Bicyclick lets bikes act as one another's kickstands
By Ben Coxworth
August 8, 2014
Whether they ride road bikes or mountain bikes, many cyclists don't like having the weight and clutter of a kickstand on their trusty steed. This generally doesn't pose a problem, although there are certainly times when it would be nice to be able to stand the bike up instead of leaning it against something. That's why Bicyclick was invented.
Bicyclick is basically a set of handlebar plugs, one with a ball on the end, and one with a socket. They weigh 49 grams per set.
The idea is that if you're riding with one or more other Bicyclick-using cyclists, you can just click the bikes together at the handlebars when you park, allowing them to support each other. If you want to keep the bikes from rolling downhill, an included rubber band-style parking brake can be looped around one of their brake levers.
So no, unlike kickstand alternatives such as the Click-Stand and Upstand, the system won't do you any good if you're out riding on your own. If you get the optional wall-mounted Click-Base, however, you can click your bars into it at work or at home, thus keeping your bike from sliding over when stored against the wall.
Bicyclick's designers are currently raising production funds, on Kickstarter. A pledge of US$25 will get you a set of the plugs in your choice of straight or drop bar configuration, when and if they're ready to go.
You can see Bicyclick in use, in the following pitch video.
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