Project image
)}
£911
pledged of £190,000pledged of £190,000 goal
6
backers
39days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 9:40 AM UTC +00:00.

NRG Stems LtdBy NRG Stems Ltd
First created
NRG Stems LtdBy NRG Stems Ltd
First created
£911
pledged of £190,000pledged of £190,000 goal
6
backers
39days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 30 2019 9:40 AM UTC +00:00.

About

What is NRG Stem?

The NRG Power Stem is a Bicycle stem that replaces your existing stem to allow you to charge your device(s) on the go.  With a weather resistant USB port and custom sealing cables included, the elements aren't going to prevent your tech from running out of juice when you need it the most. Patented, designed and manufactured in the UK, the precision machined aluminium Stem houses a fast charging power source with internal temperature cut out to prevent your NRG Stem from overheating. The custom rechargeable battery provides you with 3500mAh of capacity; that's enough to give an iPhone a full charge. Once home you simply plug the 2m long charging cable into the port on the stem to revive it back to full power, ready for your next trip.


Why we think the world needs NRG Bike Stem

Our need for power is ever increasing as we demand more from our leisure, work or sporting activities. Bike computers and phones or similar devices are great for tracking and guiding us, but with so much strain on batteries it's not surprising they don't last all day.  From the business user to the trail user, it can be irritating to lose power on your device. 

We decided to create a bike stem with built in power to utilise the cavity within the stem. Knowing you have a power lifeline is great for those long rides and power intensive apps.
 

All weather

NRG Stem is built to be used in any weather, the USB ports are guarded by a custom TPE cap which also protects from dust and dirt when not in use.   

 
Easily Charge your devices

The NRG Stem comes with custom cables for Micro USB, Mini USB, USB C and Lightning devices. The shortened cable length is designed to reach a device mounted on your handlebars, preventing the risk of hanging cables getting trapped in your wheels. Simply press the button on the stem to start charging and the integrated LED power indicator will show you the current power level thanks to its colour coded system. The LED brightness can be adjusted to suit your varying riding conditions by repeatedly pressing the power button until you're happy with the brightness.
 

 
Built to last

The NRG stem is machined from heat treated aluminium and has been rigorously tested to British, European & International standards. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the NRG Stem is built to last.

Suitable for road and mountain

The NRG Stem is suitable for road or mountain bikes; it's been built to withstand the tough pressures of trails and give great performance on the road. 

Specification

 - Stem reach: 103 mm
- Stem angle: 5°
- Battery capacity: 3500 mAh  (Enough to give an iPhone a full charge.)
- Stem weight: 240 g

What's in the box?

 NRG bike stem
2m charging cable
Micro USB cable
Mini USB cable
USB C cable
Lightning cable
Custom cable clip
Instructions
 

Installation process

NRG Stems are of the Aheadstem design (also known as ‘Aheadset stem’ or ‘threadless stem’) which bolts directly onto a fork’s steerer tube. It's simple to install and only requires an Allen key to adhere to the appropriate tightness.

Product development

In the last few years, the NRG Stem has been through many iterations and prototypes during the design phases, starting with initial 3D printed prototypes and later moving onto machined aluminium stems for testing.
 

The design has been refined throughout the process and obstacles have been overcome to get us to this point today where the NRG Stem is refined and ready for action.
 

NRG Stems Ltd worked with Centreline Design and Manufacture Ltd on the project throughout the design, development and engineering phases. They are UK design agency with a wealth of experience. NRG Stem Ltd is in good hands.

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges involved with every new product development; we believe our team member's skills and experience will adjust to solve unforeseen obstacles as fast as possible.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

The NRG stem is machined from heat treated aluminium and has been rigorously tested to British, European & International standards. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the NRG Stem is built to last.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    £
    About $13
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    A huge high five!

    Thank You shout out on NRG Website.
    Thank you for your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    £
    About US$ 13
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £160 or more About US$ 211

    Super early bird

    1 x NRG Stem with a £50.00 saving off the RRP.
    Thank You shout out on the NRG website.
    Thank you for your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (47 left of 50) 3 backers
    £
    About US$ 211
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £175 or more About US$ 231

    Early bird

    1 x NRG Stem with a £35.00 saving off the RRP
    Thank you for your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (100 left of 100) 0 backers
    £
    About US$ 231
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £190 or more About US$ 251

    Discount

    1 x NRG Stem with a £20.00 saving off the RRP
    Thank you for your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    About US$ 251
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £350 or more About US$ 462

    Meet and greet group ride

    1 x NRG Stem
    1 x Meet and Greet the inventor on a group bike ride in the UK

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (19 left of 20) 1 backer
    £
    About US$ 462
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,321

    Meet & Greet individual ride

    1 x NRG Stem personally delivered by the inventor
    1 x Bike ride in your choice of UK location with the inventor

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    £
    About US$ 1,321
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,628

    2 Night Weekend break for 4 people

    1 x NRG Stem per person, delivered by the inventor to the weekend location
    1 x 2 night weekend break in a 5 star location within the Brecon Beacons National Park, ideal for all cycling enthusiasts. (No travel included)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 1) 0 backers
    £
    About US$ 6,628
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.