Tiny Innovative 3D Printed Bike Storage Device: CLUG


Introducing CLUG: a tiny clip that’s allows you to easily store your bike.

Clug is a small, 3D printed clip that is designed by Vancouver-based studio Hurdler Studios. Clug allows you to store your bike anywhere with ease. This small clip will hold your bike in place, preventing it from being damaged, or ending up in a heap on the floor. The company’s Kickstarter page describes the Clug as a “hug for your bike.”

Clug is designed of two parts: a clicker and a gripper. The gripper, along with two screws, connects to the wall. The clipper snaps onto the gripper, and holds your bike in place. The Clug can be mounted to any surface, anywhere –and allows you to tuck your bike away and out of the way. When your bike is gone – the clip is small enough that it doesn’t stand out. It looks like a small piece of decorative wall art.

Currently the Clug fits road bike tires measuring 23-28mm, but versions for mountain bike tires, and one that is especially for hybrid sizes, will be made available as stretch goals if they are successfully funded.

The team came up with the idea for the Clug when they started running out of places to park their bikes after commuting to work. The more they looked, the more they realized that others were struggling with the same problem. The team considered different parking solutions, but with 3D printers available for use, and since they are designers, they decided to take matters into their own hands and invent something that would work for not only their problem but others’ as well.

With 3D printing, their ideas were able to go from paper to reality quickly, and they were able to adjust the concepts accordingly.

The team is currently seeking funding through their Clug Kickstarter campaign –and so far have nearly reached their $32,000 goal. The Clug is currently available in three colors, and depending on the amount that you pledge, you will receive between one and ten Clugs. If you pledge over $10, you will also get a free digital Clug file, just in case you have a 3D printer.