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Rixen + Kaul  

The best way to develop bicycle accessories is to sit on a bike yourself...

Companies that develop and produce their products locally are few and far between these days---yet they still exist, even in Germany. We control the entire production process of our products straight from our home base in Solingen, Germany—this includes everything from the first product idea on to the design, CAD, mold production, injection molding, assembly and packaging. Even DTP work for catalogues and packaging designs are done by own employees.

What truly matters to us is not only smart solutions and functional design, but also careful, high-quality production. The parts we do not produce ourselves are made by experienced suppliers according to our precise instructions.

Yet the true value of a product will only prove itself in real-life applications. We believe that the best way to develop good bicycle accessories is to sit on a bike yourself. This is why we are more than just designers, engineers, and producers (?)—we are ourselves passionate bikers with many kilometres and many years of experience behind us.

During their many trips on the road, both founders of R&K became closely aware of the need for better bike product solutions. It is out of this experience that KLICKfix was born—the most flexible and well-known quick-release system for bicycle accessories.

KLICKfix consists of adapters and accessories that are precisely designed to work in combination with one another. The patented deciding difference that makes KLICKfix unique: Bags, baskets or locks are securely fasted on the bike with a single “click” and released again through the simple press of a button.

A bit of History...

The first product developed and produced by R&K was the little red spoke wrench called SPOKEY. After more than 20 year,s this product is still in the R&K product range and the first choice for many professionals mechanics. In 1988, our private business became RIXEN & KAUL GmbH.

In 1989, under the brand name “KLICKfix”, RIXEN & KAUL introduced the first quick release item, the KLICKfix handlebar adapter. This adapter has since become a standard item on the bicycle market. Many more adapters and specific solutions for nearly all possible mounting positions followed.

Today R&K is a specialist for quick-release solutions on bicycles and offers the widest range of adapter systems on the bicycle market combined with its own large product range of accessories like bags, boxes, baskets and locks. Many famous brands for bike bags are supplied by R&K with quick release hardware.

R&K has always avoided creating mere imitations of other products. Instead, we are always interested in better solutions, better quality, compatibility and better design which will last for many years. R&K products have obtained several awards for an outstanding design quality.You can also find our KLICKfix adapter systems employed among the products of many well-known bike accessory producers.