we can’t believe it but 2019 is all but done.
It’s been an exciting and challenging year as we have evolved from basically being a 1 product brand into a diverse range of products that cover a variety of riding styles and bikes. just the way we like it!
With some awesome global coverage on various cycling websites, it quickly became evident that we needed to update our website to allow for a more ” global ” style of selling – so as of late October we introduced a new platform, which allowed 2 ” portals ” for online purchasing: 1. International ( for PayPal payments ) 2. South Africa ( for PayGate / PayFast payments )
With the introduction of the new website , we have also started the process of stocking products in 2 locations – South Africa ( Port Elizabeth, EC ) and then now also Australia ( Perth, WA ). As we continue to grow our plan is to stock all International products in Australia. ( more on that later … )
If you are keen to see some of the coverage we have had, please click on any of the below links :
- see the coverage on GravelCyclist.com here
- see the coverage on BikeRumor.com here
- see the coverage on BikePacking.com here
- see the coverage on theRadavist.com here
whilst our Aero Bolt-On was the product that got us noticed, the new Aero Gravel Alloy Handlebar is the one that we are most excited about for the first quarter of 2020.
With this being a totally new product for us, we probably underestimated the development time required for testing and first mass production – having said that, we are happy to confirm that the first run is now complete and we will be receiving stock in January 2020. We can’t wait to see these on bikes real soon!!!! ( ps. all backorders placed up until Mid December will be coming in via air and shipping out on 6th January 2020! )
So what do we have in the pipeline for 2020? Well, for starters we are developing a small range of complete bikes … whilst we enjoy designing and developing individual components , our passion has always been riding and playing with bike designs!
You can expect some exciting new options in the Gravel / Bikepacking / Touring sphere of things ( we don’t like pigeon-holing bike designs )… we’ll have a link on our website in January where you can subscribe to new developments on these bikes and we will keep you in the loop as we see first prototypes , finalize specifications, do some on-trail testing and share some of the concepts and inspiration behind the designs.
Above are some sneak previews of Model 1 and Model 2 in the bike-line … more will be revealed in January.
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year ahead!
Thank you for all the support this past year and we hope everyone gets to spend some quality time with family , friends and their bikes over this festive season!
Cheers until 2020!!!