GoBike updates

The Canadian folding bike's Belgian distributor is supplying the UK - at least one customer already has a bike - plus other media appearances

Posted by Peter Eland on Wednesday 20 Jul 2005

Thanks to Mike Lenton, who noticed the bit in VV18 where we mentioned the GoBike not being very available in the UK. He has a friend who has ordered and received one from the distributor in Belgium, Seppe De Roeck of InGear.

Seppe writes: "Of course, I would be happy to supply the first interested consumers with the Gobike. Even retailers if they are interested." "Prices are: SRAM 4 Pro dlx: 1249 Euros (approx £860, 8-speed derailleur) SRAM X9: 1449 Euros (approx £1000, 9-speed derailleur) These prices include 21% VAT and shipping cost." Full details are:

Generaal Lemanstraat 39/9 - 2018 Antwerpen
tel:+32 3 257 18 59
fax:+32 3 257 14 39
gsm: +32 496 58 59 62
email: info@ingear.be
web: www.ingear.be

We also recently received a press release from GoBike in Canada (STILL nothing much on their website though): it was in French, but briefly:

- See various media reports on the bike at this file-sharing page with PDFs to download. As well as some magazine reviews, it seems the bike has been included in some stylish shopping catalogues.

- They now have a distributor in Japan with lots of pretty pics on the website. Among them were some new accessories - mudguards, flexible and solid-shell carry cases and more.

Posted by Becky (me@home.com) on Wednesday 2 Aug 2006
Sorry LeGroup Go - I bought a Dahon instead. And it's already off the road with a broken component.

Posted by Peter Eland (peter@velovision.co.uk) on Wednesday 2 Aug 2006
Just updated story with prices.


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