Necessary or not, there’s definitely a coolness factor to these Grippine silicone pedal covers, that can spice up even the dankest of old pedals.
Grippine are flexible silicone shells adaptable to any kind of plastic pedals. The material and geometry of the texture guarantee a firm grip and adhesion between the bike pedal and the sole of the shoe. A useful accessory to give new life to old pedals, to customize and color your bicycle, to be applied with a simple gesture, without the need for keys, screws and bolts.Most of the pedals of the city bikes are made of plastic and, without suitable shoes, the grip is poor. Unlike racing bikes or fixed gear, city bikes do not have special attacks for shoes and, if you use your bike daily, it is not possible to adapt your style to the pedal. The grip gets worse in case of rain or when the entire weight of the body is on the pedals to ride in an upright position, and especially for girls who use the bike in heels.
We focused our research on this problem. Our first solution was a pedal with a hard polymer structure and gripping surfaces, but the prototype’s advantage over conventional pedals didn’t justify its complexity.We then started again from scratch and aimed to design a product in which materials, manufacturing and usage followed the guideline of simplicity
Thus, Grippine was born: a project by Sovrappensiero Design Studio.
With Eppela and your help, now we can raise the funds necessary for the realization of the mold and the production of Grippine
The project was realized thanks to the technical support for materials of GTS (www.gts-seals.it) and thanks to the knowledge in bike frames and ergonomics of Gianmaria Citron Ferriveloci (www.ferriveloci.com).
The Grippine pedal covers can be pre-ordered through the Italian crowd funding site – Eppela. And, upon ordering, customers will receive a pre-sample from Grippine.
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