How much does it weigh?
Our Mk3 prototypes weigh in around 19.5kg. Keep in mind that the distribution is low and central with less unsprung mass. The new design has a lighter gearbox and is carbon fibre so we expect to bring that down quite a bit.
When can I buy one?
We are finalising the new design now. So will make some testing prototypes and go into production after that later in 2012 so stay tuned.
How much will it cost?
Is is difficult to put a figure on it at this stage but it will be competitive with other high end race bikes especially since it includes gearbox, shifter, sprockets and cranks and saves money as bottom bracket and chain guide etc are not required.
Can you sponsor me?
We are planning to have a race team to compete in the 2012/2013 Australian Season (Nationals and Vic series) so like our facebook page or subscribe to our email list and we will keep you posted. In the mean time build up as many good race results as you can!
Will you ship overseas?
Yes, we will be setting up an online store so you can purchase direct.
What are the advantages of a gearbox?
There are numerous advantages such as smooth shifting under load or when not pedalling. The drivetrain is enclosed so it is more protected and maintains performance in muddy conditions. Also there is less sprung mass at the rear wheel allowing the suspension to perform better and keep more traction.