ambroseliao wrote:This product will undercut ebikes.ca's profits since he will lose sales of the Cycle Analyst.
Can I suggest that you talk to Justin and offer to sell it through his store so that he can make some money from the sale of this product as well?
Justin has done a lot for us and for ebikes and I'm protective of his right to make a fair profit for his ingenuity and hard work and generosity.
We buy products and components from Justin, just like any dealers, and once a while Justin buys products and parts from us as well. The door is always wide open and we rarely see each other as competition. Our products usually serve different needs of different users at different price points and, in a free market system, that is just as it should be.
We have spent a lot of time and money (designers, engineers and logistics to name a few...) to create a professional quality product in an attractive package for which we think there is a viable segment in a growing market. There are some aspects that may look similar just because of the reality of the component technology or the mounting location, similarity can not be helped. In every aspect we have strived to create an original product by and for North American e-bike enthusiasts. We are proud of what we have built.
The product was designed to be simple. We could have include speedometer, etc..But it will involve user input, adding user support. If you don’t think our product suits your needs, that’s fine, it will suit the needs of others. If you want to buy a more complex product with a larger feature set at a more expensive price, that’s your choice too. Isn’t it nice to have choices?