With Bup Labs new test cyclist program you can be part of our part development efforts. This innovative program puts our newest designs in your hands for a fraction of the normal cost. You will be directly involved in making better solutions for your fellow cyclists.
Bup creates new designs quite often. These designs need real-world testing. Bup would like to broaden the testing scope and expand the tester base to develop better products with a wider range of cyclist usage feedback.
You will get the newest designs for a fraction of the normal prices. You will also help your fellow cyclists by your involvement and feedback into the development cycle of these products.
We get widespread real use feedback on the operation and durability of our designs. This greatly increases our test data variability and helps us create better designs while simultaneously minimizing long term risks.
This offer is limited to US residents only. Any cyclist can participate but we will not allow distributors or companies to participate. We want real cyclists to be our testers. Orders to non-residential addresses will not be accepted.
There are several restrictions and requirements:
We will not release a design we have not internally tested, but unforeseen usage can result in unpredictable results. This is the point of the test program.
A list of the products available for testing will sent to the participants of the program as we produce them.
You follow the notification link to state your interest, then order the products like any of our other products through our online store.
No. All test part sales are final. Any non-test parts ordered at the same time are covered by our standard terms for returns.
No, they are yours to keep.
We reserve the right to cancel any order for test products, for any reason, and with no explanation. Any related money paid is immediately refunded using the original payment method.
We make small quantities of test parts. When test products are available, we will post them for purchase for testing. There is no preset duration for the program or a given test.
Test parts may use different manufacturing methods or materials from the production parts. The designs are usually an iteration of existing designs but could be something completely new. Production parts come with a warranty, test parts do not.
Absolutely. Unless you are under an NDA with us, you can post and share information about the new products.
To be a tester we require feedback. To enforce this, we sell the product at a given reduced price and credit 50% of the price paid upon receiving the required feedback.
To participate and receive the credit, Bup requires the following information:
Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Test Cyclist Program.