Dear Backers and Friends,
Earlier today, I cancelled our Kickstarter campaign. I want to tell everyone how much I appreciate your interest and support in PumpTire. I've gotten an almost overwhelming response from folks seeking us to continue the project (and also a few angry emails).
IMMENSE MEDIA RESPONSE
The PumpTire project generated an immense amount of publicity, - over 150,000 youtube video views, +30 online magazine from very cool sites, over 500 likes on our own facebook page and there is still more to come. However. . . it turns out the project is still too early stage for the Kickstarter audience. People are super excited about the technology this includes me and the rest of the PumpTire team.
MARKET FEEDBACK / NEXT STEPS
We will proceed with development of the products to a point where we have some actual finished products that people can touch and ride. This element of uncertainty and the long lead time appear to be the two biggest hindrances to supporting the project. The project was very successful in terms of listening to your concerns/interests and telling us what features you want from on your tires. We have also been introduced to a number of potential investors and contacts in the cycling industry which will accelerate our development. Should you be interested helping us continue (or you just want to express your anger!) please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.