Is Your Fender Blender Pro Seat Sliding Too Much?

Feb 13, 2020Posted by in Blog, Electric Fender Blender Pro, Electric Fender Blender Pro Related Posts, Fender Blender Pro FAQ, Fender Blender Pro Related | Comments Off on Is Your Fender Blender Pro Seat Sliding Too Much?

Is Your Fender Blender Pro Seat Sliding Too Much?

This bulletin addresses issues with seat post sliding performance. A correctly functioning seat post should be easy to slide up and down with one hand. If there are positions where it gets stuck, please see the three sections below.

1. Check which bolt you have: Check if the anti-rotate bolt behind the seat post is a domed button-head type. We’ve found that this design of bolt can cause issues with sliding performance. Even if your seatpost is sliding fine, we’d like to send you the replacement.

Get a replacement: Contact us and we will send you a replacement that doesn’t scratch the seatpost slot. Contact info below.

2. Deal with existing scratches: Check for scratching and burrs around the groove on the back of the seat post. You may notice that the seat post gets stuck as it slides into the frame in specific areas where the seat post is heavily marked or scratched.


Fix: Requires a sanding tool such as emery board, file, or sandpaper. If you would like us to send you one, please contact us, info below.

  • Remove the seat post from the bike. The hex key that comes with the bike will be needed to remove the anti rotate bolt.
  • Sand around and in the groove to remove sharp edges and burrs. Avoid breathing the dust. For the best sliding performance, you must take the rough spots all the way down. If your seatpost is really chewed up and you would prefer a fresh start, contact us for a new post! 
  • Immediately clean up any dust with a wet paper towel and wash your hands after completing the process.
  • Repeat sanding as necessary.

3. Chatter: Seat Post chatters when sliding down and needs precise manual guidance in order to slide; especially when the seat is extended to a higher number, like 9 or 10.

Fix: Lubricate the seat post with a silicone-based grease. If you would like us to send you some, please contact us, info below. How to apply the grease

  • Raise the seat post all the way up and clamp in place
  • Apply the lubricant onto the post near the top, middle, and bottom to form 3 rings, about the size of a rubber bands
  • Spread the lubricant over the whole seat post with a small piece of paper towel, napkin or rag (approx the size of a credit card)
  • Slide the seat all the way up and down five times
  • Using a fresh paper towel, wipe off the excess lubricant

If these or other performance issues are happening to your Fender Blender Pro, please contact us for support: 1-(888) 354-2453 techsupport@rockthebike.com

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Pedal Powered Block Party with Andrew Thierry

Dec 23, 2019Posted by in Featured News, Music, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pedal Powered Block Party with Andrew Thierry

Pedal Powered Block Party with Andrew Thierry

What’s up bike people, We’re excited to share one of the best dancing and musical moments from the pedal powered stage since the 2012 highlight performance of Rupa and the April Fishes at the Bicycle Music Festival. Check out the video! Filmed at Montclair Village.

Music lovers dance in the street to the authentic zydeco sounds of Andre Thierry, a Bay Area trio. A 10-bike system was enough to power a block party music stage. A local spin class called CRUfit showed up with 7 strong adult riders ready for a workout. 3 more bikes provided slots for the general public to hop on and help. The sound system used approximately 500W average during the hour-long performance, meaning that the average power required from each pedaler is about 50W. Power is stabilized and stored in the Pedal Power Utility Boxes, though its ultracapacitor is only large enough to provide a 2-3 minute buffer. Pedalers were coached to “keep it in the green” which refers to the level of the ‘Pedalometer’.

Pedal Powered Stage: https://rockthebike.com/pedal-powered-stage/
Andre Thierry music: https://www.andrethierry.com/
Winter Williams Presents:https://www.instagram.com/winterwilliamspresents/?hl=en

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Bike Blended Hot Frothy Time!

Dec 17, 2019Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bike Blended Hot Frothy Time!

Bike Blended Hot Frothy Time!

Now that it’s wintertime, you might not be as excited to sip a cold icy smoothie. So here at Rock the Bike we’ve come up with a few ideas to keep you warm with blended holiday treats!

Morning Drinks:

The first thing that comes to mind when I think warm, blended morning drinks is the bulletproof trend that has become so popular recently on the west coast.

Bullet Proof Peppermint Mocha

  • 2 cups raw whole milk (*or coconut milk or almond milk)
  • 2 cups coffee (strong, freshly brewed )
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
  • (optional protein boost) one tbsp of collagen or grass-fed gelatin powder

1.     Add all ingredients into the blendtec or vitamix blender (not recommended for our Oster style pitchers) and blend!!

If coffee too much for you try a bullet proof Matcha Latte, follow the above recipe, replacing the coffee with hot water and replace the cocoa powder with Matcha powder!!

Or try a caffeine-free, anti-inflammatory option with a Golden Milk Chai Frothy!

  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 12 oz of hot water
  • 4 oz of almond milk
  • Tbsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • Pinch of cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg

Blend in your blender and enjoy!!

For more info about the benefits of bulletproof drinks: https://www.fix.com/blog/the-benefits-of-bulletproof-coffee/

Oaty Mocha Hot Frothy

This Oaty Mocha Hot Smoothie is one of my favorite hot smoothies.  It’s Comforting, tasty and packed full of nutrients, this HOT smoothie is perfect for those colder months.

  • 15 g (0.5oz – about 4 small chunks) dark chocolate, chopped (check the brand for gluten free if required)
  • 240 ml (1 cup milk) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 oz shot of espresso or 1 tsp instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats check the brand for gluten free if required
  • ½ a ripe medium sized banana
  • 8 hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder optional
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Add the dark chocolate to a jug, pour in the milk and the espresso. Microwave until the mixture is warm and the chocolate has melted (you can do this in a pan if you prefer).
Place the oats, banana, hazelnuts, chia seeds, maca powder, the water and approx. a fifth of the milk mixture to your blender. Add in an extra splash of cold water if you think the liquid is too warm (see warning above about hot liquids and smoothie makers).
Blend for a minute until the oats and chia seeds have been completely incorporated.
Whilst it’s blending, further heat the rest of the milk mixture until hot, but not boiling.
Pour the blended oat mix into your cup, stir in the milk/chocolate mix and serve.

Bulletproof Mocha made on Rock the Bike’s HP Fender Blender Pro!
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NAU Student Runs Green Events with Rock The Bike’s Most Compact Bike Powered Sound System

Nov 22, 2019Posted by in Blog, Featured News | Comments Off on NAU Student Runs Green Events with Rock The Bike’s Most Compact Bike Powered Sound System

NAU Student Runs Green Events with Rock The Bike’s Most Compact Bike Powered Sound System

A Look Inside Arizona’s 1st Bike Powered Concert organized by the students of NAU

NAU student Joanna Wheaton attended Rock the Bike’s pedal-powered concert at UCLA’s Ecochella in 2014, and she felt inspired by the potential for something like this at her school. Joanna is a part of her campus’ student environmental group — the Green Jacks — their goal is to reduce NAU’s environmental impact through student-organized, educational events. So this past year, Joanna led the way for her school to purchase one of Rock the Bike’s newest bike-powered packages. For Earth Jam 2019, NAU purchased a 10-bike system from us that we named “Party in a Box” because it stores so compactly when not in use, but is capable of powering  large sound systems for concerts. Students are able to demonstrate their resourcefulness by gathering bikes from their community, they just don’t have to take on the full responsibility of building their own system from scratch, something that is not easy to get right on your first try.  

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Rock the Bike’s – Bike Blended Smoothie Menu

Oct 31, 2019Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rock the Bike’s – Bike Blended Smoothie Menu

Rock the Bike’s – Bike Blended Smoothie Menu

Whether you have an upcoming full-service event or if you are seeking inspiration for your rented or purchased bike, these are some of our favorite bike-blended smoothie options! If you don’t have fruit that is pre-frozen, and you decide to add ice, you will get the best results with small ice cubes placed on top of the fruit and juice placed into the blender.

Mango Lassi

plain yogurt, bananas, frozen mangos and juice (mango or apple)

Sunset on the Farm

mangos, banana, strawberry, yogurt, orange juice

Yogi Berry 

mixed berries, strawberries, banana, yogurt, almond milk 

Paradise Punch:

pineapple, mango, banana, orange juice and yogurt 

VEGAN SMOOTHIES

Chocolate Fake Shake

frozen bananas, chocolate powder, almond or coconut milk

Green Machine 

bananas, almond butter, spinach, protein powder, almond milk 

Berry Bliss

mixed berries, banana, almond milk

Bees Knees

banana, honey, peanut butter, almond milk

Classic Strawberry Banana

strawberries, banana and orange juice

Acai Recharger

Acai, banana, almond milk and almond butter

Green Giant

avocado, pineapple, spinach, honey, ice and water

Date with Fate

Papaya, Mango, Macadamia or Almond (depending on availability) nut butter, dates, banana, and rice or almond milk. 

Mint Cacoa Nib

Frozen banana, cacao nibs, fresh mint, dates, almond milk, spiralina powder and/or avocado

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