Curve Grovel Test Pilot program.

We have made the decision for new Curve products to incorporate customer feedback into the development of our products. It's very exciting program that sees our customers and followers, help develop the products that they want to be riding. Thanks for expressing interest in helping us develop and refine our first frame release through this crowd funded project.

 

The program worked like this

  1. We make the prototypes. After vigorous testing, we release our test pilots pre-production model which still has our standard 2 year warranty.
  2. You buy or "pledge" your involvement at large % off the expected RRP of the product. We need to have at least 10 frames pledged by the cut off date before we can move to pre-production.
  3. You then ride, rate and report back to us.
  4. We collate your feedback and if needed, we refine it for our full production model 
  5. You gain Test Pilot privileges which includes specials and 50% off the full production model if you want to upgrade.
  6. If we don't make the numbers in the time, then we give you a full refund of your purchase/pledge.

 

By being part of our test pilot program you will receive the chance to pick pre-production products at massively reduced prices and help 

We require a minimum units be purchased/pledged across the various different sizes... like all good crowd sourcing -  if we don't reach our target over a 3 week time period, then you will receive a full refund of your purchase.

In turn we ask a few things of you, as we need;

Riders of all sizes - We intend to release 4 different sizes so we will need to spread out our test pilots across these. S,M,L,XL. Expressions of interest are welcome for those outside of this size range. As the extremely short as well as the tall need bicycles that fit them well.

Active riders - We expect all test pilots to provide detailed feedback regarding the use of the product. Km’s travelled per week, terrain ridden over etc. Types of use - Commuting, Trail riding, Touring, CX Racing etc. Bike set up - Gears/SS, tyre type and size, were fenders/racks used etc. F&F packages that will be bought and not built up will be a waste of time, so please organise build kit or donor bike during the production time. We will provide a check sheet to fill out for each test pilot. We will then process the feedback and make any alterations for the production model.

In addition, those needing assistance in specing, sourcing components and building their Grovel test bike, please let us know. We can and will help here anyway we can. Our new workshop and showroom will be fully functional by the time the F&F packages arrive. If you need a complete bike priced up also let us know. 

Other Conditions.

Expected production time is 10-12 weeks of confirmed order, maybe longer. (Thats the batch order, not individual order)  Once order is placed, the test pilots will receive updates of production upon completion of each stage. Don’t call us we’ll call you. Sending us an email every week regarding the status of the F&F’s wont speed up the process. So please respect the expected production time and wait for our updates.

 

 

  

* Please see and understand the terms for the test pilot program

Conditions
We have made the decision for all new Curve products to incorporate customer feedback into the development of our products. It's very exciting program that sees our customers and followers, help develop the products that they want to be riding. Thanks for expressing interest in helping us develop and refine our first frame release through this crowd funded project.
By being part of our test pilot program you will receive the chance to pick pre-production products at massively reduced prices and help  We require a minimum units be purchased/pledged across the various different sizes... like all good crowd sourcing -  if we don't reach our target over the time  period, then you will receive a full refund of your purchase.
In turn we ask a few things of you, as we need;
Riders of all sizes - We intend to release 4 different sizes so we will need to spread out our test pilots across these. S,M,L,XL. Expressions of interest are welcome for those outside of this size range. As the extremely short as well as the tall need bicycles that fit them well.
Active riders - We expect all test pilots to provide detailed feedback regarding the use of the product. Km’s travelled per week, terrain ridden over etc. Types of use - Commuting, Trail riding, Touring, CX Racing etc. Bike set up - Gears/SS, tyre type and size, were fenders/racks used etc. F&F packages that will be bought and not built up will be a waste of time, so please organise build kit or donor bike during the production time. We will provide a check sheet to fill out for each test pilot. We will then process the feedback and make any alterations for the production model.
In addition, those needing assistance in specing, sourcing components and building their Grovel test bike, please let us know. We can and will help here anyway we can. Our new workshop and showroom will be fully functional by the time the F&F packages arrive. If you need a complete bike priced up also let us know. 
Other Conditions.
Expected production time is 10-12 weeks of confirmed order, maybe longer after the cut off date. (Thats the batch order, not individual order)  Once order is placed, the test pilots will receive updates of production upon completion of each stage. Don’t call us we’ll call you. Sending us an email every week regarding the status of the F&F’s wont speed up the process. So please respect the expected production time and wait for our updates.
 
Thanks again

 

 

And lastly, and importantly – How Much? We can’t afford to offer such extravagant freebies, but we can get close. Each test pilot will receive super cheap pricing on their package, with the option to trade old for new when the real production model comes through. We will also offer sweet pricing across any product we sell, having joined our extended family. You will gain mates rates for life.

 

*More T&C’s are expected to arise over the coming weeks/months. So be aware that certain aspects of this doco are subject to change.

Final colour and artwork yet to be finalised. Also the potential of all Frames/Forks, future complete bikes etc may be branded under a separate name but held under the Curve banner. We are willing to listen to ideas and feedback regarding this subject also.

Thanks all in advance.

From the Curve Crew

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