Submitted by John MC on June 13, 2012
Today I heard from my customer representative:
... due to vendor timing and low customer demand, we’ve decided to pull our 19” aerodynamic wheel offering.
The issue with the wheels was we weren’t able to secure things like images for our customers, etc from the vendor. Their timeline was just not matching up with ours. On top of that, a low % of customers had selected them.
Low demand and vendor timeline were issues we could deal with, but then the wheels weren’t gaining as much efficiency as we had been promising. A combination of all of those problems led us to pull the wheels, although we have completed the engineering surrounding those wheels so they could very well be an option in the future!
It's frustrating to have that option taken away. When will there be another low-drag and good-looking wheel option?