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Velosophy.ccBy Velosophy.cc
First created
Velosophy.ccBy Velosophy.cc
First created
SEK 61,625
pledged of SEK 250,000pledged of SEK 250,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 6 2015 12:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

When we started Vélosophy, we were not only committed to create a great bike – but also to make a social footprint in this world. And what we saw was a clear need – The need for more bikes in the developing world. Fact is, the need is huge – an estimated 80 million bikes!

So what we decided to do – was to donate one bike for each sold.

Our promise is achieved in co-operation with UNICEF, with whom we've set up a 3-year project to donate bikes to young schoolgirls in Ghana. There a bike stands for so much more than just a way to move forward in style. Bikes actually empower women – girls with access to a bicycle increase their attendance in school with 30% and the performance with 60%. That’s why we donate them to young girls.

And this is why when you buy a Vélosophy you are much more than just a customer – because you are actually the good guy making the social footprint.

Supporting UNICEF with a One for One promise
Supporting UNICEF with a One for One promise

We meet the demand for a bike less generic and more personal. A bike that by its look(s) alone will stand out from the crowd. 

Our Sport Edition on the runway
Our Sport Edition on the runway

It’s also a bike that you can renew, over and over again, simply by changing a few details. 

What's your flavor?
What's your flavor?

Upon that we addressed the need to carry stuff when pedaling around – and came up with a scalable system that allows you to carry your things - like a computer, a training duffel, animals, shopping bags, boxes and much more. All safely secured on a rack or basket in front of you, where you can keep an eye on your belongings and easily reach stuff in case you need to. 

The Basket Carrier
The Basket Carrier
Basket or Flat Carrier?
Basket or Flat Carrier?
The base plate is the key of the system, fixed and secured at delivery. Your jobb is to choose the Flat or Basket Carrier. Or maybe both ...
The base plate is the key of the system, fixed and secured at delivery. Your jobb is to choose the Flat or Basket Carrier. Or maybe both ...
We are the Try and Error kind of guys, but that works out as well
We are the Try and Error kind of guys, but that works out as well
Not really an ordinary basket ...
Not really an ordinary basket ...
With a Tote and voilá – the small stuff can be brought to
With a Tote and voilá – the small stuff can be brought to
Comfort Edition with the Flat Carrier
Comfort Edition with the Flat Carrier
The Flat Carrier
The Flat Carrier
The Flat Carrier – showing off
The Flat Carrier – showing off
Peering up ...
Peering up ...
With some Canvas to spice things up, perhaps ...
With some Canvas to spice things up, perhaps ...
It's still on the drawing board though, any ideas?
It's still on the drawing board though, any ideas?

What’s both important and interesting, is our ambition to connect the bike to a digital interface, great for many purposes like safety, security, navigation, communication and even community building! The challenge is to integrate these in serial production, and keep the price at a reasonable level. It’s just the beginning but Vélosophy will be GPS traceable at launch. 

With the Vélosophy App you can always keep track of your bike
With the Vélosophy App you can always keep track of your bike

So if you believe in us, in our dream, product and our social mission, help fund us. Help us kickstart the production. For more info and details about the bikes and our support for UNICEF, visit our website - velosophy.cc or UNICEF.se

Vélosophy is from head to heels made in Alloy, with a 3-speed integrated hub, disk brakes, mudguards and a GPS – connected to the Vélosophy App
Vélosophy is from head to heels made in Alloy, with a 3-speed integrated hub, disk brakes, mudguards and a GPS – connected to the Vélosophy App

The retail price of a Vélosophy after the campaign starts at €790.00. For €50 we delivery to the US and Europe with all taxes paid (VAT, import duties, etc.). Which means you'll receive a Vélosophy at your doorstep at no additional cost whatsoever. There is a shipping and handling fee of €75.00 for all international orders. So if you're outside the US or Europe please add the corresponding amount to your pledge. Note that additional import duties or taxes depending on country may apply. All rewards ship worldwide.

Our first supporters will receive their Vélosophy first and on a special price. In addition they will make it to our donators "wall of fame". Some other early backers can choose a custom color for their Vélosophy. Free delivery to the US and Europe. International backers please add €75 for shipping.

Risks and challenges

The design, prototyping and testing phase is already completed. And we have a committed manufacturer in France waiting for a green light. The decision to produce in Europe – just a short trip from Sweden gives us good control as well as flexibility to take swift actions if needed. And although we have designed and developed the frame as well as carrying system by our selfs, we still use standard bicycle parts in general. Carefully chosen and already sourced. Within the company we have solid experiences in terms of the manufacturing process so we don’t really expect any major setbacks.

Since we work on familiar ground and have had good time to plan what we are committed to execute, we don’t see any dark clouds in the sky. Nevertheless you can’t plan for everything and working with a third party as we are there is always a chance for unexpected delays.

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- (30 days)