Once a year the whole cycling world turns its eye on Friedrichshafen Germany, for the largest international bike show. This year that eye has turned specifically to look at the world of Cycling Startups. For the first time ever an entire hall of the fair has been dedicated to the most innovative and disruptive Startup Tech from the world of bikes.
We made a fun video with the coolest startups there, hope you enjoy it!
PRAEP [Germany] https://www.praep.com/
OK so the idea here is do push-ups to become better at stunt riding and bmx? I mean that is a badass website so it must work…
What I want to know is how many push ups does it take before I can do a backflip?
Pocket Pedal [Iceland] https://pocketpedals.com/pages/about-pocket-pedals
The ultimate gadget for road cyclists – a flexible folding pedal adapter that fits in your pocket, and goes over your clip-on pedals turning them into regular pedals.
Convercyle [Germany] https://www.convercycle.com/
A very nifty bicycle that converts instantly into a long tail cargo bike and back again. Their crowd-funding campaign video includes some hilarious camera work making it look like the bike rides by itself.
Tocsen [Germany] https://www.tocsen.com/de
It calls if you crash. Nifty stick-on bluetooth device with advanced crash detection linked up to your phone and calls emergency services if you have a fall! Nice.
Calamus [Germany] https://calamusbikes.com/
Calamus claims to be the world’s first UltraBike with ultra-cool specs coming out of every joint.
Is it all smoke an mirrors though? The demos at their stand didn’t seem to work…
Let’s hope it is not a “Calamus-ity” for anyone who ordered one of these!
BikerTop [Italy] http://www.bikertop.com/en/
No more cycling jackets! This pull-up rain shield keeps you dry in whatever clothes you’re wearing.
Might be a bit sketchy when it’s windy but as long as it’s rain and no wind, cool!
The island man with the crazy amphibious vehicle
“It floats!” …. well if you say so
Ok so imagine you live alone on an island. You want to be able to drive across the lake and then over the fields to your local corner shop to get milk, and back again, all in the same vehicle… Well guess what your dream has just come true!
Now just to find a market of other like-minded island dwellers…