FLECTR 360 CL - the bike reflector with 360° visibility
Ride safely without sacrificing style & performance. Proven & protected design – now in 8 vibrant colors.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, March 6 2019 11:00 AM UTC +00:00.
A multiple award-winning safety accessory which offers a maximum of reflection and ease of attachment to almost every bike:
FLECTR 360 CL – the first line of defense for your night ride.
FLECTR 360 has received awards for its exceptional design. This safety part wraps razor-thin around your rims and from wherever car headlights are approaching, it grabs the driver´s attention. All around, without exception.
You have asked for it – we did it.
We complete our "reflection- all-around" series of FLECTR 360 with the brand-new FLECTR 360 CL. Now FLECTR 360 comes in a selection of new vibrant colors and new comfort features on top.
We want to make your cycling experience safer without sacrificing the style and performance of your bike. Many cyclists do without reflectors for aesthetic reasons, but you can now ride safer and choose what suits your beloved bike best.
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Discreet or eye-catching? It's up to you.
With FLECTR 360 CL you can now additionally choose from six different colours. From white to yellow, orange, red to blue and daylight black.
unicolored, colourfully mixed or in the proven highly reflective silver colour. You decide.
- FLECTR 360 is the only wheel reflector with 360 degree visibility for bicycles, which overlaps the rim vertex twice and doubles the reflective effectiveness by its form factor.
- FLECTR 360 uses the profile of your rims for wide-angle reflection of car headlights.
- FLECTR 360 emits non-static light patterns: Rotating, pulsating and moving light attracts special attention.
The convex profile of a modern bike rim offers a perfect base for an adhesive wide-angle reflector as there are multiple plains for reflection. The two-piece FLECTR 360 OMNI wraps around the rim from both sides and overlaps onto the rim vertex. The advantage: gap-free reflection from all sides.
FLECTR 360 CL – proven 2-piece design doubles reflection.
FLECTR 360 is now also available in additional reflective colors. "CL" means "Color Line". On top FLECTR 360 comes with an enhanced adhesive for better repositionability during application - placement is now easier than ever before. FLECTR 360 is also equipped with an optimized rear cutting aid for easy size adaptation - with a simple cut of scissors it can be adapted to your rims.
What is the difference to other reflectors?
- FLECTR 360 reflects light gap-free to ANY direction, while common wheel reflectors work to the sides only, or simply overlap rims once.
- FLECTR 360 is the only 360 degree reflector that also features highly reflective microprismatic design. (Choose silver or amber for this feature.)
- FLECTR 360 melts with your bike. No additional parts, just sleek design.
- FLECTR 360 FLECTR 360 leaves the performance of your wheels untouched - without adding weight or drag – unlike conventional wheel reflectors.
The complete color range.
Together with our two high-reflection colors silver and amber, you can now choose from a total of eight colors. There´s no need to make a choice of color now. After the campaign has ended, we will ask you for all details in a survey together with your address for shipment.
What is technically so unique about it?
- FLECTR 360 fits almost every rim with its protected and registered design.
- FLECTR 360 is made from 3D formable custom films. No wrinkling or lifting-off.
- FLECTR 360 offers a reliable bond and a dirt-repellend surface.
Bike manufacturers fight for every gram to create an agile wheelset that instantly translates your momentum into speed. Don't give away any advantage and save up to 100 grams of rotating masses on your wheels with FLECTR 360.
We have gained a lot of experience in the past and give you all the tips so that your bike is fit for the next ride in the dark in just a few minutes.
There´s no need to make a choice of color now. After the campaign has ended, we will ask you for all details in a survey together with your address for shipment.
FLECTR 360 CL comes as set with 4 pcs. each – 2 pcs. together are ONE reflector. With one set you are able to equip your bike with ONE reflector per wheel – as it is standard in many countries – or one wheel with two reflectors, which adds a good amount of extra reflection. We recommend this variant.
The double set configuration is what we have shown in our video!
Each set comes in a single color. With several sets you can also mix the colors on your bike.
You get your reflectors right at the beginning of the cycling season - we ship in April.
We all know how important cycling is for our environment. Every mile on the bike is a mile less with the car. As enthusiastic bikers and product developers, we are proud to be able to make a small contribution:
- FLECTR 360 is technically optimized and saves more than 90% of raw materials in comparison to conventional reflectors.
- The product is packed and transported to you without any plastic parts. With a weight of only 8 grams per unit.
- In order to reduce the environmental impact of this campaign, we will provide a part of the total revenues of this campaign (minimum 1%, depending on the success of the campaign) to a climate-friendly project.
FLECTR 360 fits your bike – or why size does not matter*
You can easily adapt FLECTR 360 CL to the size of your rims. As with our FLECTR 360 OMNI, the integrated cutting aids on the back of each reflector help you adjust the size to almost any wheel with a simple cut of sharp scissors. You don't have to choose a fixed size in advance, you simply cut FLECTR 360 CL to your needs.
* Of course your rims should have a minimum of sidewall height to offer a sufficient amount of surface for reflection – in fact you can cut FLECTR 360 CL to any size, but we recommend FLECTR 360 OMNI for these dimensions:
- Rim (caliper) brake wheels minimum overall depth of rim: 25 mm / 1.0 inch
- Disc brake wheels minimum overall depth of rim: 15 mm / 0.6 inch
FLECTR 360 CL fits round, square and v-shaped rims with diameters above 26" and a maximum of 32 spokes. It doesn´t fit children-, folding- or fat bikes. For these bikes we offer FLECTR ZERO as spoke mounted reflector.
Status of this project.
In general FLECTR 360 is thoroughly developed and has just received an international major award for its functionality. All products we show in this campaign are already finished products from a pre-production run. With your help we want to make FLECTR 360 CL a viable and affordable product for cyclists around the world. That is why we need your support in financing a first series with all the costs for an initial production of custom materials and tools. And, of course, the dispatch of your pledges.
Technically FLECTR 360 is one of a kind: Its two-piece design provides easy installation and great flexibility regarding different rim depths. It fits any wheel diameter above 26" and number of spokes up to 32 per wheel. For a flawless connection to the rim (technically spoken "convex-concave over two directions") without wrinkling or lifting-off, we have chosen highly formable reflective films and applied custom adhesives that bonds properly to every rim material and shape – whether round, square or v-shaped. In fact, no standard reflective films combine the necessary technical properties needed for FLECTR 360.
Internationally awarded function and design.
Awards for FLECTR products: ISPO BRANDNEW FINALIST 2017 /// EUROBIKE AWARD WINNER 2017 /// GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2018 for excellent product design /// GERMAN BRAND AWARD NOMINEE 2018 for excellence in branding /// GERMAN INNOVATION AWARD NOMINEE 2018 for excellence in business to customer ///EUROBIKE AWARD WINNER 2018
- 05.03.2019 – end of campaign
- 08.03.2019 – you choose your color in our survey
- 22.03.2019 – we receive your funds from Kickstarter
- 25.03.2019 – start of FLECTR 360 CL production
- 18.04.2019 – quality control and packaging
Shipment: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
After the campaign has ended we will process everything fast and professionally. You will receive a survey invitation on the deposited e-mail. This survey just takes three minutes, ensures a proper shipment and includes the choice of your rewards. All conseignments are insured & trackable. Together with DHL Deutsche Post we are able to offer a reliable and well-priced solution. Your reward will be send as registered priority letter and requires signature on receipt. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for customs charges maybe if required by your country for importing goods.
Are reflectors better than electric bike lighting?
Wrong question. Reflectors have an advantage over electric lighting - they do not require maintenance and are still there for you even if your lighting fails. But both, reflectors and bicycle lighting form a system and should always be used together. You decide how much safety you need to feel comfortable cycling. Both increase your visibility for car drivers when riding at night. They won't make you invincible!
Risks and challenges
Since we have started with FLECTR ZERO in 2016, we have served thousands of bikers world-wide and do it day by day. So we have the experience to serve you - our valued future customers - fast and reliable with our new product. FLECTR 360 CL is completely engineered and manufactured in Europe. We have a well established relation to our suppliers since years and are able to take a look at the production process at any time. So we do not see any direct risks or challenges. In general we are committed to do everything in our power to deliver your FLECTR 360s in time and keep you informed about all further processes in regular campaign updates. Of course, there can always be delays when a new product is first manufactured, but this risk is justifiable, because a crowdfunding campaign is not a purchase in an online shop. But let's be clear: You will definitely not lose your money in this campaign, and we will thank you for your great support with exactly what we show to you here.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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