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.
WIRED connects on the GoBike
WIRED Magazine is the first word on how technology is changing our world. Their Blog Network is certainly one of the most visited by all techno savy surfers (like us!). We were thrilled when they called a few months ago asking for a test bike to review. The verdict is now in... the GoBike Motion ELX 8 receives a 7/10 score. Read all about it here.
See the GoBike at the Montreal Bicycle and Cyclotourism Show
The Bicycle and Cyclotourism Show Expodium is the annual reference event awaited by all cyclists to find out novelties, trends and new cycling destinations. It has the most important cyclotourism exhibit in Canada. In 2006, over 18,000 passionate visitors from all over Quebec participated at the Show. This year, an exhibit attendance record of over 175 exhibitors will be on site to discuss and answer questions. Make sure to stop by 1HP Cycle's booth and talk to Stephan Peevers and ask about our Special Market Introduction Deal! The show runs from Feb. 16-18 at Place Bonnaventure.
GoBike present at the Miami Boat Show
The Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail is one of the world’s largest consumer marine exhibitions.  Dubbed “The World’s Greatest Boat Show”, the five-day event brings together the latest powerboats, engines, sail boats, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,200 exhibitors. Why are we there? Because every boater recognizes the convenience of carrying a folding bike aboard any ship, big or small. Visitors will be able to test ride and purchase bikes on site.
GoBike is flying high on the wings of KLM

During the month of February 2007, over 1,2 million passengers flying on the 190 aircraft fleet of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will have a chance to see and read about GoBike on page 44 of Holland Herald, KLM's inflight magazine. With a circulation of over 155 000 copies, Holland Herald is the largest English language publication in the Netherlands. Appropriately themed “The GO issue” (we had nothing to do with it!), the magazine is bound to give air travellers around the world some ideas about bringing a new two-wheeled companion on their next travels. You can check out the GoBike article in our Press room page
Jack on GoBike

Still in February, Jack the Italian monthly for modern men who want to be up to date in lifestyle and technology matters will feature the GoBike in their “must have” lifestyle product section. The issue will hit the news stands in mid-January.