Rox Risers on ADV Rider Radio! January 13, 2017 13:25
Chris Olin, the Owner/CEO of Rox, sat down recently for an interview with ADV Rider radio. Topics discussed include adding comfort to your ADV Bike, what sets Rox risers apart from everyone else, his ride through the mountains of Patagonia, and how improving ergonomics can actually add to the overall safety of your ride and give you the confidence you need to tackle the toughest terrain.
Listen in below—the portion on Rox starts at about the 23:30 mark. You can also catch up on past episodes by visiting adventureriderradio.com
Motorcycles: One Size Does NOT Fit All March 21, 2016 10:05
One size does NOT fit all when it comes to Motorcycles. At Rox, we believe your bike should fit you. Regardless of bike and rider, your level of comfort and control has a major impact on your ability to ride and your overall safety in general.
The fact is most bikes are designed around the “average guy” and sometimes that just doesn’t work if you are shorter/taller or have longer/shorter arms than this magical “average guy”. Full disclosure: At 5' 8" on a good day I’m speaking from personal experience here!
So you’ve decided you want to adjust your handlebar? Great! But there are literally thousands of different handlebars [some of which cost hundreds of dollars] and it’s extremely confusing to try and guess which one might be the best for you. That’s exactly why we designed our fully adjustable Pivoting Handlebar Risers. They add comfort quickly, securely, and at a very minimal cost. The main idea behind our pivoting risers is that they allow you to adjust the handlebar to where it feels best for you. Other companies offer fixed position bar risers, but what if their risers fixed position isn’t your ideal fixed position? You’re out of a bunch of money and still looking for a different solution. Our Pivoting Risers offer a full range of adjustment so that you aren’t stuck with a random position that may or may not be right for you. You can pivot the risers forward, back, or anywhere in between to find what feels best for you.
Customers call us every day with issues such as hand tingling/numbness, back pain, shoulder pain, neck ache, and wrist discomfort while riding. Most of this discomfort stems from having too much weight on your shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. Transferring more of your body weight away from these areas and to your main torso can often make a dramatic difference. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you try our bar risers and aren’t completely satisfied just give us a call and we’ll do everything we can to work with you to find a solution. As always - thanks for reading and thanks for your business! We don’t take it for granted.
For personal help regarding which risers might be best for your specific build and machine please call us at 218-326-1794.
Thanks for reading!
- The Rox Crew
Rox Risers are Proudly Made in the USA
ERGONOMICS: Making Your Bike Fit You… July 07, 2015 12:10
Here’s a link to a great article about Motorcycle Ergonomics written by the guys over at ThumperTalk.com
Really good insight and some great suggestions for accessories to make your bike more comfortable.
Team UXC/Polaris Factory Racing dominates the Pro 4x4 and Overall Podium May 13, 2015 08:25
Team UXC/Polaris Factory Racing grabbed the top two honors in the Pro 4x4 and overall this past Saturday in Odessa, New York at Round 6 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series. Kevin Trantham #202 took the center of the podium with teammate Michael Swift #208 beside him in the number two spot.
“It was a great weekend for Polaris, Team UXC Racing and our sponsors. It feels great putting the Polaris Scrambler 850 EPS in the top two spots and continuing to show the off road world the amazing capabilities of this ATV,” stated Swift.
The Team UXC duo quickly moved to the front of the Pro 4x4 class after a mid pack start. Positions changed a few times throughout the race but the teammates made a pass on the class leader with a lap and a half to go. Once in the lead the #202 and #208 pushed each other to set a fast pace to maintain their 1-2 positions and cross the finish line with Trantham taking the win and Swift just behind him. The Polaris May 12, 2015 Scramblers crossed the finish line a full minute and 20 seconds before third place.
“Once again I had a really awesome race at the Tomahawk GNCC in New York. The Team UXC/Polaris Factory backed Scrambler was spot on for this new venue. Everything was working perfectly from the Maxxis tires to the Custom Axis suspension. The STM clutching was putting the power to the ground as I was able to pull off another overall win in the 4x4 Pro class. Thanks again to Team UXC and Factory Polaris Racing for all the help and support,” commented Trantham.
In the 40+ 4x4 line-up, Team UXC racer Don Higbee #640 came across the checkered with a strong 3rd place finish. Graham Widdicombe grabbed a 6th place finish in the 4x4 A-B class while Nic Synkers claimed a 5th place in the 4x4 C class.
Look for Team UXC at Round 7 in Masontown, West Virginia on May 23rd in the ATV and UTV series. Find more information about Team UXC at www.teamuxcracing.com.
Long Term Rider Review Of Rox Risers On A Ktm 250EXC Dirt Bike April 03, 2015 11:13
Here’s a great video review of our 2″ Pivoting Risers on a KTM 250EXC Dirt Bike. Click here to buy the exact risers shown in the video.
“There And Back Again” – Rox Featured Story In The Jan/Feb SnowTech Magazine! December 20, 2014 11:11
Be sure to check out the latest custom Rox build in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Snowtech Magazine!
It’s the story of a little Tiger hidden away in the middle of nowhere and a big cat that changed its stripes and you can find it on pages 48-53.We pair a brand new Arctic Cat El Tigre 6000 with a 1980 Arctic Cat El Tigre. And get this: We found the 1980 Cat with only 627 original miles on it! Follow along as we refurbish the old and completely trick out the new with a vintage twist. Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions about the builds at all. We’re always happy to hear feedback or questions about the different changes we made and why. As in all of our prior builds this one involved some great companies and we couldn’t be happier with the finished result.
Red Bull Snow Boundaries Snowmobile Race November 20, 2014 11:07
Make sure to clear your schedule for the RED BULL Snow Boundaries Race coming up on March 27-28 in Duluth Minnesota. With a combination of Snocross, Hill Climb, and Ice Racing this event is sure to be a crazy good time!
Oh, and did we mention $50,000 in prizes is up for grabs?They are accepting racer registrations now and they have 5 different classes ranging from the Pro Class to the Ditch Banging Amateurs. Be sure to go here to check out all the info here and share this post with your friends to spread the word.
Matt Pfankuch Joins The Rox Speed FX Team October 20, 2014 11:04
Matt Pfankuch, a long time veteran of the Powersports Industry, has joined Rox Speed FX working in Sales and Leading New Product Development.
Rox Speed FX has experienced a surge in growth fueled by their extremely popular line of Pivoting Handlebar Risers for Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, and ATVs. Matt’s passion for powersports coupled with his extensive product design experience will allow Rox to significantly broaden their product line and expand into other markets. Matt brings with him 18 years of industry experience in past positions with Polaris (Roseau, MN) and PowerMadd (Wyoming, MN). “We’re extremely excited to welcome Matt to the team here at Rox and we’re already hard at work on future products. Matt is the perfect fit for us and he will allow us to continue our tradition of designing high-quality, American made products that improve the rider’s experience”, says Chris Olin (Owner of Rox). Pfankuch will be heading up the Product Development division of Rox for the Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV, and UTV markets and will also be leveraging his nearly 2 decades of sales experience to increase Rox market-share worldwide. Matt adds, “I’m a big believer in new ideas, so I’m thrilled to see what kind of new products our team will develop. I enjoy looking at problems and coming up with solutions that aren’t just well made, but that are unique in the market and something that we, as riders, would want to use ourselves.” For more information go to RoxSpeedFX.com or call 218.326.1794. Rox Speed FX, Inc is a business based near Grand Rapids, Minnesota and serves customers worldwide including the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and China.
Hay Days 2014 Draws Record Crowd September 21, 2014 11:00
North Branch, Minn. (September 9, 2014) The annual snowmobile expo held just north of the Minneapolis, St. Paul metro broke all-time attendance records with an estimated crowed of over 65,000 over two days. Perfect weather and an upbeat attitude throughout the racing and recreation sides of the industry prevailed over the weekend. Each year Scheuring Speed Sports tries to elevate their presence at this historic event and this year was no exception as they hosted the Sled Rehab project in conjuction with their long-time title sponsor AMSOIL. Three lucky winners who were selected through an online application process brought their snowmobiles to our massive display area where team mechanics Elliot Burns and Levi Ensrud, along with representatives from the product sponsors Woody’s, C & A Pro Skis, Rox Speed FX, Straightline Performance and Action Graphics, outfitted the machines with their latest products. It is now full speed ahead preparing for the fast approaching race season as Scheuring Speed Sports anticipates the arrival of their new Ski-doo race sleds. With overnight temps forcast for the 30s this week, snow making at their Planet X practice facility might not be far behind.
Amsoil Sled Rehab Video September 20, 2014 10:57
Here’s a great video of the AMSOIL Sled Rehab Contest put together by Scheuring Speed Sports. Rox contributed our Flex-Tec Handguards and our Height Adjustable Bar Risers to each of the sleds. Want to thank the guys at AMSOIL and Scheuring Speed Sports for putting this contest on. 3 lucky winners had their sleds tricked out to the max.
Now Carrying Giant Loop Snowmobile Luggage August 20, 2014 10:56
Rox is pleased to announce we will be carrying the just released line of Giant Loop Snow Luggage. Rox is one of the first to carry this completely new line of Made in the USA luggage and adventure gear and we’re extremely excited to be able to offer our customers the toughest, most reliable Snowmobile luggage on the market.
The toughest, most reliable Snowmobile luggage on the market…
The new Giant Loop Snow line is targeted at the hardcore mountain sledder, demanding touring snowmobile rider and the growing crossover market of on- and off-piste snow travelers. Giant Loop Snow is launching with extremely functional tunnel bags and gear pockets that deliver the same rugged, stable, technical aspects of the company’s adventure motorcycle gear. “We’ve been working in collaboration with Canadian extreme cross-country snowmobile racer Kirk Hastings and the owners of Motonation Canada to develop a tightly focused snow-specific product offering for serious sledders”, says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop’s owner. Rox will preview the Giant Loop Snow Line at this year’s Sno-Barons Haydays Grass Drags, September 6-7 in North Branch, Minnesota. This event officially starts the snowmobile season each year, with many of the manufacturers introducing their new models at Haydays. Last March, Hastings’s Snowxcapes Team 7 finished third, capturing $20,000 in prize money, at the world’s longest snowmobile endurance race, Cain’s Quest in Labrador, Canada, using virtually unmodified gear from the Giant Loop motorcycle product line, including the Great Basin Saddlebag, Bushwackers Hand Guards, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps.
“With minus 52-degree C temperatures, polar bears, constant ice build up that required stopping to chop it off the sleds with axes — the most extreme conditions imaginable — Giant Loop gear performed flawlessly”, says Hastings. I have rolled my race sled twice — once down a bare gravel road — and the Giant Loop gear’s tough construction has barely shown a scuff. I have driven through a forest burn-over intoxicated with sleep deprivation and brushed up against seasoned sharp branches with no penetration. “There simply is no other luggage system out there utilizing such high quality materials and construction that would keep me moving forward under such user abuse”, says Hastings. “Preparing for the race, we did extensive research into the most rugged and stable bags available to carry our 90 pound of extra fuel and mandatory supplies, and Giant Loop came up repeatedly as the best designed, most functional and durable bags in powersports. Next year, we are poised to win Cain’s Quest with the help of the Giant Loop Snow line”. Giant Loop Snow products will be distributed by Motonation Canada and available from a network of premium powersports dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com. Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
Watch Rox® On Motorhead Garage TV! June 20, 2014 10:53
Check out Rox Speed FX® on Motorhead Garage TV that aired in early June, 2014. Our thanks to Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman for inviting us to be a part of the show and we couldn’t be happier with the result. In this episode Sam, Dave and Chris [the owner of Rox] demonstrate how Rox Bar Risers can add comfort and control to virtually any ATV, Motorcycle, or Snowmobile on the market today. Other highlights include mounting Rox MX Handguards and installing Rox new Utility ATV Foot Pegs.
Be sure to catch future episodes of Motorhead Garage TV to learn about the latest in aftermarket parts for your ride. Motorhead Garage TV currently airs on the Velocity channel every Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening [check your local listings].
More about Sam and Dave: Pioneers in automotive how-to TV, Dave Bowman and Sam Memmolo are reunited in the shop as they analyze, assemble, and then advise viewers of the latest products and techniques for repairing and improving a wide variety of rides. Sam and Dave are two of the most widely respected men in the business with previous shows including Two Guys Garage, How-To Mechanic TV, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Crank and Chrome.
Here is the full Episode:
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