Turbospoke and Motocross

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A few days back, back when Summer had just decided to stop and make a visit, we took the boys to the Lynden Fair to go see Monster Trucks! Loud noise and boys go hand in hand. And to add to the loudness to this house full of dudes we got prepared just in time with our very own Turbospoke!

Turbo-huh? That was the very thing to cross my mind when I heard about them! But, no fret, i am here to share my knowledge about Turbospoke.

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Turbospoke just happens to be the bicycle exhaust system that every boys’ bike needs!  It is small, it is awesome, it is LOUD! But in all honesty, if you have bike riding boys you are more than used to the non stop noise that surrounds them, so a Turbospoke won’t be any louder than they are on their own accord.

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When we took the boys to see the Monster Trucks I, personally, did not know there will be motocross bikes doing awesome acrobatics! To me they were even a greater show than the trucks themselves! Am I alone on this? Their roar is so loud and you can feel the tremble of their engines inside you! And then when they do the jump and let go of their bikes for a second your heart literally stops! It is AWESOME!

 

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I remember telling the family that I wouldn’t mind if the boys would ever want to get into motocross and do jumps. Everyone turned pale and said no in unison! They broke my bubble…to me NASCAR is even worse than jumping off a ramp on your bike!

Thanks to Turbospoke, I can at least have the sound and its low rumble in my tummy. Oh well, you can’t have everything right?

 

Turbospoke

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Turbospoke is based in beautiful Ireland. Even though they are so far away the package arrived fast (it surprised both Tom and I at how fast it went from Ireland to WA). The box the Turbospoke comes in is small in size which means less waste to be thrown away ( kudos guys!)

The design of the box screams boy to me! If you were to see this box at the store shelves you will be attracted to it; no doubt about it!

 

What is in the box

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  • Tool Kit. Everything you will need to start riding your bike in style is included in the box. There is no need to go looking all over town for the perfect size of anything. Of course, if you would prefer a more personalized exhaust, you are more than welcome to go buy some sharpies.
  • Exhaust. It looks like the real deal. The exhaust is designed to look like a motorbike’s. But it is not just for looks, the sounds actually travel through the pipe and come out louder!
  • Motorcards. Every Turbospoke comes with three motorcards: NASCAR, motocross, Formula 1. I personally prefer the motocross!
  • Clamp. The clamp securely holds the exhaust and the motorcard to your bike. And to help the exhaust, the clamp has been designed to enhance the sound!
  • Stickers. Each kit has its set of stickers. You can make your very own design that best fits you! Of course you can also choose not to use them or to add some marker designs to the exhaust.

 

What did we think?

As soon as I found out about Turbospoke I had to show A. what it was all about and of course, like any noise-loving boy, he was more than excited to be getting one in the mail!

Soon after the box came in the mail the tools, the bike, and the pieces came out. I think the directions stayed in the box though.

Stickers were soon applied and man was that boy ever ready to go for a bike ride!

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We came up with a problem. Silly mommy didn’t realize that the Turbospoke is for 16″ bikes and larger and not for 14″ ones. We installed it since the boys thought it was so cool. Every piece fits perfect but the tire is so small (by 2 inches) that we couldn’t use the motorcards.

Since the Turbospoke has to be installed on the rear tire and due to A. still riding with his training wheels we had to take one off. We noticed that the Turbospoke only weighs 7.5 ounces it was just heavy enough to make his bike lean to the left. But there should be no problem to those who have the balancing act perfected.

 

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Due to the size of my son’s bike we had to install the exhaust system on my mine…what a bummer, huh!?

 

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I must confess, though, that I haven’t had a chance to stroll down the neighborhood with my tricked bike since I barely have time to do anything (like shower). So I decided to let my 4 year old son do a review video for me instead! Hey, he is way cuter than I am. Make sure to see his reactions, from all seriousness to two thumbs up.

 

Video

Turbospoke from Sofia Byrd on Vimeo.


 

As you can see, that little boy loves Turbospoke! He gave it two thumbs up (he would have given even more if he had them).

All in all, Turbospoke is amazingness. As soon as we get A. a bigger bike he will get the exhaust back. I promise to look for the yellow tie that I misplaced…somewhere. I had it a few days back! Argh….mommy brain is at it again!

And to share just how awesome Turbospoke is, the master minds behind Turbospoke are offering 4 exhaust systems to 4 lucky readers of From PDX with Love!

So what are you waiting for?! Keep reading to find out where to get your own (Christmas is just around the corner!) and how to enter to win one!

 

– GET IT –

Find Turbospoke ($RV23)  in a store near you!

 

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– WIN IT –

Four (4) lucky readers of From PDX with Love will each win a Turbospoke!

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Rules

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Contest ends October 12, 2011 @ midnight PDT.
You must be 18 years or older.
Comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

Please, only one email per person.
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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

49 Comments
  • Allyson Bossie
    September 27, 2012

    This is right up my son’s alley!

  • Amber Edawrds
    September 27, 2012

    OH wow, that is cool! It would be a toss up between my two boys on who would get it.

  • Kristen
    September 27, 2012

    Not sureour girls would be into but when our son is older I bet he will!

  • julieann r
    September 27, 2012

    That’s pretty darn funny!

  • mel
    September 27, 2012

    That is a neat product!

  • HilLesha
    September 27, 2012

    I’d love to give this to my brother. 🙂

  • Carla Coe
    October 1, 2012

    My 9 year old daughter would love this!

  • Wendy
    October 1, 2012

    I’d give to my son for his bike.

  • The Roger
    October 1, 2012

    I would give it to my niece–she is just the right age to appreciate something like this.

  • McKim
    October 1, 2012

    I would give it to my little grandson.

  • Jess.
    October 1, 2012

    I’d give it to my little brother.

  • DaLynn McCoy
    October 1, 2012

    I’m not really sure what I’d do with it! Maybe someone at the church would be able to use it. 🙂

  • Wendy
    October 1, 2012

    I would give it to my 8 year old niece…. she would be the envy of her best friend (who happens to be a boy). 🙂

  • julie bolduc
    October 2, 2012

    I would give it to my child

  • Romain M
    October 3, 2012

    This is perfect for my roomate! He rides his bike all the time and he saw this on youtube once and loved it! thats who i would give it to!

  • Deb K
    October 3, 2012

    My grandson would love this!

  • Tiffany Overton
    October 3, 2012

    I would love to give this to my son. He would love this!

  • renee walters
    October 6, 2012

    My son would love this!

  • Susan Chester
    October 6, 2012

    I would give this to my grandson. He loves to make noise!

  • Tamar
    October 6, 2012

    I’d give it to my son.

  • Alisha Kostiuk
    October 8, 2012

    I would give it to my 8 year old son.

  • jody jamieson
    October 8, 2012

    i would give it to the kids as we have a bike we all share and that way we could all use it

  • Stephanie Larison
    October 8, 2012

    This would be all mine!

  • Laurie B
    October 8, 2012

    If I won… I would give it to my son!

  • elaine bolduc
    October 8, 2012

    oh it would be nice to keep

  • Donald
    October 9, 2012

    why didn’t they have these when I was a kid

  • Jeni Lutz
    October 10, 2012

    I would keep it for my son

  • Richard Hicks
    October 10, 2012

    plan to give to our son

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  • Auri Lae
    October 11, 2012

    This would be for my nephew 🙂

  • Ben Weasel
    October 11, 2012

    I might keep it for myself!

  • Gilbert S
    October 11, 2012

    give it to my son

  • Angela W
    October 11, 2012

    I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

  • Roxann
    October 11, 2012

    I would give it to my grandson.

  • Rosey
    October 12, 2012

    I would give it to my son.

  • tina page
    October 12, 2012

    i would give it to my nephew

  • melissa t
    October 12, 2012

    My son would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Chrissy Nestor
    October 12, 2012

    I would give it to my nephew, he would love it!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  • Robert Pyszk
    October 12, 2012

    I would keep this for myself

  • Jennifer Peaslee
    October 12, 2012

    I would give it to my nephew!

  • Vikki Billings
    October 12, 2012

    I would give this to my grandson!!

  • Sarah Yurga
    October 12, 2012

    This would be for my nephew

  • Laurie Emerson
    October 12, 2012

    I would give it to my son.

  • Leslie L. Stanziani
    October 12, 2012

    I would give this to either my 12 year old daughter or 10 year old son.They would both love this.

  • Gina Ferrell
    October 12, 2012

    I would give the Turbospoke to my daughter so she can pretend she is riding a motorbike down the street. Vroom!!!

  • Lisa Ann Smith
    October 12, 2012

    My son says I have to give it to him, he says he NEEDS it

  • wendi watson
    October 12, 2012

    for my sons bike

  • Secret Burkheiser
    October 12, 2012

    I would give it to my nephew

  • Gianna
    October 12, 2012

    My kids.

  • william
    October 12, 2012

    I would give this to my 9 year old