You know, I truly LOVE recumbent bicycling and the recumbent industry as a whole. BUT certain bent manufacturers business practices, like the pick a boo product (Now you see it, now you don’t) or the… this is a GREAT product, with lots of potential (We just need to give it TIME to get it successfully marketed) BUT then… “BANG!” It’s killed off practices, JUST PO me off! Such is the case with the Beautiful bike you see posted here, the Ice B1, manufactured by Ice Trikes Co. Here’s a link for more photos of this GREAT bike, taken at RBR bicycle shop. Not only is it a snazzy looking bike, BUT it’s FOLDABLE! Here’s still another thorn statement, that makes me BRISTLE even MORE, taken from the cover page of BROL (Bent Rider On Line) “It’s been rumored for a few weeks now, but now it’s official. Despite it being the
best commercially available recumbent travel
bike in the world, the ICE B1 has been cancelled. ICE is officially just a trike maker again.” GIVE ME AN F……..(*&^%$#@##$$@@!!! BREAK! OK so trikes are the so-called IN product at this time! BUT guess what, EVERYBODY is DOING THEM! You’re just a mere playa of a LARGE CROWD, verses having a UNIQUE, “FOLDING” RECUMBENT bike, that WOULD BLOW the upright folding bike industry out of the water!
I hear all the time, how we are a small company, with limited $, so we have to make tough choices. Ohhhh PAAAAALEEEZZZE! GMAB!!!! OK, so you have limited $. How much $$$$$ went into R & D designing of this bike? Now, did you get your $$$ back from all that work? I bet not and now you won’t; because you have killed it off. DUMB DUMB DUMB! NOW, I ask a simple question here… what would be the harm, in keeping some of these fames around? For like a special order type of deal. Don’t give me this, it would cost $$$ to do this. You already probably have some of these fames on hand or can knock out a few from time to time; why not offer them as a Limited Edition product? This way, you are still in the game and should your TRIKE bonanza go FLAT (Pun intended) you still have an alternative (THAT NO ONE ELSE, LET ME REPETE THAT… NO ONE ELSE CAN OFFER!!!) product available. PLUS, what if??? Your limited edition catches fire and goes viral? (Now the rest of your competitors are the MERE playa’s, playing catch up to YOU. So NOW quit SUCKING and resurrect the BI!!!!Now if all of this sounds like… I maybe want one………………… WELL………… YES, I DO!!!!