sovrappensiero's grippine enhances bike pedal traction
 
sovrappensiero's grippine enhances bike pedal traction
jun 24, 2014

sovrappensiero's grippine enhances bike pedal traction

sovrappensiero’s grippine enhances bike pedal traction
all images courtesy of sovrappensiero design studio 

 

 

 

in today’s society, a trend has begun in which transportation preferences have shifted from driving automobiles to riding bicycles. increased interest in the two-wheeled mechanism is due to the convenience it provides while getting around the city – for going to work, for exploring the outdoors, and for heading out at night. yet, a problem arises in respect to its design. without adequate footwear that can generate enough traction, bicyclists are unable to pedal efficiently. providing a solution to this problem are ‘grippine’ by sovrappensiero design studio. the product is made of flexible silicone shells with deep ridges that have the ability to adapt to any kind of bike pedal, giving it new life through bright colors and an easy installation process free of screws or bolts. the material and geometry of the texture guarantee a firm grip and adhesion between the pedal and sole of the shoe. the project is crowdfunding on eppela here.

 


video courtesy of sovrappensiero design studio

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
light blue grippines

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
old pedals can be retrofitted with the product

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
wearing high heels typically makes pedaling difficult

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
the design is available in various colors

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
grippine is customizable

sovrappensiero grippine bike pedals traction
prototypes with other materials

 

 

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  • Ehhhhh… what about when it rains? Silicone turns into a very slippery material with water. It turns out that the mechanical traction on current designs does an excellent job in this regard.
    Sorry but this is not solving anything!

    john_p
  • Cool! A condom for my pedals!

    goody
  • Better than clips or dedicated shoes. Good one.

    Jim

    jimCan

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