The 20-day challenge was to improve the finishing details to hold handle bar tape in place on the handlebars of their bikes. Bicycles were traditionally designed in-house at their studio in Australia, but Flying Machine decided to try a GrabCAD challenge. Here are the results:
From Flying Machine judges "Beautiful concept. Least parts of all entries, developed from earlier high quality entry this is a real step forward. We are looking forward to taking this into production."
From Flying Machine judges "This is a very close second and is the best solution to the overall challenge of improving both the end plug and the tape finishing ring. Great solution for the finishing ring particularly, we will definitely be using this part of the design when we start moving this into production."
From Flying Machine judges "Very nice design and graphics, ability to use the same components for both ends as well as for both size bars is a real plus. The clasp piece being separate would allow for painting/ colouring flexibility."
From Flying Machine judges "Amazing amount of work put into this one. Final version very well resolved. Minimal parts easy to produce.. And it already has a working prototype."
If you'd like to view other submissions or read more about the challenge, please visit the Flying Machine Challenge Page.