We’re standing on the summit. We can see the trail below us, meandering down into the valley in seemingly endless turns. Rocky ledges give way to flowing passages. The path leads past mountain crests and untouched lakes before it finally disappears far away at the horizon.
This is the moment we live for. It makes you forget the struggle of bringing your bike with you to the top. It took a lot of effort to get here. The exertion begins where driveways and uphill trails end. That’s when you’ll have to heave your bike onto your shoulders and neck, holding it in position with your arms.
This method is inconvenient, to say the least. It makes passing steep and exposed passages risky and sometimes even impossible.
Well, not any more. What has been commonplace in the world of skiing and snowboarding has finally arrived in the biking universe: an intelligent light-weight carrying system. The PeakRider.
The PeakRider is going to change, and above all improve, your alpine bike tour experience once and for all. The system is made up of two components: a newly developed telescopic rod with a support plate and the so-called Cone-Strap.
The telescopic rod fits into all current bike backpacks that come with a central opening for your water supply system. The Cone-Strap is attached to the lower frame of your bike at its barycenter by a simple flick of your wrist. That’s it.
Simply lift your bike over your head and hook it onto the telescopic rod via the Cone-Strap. This will keep your bike in a safe and stable position throughout your journey.
The well thought-out construction allows you to swivel and tilt your bike in all directions to get past obstacles and narrows of all sorts. The bike does not press against your shoulders. Its barycenter is close to your body, the support plate distributes the weight of your bike evenly across your back while supported by your hip.
The best part: you have both hands free while knowing your bike’s safely attached. You have to experience this new feeling of freedom to fully appreciate it. Once you’ve transported your bike with the PeakRider, you won’t want to miss it anymore.
The PeakRider was developed by Marvin Kiesel, a 28-year old mountain biker from the beautiful Allgäu, a region in South Germany where you will find one thing above all else: steep mountains. Marvin has spent most of is life on a mountain bike, and he always wants to go higher than the regular driveways will take him: to the summit.
During his most recent crossing of the Allgäu’s main mountain ridge, he had to once again dismantle his bike and elaborately attach it to his backpack. That’s when the learned engineer and bike fanatic had enough.
“I knew I had to take charge myself, especially after no one introduced a bike transport system at the last Eurobike,” Marvin recalls. It took two years to get from the initial idea to the finished product. Today, the PeakRider is fully developed and ready for serial production.
“To overcome the last remaining financial hurdles we decided to do a crowdfunding on Kickstarter,” Marvin explains. “Help us bring this unique and innovative product to market and make it available to mountain bikers all across the world.”
Adventure never stops!