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Karmic OSLO: The Bike of the Future is Here!

A modern electric bicycle that shrinks your city and reduces your footprint. Step onto the future of personal mobility.

Karmic OSLO: The Bike of the Future is Here!

A modern electric bicycle that shrinks your city and reduces your footprint. Step onto the future of personal mobility.

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Informazioni

Hey Kickstarter! We are Karmic, and we build modern electric bicycles. 

We’re launching our third campaign for the new Karmic OSLO. Since we brought you the Koben, the market has been inundated with hundreds, if not thousands, of electric bikes. Most of them start with a standard bike frame, adding a battery and a motor. We should know, we did that 4 years ago. But shouldn’t technology have taken us further by now? Shouldn’t we be riding the future already? 

In spite of everything out there, we believe the best electric bike had yet to be built. 

So we built it.

We’ve spent the last few years engineering a new kind of electric bike. We’ve reimagined movement from the ground up to bring you something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Presenting the OSLO.

 You've Never Seen a Bike Like This Before

 With the OSLO, We've Reimagined Movement 

At Karmic, we believe that mobility is opportunity and unlocks the potential in everyone. That’s why it was so important for us to build something that could serve the future. We wanted to build a forward-thinking bike with sustainability at its core. We wanted to get even more people on electric bikes. People who might not have ridden a bike in many years, or maybe people who never thought they were Cyclists.   

So we started from scratch. We designed the OSLO from a clean slate, and there's nothing else like it. Because Design isn't how it looks. Design is how it works

We put a lot of time and thought into the needs of today's urban rider. While any bike can be used to navigate your city, the OSLO is the first of its kind. A modern City Cycle designed from the ground up to be safe, comfortable, and efficient. We believe it is the best way to get around - better than a car, rideshare, or even regular bikes and electric scooters. Based on years of feedback from our Karmic Owners and our own research into why people were *not* riding bikes, we've created something completely new to get more people out of their cars and on to the future of personal electric mobility. 

The promise of electric vehicles is clean, safe, and efficient mobility for all. With easy acceleration, nimble handling and a truly comfortable saddle, OSLO makes riding fun again. We've designed the OSLO for you. We've designed it to be used everyday.

Just get on and go! Now everyone can ride a Karmic!

Spectacular Engineering Because Hardware Design Matters

We're inspired by Legendary Designers across all industries and time. From Charles and Ray Eames' philosophy to "make the best, for the most, for the least," to Dieter Rams' "10 Principles of Good Design." Less, but Better.  We believe the Oslo will change the world. While not everyone will agree, those who believe in Karmic will. We know our bikes change our Owner's worlds. Now you can get the "Karmic Experience" for yourself. 

Modern, Minimalist Design

The OSLO's modern, minimalist design is patent-pending and only available from Karmic.

The OSLO is Safer, Faster, and More Comfortable!

Whether you’re riding your OSLO to commute to work, run errands around town, or simply for the joy of the ride, the OSLO will get you there quickly, safely, and beautifully. Simply put - the OSLO is a perfect ride for a better tomorrow.

 This Seat is Bananas! 

OSLO Concept shown, production seat will be even softer.

Remember when you were a kid and your bike seat was long AND comfortable? Well, the OSLO’s wide, long saddle hearkens back to the good ‘ol days when afternoons were spent riding around the ‘hood with your buddies. We’ve even designed a place to stash your phone and wallet under the seat to give those back pockets a break.

Simple and Intuitive Experience 

The OSLO is a Class 2 Ebike. That means it has an electronically limited top-speed of 20mph. Of course you can go faster on while riding down hills, but the motor will only assist up to 20mph. We’ve also designed the standard battery pack to give up to 20 miles of real world range. The OSLO has 3 levels of pedal assist (Eco, Normal, Boost) as well as a throttle whenever you need it. Range estimate assumes rider is using the throttle more often than not. Of course we could make claims of greater range, but that isn’t how we operate. The throttle is great for getting quickly off the line, and staying ahead of other traffic. We believe that fast is fun, and who doesn't want more fun?

 Safety First! 

OSLO Concept shown, production brakes will be hydraulic.

The OSLO has a hydroformed aluminum chassis with thermoplastic bodywork (similar to a car bumper), its alloy wheels stay true over bumps and potholes, and its wider pneumatic tires give a confident yet comfortable ride and handling. We use hydraulic disc brakes in the front and back, just like a modern automobile for maximum safety and years of reliable service. If we want people to trade in their cars for something better, it has to be truly better. The OSLO’s integrated headlights never need charging and are always on (DRLs), and its wraparound tail light not only increases rider visibility, but they activate when you’re stopping to give drivers maximum time to respond. Brake lights on bikes? Yes please!

Easier to Use Battery

Karmic Battery rendering shown, production version may vary.

We completely redesigned the Karmic Battery and made it even simpler to use. You just lift up the saddle, pull the old one out to charge and drop the fully charged one in! Ready to roll in under 30 seconds! Our new 48-volt architecture has many advantages, such as higher torque, greater efficiency and faster charging times. We are also the first ebike to use the new 21700 cell size (commonly referred to as the Tesla Cell, although it was co-developed with Panasonic). Originally these cells were only used in the Tesla Model 3. We think this will be the new industry standard across all light electric vehicles (LEVs) in a few years time. We have been field-testing the new Karmic Battery for over 2 years, but were waiting until Panasonic made them available for production (to companies other than Tesla) before spec'ing them in the OSLO. 

OSLO in the News!

"The OSLO could become a very big deal." -Edward Niedermeyer, The Drive

""The Karmic OSLO is the electric love child of a bike and a scooter....The Oslo is what it would look like if Apple designed e-bikes." - Andrew Hawkins, The Verge

"the karmic oslo is a city commuter with the comfort of a child's bike." -designboom

Customers Love Karmic!

“I'm on year 3 of the Karmic and love it. Best bike I've had. I seriously have used it to commute all over LA and most of the time on the Westside it's faster than a car.” - Michael B., Los Angeles

“[Karmic] is one of those hidden gems that people who know what to look for end up finding.” - Fei F., San Francisco

"The Karmic Koben rewires my thoughts on e-bike commuters. Yes, even purists can enjoy motor assist now and then." -Mike Gushulak, BikeRumor

"The latest e-bikes might finally turn more people on to a commute on two wheels. The Karmic Koben is a good place to start." -Adele Peters, Fast Company

 The Karmic Team

We are a team of builders, makers, dreamers, fathers, a mother, neighbors... regular people a lot like you! It's important to us to put as much good into the world as we can. We love empowering people through our work, and we've come a long way to bring the OSLO to you! It's not about where you are on your journey, it's about the distance you've traveled to get there. Be Karmic! 

Why Kickstarter?

We love Kickstarter! Karmic would not exist as a company without our initial backers. We've delivered a great product that's now been on the market for 3+ years. Our Karmic Owners love their bikes. So we're back on Kickstarter to find more folks who want to get in early on the future of transportation. We need your support to bring the OSLO to life. Making this a true mobility revolution requires all of us to step up.

We call these people our "True Believers." While backing any crowdfunding campaign is a leap of faith, we believe that your trust in Karmic will be well rewarded. Thank You!

Hong, The Bike Mayor of Palo Alto (unofficial title)

Standard Features (in test/validation)

  • 250W/45N-m motor
  • 480Wh standard battery
  • Integrated headlight
  • Wraparound taillight
  • LCD Display (external)
  • Aluminum chassis (frame)
  • Thermoplastic body
  • 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Fenders (plastic)
  • Kickstand!

Optional Upgrades (in development)

  • 500W/65N-m motor
  • Front basket
  • Rear cargo rack
  • LED Display (integrated)
  • Vehicle Locking (mechanical)
  • Aero Wheel Covers
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive
  • Fenders (metal)
  • Choice of Colors!

Future Features (To Be Developed )

  • ~1KWh extended range battery
  • OLED touch display (integrated)
  • Vehicle Locking (electronic)
  • Sharing & App Controls (via Partners)

Rischi e sfide

We've done this before, and we know what to expect. Having said that, no one expects the unexpected. Our timelines are realistically optimistic. We are working with an established factory who's been in the business for 30+ years, but part of our supply chain will be new, and some of the proprietary parts may take longer to pass testing and final approvals than we have estimated. We've accounted for components that fall outside of normal 60-day lead time. Sometimes our suppliers get caught up in longer timelines. We can't predict factory or weather conditions that may impact the production of our bikes, and fall outside of these norms. There is certainly a chance for delays.

Whatever happens, we will keep you updated, and we will deliver an amazing product to our Backers. We always have, and you can trust that we always will.

You can believe in Karmic.

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    Karmic OSLO - Founder Edition

    Be one of the first in the world to ride the future! Founder Edition models will be uniquely numbered so everyone will know that you're an early-adopter.

    We hope these will go to our Karmic Owners, as well as their Friends and Family. Great for college or high school students as well!

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    Karmic OSLO - First Edition

    You're still going to get an OSLO before most everyone else! These will be from the first batch of production, just shipped out a bit later from our California warehouse.

    These will still be delivered in the Summer of 2020, but scheduled after all the Founder Editions are safely in their owner's hands.

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    Karmic OSLO - Startup Edition

    Want to have your own fleet of OSLOs for your startup? This is for seven (7) OSLOs with your company logo emblazoned on the side. Think of it as the ultimate Startup Perk!

    SF Bay Area Startups preferred (free delivery), but will work for any company.

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