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Revolights built permanently into wheels. Our innovative lights integrated into a unique commuter bike from Mission Bicycle Company.

What Are Revolights?

Revolutionary bicycle lighting.

In 2011 we launched our first Kickstarter project. Our objective was to introduce a novel, crowd-funded lighting solution that increased bicycle visibility and cyclist safety. And in the space of a year we’d designed, developed, and manufactured the now-patented “Limited Edition Kickstarter” Revolights bike lighting system.

Our goals were to develop a wheel mounted (and legal) headlight/taillight that:

- Dramatically increased side visibility

- Seamlessly integrated a functioning brake light

- Clearly identified the cyclist (“I am a bike”)

 … and looked pretty damn cool

We’ve since fulfilled obligations to our 1,447 original Backers, including the shipment of some 900 sets of Kickstarter Revolights to thirty-seven different countries, with some amazing recognition along the way:


How is this project different... and better?

Wheels. With Revolights built in.

Here at Revolights we believe that continual improvement is critical in our endeavor to change the way people view bike lights.

We’ve recently launched Revolights City, our second generation product aimed at making Revolights more accessible, as they fit additional types of 700C rims, and can be shipped internationally.

So to celebrate we’ve come up with a special Kickstarter design project... Wheels, with the new second generation Revolights permanently installed - riveted - right into the rims.

Revolights Wheels create the same 360 degree visibility + forward projection as before, but require minimal installation. Just put the wheels on your bike, mount your magnets and ride.

We’ve incorporated the newest in Revolights technology directly into the wheel, and partnered with Mission Bicycle Company to build that wheel directly into the ultimate commuter bike.

The Mission Bicycle

Mission Bicycle Company has been building bikes in San Francisco exclusively for city commuters since 2008. We’ve collaborated to design two unique bikes just for this project, both outfitted with Revolights Wheels.

Revolights Valencia

Revolights Valencia: A lightweight, fast, and elegant single speed.
Revolights Valencia: A lightweight, fast, and elegant single speed.
  • Limited Edition
  • Single speed (freewheel)
  • Matte black Mission Valencia frame
  • About 20 pounds
  • Bullhorn handlebar
  • Front brake
  • Durable hand-built wheels using Velocity Deep V rims
  • Sealed cartridge bearings (headset, hubs, bottom bracket)
  • Tacky, light, and puncture resistant Vittoria Rubino tires


Revolights Sutro (previous Kickstarter campaign)

Revolights Sutro: A comfortable go-anywhere, climb-anything internally geared model. (previous Kickstarter campaign)
Revolights Sutro: A comfortable go-anywhere, climb-anything internally geared model. (previous Kickstarter campaign)
  • Limited Edition
  • Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub
  • Matte black Mission Sutro frame
  • About 24 pounds
  • Internal cable routing (rear brake and shift cable)
  • Riser handlebar with trigger shifter
  • Shock-absorbing custom GripRing grips.
  • Front and rear brakes
  • Durable hand-built wheels using Velocity Deep V rims
  • Sealed cartridge bearings (headset, hubs, bottom bracket)
  • Tacky, light, and puncture resistant Vittoria Rubino tires


These bikes are designed for daily and nightly riding. They’re fast, reliable and ready for the rigors of city commuting.


We Need Your Help

Help us make Revolights Wheels a reality.

We’ve already built a working prototype, and have begun testing. Your backing will be used to fund:

- Infrastructure needed to assemble a LOT of wheels

- Initial investment in components

- Package design and production

- Certifications required to offer internationally

We take pride in keeping our backers informed, and will regularly post updates on our development progress.

A lot remains to be done. And to make it happen we plan to rely on established vendors, existing relationships with wheel manufacturers, and a hard-working team of employees. All we need now is YOU.

Two Bay Area companies with past Kickstarter success.

Revolights is a Bay Area bike-light company. We develop next-generation, wheel-mounted bicycle headlights and taillights. Our mission is to provide products that make the roads safer for riders and drivers alike. We will continue to lead the bicycle-lighting market toward more forward-thinking, safety-minded products for cyclists. Fully assembled in the United States from mostly domestic parts. Own the night. 

Mission bicycles are built by hand, one at time, in San Francisco, California. They are lightweight and built to last a lifetime. Form, function and innovation are what make our bikes virtually maintenance-free, lightweight and elegant. Daily & Nightly. Style & Safety.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

1) Compatibility - Revolights Wheels will fit a lot of bikes, but not all. One of our challenges will be educating interested riders. We have a track record of communication, and believe that we will be able to clearly convey a message to bridge this knowledge gap through video, text and graphics. We are responsive to our backers, and will resolve compatibility challenges if they arise.

2) Suppliers - We’ve made great progress in finding suppliers for the lights and electronics. And we have already begun establishing relationships with wheel suppliers. Also, our partner, Mission Bicycle Company, has longstanding relationships with several wheel suppliers. In the event of supply chain issues, Mission Bicycle Company has a roster of backup vendors that should be able to accommodate our needs.

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    [STICKERS & THANKS] .............. Follow along and receive stickers, both Revolights and Mission Bicycle.

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    33 backers

    [REVO TEE & STICKERS] ................ Limited edition Kickstarter T-Shirt, made in the US. Includes US S&H.

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    [DAILY/NIGHTLY MISSION HOODIE] Limited editon Kickstarter hoodie, made in the US. Includes US S&H.

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    [REVO WHEEL - FRONT] ................ 700C Weinmann DP18 [+$38 to upgrade to Velocity Deep-V]. Includes US S&H. See FAQ for internatonal S&H rates.

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    3 backers

    [REVO WHEEL - BACK] ................ 700C Weinmann DP18 [add +$38 to upgrade to Velocity Deep-V]. Includes US S&H. See FAQ for internatonal S&H rates.

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    59 backers

    [REVO WHEELS - SET] ................ 700C Weinmann DP18. Includes S&H to US. [Velocity Deep-V upgrade add $76]. See FAQ for internatonal S&H rates.

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    11 backers

    [REVOLIGHTS VALENCIA] ............ Single speed Mission Bicycle. Bullhorn handlebar with front brake. Includes US S&H. See FAQ for international S&H rates.

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    25 backers

    [REVOLIGHTS SUTRO] ...................... 8 speed internally geared and cabled Mission Bicycle. Riser handlebar with front and rear brakes. Includes US S&H. See FAQ for international S&H rates.

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