Nautiboy wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:43 pmHi philipeleven, it is admirable for you(or the company) to solicit feedback before finalising on the product and manufacturing it. I have a few highend bikes and i change them every 6-9months with components that i like to test. So, here is my contribution to you...
- Who is your benchmark? I will suggest THM Clavicula. I had SRAM Red carbon (soft and flexes), SWORKS (stiffer) and THM M3 to the latest.... If I want lightweight and stiff, I will only buy THM. So if you can surpass them technically - I will buy yours.
- Pricepoint - It doesn't mean from China is has to be cheap, but reality of branding/value /price ratio will always be there. Being new in the market and to promote sales, the price differential must be there, maybe E$600?
- Finishes/Logo/Naming - Someone already mentioned this and is so true for me, so please pay attention there. For finishes, I find that the latest Campagnolo WTO wheelset carbon finish is the best in the market, you should really take a look at it. It makes ENVE looks like from china.
I love testing gears and work closely with Ridea Taiwan. If you need real world testing or further discussion on distribution - please kindly PM me and we can take it from there.
Have a good day ahead : )
The original idea is to try something lighter than THM and have PM support ability——since I discovered that there are chaos lay-ups and resin pile up in the THM clavicula, It came to me that maybe we could build something utilize the carbon-fiber better. It is ok for me to use a weight limited version which could be less stiff and strength (like THM——I strongly think that weight limits of the THM crankset, 120kg and 105kg, is actually the weight they use in the fatigue test, instead of the hightest 180kgf standard), but we figured out that it is safer and more secure to launch a no weight limit version at the beginning.
The brand incolor is a famous custom paint studio in China actually. I think many people could remember those facial-makeup helmets used by Chinese track cyclists in 2016 Rio Olympics. It is the work of this studio. So it will be no trust issue in China because they have build up very good reputation this years. It is just can't link this name to that famous artwork among western people though.
The surface quality is something we are improving. since the carbon layers is quite thick, It has some limits on how we could select the surface finish pattern. We are now using chaos carbon fibers to eliminate small bubbles on the surface, but I do hope we could get rid of them gradually.
here are works of incolor: