Introducing Roady XL / Proto Aluminum with Acrylic Ice Swirl Cap
We could make the same pens over and over again... but where's the fun in that? We love trying new colors, new materials, and mixing things up.
For these prototypes, we used a funky blue tinted acrylic rod with some white swirl lines running through it for the cap. We paired the cap with grooved Titanium grips bare aluminum pen back barrels. We think it's an extra arctic look!
Cap: Acrylic Swirl Ice (magnetic attach)
Cap End: Bare machined Aluminum with stamped Spoke Logo
Clip: Shiny Nickel Plated Stainless Steel
Grip: Shiny Grooved Titanium, with Stainless Steel cone
Barrel: Bare machined Aluminum
- Barrel End Plug: Stainless Steel
Spoke Roady XL is compatible with many standard gel style refills and ships with a Pentel EnerGel Navy Blue 0.7mm refill (LR7TL). Other popular compatible refills include:
Pilot G2 gel refills
- Uniball Signo 207 (UMR)
- Pilot FriXion Ball Gel/Ball Zone
- Zebra JF Sarasa
- Uni-ball One
- Sharpie S-Gel
Length, Pen Capped: 5.0 in. / 128mm
Length, Pen Posted: 5.39 in. / 137mm
Length, Pen Only: 4.6 in. / 118mm
- Grip Diameter: 0.36 in. / 9mm
- Barrel Diameter: 0.44 in. / 11mm
- Weight (pen only): 0.58 oz. / 16.5g
- Weight (pen & cap): 0.97 oz. / 27.5g
It's a prototype, what does that mean?
In this case, this is our first use of acrylic on our Roady pen caps. For these prototypes, we had 100 caps machined and netted 50 parts with what we thought was good looking 'swirl' and are building Roady and Roady XLs from those. If acrylic caps are well received. we will likely experiment with other colors/patterns in the future.