Now that we are past halfway through the process of designing rSogn, I wanted to share with you the following comments I have received on this process:
Your collaborative approach is refreshing in this industry.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this collaborative effort. I don't have the kind of technical knowledge and experience some of the other contributors have, but it's still exciting to feel like you are part of a team working to create a great riding bicycle that has wide-ranging capabilities. Kudos to you for this project. Some might say too many cooks blah blah, but I think that has not been the case here. It's been a lot of fun.
Looks fantastic. I'm following the discussion and would comment, but I can't think of anything I would add to the discussion that others haven't already touched on. As the design is revealed, I am liking all of your decisions.
I see Rawland as the direct descendant of the Bridgestone XO. While other companies are fixated on capturing the look of the nearly two decade-old bike, yours seems to capture the spirit of the XO-1...Much appreciated. I'm a retrogrouch, but I'm a practical one. I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing this frame develop.
I am excited by the new rSOGN design and would probably like to get on the pre-order list. I would like to wait till the the design is "finalized" before making the decision - but each day the design just keeps getting better. Thanks...
I just wanted to send you an email and offer my gratitude for you opening up your design process to potential customers...I have designed a few bikes myself and I spent countless hours pouring over each detail and revisiting practicality, function, aesthetics and more...Anyhow, I just wanted to reach out and give you my best.
Anna and I hope that you all too have the same experience. We also wish for for the process to avoid the groupthink phenomenon. We have been successful in that regard thus far.
Additionally, I have been asked if we may take pre-orders now. After discussing with Anna, I decided to keep the schedule as is. That means we will start taking pre-orders on Friday, October 1, after making announcements of final design details and colors (!). However, you may certainly email me to get on the list.
Last but not least, I have also been asked about offering the rSogn in titanium. Email me if you are interested in this option.