PedalPod is the latest invention from bike storage company Cyclepods. This fresh addition to the home bike rack market is a completely unique and novel take on the wall hanger, and has been designed to optimise three crucial qualities- universality, security and space-efficiency!
The PedalPod’s inspired design holds a bike by supporting the pedal axle only, but don’t worry pedals are designed to withstand extremely high loads in usage so the PedalPod has no trouble taking up to 25kg in weight and there’s no concern in damaging any part of your bike.
The axle is a universal component on any bike, including kid’s bikes, so it doesn’t matter what style cycle you ride, the PedalPod is suitable for everyone!
Wall hanger style storage is an increasingly popular option for those who have little space to spare at home. We all know keeping a bike out from under your feet whilst secure and safe is no easy feat! The problem with other bike hangers is that they are often too flimsy for heavier bikes, rely on supporting wheels with potential damage concerns or only accommodate a traditional diamond frame, so it can be hard to find a wall hanger that suits both your bike and your home.
PedalPod’s engineering means it can be installed on any wall, including plaster board or timber, with everyday DIY store fixings. So it’s simple to put it up in any home, whether indoors or outdoors.
It also lends a slightly more aesthetic feel to your bike storage, once your bike is resting safely in the PedalPod the actual storage device itself is almost invisible and gives the impression your bike is floating effortlessly! While the more minimalistic of us will appreciate the monochrome style of the PedalPod, new colour options are on the horizon for those who fancy matching the PedalPod with bike colours or room designs.
PedalPod is extremely easy to install and use. Using the special nylon strap (triple-woven for extra strength) to tie the crank arm to your bike frame. This stops your bike rotating once it is in the PedalPod, different frame styles and bike weights mean you can find a way of strapping your bike that suits it best. Next, simply lower the pedal axle into the PedalPod and the full weight of the bike will be held steady. Finally, make sure to lock your bike if the PedalPod is outside or otherwise accessible to potential thieves!
Security was the perhaps the biggest concern taken into account when creating the PedalPod. The simple metal structure allows the bike frame to be locked through the PedalPod once mounted, making it incredibly difficult for potential bike thieves to access the PedalPod to cut through or break the bike lock. Then there is the PedalPod+ which has an even stronger rolled steel top for even more resistance against the criminal toolkit.
The PedalPod will soon undergo stringent Sold Secure testing against bike theft, and with Cyclepods’ experience in designing Sold Secure & Secured by Design products they are confident that the PedalPod will be the first product of its type to be awarded these accreditations. Meaning PedalPod customers will receive discounts on bike insurance for locking their bikes in SS approved storage!
PedalPod is currently available to buy on Indiegogo.com where it is on pre-sale at £40 for the standard unit and £50 for the PedalPod+ extra secure unit – there are also a few early bird deals with 25% discounts still available! Visit the Indiegogo Campaign here – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pedalpod-lift-lock-leave–2/x/12518959#/.
Production will start in the New Year with the first deliveries going out in February 2016.