? Get involved in the #smartview competition.
Its as easy as riding a bike;) Send us a picture of your favorite view from your bike ride to work and tag it with #smartview. The best picture we receive till the end of March gets a free Smart Light. You can post the picture on Facebook or Twitter, tag FlyKly and mark it with #smartview or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be really cool if you add the location of your favorite view.
Example of #smartview picture and text:
I love riding to work, my favorite view is from Roznik hill, that offers a great view of Ljubljana, my hometown. #smartview
Test locations all around the world
We established first test locations in Europe and US. You can test the Smart Wheel for free (just drop by in any of the shops) in Europe: Oslo, Brussels, Ljubljana, Copenhagen or in US: San Francisco. Coming soon: Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. Check test locations here.
FlyKly on Berlin bicycle week
We’re so excited to be a part of Berlin bicycle week, a place, where people gather to celebrate bikes. We had so much fun every time we were there, so don’t hesitate to drop by our stand. We are sharing it with our dear friends, Musguard, from 20th to 22nd of March.
Find you name among our backers
We owed you something for a while and here it is. List of backers, that made all this possible. Find you name on our website: http://flykly.com/backers-list. Thank you again for your support, we couldn’t do it without you.
Smart Light installation video
Most of you received the Smart Light by now. In case you still need to install it, don’t miss our support page with installation video.
Shipping to US
First batch of the Smart Wheels will be on their way to US and Canada in few days. Everything is ready, all the boxes are packed. All we are waiting now is transportation of the boxes to the port and for the ship to leave the port. You can expect an email with tracking numbers soon. Smart Wheels with Smart Lights included will be on ship to New York and from there they will go all around US and to Canada. We apologize that it took us a bit longer and the reason is delay in our production. We are doing things step by step, since we are here for the long run. We are all about lean startup are we are focusing on smaller quantities to keep the quality. Note, that there are two shipping batches to US and this is the first one, second one will go out in July/August. Thank you for your patience, your bikes will be smarter soon.
International shipping orders update
We have a new estimate for international orders, which is July/August. We have a new order coming up and since international orders are a part of our second big order, it will take a bit longer to deliver you the wheel. We again apologize for the delay and we hope you will survive riding your bike some time longer as it is.
European shipping update
We shipped most of the Smart Wheels by now and we expect to finish everything by the end of March. When we send your wheel, you can expect an email with tracking number.
Eco Ninja, Captain Planet, Heavy Weight or Green Master?
Our vision is to make cities more bicycle friendly. With Smart App, all that is possible. Currently FlyKly app is available for IOS only and Android is coming soon. Anyone that is cycling can use the Smart App – Smart Wheel is not required at all to track your routes, collect badges and carbon footprint points. Join to movement and become a part of FlyKly community, which is creating the future of urban cycling. Download the FlyKly App.
Thank you for your support by now on this journey.
Let’s make bicycles friendly cities together. Our plans for the future are exciting and we are already getting invited to urban mobility conferences and events around the world. This is our way of impacting the society and we are proud to have you on board.