To solve the problem of environmental devastation and soul-destroying traffic, people need to move away from using cars for urban transport. The bicycle is the most efficient mode of transport every invented but it comes with certain limitations, this is what we set out to address.
Although we are primarily a bicycle company, we will produce a range of complementary products which make it easier to cycle. This will include commercial pedal-powered delivery vehicles, a range of accessories to increase the versatility of your bike and casual cycling clothing/protective gear.
We can currently ship to over 1 billion people across Europe and the U.S.A
Although we are an Irish company, our head office is currently located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is for a more hands-on approach to manufacturing as well as the low living costs which have been vital for bootstrapping and getting Base this far without outside investment. We currently have staff in Ireland, Vietnam, USA and Columbia.
Developing, testing and manufacturing a product as complex as this requires money, which we currently don’t have, causing product development to stall. Raising investment can be a lengthy process so we have opted to release our messenger bag to the public first and raise some capital and awareness.
Yes, we are ‘bootstrapping’ Base and all development costs so far have been funded by our brand Vital Fixies. We are currently seeking investment to speed up development. Please see – BaseBicycles.com/invest if you can help, or share this with someone who may be interested.