An Umbrella (leaf) for your Bike?

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We get a lot of Kickstarter press releases sent through but I think we’ve just received the best one yet. LeafxPro are seeking funding for a ‘bike umbrella’ that solves that tricky do I need a waterproof and mudguard conundrum…

Here’s the press release:

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Bad weather conditions, like rain, aren’t the most pleasant things while cycling. With that in mind, the team behind LeafxPro developed a modular structure for your bicycle. Providing you instant protection for rain, snow and wind storms. By combining innovation and engineering, it offers both resistance and lightweight, with increased aerodynamics.

Easy to assemble, folds into a compact easy-to-carry bag. Adaptable to different bicycle models, the LeafxPro cover makes riding a bike easier 365 days a year, even in adverse weather conditions.

LeafxPro Kit are modular and adaptable, providing different levels of protections for different weather conditions. The ‘Classic’ kit is the base of all other available kits, easily upgradable to the ‘Advanced’, ‘Storm’ or ‘Family’ Kit.

Inspired in nature we developed a leaf that is light, functional easy to use, secure, but above all highly resistant to natural elements. The aerodynamic was a critical point in the development process of the structures of Leafxpro, this is a fundamental point that a cyclist can easily overcome the resistance of air, even when the headwinds are the greatest enemies.

The front wedge-shaped, in conjunction with the various flow channels of aerodynamic either the front, side and rear, provide the user of the bicycle conditions to fly!

To enable it’s commercial production, LeafxPro is looking to increase it’s financial resources through the crowdsource fundraising website Kickstarter, where the LeafxPro kit can be acquired from £99 (price for Classic Kit).

Find more information about LeafxPro on the website

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Comments (17)

    seems like you would get more wet putting it on and taking it off than riding a couple of miles with it attached to the bike :-/

    I could see a few people being interested in having one on a hire bike from a “family cycle centre” type destination on a drizzly day – the type of facility that hires out tagalongs etc to ride easy gravel trails… But who would want to fit a sail to their bike for serious offroad riding? With a bit of wind it could be downright lethal. Good luck to the inventors… Or not, perhaps

    Plus, if you fall off it would be like wearing a seat belt…not my idea of fun, tend to like to not land on or have the bike land on me when this inevitably occurs.

    not sure tacking down the road to make the most of the wind on the way to work is going to be very safe.

    The bloke looks uncomfortably cramped. Not the best advert

    Only just stopped laughing… Early April fools?

    Early April fools?

    Damn, beaten to it!!

    I’m not buying anything from a bloke who has mismatched wheels on his bike.

    I’m out.

    What happens when he wants to pedal out of the saddle?

    Will there be an enduro specific version?

    Have I just woken up in the middle of a Woody Allen bike movie?

    I can make my Jones look REALLY odd with that on it :O)
    That’s insane. Be great on a road bike with the wind beind you.

    Ouch just banged me heed on my bike

    I love an entrepreneur. I really want to say something positive.

    Will it bring the trails alive?

    Or,and more to the point, Will anyone stupid enough to use it manage to leave the trails alive?

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