How to Assemble Your Fender Blender Pro

Jan 24, 2020Posted by in Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro FAQ, Fender Blender Pro Features, Pedal Power Rentals, Rentable | Comments Off on How to Assemble Your Fender Blender Pro

Learn how to assemble your Fender Blender Pro with crewmember Maisha from the Rock The Bike events team.

For best results have your owner’s manual in addition to this video.

Packaging: 0:13

Crossbeam: 0:53

Rear Legs: 1:45

Pedals: 2:48

Wheel & Chain: 3:27

Seat Post: 5:11

Stem & Handlebars: 5:58

Blender Base: 7:03

Transportation: 7:50

Blending: 8:03

Anyone can do it! Get ready to blend by following our best tips.

Still having trouble? Contact us for more help. 888-354-2453

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Recharge Station

Feb 23, 2016Posted by in Featured Products, Off the Wall, Pedal Power Rentals, Products, Recharge Station, Recharge Station FAQ, Rentable, Roll Up Generator Stand, Services | Comments Off on Recharge Station

Recharge Station

It’s a bike that charges phones, 8 of them to be precise. This event power station sparks the kinds of informal conversations and networking that draw people to conferences, concerts, and meetings in the first place. The sight of pedaling and the diffuse green glow of the enclosure underneath the wooden desk draw in crowds throughout the day. The system is so easy to set up and use, it can be stationed without an attendant, or as we say, a “coach.” For the best results, a coach will help people feel more relaxed and comfortable, plugging in their phones and adjusting the seat to the right height for new riders. An integrated ‘Pedalometer’, a thermometer style light sequence next to the USB sockets, shows people exactly how hard to pedal to maintain consistent charging. Just keep the Pedalometer in the green and phones will charge as fast as they do from the latest wall-powered chargers.

With a Recharge Station you’ll have an instant landmark at your event. You’ll hear people say “I’ll meet you at the bikes.” And it’s not just a landmark; it’s a social ice breaker. Phone charging can either be something awkward — seeing your attendees looking around for outlets and dealing with forgotten charge cables — or cool, green and positive with the Recharge Station. By pedaling to charge their phone, they’ll actually get some stress-relief and movement, great for conferences where people are sitting and standing a lot. We consistently hear at events that people are grateful for a place to get their legs moving and get their heart rate up a bit.  As Rock The Bike activities go, this one is on the easy side, meaning people can definitely pedal in business attire without worry. It’s not like the cardio machines at the gym; talking and pedaling is very doable, even while charging 8 phones.

Informal Healthcare and IT presentation taking place on Recharge Station at IBM Insight 2015
Above: Conference attendees exchange information and ideas on the Recharge Stations at IBM’s Insight 2015.

 

For events with a green audience or a techie crowd, they’ll appreciate the chance to convert their muscle power into usable energy for their phones and tablets, something we often take for granted. The “What Watt?!”, which is now stock on all Recharge Desks, provides live pedaling statistics including instantaneous Wattage and accumulated energy. The “Watt What?!” will compare their power output to devices we use in our everyday lives, like incandescent vs LED lights, or a television.

 

When we rent the Recharge Station we include a bag of multi-charge cables. But when we sell it, we include eight. Remember to get a few extra and label them, they are easily lost at events.

The Recharge Station is a match for the Electric Fender Blender Pro or the Generator Pro. On these Generators, installation happens without tools using only Velcro and rubber ‘TwoFish mounts’. To use it with a Roll Up Generator Stand, you’ll need to change out the handlebar and stem. This may be worth it to you if you are on a budget and love the function of the Recharge Desk.

It’s possible to brand the desk with your logo. You can do this on top of the wooden desk to keep some of the wood grain visible, or you can wrap the entire desk. A template is available for your graphic designer. For the best possible brand penetration, brand the wheel, frame, and desk.


Above: Custom Color, Wheel Branding, Frame Branding: Top Tube, and Recharge Desk Branding.

Features:

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Action happens in front: makes Pedal Power more fun and social. Ensures the best results.

Very friendly to adults and kids (down to approximately 7-year-old kids). Widely adjustable seat height and handlebars offer a comfortable and easy grip position. As it is lowered the seat gets closer to the handlebars.

Many good surfaces and options for your branding on the wheel cover, frame, and recharge desk. Please read more about our and frame branding options.

Riders can see their live pedaling statistics including instantaneous Wattage and accumulated Energy during their time using the bike. The Watt What will compare their Wattage to items we power in our everyday lives, like incandescent vs LED lights.

Efficient Pedal Power generator and application, so there is less chance of human effort being wasted.

Available in Green, Orange, Blue, Red or in your custom color. Please read more about custom frame colors.

Comes with fully illustrated instructions for setup and use, view and download them here.

Assembled dimensions + weight : 56″ long, 41″ tall, 31″ wide @ 75 pounds

Shipping dimensions + weights: 2 units total, 1 unit – 38″ x 34″ x 11″ @ 80 lbs, 2nd unit – 25″ x 21″ x 05″ @ 10 lbs

Build time: In Stock, Ships in 3 – 5 days

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Fender Blender Pro

May 6, 2011Posted by in Featured Products, Fender Blender Pro Available Products, Hire A Smoothie Booth for your Event, Products, Rentable, Services, Spin Art for Fender Blenders Related Products | Comments Off on Fender Blender Pro

Fender Blender Pro

FBPro Green OsterFender Blender Pro bike blenders make great smoothies!

We built the Fender Blender Pro from the ground up as the ultimate expression of human power. Designed for day-in, day-out use, the Fender Blender can hold its own at schools, festivals, trade shows, fundraisers, and events of all types. The Fender Blender Pro brings together fun, fitness, health, nourishment, and sustainability.

Like all Pedal Powered activities, this one really benefits from having a good coach on hand to help pedalers on and off, adjust the bike for each rider, and get the crowd cheering.

Head-To-Head-Competition-webfriendly

Designed and built in the Bay Area. Good for thousands of smoothies with minimal hassle and maximum fun.

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Features:

Click the image below to see the FBPro Top 10 Features & Benefits!

The Fender Blender Pro fits a wide range of riders.

⋅ Blends in front: makes bike blending more fun and social. Ensures the best results.

⋅ Very friendly to adults and kids as young as 5. Widely adjustable seat height and handlebars offer a comfortable and easy grip position. As it is lowered the seat gets closer to the handlebars.

⋅ Many good surfaces and options for your branding on the wheel cover and frame. Please read more about wheel and frame branding options.

⋅ Efficient blending mechanism assures less wasted effort.

⋅ Available in green, orange, blue, red, or your custom color. Please read more about custom frame colors.

⋅ Comes with fully illustrated instructions for setup and use. View and download them here.

⋅ Assembled dimensions: 56″ long, 39″ tall, 31″ wide; shipping carton dimensions: 38″ L x 34″ H x 11″ W.

⋅ Weight: 55 pounds assembled, 60 pounds boxed.

See an example of branding and costs below:


*UPGRADE OPTION* Commercial grade High Performance blender
2x the volume and 2x bigger blades, giving better circulation of ingredients for faster, more consistent and gratifying blending.

This 6-minute video shows in depth the benefits of the High-Performance Upgrade:

Buying the High-Performance Upgrade at time of Fender Blender purchase will save you money! The upgrade fee is $250/$300 at time of order for a Blendtec/Vitamix pitcher, or $469/$519 if you purchase the upgrade later.

If you want to power sound, lighting, or other electrical activities with your Fender Blender Pro, we recommend the Electric Fender Blender Pro. You can always upgrade your Fender Blender Pro to an Electric Fender Blender Pro by purchasing a Generator Wheel.

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sLEDgehammer

Apr 23, 2011Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Electric Fender Blender Pro Related Products, LED Panels Related Products, Pedal Power Utility Box, Pedal Power Utility Box Related Products, Products, Rentable, Services, The Biker Bar, The Biker Bar Related Products | Comments Off on sLEDgehammer

sLEDgehammer
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The sLEDgehammer is an interactive light challenge that harkens back to the classic carnival Sledgehammer game. But here, the aim is to convert your peak power output to a beautiful light display. The sLEDgehammer is accurate, motivating, and visible from anywhere in the venue. It’s a fun way to get your event participants thinking, cheering, and breathing.
The 9.5′ to 11′ Tower and Stand are a great way to show pedalers their power.

Customize the color of the Generator Pro Frame.


The sLEDgehammer can be purchased as a single-player challenge or a dual:
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Above: Get multiple sLEDgehammers to add a competitive element and a larger presence at your event.

Rules of the game:

Pedalers must overcome the challenge phase in order to see the reward sequence. The faster they pedal, the more lights turn on, making it harder and harder to keep increasing the system voltage. If they push the lights all the way to the top of the tower, and keep them on for 3 seconds, they beat the challenge and win the game. Their stored energy is then used up in a dazzling display of light.  A difficulty knob makes the game easier or harder. The peak effort required to win is about 200W for the Easiest setting and 600W for the Hardest. In the Dual sLEDgehammer, everything is the same. To decide the winner, you start the two riders at the same time and give the win to the one who pushes the lights higher in the tower or gets the victory sequence to display first.
Watch this video to see pedalers compete for sLEDgehammer victory at the 2016 Democratic National Convention!
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The elements of a sLEDgehammer:

  • An efficient bicycle generator, such as the Generator Pro.
  • The sLEDgehammer circuit, which comes complete in a strain-reliefed enclosure with an Ultra Capacitor and all power cables.
  • 5 colored LED panels standing to a height of 11 feet tall.
  • Halogen lights at the top to win the game.
  • A wide base untippable tripod stand.
  • User manual Here.
The Bike: Any of our hub generators will do. But more than our other activities, pedalers on a sLEDgehammer tend to use their whole body to try to beat the game. You may benefit from the additional stabilization of your generator. The Electric Fender Blender Pro, with its 3′ wide stance, is particularly well-suited to this application.

The Circuit: The sLEDgehammer circuit is the brains of the operation, calculating watts as you pedal. The sLEDgehammer comes in an enclosed, strain-relieved circuit capable of handling 1500-Watt surges in power. Depending on how many LEDs you connect, you may need all that power handling. People will try to break this machine. The sLEDgehammer circuit runs cool, calm and collected even when your participants pedal their hardest.

The sLEDgehammer runs on an Arduino Pedal Power microcomputer, using the open-source Arduino platform. What this means is that you can optimize or change certain parameters to improve the activity.

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Custom Installations:

The sLEDgehammer can be installed in several ways. Our favorite method is doing large custom installs like the ones shown on this page. They can either be done for a single event or on a semi-permanent basis. Custom installations use the same components: bike, lights, and circuit; and can be tailored to your event, activity, or facility. We work with you to design and implement the sLEDgehammer. We then provide either full installation and crew at your location or help and guidance for your crew prior to the event.

Recommendations for output devices, i.e. Light:

Please see above about “rules of the game”. There are two lighting segments of a sLEDgehammer — the Challenge Phase and the Reward Sequence. To make the Challenge Phase truly challenging, you need to connect at least 200 Watts of lighting, perhaps as much as 500 for the fittest riders.  The most impressive way to achieve this and the best option for a large space is to use LEDs for both the challenge phase and the Reward Sequence. This makes the Challenge Phase visible to much larger groups of people, which increases the crowd interaction. A lower-cost substitution is to use incandescent bulbs for the Challenge Phase, which has the benefit of highlighting the comparative energy efficiency of newer lighting technologies. With incandescents, you can make the Challenge Phase truly challenging. Incandescents will cost less* because you need far fewer of them to achieve the Wattage goals of the Challenge Phase. (* That’s also the reason they are worse for the environment.)

 

Costs:

11 Foot Tall Tower, Tripod Stand, and Circuit: $3,600.00

Assembled dimensions:  

The Tower is 53″ long x 132″ tall, 43″ wide.

The Generator Pro is 56″ long, 39″ tall, 31″ wide.

Rentable: Yes! Find out more.

Custom Installation: Contact us for options and pricing.

Build Time: Made to order. Please give us 4 weeks to build the sLEDgehammer, 6 weeks for a Dual sLEDgehammer and 2 weeks for the sLEDgehammer circuitry only.

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Spin Art for Fender Blenders

Apr 23, 2011Posted by in Arbduino: Open-Source Pedal Power computer, Featured Products, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Products, Rentable | Comments Off on Spin Art for Fender Blenders

Spin Art for Fender Blenders

Rock the Bike SpinArt

 

Amaze attendees at your event with Pedal Powered Spin Art. It’s so easy it almost requires no supervision.

Kids SpinArt

 

With just a few pedal strokes, you can get the platter of your Pedal Powered Spin Art station spinning at 1000-2000 RPM, enough to produce dazzling spirals, circles, and streaks as you squirt paint on the paper.

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Our updated design features a drum made from recycled plastic: making it lighter to carry and easier to clean. It also features a new handbrake to stop the spinning art smoothly, as well as an elastic cord to make paper changing easy and fast.

Watch the video to see how to set up the Spin Art Machine.

The spin art device comes with telescoping legs for big bikes or custom length legs for small bikes. The manual shows clear specs.

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Works with a Fender Blender Pro or Fender Blender Universale, so you can make a smoothies and art at the same time–or easily swap between the two!

Kids flock to the station, staring in awe as the colors spin and splatter across the paper. Older kids or parents can pedal for youngsters. Children as young as five can enjoy this activity. Let them bring home artwork and memories from your event!

Fender Blender Universale & Spin Art

Kids get excited, and want to use a lot of paint. To keep art looking good and clean we recommend watering down your tempera paint before hand and giving kids smaller bottles of paint. Paper sized 8.5″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8″, or 5″ x 7″ works best. For extra branding, use paper with the company letterhead, or a stamp with your logo on it.  You’ll also need a place to hang pieces as they dry, or a designated table to let them sit on. We use string and clothes pin, but we encourage you to be creative! Click here to read Rock the Bike tips for a successful spin art station.

Customize your Spin Art attachment with your unique brand and logo!
The recycled-plastic Spin Art drum makes a nice branding surface that perfectly complements the custom branding of your Fender Blender Pro. Branding on the Spin Art drum is $110 for the layout, printing and branding. If you’re placing an order for multiple bikes, each additional drum is $80.

 

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You can make and submit your own artwork or hire Rock the Bike to do it for you.

To get the customization process going, please call us at 1-888-354-BIKE or email us your high resolution graphics and ideas or sketches of what you would like.

View the Spin Art for Fender Blenders Photo Gallery

Rentable: yes
Status: In Stock, ships same-day or next-day.

RTB SpinArt Package

To Purchase: $600
With Branding: +$110 for first drum, +$80 for all subsequent drums
This cost does not include a bicycle. The Spin Art attachment is compatible with any Fender Blender: Pro, Universale, or Xtracycle.

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Ice Cream Bike Pro — Pedal Powered Ice Cream Maker

Aug 16, 2000Posted by in Featured News, Featured Products, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment for Fender Blender Pros, Products, Rentable, Services | Comments Off on Ice Cream Bike Pro — Pedal Powered Ice Cream Maker

Ice Cream Bike Pro — Pedal Powered Ice Cream Maker

Take the cranking out of your arms and into your legs for a more ergonomic method that taps into larger muscle groups,  yielding amazing results at your events. Crank out up to 1.5 gallons in only 20 minutes of casual pedaling! Our new Ice Cream Bike Pro combines the wide size range and style of our steel Fender Blender Pro base frame — proven sturdy for human power use since 2006 — with a modified hand crank ice cream maker from Country Freezer — they’ve been stirring up frozen goodies since 1995.


ice cream bike

Casual pedaling effort — you can wear street clothes, even a dress and flip flops.

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