It always feels a little like Christmas around here when something new shows up. And we’ve been in that holiday spirit quite a lot recently. Between an addition to the fleet, a new trailer, and our first-ever e-bike, we’re getting so excited for the 2013 season we can barely handle it! So this morning, when the FedEx truck pulls up (a day early) and drops off our latest gift to unwrap, The Defender light by Gotham, we knew it was going to be a good day.
The light is billed as “the last bike light you’ll ever need”, and I’m hoping that is a true statement, ’cause this thing is AWESOME.
Both the light itself and the hardware came in their own cloth bags. I love it when someone spends a minute thinking about how they package their products. The light has a nice heft to it, not too heavy but substantial, kind of like your favorite rocks glass. Fitting for a light named the Gotham Defender, the light is matte black and looks like a high-tech gun (also available in chrome for you cowboys out there). The main attachment uses a special security screwdriver to mount it to the handlebars. Additionally, the battery compartment is secured with a tiny little flat-head set screw that looks like it would be tough to get out without the included driver. So any would- be thieves would have to be both very well-prepared and extremely lucky to walk away with your fancy new light/laser gun. And if the unlikely happens, Gotham guarantees their products, so they’ll replace it just like that!
We have both black and silver lights for sale! The black sells for $65, and the chrome for $60. For you riders in Portland, this includes same-day bike delivery by yours truly. We’re still working on our online order system, so for now just shoot us an email and let us know quantity and color, and we’ll get right on it!
Wow, the past week has been AWESOME!
Opening up Rolling Wrench in Portland, meeting a ton of you out on the streets, riding in the Division/Clinton parade, eating watermelon with the Thursday evening commuters in Ladd Circle, and getting married to the bike shop in a lovely ceremony at the mobile chapel of love (set to a Steely Dan cover, no less!) will all make the highlight reel for 2012. We’ve made a bunch of new friends, and turned more than a few wrenches on the bikes of Portland!
I found myself being asked the same questions at every turn: Where do we usually set up? Will we be back here tomorrow? Where is our main shop located? “So, you’re like AAA for bikes, right?” (more…)
It took a little longer than expected, but we’re open for business in Portland!