Re: Two new bicycle audio products ideal for Xtracycles
- Okay, what do you mean by "head unit?" It sounds like it would pack
*plenty* of noise by midwestern standards (even the critical mass is
My question would be whether I'd have to get my bike guy to install it
or whether a motor moron could do it. I'll have to win some more
time trials (there's another one this Sunday) and collect a *lot* of
aluminum cans :-)
I do like the idea a lot, though!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul Freedman" <paul@...> wrote:
> This one goes out to Steve and all the others who are interested in
> building a Soul Cycle music system for their Xtracycle.
> I wanted to let you know that Fossil Fool has two new audio products
> that can help you rock out on your next social ride. I hope folks
> don't mind me making a somewhat commercial announcement here on the
> RootsRadicals forum, but I'm hoping for some feedback from you all
> on these products. I haven't put either of these up on our web site
> or Xtracycle.com yet.
> Product number 1 is the new Soul Cycle "In The Pocket" head unit. It
> goes for $449, and it is the easiest, cleanest, fastest way to go
> cruising with music on an Xtracycle. The product is a self-
> contained, lightweight and small (about 2 pounds and similar in size
> to a stack of 4 CD jewel boxes), rechargeable, quick-release
> detachable, hand-made dovetailed wooden head unit. It powers a pair
> of household bookshelf speakers that you supply. You can also build
> a custom enclosure for 6x9 car-audio speakers if you want something
> that fits clamps to your snap deck, and has better volume. The
> enclosed NiMH battery powers the amplifier for 5-10 hours depending
> on your choice of speakers and how loud you listen. It can be used
> and recharged hundreds of times and is serviceable. The enclosed amp
> offers a surprisingly clean and full stereo sound that is loud
> enough for a small cluster to enjoy as they ride around your bike.
> For solo cruises, the sound will truly put you `in the pocket' with
> your favorite music. Despite the clean sound, this system is
> somewhat understated and is not really suitable for entertaining a
> whole critical mass ride. This Soul Cycle can also be used as a nice
> bedroom audio system.