We get inundated with Kickstarter stories on an almost daily basis, but here's one we missed: the Parkis bicycle parking solution. It’s a space-saving mechanical bicycle lift and it looks just the ticket for storing bicycles in confined spaces, whether at home or in the office.
Oddly, the Parkis failed to achieve its first Kickstarter funding goal of €50,000 in November 2016, but undeterred, it launched another, much more successful campaign a few weeks later. And this time it achieved €69,337 with a modest funding target of €12,000.
We're not surprised it finally achieved its funding target really. Bicycle racks have commonly been popular on Kickstarter and with road.cc readers. There was the Zero Gravity Rack, which elevated the bike high above the floor to free up space below it, which successfully hit its Kickstarter goal. And a little simpler in design but achieve a similar goal to the Zero Gravity Rack was the Airlok from established bicycle lock specialists Hiplok.
Even though the company has hit its funding goal, there are still four days to go so if you like the look of it, you can get your hands on one. A Parkis rack will cost from €239, compared to €359 for the eventual retail price, with delivery slated for March 2017 and shipping anywhere in the world. Check it out here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/277601164/parkis-space-saving-bicyc...
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.