WhiteCrow Tech is creating The Ultimate Mountain Biking Wheel
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patrons

$13
per month
WhiteCrow Tech was founded in 2014 with the dream of giving the rider the ability to change tire pressure while riding as easily as you can now change gears.

On every mountain bike, tires are the ultimate component determining traction, handling and riding efficiency. These factors all change drastically according to tire pressure and each type of terrain (dirt, sand, rocks, snow, mud, tarmac) requires a very different air pressure to achieve the bike's maximum potential.

After four years of development, we are finally able to ride our dream out of our design notebooks and out onto the trail. We have invented the first ever fully mechanical, weather resistant, dynamic tire pressure hub. The WhiteCrow Hub. And it is an unbelievable ride. We are ecstatic to be able to show you the hub in action!

https://youtu.be/MuTYxpQcEQQ

History:

When we first got started, the overwhelming feedback was that this was a great idea but a really crazy one that could not possibly work without the unlimited budget of a major corporation. We at WhiteCrow love challenges and as enthusiastic mountain bikers decided to make our lives quite more difficult by restricting our design to a fully mechanical uncompromising architecture, capable of operating in any circumstance and weather condition. In addition, we wanted to design a wheel that would be an excellent mountain biking wheel regardless of its pressure-management features. This meant we had to keep the design lightweight and strong.

Cut to countless experts telling this was not the way to go. We must have heard a thousand times that we should instead be considering an "electronic" or "more bloated" design and then "we will see what's really possible". Indeed, the road to a working hub has been arduous. It took recruiting the help multiple separate government industrial research labs, four years of engineering (I like to measure this time in coffees which is well over 9000 at this point), hundreds of hours of materials research and seemingly endless mind-numbing manufacturing struggles before we could finally demonstrate a fully functional WhiteCrow Hub!

Why Patreon?

We chose Patreon because we want to make this a truly community project. We will be doing this by providing, for free, all the 3D designs tools needed to maintain our hubs. This will allow you to obtain these parts efficiently and cost effectively whenever you need them. In addition, we have a plethora of ideas for more exciting parts which we will also be sharing with the community. These ideas will be released as products and their designs also will be available to be 3D printed.
We have built a working WhiteCrow Hub but are constantly looking to improve. We need your support so that we can do scientific studies, including side-by-side tire & bike tests and physiological tests, produce how-to videos and continue to innovate so that we can develop the highest quality product possible.

The biking community is in our DNA and we are so excited to share this journey with you! Thank you for joining us and together we will bring mountain biking to its true potential!
Tiers
Show me WhiteCrow in action!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Empower us to create videos showcasing how the WhiteCrow hub handles across the most challenging mountain biking terrains and weather conditions! 


We will be concentrating on featuring the importance of tire pressure on riding efficiency and handling on the best tires and bikes by using different running pressures and riding styles.   

 

You get: 

  • 1 Week Early access to our public videos, 
  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes regarding maintenance and problem solving for of our hubs, wheels, bikes etc. 
  • Input on our next terrain and bike - Snow, Mud, Sand
  • Exclusive access to our blooper reel
WhiteCrow Mystery Goodie!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Be a proud member of our innovation-craze community! 


You will receive:


  • Every 2 months a WhiteCrow mystery mountain biking goodie, starting with our awesome riding shirt.  Its been said to make you 50% more aerodynamic (science pending).


AND


  • You get access to the benefits of the "Show me WhiteCrow in action!


WhiteCrow Science!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
We have been recording reproducible data in structured form to enable detailed statistical and long-term performance analysis of the WhiteCrow Hub  (e.g. including partial times, watts, physiological parameters)


With this subscription you get:

  • access to the raw data for personal or academic use 
  • all of the benefits of "Show me WhiteCrow in action!
WhiteCrow Innovated and Personalized Components!
$60 or more per month 1 patron
We love inventing new stuff, and we want to revolutionise the mountain biking industry by designing special problem-solving mountain biking enhanced components, which we will be making available for free use to the entire community!  By supporting this initiative, you will receive:  
  • Professionally 3D printed personalized parts delivered at least once every 2 months 
  • 3 months early access to the STL files enabling you to 3D print these parts for non-commercial use as many times as you like!


Plus: 


  • You get all the benefits of the "Show me WhiteCrow in action!



Show me WhiteCrow's guts!
$200 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Our hub is quite an amazing piece of engineering, and seeing how the internals work can be fun in itself! 

After 2 months, you get a special limited edition trophy:


  • A see-through model of our hub, fully personalized with your name embossed on it.   
  • You will be given lifetime access to  "Show me WhiteCrow in action!" 
  • And of course you also receive our amazing aerodynamic riding shirt with your delivery.


(After 2 months, on completion of your order, payments to this subscription will be canceled)

Get me the WhiteCrow Unicorn!
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You want the hub RIGHT NOW and do not want to wait!  Well you are in luck! After 2-months you will receive:


  • A fully functional hub from our pre-production series with our one year renewal guarantee for any new internal components we may release.  
  • We will also include all the special tooling parts we create facilitating easy maintenance.

 

And, of course, you will receive the benefits of:

  •  Lifetime access to Show me WhiteCrow in action! 
  •  2  WhiteCrow Mystery Goodies! 
Goals
$13 of $1,500 per month
Reaching 1500 per month will allow us to shoot 1 video a month in increasingly challenging terrains and conditions. This will also allow us to conduct controlled tests for energy performance and speed performance with different tires, pressures and riding styles.
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WhiteCrow Tech was founded in 2014 with the dream of giving the rider the ability to change tire pressure while riding as easily as you can now change gears.

On every mountain bike, tires are the ultimate component determining traction, handling and riding efficiency. These factors all change drastically according to tire pressure and each type of terrain (dirt, sand, rocks, snow, mud, tarmac) requires a very different air pressure to achieve the bike's maximum potential.

After four years of development, we are finally able to ride our dream out of our design notebooks and out onto the trail. We have invented the first ever fully mechanical, weather resistant, dynamic tire pressure hub. The WhiteCrow Hub. And it is an unbelievable ride. We are ecstatic to be able to show you the hub in action!

https://youtu.be/MuTYxpQcEQQ

History:

When we first got started, the overwhelming feedback was that this was a great idea but a really crazy one that could not possibly work without the unlimited budget of a major corporation. We at WhiteCrow love challenges and as enthusiastic mountain bikers decided to make our lives quite more difficult by restricting our design to a fully mechanical uncompromising architecture, capable of operating in any circumstance and weather condition. In addition, we wanted to design a wheel that would be an excellent mountain biking wheel regardless of its pressure-management features. This meant we had to keep the design lightweight and strong.

Cut to countless experts telling this was not the way to go. We must have heard a thousand times that we should instead be considering an "electronic" or "more bloated" design and then "we will see what's really possible". Indeed, the road to a working hub has been arduous. It took recruiting the help multiple separate government industrial research labs, four years of engineering (I like to measure this time in coffees which is well over 9000 at this point), hundreds of hours of materials research and seemingly endless mind-numbing manufacturing struggles before we could finally demonstrate a fully functional WhiteCrow Hub!

Why Patreon?

We chose Patreon because we want to make this a truly community project. We will be doing this by providing, for free, all the 3D designs tools needed to maintain our hubs. This will allow you to obtain these parts efficiently and cost effectively whenever you need them. In addition, we have a plethora of ideas for more exciting parts which we will also be sharing with the community. These ideas will be released as products and their designs also will be available to be 3D printed.
We have built a working WhiteCrow Hub but are constantly looking to improve. We need your support so that we can do scientific studies, including side-by-side tire & bike tests and physiological tests, produce how-to videos and continue to innovate so that we can develop the highest quality product possible.

The biking community is in our DNA and we are so excited to share this journey with you! Thank you for joining us and together we will bring mountain biking to its true potential!

Recent posts by WhiteCrow Tech

Tiers
Show me WhiteCrow in action!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Empower us to create videos showcasing how the WhiteCrow hub handles across the most challenging mountain biking terrains and weather conditions! 


We will be concentrating on featuring the importance of tire pressure on riding efficiency and handling on the best tires and bikes by using different running pressures and riding styles.   

 

You get: 

  • 1 Week Early access to our public videos, 
  • Exclusive access to behind the scenes regarding maintenance and problem solving for of our hubs, wheels, bikes etc. 
  • Input on our next terrain and bike - Snow, Mud, Sand
  • Exclusive access to our blooper reel
WhiteCrow Mystery Goodie!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Be a proud member of our innovation-craze community! 


You will receive:


  • Every 2 months a WhiteCrow mystery mountain biking goodie, starting with our awesome riding shirt.  Its been said to make you 50% more aerodynamic (science pending).


AND


  • You get access to the benefits of the "Show me WhiteCrow in action!


WhiteCrow Science!
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
We have been recording reproducible data in structured form to enable detailed statistical and long-term performance analysis of the WhiteCrow Hub  (e.g. including partial times, watts, physiological parameters)


With this subscription you get:

  • access to the raw data for personal or academic use 
  • all of the benefits of "Show me WhiteCrow in action!
WhiteCrow Innovated and Personalized Components!
$60 or more per month 1 patron
We love inventing new stuff, and we want to revolutionise the mountain biking industry by designing special problem-solving mountain biking enhanced components, which we will be making available for free use to the entire community!  By supporting this initiative, you will receive:  
  • Professionally 3D printed personalized parts delivered at least once every 2 months 
  • 3 months early access to the STL files enabling you to 3D print these parts for non-commercial use as many times as you like!


Plus: 


  • You get all the benefits of the "Show me WhiteCrow in action!



Show me WhiteCrow's guts!
$200 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Our hub is quite an amazing piece of engineering, and seeing how the internals work can be fun in itself! 

After 2 months, you get a special limited edition trophy:


  • A see-through model of our hub, fully personalized with your name embossed on it.   
  • You will be given lifetime access to  "Show me WhiteCrow in action!" 
  • And of course you also receive our amazing aerodynamic riding shirt with your delivery.


(After 2 months, on completion of your order, payments to this subscription will be canceled)

Get me the WhiteCrow Unicorn!
$2,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You want the hub RIGHT NOW and do not want to wait!  Well you are in luck! After 2-months you will receive:


  • A fully functional hub from our pre-production series with our one year renewal guarantee for any new internal components we may release.  
  • We will also include all the special tooling parts we create facilitating easy maintenance.

 

And, of course, you will receive the benefits of:

  •  Lifetime access to Show me WhiteCrow in action! 
  •  2  WhiteCrow Mystery Goodies!