Too rocky to pedal? PeakRider lets you carry your bike on your back

Why it matters to you

The handy PeakRider device will save your arms and shoulders on those hike-a-bike occasions when you have to stop and carry your bicycle. At its best, mountain biking is pretty darn awesome[1], providing great views, an all-too-rare chance to get back to nature, and a fitness regimen that beats the hell out of the treadmill. One time when it’s less than awesome?

Those “hike-a-bike” moments when you’re forced to carry your bike for long stints over rough terrain. Fortunately, German cyclist Marvin Kiesel is here to help, courtesy of his PeakRider[2] invention, a handy bike-carrying system that leaves your hands free. Not only does it increase safety, but it also promises to go much easier on your back, while saving you from aching shoulders and tired arms.

PeakRider is basically a telescoping pole that fits into your backpack and connects — via a special pouch — to your bike. As it creator explains: “Simply attach the PeakRider cone strap at your bike’s barycenter and lift your ride onto the rod. That’s it.” The resulting lightweight rig, weighing just 190 grams, then allows you to carry your bike on your back with perfect weight distribution across your back and hips.

Too rocky to pedal? PeakRider lets you carry your bike on your back

Kiesel told Digital Trends he wanted to create a method taht would make “it easy and pleasant to wear a bicycle.” While we’re yet to try out the PeakRider, it’s certainly got the makings of an intuitive solution to a problem lots of folks have probably had. “I came up with the idea about two years ago when I was dismantling my bike to attach it to my backpack,” he said. “I was doing a tour where you needed both of your hands to hold onto the ground, and that could only happen I physically attached the bike to my rucksack.

But I wasn’t pleased with that solution, so started thinking about a better one.” For those who are interested, PeakRider is currently available to pre-order on Kickstarter[3]. It will set you back around £65 for a single unit, a 25 percent savings on the eventual retail price.

Higher price points are also available with additional discounts.

Shipping is set to take place in February 2018.

One of the year’s most potentially useful pieces of bike tech[4], anyone?


  1. ^ mountain biking is pretty darn awesome (
  2. ^ PeakRider (
  3. ^ currently available to pre-order on Kickstarter (
  4. ^ pieces of bike tech (

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

TomTop * Expert Verdict * Select Fashion * Goodwin Smith * Best Gym Equipment * Ample Bosom * * GearBest (Global) * Fragrancedirect * Cuckooland * * Newfrog * Gatineau * Proviz * Vivomed Limited * (Global) * Rapid Online – Rapid Electronics Ltd. * MPB * LEGOLAND Holidays * BARGAINMAX LIMITED * Idealo FR * Mankind * Titan Travel * Clare Florist * Wex Photo Video * Post-a-Rose * The Jewel Hut * UK * * InterRose * IdealFit UK * Cox and Cox * GB Posters * Furniture Today * Just Go Holidays * Weird Fish * * Britt's Superfoods * Boots Designer Sunglasses * Ordnance Survey * TheDrinkShop * CraftStash * JustYou * Hotter Shoes * G Adventures * PrinterInks * UK * C.W. Sellors * Hughes * Brissi London Ltd * tru diamonds * Ink Factory * Electricshop * Mesh Affiliate Programme * Contiki UK * Zavvi UK * Travel Luggage & Cabin Bags Ltd * * * LSA International * Gousto * Hyperoptic B2C * SmartBuyGlasses * My Geek Box – UK * BOTB * Waterstones * Simply Home Entertainment * DressLily * Electrical Discount UK * Travelzoo * Advanced MP3 Players * Canon (UK) * Britannia Hotels * Experience Mad * Garden Trading * Chessington Holidays * Al Fresco Holidays * 365 Tickets * – HERE (EUR) * Gourmet Society * Forever Bespoke * Thompson & Morgan * Walls and Floors * Red Letter Days * UKHost4u * Toby Deals UK * Locks Online * The People's Operator * Lovell Rugby Limited * Hyperoptic B2B * Chi Chi Clothing * One Garden * Portable Universe * Parcelcompare * TwinkleDeals * SammyDress * FreedomPop * Brook Taverner * Golfonline * Motorola * RoseGal * Menkind * ETO Jeans * Conrad Electronic * Closet London * CLASSIC FOOTBALL SHIRTS LIMITED * Deramores * Shot Dead In The Head * Building Supplies Online * LA Muscle * * tReds * Chemist Direct * Pebble Grey * Interrail UK * ThBaker * Radisson Blu Edwardian UK * Be Live Hotels * Flower Station Ltd * Hipper Flowers * Babys Mart * better life * repaircare * TakeTimeOut * Astute Graphics * Park Holidays UK * Papa Johns * Beauty Works Online * Roman Originals * English Heritage – Shop * * SpeedyHen * Argento * Direct Car Excess Insurance * totes ISOTONER * Protyre * Choice Furniture Superstore * * ID Mobile * Monster Shop * Simon Jersey * Arena Flowers * * directblinds * Hearing Direct * Macback * Crocs * Farah *