This Roady prototype has two firsts for us...
1) our first Titanium back barrel to go along with our standard Titanium grip. We love the dark tinted grey of Titanium... and we've left these in 'as machined' condition.
2) our first Ultem cap... and in a new grooved style. Ultem (polyetherimide) is a semi-transparent high strength engineering grade plastic. It has a warm amber tone that produces a unique look paired with the Titanium.
Cap: Ultem plastic cap, lightly sandblasted
Cap End: Aluminum with stamped Spoke Logo
Clip: Shiny Rainbow Gold
- Barrel End Plug: Stainless Steel
Spoke Roady is compatible with any 'Parker style' refill and ships with a premium Uni Jetstream SXR-600-07 Black 0.7mm refill.
Length, Pen Capped: 4.42 in. / 112mm
Length, Pen Posted: 4.74 in. / 120mm
Length, Pen Only: 3.99 in. / 101mm
- Weight: 1 oz./ 28g
It's a prototype, what does that mean?
We make small quantities of certain parts and designs to try out. Sometimes we then make more and offer them as our 'standard' products, other times after review make changes and adjustments. Sometimes we make the prototypes and that's it. Making small quantities is expensive and Ultem is an expensive material so our pricing reflects that.
We usually keep the cosmetics of prototypes towards the 'raw' side. For these parts, we've mostly kept them 'as machined'. The Ultem cap is lightly sandblasted. The Cap plug was epoxied to the cap. Due to the transparent nature of the cap, there are degrees of flow and bubbling of the epoxy visible at the top of the cap where the plug is attached. Through extended use these pens will likely take on some degree of wear marks and patina.
Will there be more?
In this case, the Titanium back barrel will be offered on future Roady versions. The groove style cap geometry will likely be offered going forward, but not in Ultem. We made 25 of the Ultem caps and have no plans to make more. 10 of the 25 caps are offered on this Roady prototype version. So, if you like something limited and unique, this could be the pen for you. Remember, it's a prototype:)
We like how the Titanium back barrel and the Ultem groove style cap geometry turned out. We made 25 of the Ultem caps and 10 of the caps are offered on this Roady prototype version. We'll possibly make more in the future, likely with some adjustments. Remember, it's a prototype:)