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The Køben - a modern electric bike for the human race.

A project in by Karmic Bikes

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The Karmic Koben is a modern electric bike that lets you ride faster, go farther, all while having more fun than ever before.
Backers: 268
Average Pledge Per Backer: $968

Funded: $259,385 of $195,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 5th (32 days)
Project By: Karmic Bikes
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Latest News

Final 48 hours!

June 3rd - via:
Just a small request for you to share the love and tell your friends and family about Karmic Bikes. We're on Twitter! We're on Instagram! We're on Facebook! Just click the links and share, share, share.  We're only $90k away from our stretch goal,... (Read More)

Our New Battery Partner!

June 2nd - via:
We have selected HT Energy Inc. as our new battery partner and supplier for Karmic Bikes. We are currently working with them on a new design, but our goal remains the same: to deliver the Koben with a smaller, lighter and more powerful battery. We... (Read More)

Color and Size chart!

June 1st - via:
We had hoped to post this sooner, but were a bit delayed because of other changes. Many of you have asked what size you should get, hopefully this size chart helps.  We've also reduced the stretch goal color choices from 6 to three, in the name of... (Read More)

Changes to the battery.

May 27th - via:
This has been an incredibly tough week, and I'm sorry for the lack of updates. We've been burning the midnight oil to figure out a new battery solution so we can keep the campaign going. We talked to our backers, advisors, investors and everyone has... (Read More)

Kickstarter Project of the Day!

May 22nd - via:
We're honored to be selected as Kickstarter's Project of the Day! After being selected as a Staff Pick, then Technology Product of the day, we now get this distinction as well. Thank you to all our backers for believing in Karmic early on! Welcome... (Read More)

We've hit $250k in just 10 days!

May 15th - via:
Just a quick update on this beautiful Friday, which is also National Bike To Work Day. Thanks to Chris H. for backing a pair of Koben S, and putting us over the $250k mark! It's crazy to think all this would happen when we launched just ten days ago... (Read More)

Koben Demos in SF Bay Area.

May 14th - via:
Now that we've had a chance to catch our breath, we'll be taking the Koben S around the Bay Area for you to test ride. Here's the schedule for the first two events: 1) San Francisco - Philz Truck at Pine & Sansome - 5/14/15 (today!) - 1:30pm -... (Read More)

Koben is the Technology Product of the Day!

May 13th - via:
We've been selected as Technology Product of the Day on Kickstarter. What an honor!  This comes only one day after our campaign reached 100% funding. We're working on stretch goals to encourage new visitors to join the adventure, but the benefits... (Read More)


May 9th - via:
I woke up to the best email this morning. Our project got fully funded in just one week! Thank you to every single one of you for backing us so early on. You got the best rewards! We'll be posting more updates over the next three weeks, hope they are... (Read More)

Wow! 100 Backers! $100k!

May 9th - via:
Good Morning Kickstarter! Just a quick update as I lay awake in a hotel early (too early) this morning. We crossed 100 Backers last night. Thank you to Wells R. for putting us over the top! We are also more than 50% funded thanks to each and everyone... (Read More)

Halfway to goal!

May 8th - via:
Wow! Just wanted to share a quick update, and a HUGE thank you to all our backers so far. Thanks to your support, we're halfway to our goal in just a few days. To say I'm happy is a big understatement, but I know we've still got a lot of work to do.... (Read More)

Super Early Bird Koben S sold out!

May 8th - via:
Hi Kickstarter, Sorry I missed this, we were at a hardware startups meetup showing off the Koben.  I'll add the next batch of Koben S bikes up on Kickstarter now. We will have to adjust the price to properly reflect the added equipment over the... (Read More)

Koben Spec Sheet

May 5th - via:
Hi Kickstarter, We've heard you loud and clear, you want more specs on the Koben! I've added a spec sheet to summarize the difference between the two bikes shown. We'll also try to address the more specific questions in the FAQs and through your... (Read More)

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