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Grippine

Flexible silicone shells adaptable to any kind of plastic pedals. The material and the shape guarantee a firm grip between the bike pedal and the shoe

11,501€
115% of 10,000€
02 Aug 2014
Expired on
Successful

All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised
only if it reach it's goal.

Grippine

Flexible silicone shells adaptable to any kind of plastic pedals. The material and the shape guarantee a firm grip between the bike pedal and the shoe

11,501€
115% of 10,000€
02 Aug 2014
Expired on
Successful

All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised
only if it reach it's goal.

What is Grippine

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.

The story

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.

The crowdfunding campaign

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).

Photo Credit: Dario De Sirianna

Graphic and communication: Chiara Gustinelli

video:

Pietro Malvezzi: director

Glare Studio: camera

Domenico Rescigno: actor

Thea Sturme: actor

Federico Stanzani / Cinelli: Props

Federico Percacci: the voice

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Project created by

Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Was born in Milan in 2007 from the creative collaboration between Lorenzo De Rosa and Ernesto Iadevaia. Recognized among the most interesting emerging designers in Italy, they collaborate with several companies of Italian design as Porada, Seletti, Incipit, Corraini and Manerba. In 2014 they won the 1st prize in the competition "Young & Design", with the project “Cook” realized for the company Mamoli. Product design is combined with interior design and communication.

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