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The Goman replies to the WIRED test results
“ Thank you Steve for your insightlful write-up on GoBike. We're glad you liked the ride. After all, this is what bikes should all be about, first and foremost. I would like to offer a reply to the few items listed in the “Tired” section of your article. First, you state the weight hovering at 30 lbs... Whoa! 28 is more like it, according to our scales. And, if compared to a “regular” bike offering the same specs. like front and rear suspension and front and rear disk brakes, we are at par or not far from reality in the “regular” world. We'll give it to you on the sharp seat-post QR lever. This will be improved in future productions. Re. hash marks on the seat post, we have sampled a few seat posts with a 10 mm increments along the length of it and after receiving several comments from our testers, we decided to drop the idea. Everybody agreed that “The Giant Thermometer look” was a bit goofy looking and contrasted sharply with the minimalistic cosmetics and pure fluid lines of the bike. Furthermore, all agreed that the best way to mark your seat post height was to use a good old permanent marker and draw a line, or a few, if you're sharing the bike (which always happens!). This is far less unsightful and as efficient, I'm sure you'll agree... Happy ramblings! - The Goman. ”
You can find the Wired article and reply from the Goman here.
The GoBike is at the news stands again, this time in Azure

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We always liked this mag. It profiles and investigates architecture and design issues related to our changing society. Presenting and exploring innovative projects, materials, products and ideas, and AZURE is Canadian! It it's May 2006 issue Leah Cameron profiles urban mobility solutions in the form of bicycles and GoBike is part of the list. Pick-up a copy at any quality newsstand in North-America and check out page 51. We're also proud to have made the contents page where our humble GoBike is surrounded by works from Oki Sato and Paul Scher to name a few.
GoBike wins yet another Design Award, this time at home in Canada!

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On Tuesday November 29th, at a gala dinner, the Design Exchange (DX) announced the winners of this year’s National Post Design Exchange Awards. This national competition is open to professional designers across Canada working in a range of disciplines. The DX is Canada’s design center, whose mission is to educate Canadians about the value of design. The awards are presented in recognition of design excellence, and also acknowledge the significant role that design plays in business strategy. Both the design firm and their client are presented with an award acknowledging the importance of the business decision to invest in design in the early stages of a project. Award categories include architecture, industrial design, interior design, urban design, new media, visual communications, fashion design, engineering and landscape architecture. The GoBike received a Silver Award in the Industrial Design category. A complete listing of the award winners by category may be obtained here.