Every cyclist is vulnerable on the open road and the Fly6 was developed after founder, Kingsley Fiegert was hit from behind. Six prototypes later, and the product is now available for commercial use following a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $250,000.
Fly Lites CEO, Andrew Hagen, said: “We have always had belief in the need for a product like Fly6, and feedback to date confirms this product will be in very high demand.
“As motorists become aware they could be recorded, they behave appropriately just as they do when they see traffic or speed cameras are ahead.”
Drapac’s General Manager, Jonathan Breekveldt said that with safety and well being of athletes at the very core of the team’s ethos, the partnership with Fly6 makes a lot of sense.
“There have been a number of incidents involving cyclists on the road recently which we have experienced firsthand with both Travis Meyer and Benjamin Johnson,” Breekveldt explained.
“Although this is not a preventative measure, it will go a long way to aiding the riders should an accident occur.”
Meantime, Drapac’s mechanics will have the team back on the road and racing in great shape with Feedback Sports providing ParkTools’ Sprint Work Stand, Wheel Truing Stand, A-Frame Portable Event Stand, Alpine Digital Gear Scale, Summit Table Top Digital Gram Scale and Digital Calipers.
“While we acknowledge that our products won’t make anyone faster or ride longer we do always appreciate knowing that our products help the flow of the mechanics pit areas which ultimately benefits the riders,” said Jeff Nitta, Feedback Sports’ Director or Sales and Marketing. “We’re always grateful to hear from the mechanics as they are the foundation of what drives us to make better products.”
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