Every bicycle that is engineered for a particular application has undergone an extensive design and development process. Mechanical engineers and material specialists have painstakingly analyzed every aspect of the bike and modified the design countless of times using CAD software. Some of these modifications of the design are to increase the performance of the bike, while other modifications are to make the bicycle easier to manufacture or more economical to produce. After the challenging design process, prototype bicycles undergo a litany of safety as well as performance testing. Everything in the development of new bicycles, from design to testing is potentially our R&D Dept. eligible activity.