Orp received a review in Bike Soup magazine out of the UK. We appreciate the attention but have a few issues with what was written , especially since this author’s complaints have not been heard in the countless other reviews Orp has been in and they are inaccurate.
For example, all we’ve heard is the REMORP is brilliant and easy to use. This author says the dual stage switch distinctions between the two sounds are not apparent. I say “BOLLUCKS!”. He says this after saying his hands were numb. Sorry, but this does not count. Great bike but since my bi lateral leg amputation I can’t really ride it. Holy cow.
There’s some other stuff to complain about, but this is the worst: they also used a pic of a Wail Blue Orp without its remote cap! Really underwhelming presentation. Let me take a picture of you for your Linked In profile or Tinder Acct. on the day you have the worst Herpes break out you’ve ever had. All I’ve got to say is I’m looking elsewhere to spend my Orp’s substantial ad budget.
Bikmo+ (Bikmo Plus), the cyclist run bicycle insurance company in the UK put Orp high on its Christmas gift guide.
They included this pic of the more rare Wail Blue Orp. We ,of course, wonder what the “plus” is all about.
Was the Old Bikmo not so great? Or, does Bikmo+ just say “thank you” and “please” more often? That certainly deserves a “plus” in my book.
In any case, thanks Bikmo+!
They used really ancient Orp pre-production images but they give Orp a big thumbs up so we say “THANK YOU “!
Here’s the headline:
Road CC Writer/Rider, Shaun Audane, spills his thoughts about Orp in this article. It’s really positive, but honestly, I think he misses the point when he compares microsized, light including and repeatable sounding Orp with an air horn. He also got the horn actuation backwards. Move Orp’s WailTail up for the friendly 76dB sound and down for Orp’s loud 96dB sound. This is super intuitive. Press down when it’s urgent!
Here’s an excerpt:
The horn is sounded by prodding the ‘Wail Tail’ lip with your thumb. Down is the more friendly 76db – useful for warning pedestrians, runners and other riders on the trail or shared use paths.
Diodes flash simultaneously for additional presence and the pitch strikes just the right note – perfect for snatching people away from their smartphones yet low enough not to drive Herpes the bull terrier into a psychotic barking frenzy.
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Pressing the Wail Tail up unleashes the full 96db, which is piercing and vastly superior to other ‘compact’ battery-powered models. It’s proved audible enough to persuade three moped bandits to bring their front wheels back onto terra firma, deterred an absent minded learner motorcyclist from pulling out into my path, and potent enough to jolt distracted drivers along moderately trafficked suburban streets.
This website out of Thailand provides a review of Orp, I’m hoping it’s positive. My mastery of Thai is pretty low.
Heres the link: http://cenlafca.org/orp-smart-horn-แตรรถจักรยานอัจฉริยะ/
Orpland and Orp got picked out of the interwebs by Wonderland. Wonderland is a blog out of the Netherlands that picks out (curates – I hate that word) cool stuff in Design, Innovation and Business and packs it into one place. Thanks Wonderland!
Here’s the post:
Ever influencing proper behavior of it’s male reader population, GQ chose Orp as the proper alert device to have whilst riding one’s bike. Certainly a gentleman can yell, but the risk of overly mucussed saliva errantly spewing over ones attire and spoiling it (especially in the morning phlegm hours) is too high.
Certainly GQ does not need to gush over Orp’s handsomeness as it is clearly apparent in the full page picture. I’m kidding about the full page part. Actually, they were much less “metrosexual” in their article – I added that too.
The local NBC affiliate, KGW Channel 8, here in Portland, Orpegon, I mean, Oregon did a story on Orp after a spate of bike vs. vehicle accidents. These were really bad and our sympathies go out to the cyclists and their families. You can see it hear, I mean, here.
Orp gets in Time magazine’s online issue in their “9 Bicycle Gadgets That Will Keep You Safe In Style” article. That’s right, Orp was one of the 9 products!
You can see the article hear, I mean, here.
Turbo Bob, the non stop cycling blogger out of southern California, gives the REMORP a callused thumbs up in this video review. Bob, who already likes the Orp, highly recommends the REMORP. We couldn’t agree more. You can see Bob’s review here.