Safety is first and foremost in our design and philosophy. Not only in operation, but in the redundancy in the design, specifically around the locks.
LOCKS - The bars lock in the touring or upright position. There are two lock pins, released by two separate release levers and the bars are mechanically linked so both must be disengaged in order to transition to the aero position. One lock engaged is sufficient to hold the bars in the touring position. In short - there is redundancy in the locks.
SAFETY FACTOR - The design safety factor is at a minimum 3:1.
TESTING - Prior to release, load test to failure, cyclic testing and vibration testing are planned. The first prototype has over 2500 miles on them where we learned a lot about the mechanisms which have been incorporated in the latest design.