I’m Martin Meir, I’m the man behind REAP Bikes and I owe you an explanation regarding the delivery of the REAP offering. Let me begin…
We have never wanted to settle for anything less than perfection, and that has slowed down the production of our bike.
When we launched our TT bike back in 2017, we had also started development of our road bike with a few working prototypes being put through their paces. As we expected, we had a lot of initial interest from the triathlon community as a whole: both professional athletes and early adopters came forward very early on to work with us and assist in developing our Generation 1.0 frameset into a bike that was flawless in all aspects of ‘the ride’.
As an engineering-lead company, we wanted to make sure the bike worked in all aspects; speed, agility, aerodynamics and functionality. We’ll be honest, there were a few niggles that needed further development. Having never produced a bike before, the Generation 1.0 promised a lot, but we needed time to perfect and advance our initial concept. As REAP is a self-funded operation like many start-ups in the UK, we needed time to raise some further funds to finalise designs for the road bike, resolve these small niggles on our TT bike, and make the next step.
We were reliant on generating funds from the manufacturing side of our business, Kamm Projects, which has been working on the monumental task of developing an amphibious vehicle for a UK-based technologies outfit (pictured below). Fortunately, the program was successful in that it has enabled us to now move forward with the activities required for developing REAP.