Project image
)}
$20,429
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 6 2017 8:52 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 6, 2017

Bike Trainer by ChessFit- the most fun you'll have biking

Simply Worlds best bike accessory.

Bike Trainer by ChessFit- the most fun you'll have biking

Simply Worlds best bike accessory.

$20,429
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 6 2017 8:52 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 6, 2017

About

Designed in New York, this gorgeous machine attaches to your bike to make it one mighty machine. 

Nothing compares to the simplicity, beauty and functionality of our bike trainer. Produce your own electricity, train with our  fitness experts or experience famous places in 3D. You'll get fit without knowing it.

DUAL GENERATORS
DUAL GENERATORS

Since you are using the machine all the time, why not use generators and make your own electricity? Instead of plugging to our coal powered electrical grid, plug in to your own renewable energy. The Chess Trainer will collect your exercise energy and store it in a portable battery power pack we call the SPARK. Use your SPARK to power your phones , tablets, laptops. Plug your radio, TV, reading light- upto 85 watts, your SPARK XL can power them all. Share your SPARK with others and you will be amazed by their reaction. 

POWER YOUR DEVICES
POWER YOUR DEVICES

Use your SPARK anytime, anywhere. Inside your SPARK is your energy. Bring your fully charged SPARK with you. Share the love. Let your friends charge their devices using your SPARK.  

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Go to places you haven't gone before -while using the bike trainer. Our app gives you real places to go when you ride your bike. Go explore scenic and iconic places like the London Bridge or Tokyo's shopping district. Chess Fit's BikeTrainer will increase or decrease pedal resistance according to terrain so you will feel like you are biking there. 

LOAD OUR APP ON YOUR TABLET AND TRAIN WITH THE PRO's
LOAD OUR APP ON YOUR TABLET AND TRAIN WITH THE PRO's

Tired of touring the world? Then experience one of our fitness professionals through the Chess App. Watch them and listen to them motivate you. They will guide you through an exercise routine that is specially designed for maximum fun. The Chess Trainer will automatically change biking resistance according to their instructions. 

VISIT LONDON BRIDGE IN 3D WHILE EXERCISING
VISIT LONDON BRIDGE IN 3D WHILE EXERCISING

Have you experienced Virtual Reality? Look up, down, left or right, you'll even see who or what is behind you. It might need a little getting used to, but you will be seeing the world without leaving your room. Immerse yourself in scenic bike tours of cities like New York, London or Tokyo. More places coming. No passport needed. 

USE OUR OPTIONAL VR GOGGLES TO IMMERSE IN 360 TOURS OF FAMOUS CITIES
USE OUR OPTIONAL VR GOGGLES TO IMMERSE IN 360 TOURS OF FAMOUS CITIES

What is the optional CHESS VR?

VR stands for Virtual Reality. For many people it is a foreign word that can be both exciting or intimidating. It is actually really simple. We record 360 videos of places. Then play them back using Chess VR goggles and your phone. 

Chess Fit's VR is a simple system that enables users to "virtually" visit places while exercising. The way we do it is we mount a 360 camera on the helmet of our cameraman. A 360 camera is a camera that records a spherical or 360 degree moving picture, as opposed to a flat moving picture using ordinary cameras. This is important because sites like London or New York City can not be fully viewed using traditional front recording cameras. Imagine recording all possible viewing angles, front and back, left and right, up and down. When played back, you will be able to see these places like tourists in NYC or London, looking up at the buildings, at the stores, at other people, fully immersing themselves in the uniqueness of the place.

The recorded 360 video can be played back using your mobile phone. To view the full 360 video, we recommend mounting it in our Chess VR goggles. The Chess VR goggles will then recreate the original scene and will play the video around you. You will "see" the full 360 degrees recordings of the place. To see what's behind you, just look behind you, i.e. move your head towards the back. This may take a little getting used to but its fun.

YOU CAN EXERCISE WITHOUT USING VR
YOU CAN EXERCISE WITHOUT USING VR
ONE QUICK RELEASE LEVER TO ATTACH OR DETACH YOUR BIKE
ONE QUICK RELEASE LEVER TO ATTACH OR DETACH YOUR BIKE
TRAIN WITH OR WITHOUT VR GOGGLES
TRAIN WITH OR WITHOUT VR GOGGLES
  • Bike Wheel size: 24-29”
  • Maximum Wheel width: 2.5” 
  • Maximum Hub width: 7.5” 
  • Maximum bike speed: 50 MPH 
  • Maximum muscle power input: 1000 watts for 30 seconds 
  • Maximum biker weight: 250 lbs 
  • Levels of resistance: 10 levels 
  • Power input: Self powered 
  • Power Output: 20V at 10A max continuous 
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery: Yes. 48V 240 Watt hours
  • Auto start: At 10MPH, Chess Trainer will turn on 
  • Auto off: After 10 minutes of inactivity 
  • Bluetooth: Yes, continuous stream 
  • ANT+: Coming soon 
  • App: Android and IOS 
  •  Bicycle not included    
BIKE LOCKING MECHANISM
BIKE LOCKING MECHANISM

The Chess Spark stores the electrical power converted from your pedal power via the Chess Trainer. The Chess Spark comes in three (3) different power bank models for all your remote charging needs. All three SPARKS can be charged by the Chess Trainer or the provided wall charger. The SPARK size specified is the current model but can change as technology improves. 

SPARK™ I : 

  • Li-ion Battery inside 5000mah 
  • Output: 2A USB 5V 
  • Input: DC 20V via Chess Trainer or power adapter 
  • Size: 1" x 1" x 6" 

SPARK™ II : 

  •  Li-ion Battery inside 10,000mah 
  • Output: Dual 2 Amp USB 5V 
  • Input: DC 20V via Chess Trainer or power adapter 
  • Size: 1"x 2" x 6" 

SPARK™ XL: 

  • Our Largest Capacity Powerbank 
  • Li-ion Battery inside 27000mAh 
  • Output: Dual 2 Amp USB 5V + 110V/220V AC 85 watts 
  • Input: DC 20V via Chess Trainer or power adapter  
  • Size: 1" x 5" x 6" 
Laptop, Tablet or Phone- the SPARK XL can power them all
Laptop, Tablet or Phone- the SPARK XL can power them all
You can remove your SPARK after exercising. The trainer can be used even without the SPARK.
You can remove your SPARK after exercising. The trainer can be used even without the SPARK.
HELP IN TIMES OF NO POWER
HELP IN TIMES OF NO POWER

Although not intended for emergency power, the Chess Bike Trainer with the optional Spark XL can help provide 110VAC or 220VAC power. Pedal and convert your leg power to electrical power that you can use to run your radio, lights, charge your phones, tablets. You can run TV's and appliances up to 85 watts.  

The Chess Bike Trainer has its own internal rechargeable battery system. Pedaling charges this internal battery. That stored electrical energy charges the SPARK XL when mounted. That means that while you use the portable SPARK XL 110V /220V outlet somewhere else, somebody else can pedal to keep the internal batteries charged. After the SPARK XL has been depleted, it can be charged again by mounting it on the Chess Bike Trainer.

The Chess Trainer comes with an IOS & Android App. There are 4 Training Modes: 

Mode 1 - Single Level Resistance using a simple up/ down stroke. 

Mode 2 - Multiple Level Resistance with Save Feature. Resistance levels can be programmed to change every minute. 

Mode 3 - Fitness Professional trainer mode. Resistance level changes according to their instructions. Ipad or tablet is recommended because of the larger screen. 

Mode 4 - Scenic Ride Tour- Resistance level depending on terrain. IPad or a tablet is recommended. 3D Virtual Reality Tour- 360 videos use the Chess VR headset and your mobile phone.  

ACTUAL APP SCREEN MIGHT CHANGE
ACTUAL APP SCREEN MIGHT CHANGE

 Prototype 1 is made of white acrylic sheet with Li-Ion batteries from an old Toyota Prius. It uses a single roller system. 

Prototype 2 is our first try to commercialize the design. It has two rollers and a new bike locking lever for one step loading and unloading of your bicycle. 

Prototype 3 is a commercial prototype ready for production. It features a 1-piece low profile frame that can fit under most bed frames. 

PROTOTYPE EVOLUTION
PROTOTYPE EVOLUTION
 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
WATCH THIS TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE IN DEVELOPMENT

The Chess Trainer is the result of all the hardwork of the ChessFit Team. We are composed of experts in mechanical, software and electronics design, as well as experts in manufacturing and marketing. 

Our team members have made hundreds of things from search engines to industrial machines to architectural components.

CHESS FIT TEAM
CHESS FIT TEAM

CONCLUSION:

This is the start of Chess Fit's journey. We want to give you, our backers, a beautiful product that you can be proud to show your family and your friends. 

We value creativity, talent and hardwork. Send us your comments, give us your suggestions. We will do our best to make this product better.

Please help kickstart Chess Fit by bringing this product to your home. Please click the [BACK THIS PROJECT] button above.

SHARE THE LOVE
SHARE THE LOVE

Risks and challenges

As with any hardware project, there are always schedule risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics.

The CHESS FIT team has successfully delivered engineered equipment to customers around the world. We are industry people who are well-versed in hardware and electronics manufacturing. We understand the unique challenges of hardware and are familiar on how to avoid and mitigate any issues that may arise. Additionally, we are working with manufacturing partners that have years of experience building similar products.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Big Thank You!

    THANK YOU! Your 5 dollars means a lot to a project like this, We are changing the way we all exercise!
    Your name will appear on our website as a founder member. You’ll get a thank you from our team and exclusive backer-only updates throughout the development process.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Chess.Fit Branded Shirt

    You will be the super coolest person in your group. Nowhere can they buy this exclusive shirt.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    Chess Spark II

    You’ll receive One (1) Chess Spark II. This is a 10,000mAh Power bank lightweight and portable, ideal for powering up your phones and tablets.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Chess VR Goggles

    Tour the world in the comforts of your home. Go to places you haven't gone before while exercising explore scenic and iconic places like the London Bridge or Tokyo's shopping district. This comes with 6 Virtual 360° Video Tours.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 449 or more About US$ 449

    Early Supporter Special

    You're still an early bird!
    You will receive 1 Chess Bike Trainer. This includes the Chess Trainer in white or black color & a Chess Spark Power bank - the Spark I or Spark II.
    You’ll be getting a $50 discount from our expected retail value.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 11 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 499 or more About US$ 499

    Kickstarter Retail

    You will receive 1 Chess Bike Trainer. This includes the Chess Trainer in white or black color & a Chess Spark Power bank - the Spark I or Spark II.

    You’ll be getting a 50% discount from our retail value of $900

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 798 or more About US$ 798

    Share the Love

    You will receive 2 Chess Bike Trainers. This includes 2 Chess Trainers in black or white & 2 Chess Spark Powerbanks - Spark I or Spark II

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 8,400 or more About US$ 8,400

    Large Spin Class

    You will receive 20 Chess Bike Trainers. This includes 20 Chess Trainers in black or white & 20 Chess Spark Powerbanks - Spark I or Spark II plus a bonus SPARK XL and VR Goggles

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 399 or more About US$ 399

    Early Early Bird Special

    The Earliest Bird catches the Best Deal!
    You will receive 1 Chess Bike Trainer in black or white color & a Chess Spark Power bank - the Spark I or Spark II.
    You’ll be getting a $100 discount from our Kickstarter retail value.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)