FLECTR is back with the next generation bike reflector!
FLECTR 360 - the ultimate bike reflector with 360° visibility
From wherever car headlights are approaching, FLECTR 360 grabs the driver´s attention. All around, without exception. A big plus for your safety and a clean design – FLECTR 360 wraps razor-thin around the rim.
We kickstarted FLECTR ZERO in April 2016. Thousands of bikes have been equipped with our first reflector design and we have gained broad international recognition for bike safety on roads. Be a part of our 5th Kickstarter campaign now!
As tire and rim designs get larger and disc brakes become the new standard we created an unparalled wheel reflector design: FLECTR 360. Stuck onto the arched surface of the rim it becomes part of your bike and reflects a strong beam of light in ANY direction.
Find a complete comparison of wheel reflectors on our website.
360 degree visibility
Multi-direction reflectivity increases your safety.
High-grade microprismatic technology
Thousands of metalized cube-corner prisms ensure highest possible reflection.
Non-static light patterns
Rotating, pulsing and moving light grabs extra attention.
Contemporary design with high style factor
No bells and whistles, no additional parts to care about.
No air drag, no weight & no dynamic imbalance
Unlike standard wheel reflectors, FLECTR 360 leaves your wheel´s performance unaffected.
High-class custom material
Unique 3D conformable film without wrinkling or lifting-off. Reliable bond & dirt-repellend surface.
The arched profiles of modern bike rims offer a perfect base for an adhesive wide-angle reflector as there are multiple plains for reflection. The two-piece FLECTR 360 wraps around the rim from both sides and overlaps onto the rim vertex. The advantage: gap-free reflection from all sides.
Selection of sizes.
Select your size(s) AFTER the campaign has ended in our survey! If you need different sets, you can choose the sizes for each set independently.
FLECTR 360 comes in different sizes. How to choose the size that fits your rim? Just measure the overall height of your rim.
For rim brake wheels:
RIM 1 - depth of rim: 20–22 mm or 0.78/0.87 inch (min./max.)
RIM 2 - depth of rim: 23–25 mm or 0.90/1.0 inch (min./max.)
Rim brake wheels without a curvature of minimum 10mm above the brake flank don’t match our product.
For disc brake wheels:
DISC 1 - depth of rim: 20–22 mm or 0.78/0.87 inch (min./max.)
DISC 2 - depth of rim: 23–26 mm or 0.90/1.03 inch (min./max.
DISC 3 - depth of rim: 27–34 mm or 1.06/1.34 inch (min./max.)
FLECTR 360 fits round, square and v-shaped rims with diameters above 24" and a maximum of 32 spokes.
We offer these rewards for FLECTR 360
FLECTR 360 comes as set with 4 pcs. each – 2 pcs. build 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.
Included: a big bonus for every reward!
FLECTR 360 supporters receive an exclusive 20% discount for the official FLECTR shop. After having participated you will receive a one-time code for our shop per e-mail. Please use the same e-mail address as you use in your Kickstarter account. Otherwise the coupon code will not work (no minimum order value).
We have an exact schedule and will start shipping on 14th of February 2018.
Our top value pack comes with eight sets for you and a bunch of friends!
DESIGN & FEASIBILITY
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 and number of spokes. For a flawless connection to the rim (technically spoken "convex-concave over two directions") without wrinkling or lifting-off, we have chosen a highly formable reflective film and applied a custom adhesive that bonds properly to every rim material and shape – whether round, square or v-shaped. In fact, no standard reflective film (of this grade) combines the necessary technical properties needed for FLECTR 360.
WHY DO CYCLISTS OFTEN RIDE WITHOUT REFLECTORS?
Easy to answer: Traditionally wheel reflectors are anything but sleek and stylish and under sportive aspects – dynamic balance and air drag – they are a no go item. In short, this explains why most cyclists don’t like wheel reflectors, although it means a huge compromise from a safety perspective.
We are product creators, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts – based in the south of Germany. Our team is constantly exploring new products. We are experienced designers, craftsmen and technicians. Since we have started our first concept of a new-generation wheel reflector called FLECTR ZERO in 2014, the project has grown to a real brand and a full-time business for a team of bikers and friends. FLECTR ZERO has received several international major awards: ISPO BRANDNEW FINALIST 2017, EUROBIKE WINNER 2017 and GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2018. Now FLECTR ZERO teams up with FLECTR 360. Together they build an unbeatable bike-safety team for all kind of bikes. We believe in FLECTR 360 and with your valued support we will be ready to launch this wonderful product.
FLECTR 360 fits almost every rim: round, square or v-shaped types of all diameters above 24" and a maximum of 32 spokes. Exclusion: rim brake wheels without a minimum curvature of 10mm (0.39 inch) above the brake flank +++ Weight: 0.028 oz / 0.8 gram each +++ Reflection technology: high-grade cube corner prismatic retro-reflector +++ Reflectors: metalized prisms +++ Adhesive: custom adhesive for reliable bond/can be removed without residues & damaging rims +++ Assembly: self adhering, tool free assembly - just clean the mounting area from dust and grease and press FLECTR 360 onto the rim surface at room temperature. Done!
- 30.12.2017 – end of campaign
- 04.01.2018 – you choose your size(s) in our survey
- 16.01.2018 – we receive your funds from Kickstarter
- 18.01.2018 – start of FLECTR 360 production
- 06.02.2018 – quality control and packaging
Date of shipment: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
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. (In fact no customer ever has reported about it...)
ONE LAST THING ...
21 million bicycles are sold annually across Europe (CONEBI.eu). As a supplied accessory - and often immediately disposed - conventional spoke reflectors cause a plastic waste of about 1.000 metric tons each year. As a one-component product with a weight of only 0.8 gram each, FLECTR 360 is resource-friendly and requires under 10% of raw materials compared to conventional bike reflectors.
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 is completely engineered and manufactured in Germany - actually just an hour away from our workshop. We have a well established relation to our suppliers 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 360 in time and keep you informed about all further processes in regular campaign updates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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