Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Product Updates and Belated Name Dropping

Here's an example of how off the back we can be at promoting ourselves.
Patrick O' Grady of Mad Dog Media (and VeloNews fame) bought a Double Cross for his wife back in Dec. 06. We were aware of that purchase, but never knew that he bought one for himself as well last June. So here we are name-dropping 8 month later. If you are interested in what he thinks of them, see the 9-09-07 and 6-15-07 entries on The Daily Dog.

In other Double Cross news, you people have been asking about the Double Cross Disc/Canti edition. We have delayed releasing this at least until May. We apologize to those who were looking to get this for their spring rides. We just have a lot of things taking up our time and y'know... trying to catch up on promoting ourselves 'n s__t. We have more bars coming out..... the El Toro STEEL pursuit bar is coming out end of the month. This will be the only steel bullhorn bar on the market we think. We have had multiple e-mails of people destroying their alloy bullhorns on a regular basis. We made these for them. First batch will be 26.0's like Nitto's are. If you prefer 25.4, give us a holler. We are also wrapping up development on straight bars in colors (how hard can that be?). Plus we are testing the B-Side 650b MTB frame and finishing specs on a new mixte frame. Yes, mixte!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh do tell me more about the mixte...

Anonymous said...

Any chance the Disc Mount will be on the chainstay so I can run a rack/fenders without interference? Maybe a 3rd bottle mount... I know I need a touring bike but I know I'm not alone on this.

Anonymous said...

"I know I need a touring bike but I know I'm not alone on this." Nope, you're not alone...

Get that welder a 6-pack and tell him/her to go crazy with extra bits.

Somacisco said...

"Any chance the Disc Mount will be on the chainstay so I can run a rack/fenders without interference?"

We do like the LeMond Poprad disc and the new Raleigh Sojourn (sweet!), so we definitely considered doing disc mounts on the chainstays, but alas we could not afford fabricating new mold(s) for the dropout/disc mount pieces...Not w/o passing on costs to the consumer.

The design will have a conventional seatstay mount position, but will fit double eyelets. Since this is not designed as a full on tourer, we hope customers won't be too put off using disc-compatible racks that Topeak and Delta have. (And we have one, too.) Even Jannd makes spacers for their racks now to clear the disc brake.

Touring bike? We have been considering a true touring frame for the past 2 years and working on designs for the past 8 months. We just haven't decided if and when to pull the trigger. The market is not crowded for sure, but what is out there are pretty good. We just want to make sure we can come up with something slightly different from what is available in the US now.

Anonymous said...

"but alas we could not afford fabricating new mold(s) for the dropout/disc mount pieces...Not w/o passing on costs to the consumer."

But if that is what consumers want and are willing to pay a bit extra for...

Everyone and their granny are making what you're gonna be putting out there. I was hoping you guys would do this right. Time to go support the Canadian economy then (RM Sherpa).

Ba-bye.

Lost Customer

Anonymous said...

Sherpas in '08 don't seem to have disc mounts anymore.