Just got off the phone with Labeda. I’m going to be ordering a small sample stock of 90mm Labeda wheels with the Plush formula to distribute to reviewers and to sell in limited quantities. To get things off the ground, I want to kickstart a small group buy for these 90mm Labedas.
How’s 40 USD per set + shipping? Needless to say, that pricing is not sustainable for any company, so you won’t see this pricing here for a long time after this group buy.
If you’re interested, PM me so then I can put your info into a spreadsheet. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. It makes my life easier so then I can organize distribution.
BIG EDIT: @JLabs is also arranging for center mount 36T 15mm Kegel pulleys for $24 each. He’ll be shipping some time after March, once China frees up its factories from the Lunar New year.
OKAY SO HERE’S THE UPDATE: So for starters, Labeda has told me they can do Black wheels with a white core. That’s the only color choice we have for the ‘small run’. This color choice is final since this is literally a piggyback order that Labeda is only able to do once.
For this ‘small run’, I’m told that I will have to order a minimum of 160 sets of wheels. Obviously that’s still a lot. So to decrease the amount of units we need to reserve for this group buy, I started another poll for whether or not we should increase the group buy price by $5. Doing that will mean we only need to reserve 100 units for the group buy to happen. However this is a community matter, so I’m leaving it to a vote.
For estore owners looking to get their hands on these wheels to sell, PM me, so then we can negotiate ‘whole sale pricing’ that won’t completely screw my wallet.
Photoshopped wheel courtesy of @DumbSkulled
I’m going to leave this color poll open for future reference. However for this first run, the color choice has already been locked in for the above stated reasons:
- Muthafuckin’ Tiffany