The Most Aerodynamic Cycling Bag
- First aerodynamic cycling handlebar bag
- New standard in bike bags efficiency
- Normal (cube shaped) bags are 250% less aerodynamic then Speed up bag
- 60% lower (improved) drag coefficient then standard (cube shaped) bags
15% lower (improved) air resistance of cyclist
- 6% higher cycling speeds on average at prototype testing (identified difference between 1.000€ and 5.000€ worth bicycle is 3%)
- 4L volume
- No batteries needed
- Color of choice (option)
- Design of choice (option)
- Ultra light carbon option
- Only on Indiegogo!
- Free shipping worldwide for Indiegogo contributors
Why the Speed up bag?First aerodynamic handlebar bag made for more than just to take care of a baggage.
Specially designed to reduce air resistance of cyclist, to speed up cycling velocity and to increase cycling pleasure.
A new standard in bike bags.
Great also for recreational cycling, cycling tours and cycling adventures. Speed up bag increases your cycling range and reduces effort needed for cycling.
Bag with results. 60% less air resistance then normal (cube shaped) bags. It reduces also an air resistance of a cyclist for 15%. Tests proved 6% higher cycling speeds on average. Up to 10% higher range of electric bicycles.
Color and design of choice. You can choose color and printed design on your Speed up bag. Celebrate diversity and match your Speed up bag to your style.
Ultra light carbon option. You can also have the lightest Speed up bag made of carbon.
International product. Speed up bags will be shipped to our backers worldwide for free.
Most importantly, we really appreciate every support! Be sure to catch your pledge and become part of this bicycle bags revolution.
Why Speed up bag is so efficient?
Classical cyclists' aerodynamic is disastrous so it is possible to reach great impact on air resistance even with simple aerodynamic accessories, while the best aerodynamically constructed bicycles reach more than 90% lower air resistance then standard bicycles. Worlds’ longest distance cycled on one hour for best aerodynamic bicycles is 56.9 miles (91,5km) while the classical bicycle record is only 35 miles (56,3km). That enormous difference in speed and air resistance is now smaller thanks to a Speed up bag.
in form of bicycle bags. Square shape is not aerodynamic. That is why rockets are not cube shaped,
why planes are not square shaped, why cars are no longer square shaped.
The same goes for bags. Still, bike bags did not evolve like other man made products. Square shape is not aerodynamic, quick and we need more energy to move it through air than necessary. Aerodynamic bags just weren’t available until now even though a cube shaped bag is 250% less aerodynamic then Speed up bag.
Revolution in design. Speed up bag is designed to correct the most critical aerodynamic area on a cyclist’s body made of legs and torso. These body parts make a structure in the shape of a parachute.
We can see this parachute even with the best cyclists in the world.
The »Speed up bag« successfully prevents the activity of a parachute made by the cyclist’s body. If there is no Speed up bag fitted on a bicycle, parachute made by cyclist's torso and legs catches air flow freely (left picture). The effect of Speed up bag is seen in the right picture, where the air flow is not caught in a parachute.
Not surprisingly, air resistance of cyclist improves (drops) for up to 15% after the “Speed up bag” is fitted. The better cyclist's technique (body position on bike), the greater Speed up bag impact on air flow.
The fact is that a “speed up bag” heavily reduces air resistance of a cyclist and accelerates speed. Consequently, cyclists will always have a “speed up bag” fitted on a bicycle even if the bag is empty.
4 liters volume. When it comes to cycling, baggage plays an important role, too. Speed up bag provides a 4 litre storage for your belongings.
Choose your Speed up bag
Color of your choice (perk "Color of your choice)
EXAMPLE DESIGN (perk "Design of your choice")
How Speed up bag was developed
Before Speed up bag was developed cyclist had to choose between:
- bags that were slowing down or
- leaving baggage at home and risks to suffer hunger, thirst, cold, getting flat tires and other problems
Multisport and adventure experiences, past engineering skills and determination helped the inventor to recognize possible solution. After months of development and testing of prototypes, materials, designs, dimensions and other details a Speed up bag team succeed in developing a prototype with desired characteristics.
different bicycle types provided enough statistical data to prove the speed up
effect. After that the Speed up bag team decided to test if there is a big enough market to start production of
Speed up bags.
Team of designers, creators, advisors and production experts made the project possible.
We Need Your Support
Our determination, passion and knowledge helped develop a highly technological, efficient and beautifully designed bike bag.
point we need your help. To launch production and supply Speed up bags at the
lowest price we need funds collected from backers. If you like the idea or
would like a Speed up bag or have a friend that might like one, please back us. Make a difference in a world of cycling, promote cycling and help reducing carbon footprint of mankind.
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Building an international distribution network
If you recognized quality, competitive advantages and selling potential od Speed up bag, you are welcome to become our distributor. Please send us a massage about your interest. You can also become an exclusive distributor for your area.
Speed up bag teamWe are a team of sport enthusiasts and adventurers from Slovenia - European union:
- Joze Petkovsek – Speed up bag inventor and project manager
- Maja Hrovatin Petkovsek –
Development and business advisor
- Marko Petkovsek – Product testing and development
Joze is multisportsman and adventurer with passion to design functional products, has master's degree in economics, 15 years work experiences in several companies and branches, multiple national champion in cross country skiing and athletics, world cup point holder and world championship participant.
Maja is an accountant with economics diploma. She has working experiences in international sales and marketing.
Marko is also a multisportsman, adventurer and motocross enthusiast. He has a health care diploma and many mechanical and engennering skils. He is currently developing technology edge paddle boats.
Special thanks to:
- Video production: Martin Simcic
- Logo design: Marko Zivkovic
- MTB images: Hana
Risks and challenges
- Minor engineering and production challenges are possible.Small adjustments in design are also possible.
- We depend on a third party for manufacturing and some delays are possible.
- We included extra time for possible delays in our production plan and we plan to ship Speed up bags on time.
We promise to make sure that you are at all times informed of what is going on.