Last Chance To Pre-Order Jyrobike As Kickstarter Campaign Enters Final 24 Hours
02. 07. 2014
LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER JYROBIKE AS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN ENTERS FINAL 24 HOURSBritish-designed Jyrobike uses unique balance technology to teach kids to ride a bicycle in a single afternoonLondon, UK, 2nd July 2014: Parents hoping to pre-order the world's first and only Auto Balance bicycle have just 24 hours left to do so before Jyrobike's Kickstarter campaign ends on Thursday 3rd July.Jyrobike, a British company that's re-inventing the wheel to help children learn to ride a bicycle in a single afternoon, launched the world's first and only Auto Balance Bicycle on the crowd funding website on June 2nd and will close pre-orders for its 12” and 16” wheels at 21:00 BST, July 3rd.Parents who order the bicycle through Kickstarter will receive delivery of the first release of Jyrobikes before customers who purchase online or in bicycle shops. Pre-ordering through Kickstarter also guarantees special offers on the 12” and 16” Jyrobike Control Hubs and bicycles (see below for pricing)The company launched the first Jyrobikes on Kickstarter with the aim of raising $100,000 in funding; a figure it achieved just six days into the month-long campaign. The current total sits at $170,000.Jyrobike, aimed at 3-8 year olds and available in 12” and 16” wheels, features a patented Control Hub in the front wheel that uses gyroscopic technology to keep riders upright, even when they tip or wobble.When turned on, the Control Hub acts like a gyroscope to provide a stabilising force, working in a similar fashion as gyroscopes do to keep helicopters stable in the air, boats stable at sea and spaceships stable in orbit. Using a Jyrobike, children can learn to ride without stabilisers and learn to ride in one afternoon.The Control Hub can be fitted to any 12” or 16” bicycles and will be available as a standalone purchase or can be bought alongside the complete 12” and 16” Jyrobike.The complete Jyrobike features a high quality, lightweight aluminium frame with super-strong tri-frame tubing and a range of safety features for little cyclists. The premium frames have a glossy, ice white finish with different coloured forks and accessories in sky blue, purple, pink, red and limited edition, Kickstarter green.The Control Hub features ten world wide patents that make learning to ride easier and more fun for kids, including:Flywheel Control System - Jyrobike's gyroscopic force can be controlled to suit each child's balance. As balance and confidence increase, the force of the flywheel can be turned down by selecting one of three balance settings found on the Control Hub itself.Wireless Controller - parents can also adjust the gyroscopic force of the Control Hub remotely using the optional Wireless Controller. The Wireless Controller can also be used to choose different sounds on the Control Hub as well as turn the volume up and down. This is a fantastic way for parents to covertly adjust balance settings so the rider learns without the anxiety of knowing an adjustment change is happening.Mega Sound - the Control Hub will feature three cool sounds at launch. A booming siren, classic bugle charge and roaring dinosaur will come pre-installed in the Control Hub.High quality speaker - Mega Sound will be brought to life by the Control Hub's built in 105dB speaker.Updates & Customisable Sounds - parents will have the option to add new sounds to the Control Hub and update the Hub's software via a micro USB connection, which can also be used to charge the Control Hub on the go.Removable Mass - the gyroscopic technology that keeps Jyrobike stable can be removed from the Control Hub once kids are confident on their bikes, leaving them free to enjoy the freedom of riding a bicycle without any assistance. This will reduce the weight of the Control Hub by 60%. The flywheel can be re-installed anytime to teach riding skills as and when needed.Speaking as the crowd funding campaign draws to a close, Jyrobike founder and CEO Robert Bodill said:“We've been overwhelmed by the support for Jyrobike from parents around the world and I'd like to thank all of them for helping us to re-invent the wheel. For anyone who hasn't yet pre-order their Jyrobike, you still have time but don't leave it too late - log on to our Kickstarter page and place your order before 21.00 Thursday 3rd July to secure your Jyrobike.”Jyrobike has been developed by cycling and technology experts in the UK, Netherlands and the United States.The Kickstarter campaign offers a wide range of pledge opportunities including:Control Hub 12” USD$129/£99Control Hub 16” USD $149/£109Jyrobike 12” USD $249/£179Jyrobike 16” USD $299/£219Early Bird* 1: Control Hub 12” + FREE Wireless Controller USD $129/£99Early Bird* 2: Control Hub 16” + FREE Wireless Controller USD $149/£109Early Bird* 3: Jyrobike 12” + FREE Wireless Controller USD $249/£179Early Bird* 4: Jyrobike 16” + FREE Wireless Controller USD $299/£219*Early bird offers limited to first 500 customers The Kickstarter campaign ends at 21:00 on July 3rd, with shipping expected Jan-Feb 2015.Jyrobike is built on the core principle that bikes become inherently stable at higher speeds because the faster the two wheels spin, the more balanced it becomes.Working on this assumption, the Research and Development team experimented by putting a gyroscope - a faster, spinning wheel - inside a slower wheel - e.g. the front wheel of the bicycle.As part of the process, Jyrobike invented a patented Control Hub that is able to intelligently generate an intrinsic stabilising force that resists the toppling force of gravity on the bicycle.The Control Hub behaves according to standard gyroscope rules and resists any angular force acting about its transverse axis. That is why it is able to resist toppling force caused by gravity.The principle of gyroscope precession dictates that counteracting the handlebar movement that follows any lean action will in turn generate a counter force to that of gravity and correct the lean to restore the bike upright.The Control Hub is powered by an internal battery that will last for approximately 3 hours. The battery takes around 2 hours to charge.EndsFor more information please contact the Jyrobike team at Clearbox CommunicationsT: 028 9562 2600 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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