2007-08-20

Tour for Kids fundraiser - Keep the Pledges Coming!

The 2007 Tour for Kids fundraising epic ride concluded this past weekend.
Thanks to these early and generous pledgees on behalf of Dr. Octto:
Dr. Octto rode 413km route over 2 days and the endless rolling climbs in Ontario accumulated to add ~2600m of total climbing over the course. Our group of experienced riders worked smoothly together to averaged 33~34 km/h.

Collectively, Team Cava Restaurant presented by Codorniu rode 3600km over 4 days and thus far has received almost $6000 in generous pledges.

Chef Chris from Cava Restaurant also raised
several hundred dollars in about 1 hour, by donating and carving an entire leg of genuine Jamon Serrano at the finish of the Tour.

2007-08-14

Dr. Octto rides with Team Cava in epic Tour for Kids fundraiser - Your Pledges Welcome!

The Ontario version of the Tour for Kids epic fundraising-ride for children's cancer-rehabilitation programmes will take place August 16~19 over 800km of Haliburton terrain.The Tour For Kids raises awareness and funds for camp organizations that help children with cancer.

Dr.Octto is excited to ride in the Tour for Kids (see photo at right). As we are a local business it is nice to support local causes and it's great to combine fund raising with cycling as both promote health and well-being. (This riding time will also be used to road-test some prototype 2008 OCTTO parts.)


Dr.Octto will ride as part of Team Cava , sponsored by midtown
Toronto's Cava Restaurant.

Whether you pledge Dr.Octto or Team Cava, it doesn't matter because the donation goes to the same place.

Donations of $20, or more, will receive a tax receipt (by email).


If you donate through Team Cava, they will give one order of Jamon Serrano for each pledge made through the team of over $50.



2007-08-11

OCTTO Handlebar Tape - in the Wild

Need some colour ideas for your own bike?
Here are some photos of OCTTO handlebar tape installed on bikes (click on photos to enlarge):


Bright-Red tape on Jet Fuel Coffee Cycling Team bikes


more Bright-Red tape


Powder-Blue tape


Trick-Cork (Trompe Li├Ęge) tape


Kelly-Green tape

Royale-Blue tape

2007-08-09

OCTTO Professional-Grade Handlebar Tape

Wrapping new handlebar tape is the last and most satisfying step when building up a new road-bike. That's also why wrapping fresh tape on your old bike makes it seem new again.

FEATURES:
  • Gelicone™ Enhanced Comfort Foam is cushy, grippy and stretchy.
  • High-Purity Foam material is less susceptible to tearing during wrapping or re-wrapping.
  • Extra-Long Length accommodates with the widest range of bars and wrapping styles. Wrap thin or fat, the choice is yours.
  • Low-Residue Adhesive backing leaves less residue on the bars and can even be un-wrapped and re-wrapped (with some care).
  • OCTTO logo Locking End-Plugs which are securely held in place.
  • OCTTO logo finishing tape.
Available in bold colours to complement your bike.
Photo below (click to enlarge):
(top-row left-to-right)
Dark
-White, Dark-Black, Trick-Cork, Royale-Blue, Powder-Blue
(bottom-row left-to-right) Dark-Red, Bright-Re
d, Bright-Orange, Bright-Yellow, Lime-Green, Kelly-Green.