Cyckit Ltd. is a New Zealand based company specialising in designing and producing niche plastic injected moulded integrated bike saddle bags for higher end users in the cycle market.
Point Of Difference
Cyckit’s point of difference is making their bike saddle bag perform as good as they look on the cycle.
The Aeroclams are how a bike saddle bags should be designed for a cycle - Integrated & aesthetically pleasing, but of course these form attributes follow Function.
Originally designed/developed for the road bike market the Aeroclams bike bags have been withstanding the rigours of off road for a good number of years so now don’t have a specific market category but more classed as ‘universal’.
The Aeroclam's BeginningCyckit was founded by concept designer/ engineer & graphic designer Pat Reardon.
Pat brings his design philosophy of functional performance with equaled aesthetics to the bike saddle bag accessories market by producing a bike bag range that’s not really a saddle bag as the cycling world have for decades known them. His own design brief was design a stylish lightweight ‘hard’ replacement to the ‘style absent’ zip up under seat canvas saddle bags that dominated the market.
Pat became increasingly focused on the bike saddle bags noting that while bicycle technology was moving forward at an unabated pace the bike saddle bags had not. In fact the canvas under-seat bags had remained unchanged for years. In Pat's words 'the old canvas bags looked like a suitcase strapped to the boot of a Ferrari. They just killed the aerodynamics and look of a road cycle or any cycle for that matter. So we set about changing that'.
Pat developed a workable prototype and embarked on an extensive market validation procedure involving 125 road cyclists.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Inspired by the interest from all cyclists and cycle stores alike so a product development plan was conceived to bring this completely unique product to the market.
The Cyckit story started like many others – an idea, a gap in the market, a vision sketched out on paper and bought to life by many hours developing prototypes by hand in a home garage/workshop.
Worldclass Products and Customer ServiceAs well as producing world class products, Cyckit also prides itself on great customer service with over 100 top rated Facebook independent global customer reviews that make constant mention of Cyckit's top service and communication.
As Pat says 'you can beat your chest all you like about what you do and how good you are, but it's really what your customers say about your products and service that counts'.