Thanks David. I appreciate your input and encouragement, and I hope to be able to speak with you soon.
GregX, thanks for the valuable feedback. Right now our aim is to try to get a base started with the Apollo and Pegasus, which are very comparable to tried and tested frames. Our builders have been building frames for Aegis for years, and now that they are building for Argus, they are translating what they know into quality frames for a similar audience. Believe me, it is not our intent to make one or two products and then ride them (literall and figuratively!) for decades, but rather, get our quality fiber frames out in the market, and then LISTEN to feedback and use that to build a better bike for the people who ride them.
As we discover innovative ways to improve our frames, we will do so. I'm as excited as anyone about ways to improve the frames. My goal is to have a rider base that feels confidently in love with their frame, so taking their input and using it to build a better frame SHOULD become part of our development model.
I know there are many people who really enjoy riding their current Aegis frames, and people who are currently looking for that kind of ride will be very happy with the Apollo and Pegasus. There are a few innovations in our frames that the Aegis frames did not have, but apart from that these rides are very comparable. We really do want to try out some new ideas, but we are hesitant to jump out into market with something like that without ample time to research (did somebody say "New Coke"?). I'd rather start by offering products that I KNOW people like, and then build from there.
Does that make sense? As we build a rider base, I welcome as much input and suggestion as possible, so we can do exactly as you said.
Thanks again. Your feedback means the world to us!!