Orp News


We drove  975 miles in two days to get to this year’s Interbike. The show was good for us. We met a lot of great people and the only people that hated us were our direct  trade show booth neighbors.Unfortunately, our neighbors were all in the financial services business for  independent bike dealers. It wasn’t terrible if you dont mind Orp horn sounds going off every few seconds, but if you’re the banker type that is more accustomed to speaking in hushed tones, it’s not so great.

Below are some pics from the event. The first one is Interbike a day before the  show’s open. It was amazing it was all up in time.  The next one is  is a union trades person putting up an Orp banner. The last one is Jill with two Brazillian Distributors and their Orp wristbands. The wrist bands were given out as part of a raffle for the free Orp we gave away each day of the show.

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Loud Vegas

That’s right, Orp is off to Las Vegas for some high rollin’ debauchery and general carousing. It’ll be like the 40th time we’ve seen the Blue Man Group.

Kidding.  Orp is going to Vegas for the 2016 Interbike Trade show. We’re loading up the jalopy for a modern day Grapes Of Wrath  intrastate adventure.

It’s either Grapes of Wrath or the Beverly Hillbillies, either way- loaded to the gills,

If you’re in hollerin’ distance, come visit us at Booth #14141 at the Mandelay Bay Convention Center.

Our booth will be a big version of this:



It’s like Christmas Hear, I Mean, Here at Orpland!

Red and Green Orps are back! That’s right, Aorta Red and Snot Green, two of our most flavorite Orps, are ready to ride.

Hit the Orange  STORP button to bypass all the blather to get to these Orps. Limit of 10 per customer.

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Orp Gets Recommended by Investment Guru

Harry Newton  is not just a guy who  helps people invest, he’s also a guy who helps people increase their quality of life. If you ask Harry whether you should  buy the cool condo (with the horrific HOA fees) or buy the fixer upper bungalow, he’ll look at you and ask if you have any home rebuilding skills.  If you don’t have the skills and you’re ugly he may even tell you the condo won’t help.  The guy is blunt and practical. He cuts through the clutter and gives you his opinion, which often times is spot on.

Harry lives in Manhattan, rides his bike and he uses an Orp. He told me he hates the Power Up and Down feature.

Here’s his review (I put Harry’s picture in below. Orp is the blue thing on the left):


You can check out Harry’s site and the actual review  here.

Thanks Harry.




Orp at Sunday Parkways

Orp attended the the Sunday Parkways event at SE Portland’s Ivon Park. Great weather and we heard the ride attracted over 20,00 riders. The city creates a 6 – 8 mile circuit through the neighborhoods between the local parks and closes the streets to cars during the event. It’s really a pleasant ride. We met a ton of great people and  many left with a new Orp! Thanks Portland!


Road Bike Action Dishes on Orp!

Yep, they served up a hot bowl of Red Orp with a side of plugged in REMORP to boot!  Man, who talks this way? Our Archivist thinks it’s like the third time Orp has been in RBA.  This time Orp was the top entry in their Friday 5 Review.  This is also a hint that Red is coming back soon.  We are honored and say “Thanks RBA! You guys are the best!” Here’s the  article. and the images:


Darn-it, that’s a pregnant Orp, err ,…Blobfish.. again. Here are the article pics:


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Crack open the champagne! Today we received the news  that  Orp  received its Utility patent. It’s 31

pages of IP goodness that covers a ton of ground. Here’s a page to prove it:


Oops , sorry that’s a blobfish. Here’s a page of Orp’s patent:

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As soon as we run out of existing boxes we’ll update  the packaging

with our shiny new U.S. patent number.



This time BIKE RADAR has included Orp in its 11spd feature that covers new gear in the bike world. This appears to be a teaser as they plan to give Orp a thorough test. I’m pretty sure they liked Orp the first and second times so we remain  hopeful and appreciate the coverage.

Not sure about the contemplative Orp image they took. It looks like this Orp did something bad and was given a time out to think about what it did. It probably blasted at the queen’s giant new Bentley Bentayga  and probably for good reason, That thing is humongous and how good of a driver can the queen be? She’s like 90 years old. In any case, here’s the article. Thanks Bike Radar!

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Heres a Bentayga similar to the queen’s:

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Singlebike Cycling Blog goes Monogamous For Orp

SINGLE BIKE, a bike blog for for the unattached Swingles out of the UK gives Orp a thorough thrashing and a big thumbs up!

Heres a little bit of what was written:.

..A gentle push gives a not unpleasant 70db bird like chirrup while pressing and holding gives 96db of what Lloyd in “Dumb and Dumber”€ would call “the most annoying sound in the world!”€. Subtle, it aint! The lights themselves flash when the Horn is activated They got their hands on a more rare blue Orp and Ive got to say it looks pretty darn good.

And, here’s a nice endorsement of the REMORP:

I’ll be honest and initially wondered who would bother with a cable remote for a light on the bars but once I used it in traffic, I was totally sold on the idea. It may seem like no effort to flip the Horn but being able to do so with your hands firmly on the bars is a golden plated good thing in my book.

Last thing , I’m kidding about the “Swingles” and if you are single I dont think you can be called a swinger because by nature you just are,

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Italy’s It’s Magazine says Orp is Fantastico!

Ok, my Italian is not  super great but I’m pretty sure they like Orp in this story about 12 of the best  high tech fitness products.

Here’s the link:  Belissimo

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Bicycling Australia Calls Orp a “Rubbery Nugget”

Man, I wish we’d  said that first, but in any case, this very cool  print magazine for the serious road cyclist  covers Orp  in its latest May/June Issue. The article goes on to describe all of Orp’ s sonic and lumenary features as well as its physical specs.  Thanks to  BA for the coverage. See the article below:

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Bicycle Times Covers Orp In Print

Bicycle Times gives Orp a second bite of the apple with a review in it’s April Tech Issue.

It’s all super positive and it’s in newsstands now. Thanks Bicycle Times.