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Innovation in the biking universe: an intelligent light-weight carrying system.
Innovation in the biking universe: an intelligent light-weight carrying system.
Innovation in the biking universe: an intelligent light-weight carrying system.
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 Hinweis: Deutsche Beschreibung siehe weiter unten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re standing on the summit. We can see the trail below us, meandering down into the valley in seemingly endless turns. Rocky ledges give way to flowing passages. The path leads past mountain crests and untouched lakes before it finally disappears far away at the horizon.

This is the moment we live for. It makes you forget the struggle of bringing your bike with you to the top. It took a lot of effort to get here. The exertion begins where driveways and uphill trails end. That’s when you’ll have to heave your bike onto your shoulders and neck, holding it in position with your arms. This method is inconvenient, to say the least. It makes passing steep and exposed passages risky and sometimes even impossible.

Well, not any more. What has been commonplace in the world of skiing and snowboarding has finally arrived in the biking universe: an intelligent light-weight carrying system. The PeakRider.

The PeakRider is going to change, and above all improve, your alpine bike tour experience once and for all. The system is made up of two components: a newly developed telescopic rod with a support plate and the so-called Cone-Strap.

The telescopic rod fits into all current bike backpacks that come with a central opening for your water supply system. The Cone-Strap is attached to the lower frame of your bike at its barycenter by a simple flick of your wrist. That’s it.

Simply lift your bike over your head and hook it onto the telescopic rod via the Cone-Strap. This will keep your bike in a safe and stable position throughout your journey.

The well thought-out construction allows you to swivel and tilt your bike in all directions to get past obstacles and narrows of all sorts. The bike does not press against your shoulders. Its barycenter is close to your body, the support plate distributes the weight of your bike evenly across your back while supported by your hip.

The best part: you have both hands free while knowing your bike’s safely attached. You have to experience this new feeling of freedom to fully appreciate it. Once you’ve transported your bike with the PeakRider, you won’t want to miss it anymore.

The PeakRider was developed by Marvin Kiesel, a 28-year old mountain biker from the beautiful Allgäu, a region in South Germany where you will find one thing above all else: steep mountains. Marvin has spent most of is life on a mountain bike, and he always wants to go higher than the regular driveways will take him: to the summit.

During his most recent crossing of the Allgäu’s main mountain ridge, he had to once again dismantle his bike and elaborately attach it to his backpack. That’s when the learned engineer and bike fanatic had enough.

“I knew I had to take charge myself, especially after no one introduced a bike transport system at the last Eurobike,” Marvin recalls. It took two years to get from the initial idea to the finished product. Today, the PeakRider is fully developed and ready for serial production.

“To overcome the last remaining financial hurdles we decided to do a crowdfunding on Kickstarter,” Marvin explains. “Help us bring this unique and innovative product to market and make it available to mountain bikers all across the world.”

Adventure never stops!  

We are a team of passionate bikers and mountain lovers. The desire to ride long and technical trails has always driven us to reach high to the peaks of the local mountains and to trails world wide. The head behind PeakRider, the founder and inventor, is Marvin Kiesel. As an engineer and biker he is always keen to find better solutions as well as more remote trails. He teamed up with professional mountain bikers Ines Thoma and Max Schumann who are highly involved in product development and marketing processes. Tom Steiner completes the team as a textile engineer, helping to find the most reliable fabric and seaming. The PeakRider has gone through multiple test circles and we have been enjoying every single test hike and ride out in the mountains. Believe us! :)

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Wir stehen am Gipfel. Vor uns schlängelt sich der Trail in schier endlosen Kehren hinab ins Tal. Felsige Stufen wechseln sich mit flowigen Passagen ab. Der Pfad führt vorbei an Bergkämmen und unberührten Seen. Schließlich verschwindet er in der Ferne am Horizont.

Seit Jahren leben wir für diesen Moment, der alle Anstrengungen und Mühen vergessen lässt. Wir sind stolz unser Rad mit eigener Kraft ganz nach oben gebracht zu haben. Doch dort, wo Fahrwege und Uphill-Trails enden, beginnen in der Regel die Strapazen: Das Rad wird unbequem auf Schultern und Nacken getragen und muss mit den Händen mühsam in Position gehalten werden. Steile und ausgesetzte Abschnitte werden dabei schnell zum Risiko oder gar unmöglich. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss. Was für Ski- und Snowboarder längst gang und gäbe ist, gibt es nun auch für Biker: ein intelligentes Tragesystem. Den PeakRider. 

Der PeakRider wird eure alpine Biketour ein für alle mal verändern. Und vor allem: verbessern. Das System besteht aus zwei Komponenten: Einem neu entwickelten Teleskop-Stab mit Stützplatte sowie dem sogenannten Cone-Strap.

Der Teleskop-Stab passt in jeden aktuellen Bike-Rucksack mit zentraler Öffnung für das Trinksystem. Der Cone-Strap wird mit einem Handgriff am Unterrohr eures Bikes im Schwerpunkt befestigt. Das war’s auch schon. Euer Bike nun einfach über den Kopf heben und am Teleskop-Stab einhängen. Dabei stülpt sich der Cone-Strap über den Stab und hält das Bike sicher in Position. 

Die durchdachte Konstruktion erlaubt es euch, das Bike in jede Richtung zu schwenken und zu kippen, um Hindernisse und Engstellen aller Art zu überwinden. Das Fahrrad drückt nicht auf die Schultern. Der Schwerpunkt liegt nahe am Körper und dank der Stützplatte wird das Gewicht optimal über den Rücken verteilt und von der Hüfte gestützt.

Und das Beste: Ihr habt beide Hände frei, während euer Bike sicher befestigt ist. Dieses neue Freiheitsgefühl muss man erlebt haben, um es wirklich zu schätzen. Wer sein Fahrrad einmal mit dem PeakRider transportiert hat, möchte ihn nicht mehr missen.

Entwickelt wurde der PeakRider von Marvin Kiesel, einem 28-jährigen Mountainbiker aus dem schönen Allgäu. In dieser Region Süddeutschlands gibt es vor allem eines: Steile Berge. Marvin verbrachte den Großteil seines Lebens auf dem Mountainbike und will mit dem Bike stets weiter hinauf, als es die Fahrwege zulassen: Zum Gipfel.

Bei seiner letzten Überschreitung des Allgäuer Hauptkamms, als er sein Fahrrad zerlegen und aufwändig am Rucksack befestigen musste, wurde es dem studierten Ingenieur und Fahrradfanatiker zu viel. „Mir wurde klar, dass ich die Sache selbst in die Hand nehmen musste, vor allem, als bei der letzten Eurobike wieder kein Transportsystem vorgestellt wurde,“ erinnert sich Marvin. Es dauerte zwei Jahre, um von der ersten Idee zum fertigen Produkt zu gelangen, doch nun ist der PeakRider voll entwickelt und bereit für die Serienproduktion.

„Um die letzten finanziellen Hürden zu überwinden, haben wir uns dazu entschieden, ein Crowdfunding über Kickstarter zu veranstalten,“ erklärt Marvin. „Helft uns dabei, dieses einzigartige und innovative Produkt auf den Markt zu bringen und es Mountainbikern auf der ganzen Welt zugänglich zu machen.“

Auf zu neuen Abenteuern!

Risks and challenges

We’re a team of designers, engineers, and operational experts. We understand what goes into making this product and we've done it in the past.

Our factory partners are ready to go. We have already produced a small sample run – and some of our lucky friends are already enjoying them.

Based on our past experience, we anticipate being able to fulfill orders within 12-14 weeks, but we should note that forecasting demand is an inexact science. If order volumes exceed our expectations, it might take slightly longer to fulfill orders.

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    PeakRider Headband

    Handmade in Allgäu by Ines Thoma. 100% Cotton keeps your head warm on the hike up and while enjoying the view from the peak. It’s light and even thin enough to wear it under the helmet for the long ride down.
    Size: unisex - one size fits (nearly) all

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    Get the PeakRider with a handmade cherry wood turned top cap!
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