Keywords: 29er,flat mount bike,gravel ride,limited edition open

BOTM: JOBRAD U.P. - part 2

Andy Kessler - 07-Mar-2019
In part 1 of the JobRad limited edition I explained you why this limited edition is something very special to me. I am not talking about the crazy paint job, but about governments and organisations trying to bring as many as possible people on bikes. I personally think cycling is a great way to keep fit, healthy and every bike on the road is a good bike no matter what the price tag is.

I still have that dream to do one day this very cool, minimalistic and lightweight foldable bike for commuting. I always try to convince Gerard but then he always comes up with his dream of designing a cargo bike ....

At the end I guess both is totally against our "working hard to stay small" thing but one day...

Sorry, I lost track a bit now back to the JobRad edition and the beauty shots of it.

Comments & Questions

You're so right about bikes on the road- they help us all, and are an important part of climate and social action. I just wish the big bike companies would take more of an active role at the community and national levels in this regard.
Post #1 of 11. Posted by Glenn Jaecks on 07-Mar-2019 10:28:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18303]
The matching wheels are killer! And where can I get one of those invisible kick stands?
Post #2 of 11. Posted by Paul M. on 07-Mar-2019 10:32:06 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18304]
You can actually see it in a few of the photo's. Looks like a very small diameter steel rod.
Post #3 of 11. Posted by E Risley on 07-Mar-2019 11:04:57 GMT in reply to post #2 [18304<--18305]
we call it the "Schtick" but actually its a welding rod. We normally take a branch laying around but you can be sure that when you need one - also if you are in the forrest there is none! Thats why Marc our photographer came up with the welding rod idea that works perfect. Normally he retouches them but this time he was about to leave for a cycling trip in Columbia with some girls so I think his mind was somewhere else....
Post #8 of 11. Posted by Andy Kessler on 08-Mar-2019 08:29:41 GMT in reply to post #3 [18305<--18312]
I’m going to side with Gerard, an Open cargo bike would be awesome ?? It would pair nicely with our Open fleet of bicycles.
We just picked up a Surly Big Easy cargo bike to replace a car in the Family, it has one of those funny looking batteries attached, hopefully that will encourage everyone in the family to grab the bike before the car.
Post #4 of 11. Posted by Doug on 07-Mar-2019 11:10:50 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18306]
That bike is just incredible
Post #5 of 11. Posted by Mark Spencer on 07-Mar-2019 22:43:26 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18309]
I'm not a supporter of the BREXIT "Have you cake and eat it" philosophy, but a folding commute bike, that 'docks' with a cargo section - Hey,maybe the cargo section could find separately too? Thankfully my "MAX-FAC" daydreams apply only to bicycles and not to politics.
Post #6 of 11. Posted by Tony on 08-Mar-2019 03:50:28 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18310]
I personally dream about Open Cycle in Single speed/Fixed Gear.
Post #7 of 11. Posted by Makmur on 08-Mar-2019 06:58:11 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18311]
All BOTM OPEN bikes look so sick! However, one thing I've noticed with them (UP, UPPER) is the very small clearance available from the rear tire to the seat tube. I love my UP but recently on a gravel event (raining pretty much all day) I got stuck quite a few times b/c of the mud build up between the rear tire and seat tube. Was using ENVE G23 with WTB NANO 700x40. May be I'll try a slightly smaller tire? Don't want to have to purchase a set of 650 rims.
Post #9 of 11. Posted by Anthony on 16-Mar-2019 14:39:01 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18319]
Hello, do you ship in Canada, Quebec? Ixm owner a bikeshop in Quebec J0R1K0...
Post #10 of 11. Posted by Alain Pouliot on 31-Mar-2019 18:15:51 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18332]
Which kind of rtv silicon have used to mount praxis BB?
Post #11 of 11. Posted by Dominik on 21-May-2019 17:29:32 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18419]