The smart way to connect bicycle accessories
Bicycle accessories system
The company ZEG (Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft) has launched a new and innovative accessories system: MonkeyLink. Our client SKS Germany is one of the partners in this system and suggested us as a design office with enough relevant experience, knowledge and capacity to handle the development of this system. A great compliment for us , and a great role in a special project.
In an instant you can click or release your accessories by a magnetic click system with mechanical locking
MonkeyLink comprises a whole range of accessories: handlebar stems, front and back lights, mud guards and seatpost clamps. The magnetic click system with mechanical locking, which is fixed to the stem and the seatpost clamp, forms the basis of the system. In an instant you can click or release your accessories. The click system is directly connected to the bike battery, which is convenient for bike lights. We also designed an innovative mud guard with integrated light that is also connected to the battery. All MonkeyLink accessories are managed via the E-bike display, which means you’ll never have to dismount to switch the light on or off again.
“npk delivers excellent work in a very short period of time! Their technical possibilities and sample making qualities are amazing! It is good to have npk design on board!”
Alexander de Ponte, purchase manager at ZEG
We designed all the accessories for MonkeyLink – an exciting job with beautiful results. What was important besides our experience, expertise and design quality, however, was the fact that we are able to crank up the rate of development. We integrate designers and engineers in one team from the start to guarantee the technical solution and feasibility and so we do not have to compromise on the design. We make multiple models and prototypes in our model shop to make our ideas tangible and to be able to test them very quickly.
All project partners gathered together for the presentations of the prototypes, which allowed fine-tuning to be done and important choices to be made. Time and again, the quality of our models exceeded the expectations of all parties. Years of fruitful collaboration with SKS meant that at ZEG too our designers and engineers understand one another without having to say much.
The MonkeyLink system is freely available to all manufacturers of e-bikes. For the dealer, the advantage is that the client’s wishes can be accommodated flexibly; with the MonkeyLink, accessories can be added simply and without extra assembly time. For the user, MonkeyLink is an elegant, handy and also safe solution. From now on, all ZEG group e-mountainbike brands, such as Bulls, Kettler and Hercules, will be delivered MonkeyLink-ready. There is a version for regular bikes too.
New products have been added to the MonkeyLink series: The ML-SkyeLights. This lighting set can be attached to the bicycle in seconds with the MonkeyLink magnetic holder. The headlight has a K-reflector with daytime running lights and high beam function and is adjustable in angle. The rear light is equipped with a brake light.