RainRider’s soft-top cover was designed to attach to e-bike and road bike handlebars to protect cyclists and their bikes from rainy weather conditions and reduce CO2 gas emissions by keeping cyclists on the road even in the rain.
While many of us choose to ride bikes and e-bikes to help mitigate the effects of carbon emissions released when driving in cars, weather conditions like rain and snow get in the way of a smooth ride, keeping more casual cyclists off the road. To keep cyclists on the road, RainRider, a Germany-based startup devoted to sustainable mobility, recently launched its soft-top cover for cyclists to attach to their road bikes and e-bikes during rainstorms.
Whenever the rain comes, cyclists can simply strap the soft-top cover onto their handlebars and fork tubes and ride as usual. RainRider’s cover follows the steering of the bike and its streamlined design makes it less sensitive to crosswinds that might blow through rainstorms. Like an umbrella for your bike, the RainRider’s soft-top cover is designed with an aerodynamic shape to keep rides speedy and safe even on rainy days. Lightweight by design, the soft-top cover from RainRider only weighs 1.5kg and can fold down into a backpack when not in use for easy storage and portability.
Constructed from UV-resistant window film and coated polyester fabric, the plastic cover not only keeps the rain at bay but the sun rays as well. The soft-top cover’s frame is made from aluminum/carbon rods and plastic connecting joints, adding to its lightweight, flexible design. Additionally, RainRider equipped each soft-top cover’s window film with an adjustable ventilation system to prevent the window from fogging and keep riders cool with some fresh air. Whenever riders want to park their bike with the soft-top cover still attached, it can fold down into a parking position, which covers the entire length of the bike.
Describing the inspiration behind their new soft-top cover, RainRider explains,
“With the RainRider Soft-top, you can save a lot of money by using your bike all year round and therefore do without your car or use it less often. In addition, you contribute to relieving municipalities and cities from car traffic and reducing CO2 emissions.”
RainRider’s Soft-top cover protects cyclists and their bikes from rainy weather to help reduce CO2 emissions given off from cars.
To keep cyclists from driving their cars on rainy days, the Soft-top cover from RainRider protects cyclists from almost every angle.