Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2013 -- Almost every cyclist complains about uncomfortable handlebars. Riders often spend hundreds of dollars on handlebars that don't solve the problem. Now it is possible to turn any handlebar into a customized solution for greater hand comfort for as little as $20. The ergonomic design of Barbumps helps users relieve pressure on the palm area of their hands and on the soft pad area of their thumbs when they ride.
Barbumps have been in development for over a year now and the team is excited to have a final prototype that is ready for production and is ready to be launched on Kickstarter. This project will only be funded if at least $32,000 is pledged by Saturday Jun 1, 7:00am EDT. Funding for Barbumps will be used to create the manufacturing tooling for to order the first run of parts. Funding will also go towards creating the tooling die for the packaging. Barbumps is being launched by using only local vendors / companies / manufactures in Grand Rapids, MI, to get barbumps launched and manufactured in the USA.
There is always a risk of not having the manufacturing stay on schedule. The engineering firm and the manufacturer are located in Grand Rapids and this will help keep a tighter schedule for the manufacturing of this molded part. The engineering firm will have an open dialog with the manufacture in the 9 weeks it will take to create the tooling for Barbumps if they get funded.
The biggest challenge or outstanding issue right now is finding the right packaging facility in Grand Rapids for Barbumps.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/234894160/barbumps-customize-your-bar-to-relieve-hand-pressu
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