Pedalfest in Jack London Square- August 18th

sprint race for a free ultraportable speaker at 4pm

Pedalfest jack London Square

We will be out here tryin’ to function at Pedalfest this weekend in Jack London Square this weekend.  The East Bay bike community is growing strong as they have developed their own full fledged hipster culture.  The lower rent expenses allow them to purchase more PBR than ever.  The climates comparable to San Francisco’s Mission District are bringing out our most attractive tattoo laden riders.  Make your way over to Jack London Square and check out some of Boombotix’s ultraportable speaker line including the Jason Clary pro model.

How to keep your Boombot secured to your bike handlebars

bike speaker

The concept of using the Boombot speaker on bike handlebars has always been one of the more fun applications of Boombotix speakers.  The speaker faces directly at you.  You enjoy the safety and legality of biking without headphones.   At the same time, we have faced a number of challenges in having a solid bike mount. Some of our riders that use the handlebar mount on bumpier roads found that the speaker vibrated off the bars.  This was especially evident in guys that were using the product for trail riding or just rougher urban streets.

While this isn’t the most elegant of fixes, this simple rubber band solution keeps your speaker securely on the bars and keeps the music blasting right at you.

Installing the bike speaker

Installation is easy.  You need one big rubber band.  For a really secure fit, use one of these silicone wristbands that are frequently offered as swag.  A regular rubber band will work, but these wristband are even tighter.  You will need your Boombot and a bike handlebar mount.

1.  Feed the rubber band through the center of the bike handlebar mount along with the clip.

2.  Wrap one end of the rubber band around the top of the clip.

3. Wrap the other end of the rubber band around the feet of the Boombot and behind the teeth.

If you are completely silly and need to watch a video on how to do this, you can!

Team Rider Jason Clary heads to Fixed Fest

Jason Clary heads to Jakarta, Indonesia this week in an effort to charge the leaderboard in one of the most coveted fixed gear bike races in the world.  As you can see, the lineup is stacked with sponsors from everyone who is anyone.  This event brings some of the biggest names in fixed gear racing.  Jason Clary is known best for riding fast and slaying the local asian women.  He was quoted saying, “I’m not sure which I like more, the high level of competition or just all the girls!!  I’m gonna be bringing my new pro model BB2 speaker and shred Jakarta!”

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Going to the Sea Otter Classic – April 19th to 22nd

Sea Otter Classic

This week marks one of the biggest weeks in the California cycling community with the oncoming of the famous Sea Otter Classic.  What makes this even incredibly special is that it brings together cyclists from a broad range of disciplines and skill sets to partake in one of the biggest races of the year.  Anyone from a beginner to a seasoned pro can partake and you will see everything from adrenaline junkie downhill racers to spandex laden road racers.

The Sea Otter Classic takes place at the famous Laguna Seca raceway.  Normally, this venue hosts some of the fastest cars in the planet on a long, sweeping course with numerous elevation changes.  For this weekend, the manpowered transmissions rule and anyone can shine in their respective racing class.

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Save it for a rainy day in San Francisco

This past weekend in San Francisco was a rainy one, but it really didn’t stop us from having a good time. We went Go Karting with our Boombotix BB2 speakers clipped to our steering wheel. Then we squeezed in some biking down Valencia street in between storms. After a long night of partying, we got Chicken and Waffles at Soul Groove on 22nd and Mission, and then things just got weird. Rain or shine, it is nice to have a soundtrack to your life.

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