Sorry for the long pause between updates, there's been a ton going on!
I have just come back from being in Taiwan where I was collecting the production samples with the new design! They've run them through testing, and they held up to some serious abuse! Tens of thousands of cycles of shaking, smashing, etc and no visible damage other than some scratched paint!
The new design looks AWESOME! But we need to make a couple of tweaks to it in order to ensure that the cables are sliding back in super smoothly. I'm modifying the drawings as I write this and I'm getting a new 3D printed rapid prototype made to make sure that the assumptions are correct. As soon as that's done, our seat post manufacturer will start making the tooling/mold next week and the production run will start as soon as the tooling is complete!
In order to make sure that the product is the best it can possibly be for you guys this means a slight delay from the original estimated delivery date. The first production run should be complete in June, then shipping to North America and allowing us time to process all 1112 of your shipments (WOOH!) means you should receive them in August. I'm sorry for the delay but we want to get this right!
In other news:
When I was in Taiwan, I was also able to attend the Taipei Cycle Show, where I was meeting with bike manufacturing companies to talk about equipping their bikes with the InterLock as standard spec! The InterLock was received really well - I'm STOKED!
I also now have a business partner! Jonathan Mara has an amazing skill set that compliments mine, and together we are going to rock this thing! In the picture below you can see Jon and I in Taiwan with our agents there that are helping us navigate our relationships with the manufacturers in Taiwan. From left to right: James, Jon, Adrian-that's me!, Arthur and Edward.
Apologies again for the delay but it does mean a better product in the end! Thank you so much for your patience!