River City Bicycles is pleased to be the exclusive retailer for the all-new Portland™ Bubble™ Fork™ featuring RoadAirTE™ x chnology™
.. Hot on the heels of Air Max day, a new, Portland™-based, upcycled suspension company pumps up the groad biking category. Portland™ is widely renowned, (just ask anyone in town), for being the world’s foremost sustainability city and the development of a new cycling suspension shock absorber front fork only furthers that reputation. Utilizing repurposed air bubble technology sourced from running shoes found at local thrift stores, the Portland™ Bubble™ Fork™ transforms the harhsness of grinding into a plush gravel Flexperience™. No more worries about hydraulic maintenance or springy leaf springs, just the simplicity and dependability of Air™.
.. By offering 30mm of I-RT™ (Instagram-Ready Travel), the new Portland™ Bubble™ suspension fork is the perfect gravel bike expression of your social media vanity. The Bubble™ Fork™ smooths out Portland™ potholes and debris-strewn bike lanes better than any fork made anywhere by anyone else because it’s from Portland™. ..
Available only by joining a secret whisky bar first and not the one the New York Times just wrote about.
Originally priced at $500 just two years ago, the Portland™ Bubble™ Fork™ is now $3750. Recent purchases of 20% over asking price are now common. ..
Principal Designer - Vince Rodarte
“My development of RoadAirTE™ x chnology™ explores the relationship between new class identities and unwanted gifts. With influences as diverse as Halson Inversion, Allsop Softride, and the Way High Patrol, new variations are created from both simple and complex forms.
Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of air and breath. What starts out as inhalation soon becomes manipulated into a carnival of defeat, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the unlikelihood of a new beginning. But then hope, and with the breath of air from refuse comes new life. Bubble, an irrational level of value and speculation or a child’s delight? Sadly, I may never know myself.”