The tiny Clug bike storage clip has followed up its successful Kickstarter campaign by entering mass production.
Clug is now available to buy in 15 countries through four distributors and two international retailers.
The Clug Roadie is pitched as the world’s smallest bike rack with three versions for road, MTB and hybrid bikes - the road version is 42mm x 42mm x 32mm, the Clug Hybrid is 58mm x 58mm x 39mm while the Clug MTB is 82mm x 82mm x 51mm.
Clug's CEO, Jon Winebrenner, said: “We developed the Clug to help us solve a problem. Our team cycles came into the office every day and before Clug, bikes were everywhere. We looked around for a solution but felt there wasn’t an elegant system at the right price. Hanging them from our high ceilings wasn't an option, which led to the idea of keeping the back tyre on the ground and gave Clug its tiny size.
“The response from the Kickstarter project shows there’s strong demand out there and the months since the campaign have been a roller coaster; sorting production, organising distribution, and fine tuning every aspect to everything about it fits with the simple, elegant, functional design that is at its heart.”
The Roadie is for tyres between 23-32mm, rated to hold a bike of between 9kg (23mm tyres) and 13kg (32mm tyres) under typical tyre pressures (>80psi). The design is available in eight colour options: blue, green, black or orange insert with a black or white outside.
The Hybrid, for tyres that measure between 33-42mm / 1.3 - 1.75”, is rated to hold a bike of between 12kg and 19kg under typical tyre pressures (>60psi). The MTB, for tyres that measure between 43-62mm / 1.8-2.5”, is rated to hold a bike of between 13kg and 20kg under typical tyre pressures (>40psi). The Hybrid and MTB are available in four colour options each: blue, green, black or orange inserts with a white outside.
The wall-mount bracket comes in two parts, the strong outer Clipper, which attaches to the wall using two screws; and the rounded Gripper insert, which hugs the bike tyre securely. When the bike is mounted, the weight is transferred to the ground-based wheel with very low rotational force, keeping the bike secure.