Inside we take a look at some new products from Vintage Electric, Motorex, and Blackburn.
The Motorex Bike Line is back in the USA. They’ve been around for some time and many people are familiar with their brand and will quickly recongize their logo if they’re into moto. Aaron Gwin has been sponsored and runs Motorex in his bikes and has had good things to say about the products, specifically the fork oil that seems to last better under hard downhill conditions.
The Racing Fork Oil features their 3D response technology. It’s available in an SAE 2.5W/ 5W /7.5W / 10W or 15W.
In talking with the Motorex representatives it sounds impressive to say the least as the claim it improves fork sensitivity, low friction, protects seals, reduces oil foaming, and is more durable in cycling that is keeping Aaron Gwin happy top to bottom.
They have a variety of bike cleaners as well that work well for a quick clean or a more rigors one depending on your needs.
Additional products like the lubes for dry or wet usage are also available. The small canister is refillable form the big one which makes the ~2shot small canister nice to carry around and refill at home when needed.
Blackburn is always a good place to stop at for some great cycling accessories. They’ve got a wide selection from locks, racks, lights, and much more. They took us through a few highlights below.
One of the popular themes this year at Interbike seems to be tools and t-handle tools. Blackburn was showing off a few of their multi-tools like the Wayside, Grid 8, and Grid13 that compactly give a lot of tools to riders in a compact design.
They were also showcasing the Switch which is a modular T-handle that has 9 functions. You can use them in a T or L fashion and it includes T25, T30, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and a screwdriver. Additional storage in the case for ID or credit cards. Smart.
Blackburn Outpost Camo bags were also on display. They’ve got storage options for frame bags, top tube bags, handlebar, seatpost, and more.
Blackburn also has some great pumps this year in the Chamber HV ($79.99) for Mountain bikers that have large gauges and only go up to 50 psi to help you pump your MTB tire quicker. If you’re doing both or have a road bike, their Piston series are more traditional in that sense. Lifetime warranty on all of these as well.
The Chamber HV pump also had a pressure release built into the head as well as 31.8 clamp for the lever so you could install a handlebar to be funny. The big dial has good contract and is easy to read.
Lights are also important for cyclists and Blackburn has a lot. Some of the highlights include USB charging on Click USB lights and Local 20/15/10 rear lights. In blinking mode the click usb rear lights will last 140hours and the front lights will last about 1.5hours when steady and longer if blinking.
Their central 200 light is $39.99, is waterproof, and they even submersed it to illustrate while lit.
See more at blackburndesign.com
We’re a fan of interesting products and we bumped into the Vintage Electric bike. While some of you may be thinking, oh no, not another E-Bike these are quite a different league of their own. These aren’t your typical off the shelf E-bikes. They’ve got style.
The short story is that about four years ago, designer Andrew Davidge started building electric bikes in his parents’ garage with help from friends.
We were drawn to the Scrambler as we were walking the hall for a variety of reasons and Nic Jimenez, their creative partner noticed our interest and told us a bit more about their offerings.
The Scrambler has some nice designs to it and should remind you of a Scrambler motorcycle if you’re familiar with those. The look they were able to mimic is impressive. Range is 35 miles per charge with a 2hr recharge time. They’ve got two sizes for the battery as well should you want longer run-time. The Scrambler was made in limited numbers and will set you back $6,995 price wise.
The heart and soul of the Scrambler, our patent pending aluminum battery box is beautifully designed and locally sand cast in San Jose, CA. This special housing protects crucial electrical components, including the 702 watt hour lithium battery. It also disperses heat, allowing our high performance system to run at lower temperatures, increasing efficiency.
The Vintage Electric bikes also have a “Race Mode” which is activated by a clean silver aluminum plug right under the V in the center chassis that uncorks the E-bike’s limits in speed. You’ll be hot rodding in no time if their claims are correct.
Race Mode Option – Standard on the Scrambler is Race Mode which utilizes a 3,000 watt rear hub motor that rapidly accelerates the rider to 36 Miles/Hour (58 Km/Hour). With that amazing powerhouse and a feather light frame, the Scrambler packs a punch. Welcome to the ride of your life. Race Mode is intended for off road use only. Simply remove the Race Mode key to switch back into street legal mode and comply with local regulations including USA and EU standards.
Additional models are available like this Tracker S.
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