Keywords: 29er,700c,bike of the month,flat mount bike,gravel ride,limited edition open

BOTM: JOBRAD U.P. - part 1

Andy Kessler - 01-Mar-2019
Dear German dealer,

after our last limited edition many of you complained not having access to that product. We have made many limited editions in the past and they were always gone in 24 to 48 hours but this one was even worse. I talked to most of you and tried to explain you what has happened.

So now, stop complaining here you have your limited edition! Never happened before a limited edition only for one country. You have 6 weeks of exclusivity of selling that JobRad edition. We even made the video in German so nobody else can understand what we say!

Seriously, for the rest that does not speak German I want to explain quickly what JobRad is. JobRad is basically a leasing company that provides companies in Germany that wanting to support and push their employees to ride bikes an attractive company cycling concept. The monthly rate for the bike is deducted directly from the employee's salary - also, the JobRad bicycle is tax-reduced, in the best case even tax-free. So at the end the employee has a great financing system and can safe up to 40% on the overall price thanks to the German government supporting this system. I really think that system should be worldwide in place. It is a great way to motivate more people to ride bikes and live a healthier life style and by doing that also reduce health care cost.

And yes, the custom painted New U.P. looks hot - thats why I built one for myself with custom painted wheels from 9thwave and no, they are not part of the kit. Also the new Chris King Dropset 2 that matches the frame not part of that kit.

Watch here the video of another bike that I probably will give away because it is to nice not to be cleaned after each ride...

Comments & Questions

Having high demand for Limited Edition bikes is a nice problem. Gorgeous bike. I will happily clean it after every ride!
Post #1 of 10. Posted by Mark Spencer on 01-Mar-2019 09:16:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18293]
very cool. no idea what he said in the video but I was focused on the bike anyway ;-)
Post #2 of 10. Posted by matt on 01-Mar-2019 09:48:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18294]
Beautiful bike!!! How do I get on the list for the giveaway bike? :)
Post #3 of 10. Posted by Kevin Strumwasser on 01-Mar-2019 10:44:06 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18295]
Hi Kevin, its not really a give aways at no price bike....but he you can always try :-)
Post #7 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 04-Mar-2019 04:54:35 GMT in reply to post #3 [18295<--18299]
My German is very rusty (37 years rusty) but the bike is beautiful. To pretty to be put away dirty after nice ride, so I'm ready to wash it...
Post #4 of 10. Posted by Edwin Onyschak on 01-Mar-2019 15:51:50 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18296]
Want one ?? of these bikes because I work at this company ?? JobRad
Post #5 of 10. Posted by Rita Danner on 02-Mar-2019 08:03:10 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18297]
Hi Rita, kontaktiere Tobias Sonneborn er ist der Kontakt bei Jobrad
Post #8 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 04-Mar-2019 04:59:51 GMT in reply to post #5 [18297<--18300]
I’m moving to Germany....
Post #6 of 10. Posted by Francois on 02-Mar-2019 16:54:34 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18298]
Hallo Andy, hoffe ich kann meine Probleme in deutsch formulieren. Habe mein Open im November erhalten und damit ist auch alles gut. Mein Sram Force 1x11 Disc-Bremsen machen mir vorne erhebliche Sorgen. Musste gerade zum 2. Mal Bremsbeläge austauschen. Insgesamt vielleicht 800km gefahren.... Ist die so normal. Weiß niemanden der mir hier einen sinnvollen Rat gibt. Würde mich über Antwort freuen. Das Bike ist der absolute Hit, und die Möglichkeiten auf Straße, Schotter und Singletrails zu fahren sind genial. Gru Wolfgang
Post #9 of 10. Posted by Wolfgang on 06-Mar-2019 11:37:37 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18301]
hallo Wolfgang, freut mich dass Du Spass am OPEN hast. Der Bremsbelagverschleiss ist ja Markenunabhängig und kommt natürlich auch auf die äusseren Bedingungen an. Schnee und Schlamm beschleunigen natürlich die Abnützung. Die SRAM Bremsen kommen original mit organischen Belägen. Du kannst auch mal versuchen die durch "metallische" zu ersetzen. Wichtig für die Lebensdauer ist auch dass sie richtig eingebremst werden
Post #10 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 07-Mar-2019 09:19:30 GMT in reply to post #9 [18301<--18302]