sugarkane wrote:Why would I give you my industry sources? So you can hassle them? You have a reputation for been very pushy. plenty of people are interested in your product so get it into independent view...
I don't understand why you feel threatened by the FSE product.. as I've already stated liying about the process or the product in general is riffe throughout the bike industry and at the end of the day the crap always floats to the surface
If you Wana get in touch feel free but I've read your published works and don't have any questions
....no I explained. It is evidently very easy to make claims, not so easy to substantiate them. It would be better for everyone if claims would be accompanied by at least some sensible form of evidence.
As to me having a reputation with being pushy, no that is not true. I have a reputation for being confrontational and being happy to engage in very public debates with anyone on topics that push my buttons. However, I also have a reputation for making sense and knowing what I am talking about.
...perhaps being less confrontational when I started emailing CT would have had better results, but I was really annoyed and surprised that they published that review. I am too close to the filament winding technology and manufacturing (and manufactures) in general so perhaps I did not realise that what is obvious to me was not obvious to them. I am however disappointed now that they nuked the comments for anyone that is not a hax0r, since casual consumers will not be adequately informed about their potential purchase.
Regarding being threatened by FSE. I am not threatened exactly, just annoyed that there is no perceived problem with making easily disprovable claims, and relying on consumers' ignorance to make the claims appear credible. It also has to do with the history of the whole event, and my hot button with not being OK with nonsense and random claims that are the norm in the bike industry, especially if such nonsense intersects with my business interests. It is why I started Velocite and then Venn.
From the About Us section on Velocite site: "We will not tell you fanciful stories just to sell you something. There are plenty of alternatives in the market who do that already."
Regarding reviews, we have some in EU publications, but will get more done once we build up enough inventory to meet even the current demand. I do not want to be in a position where we are unable to supply. This is OK with OEM buyers who are used to waiting, but not with consumers.