I don't think more "surprises" are coming, as the R&D stage is done, and it's only a matter of supply chain now.
I could fully understand your frustration and concern, and SpeedX has a good intention. I think this is a growing pain SpeedX has to take. Here's our growth path: App in 2014 > Gadget (SpeedForce) in 2015 > Complete Bike in 2016. SpeedX is founded by a group of young people. We had the dream to make the best smart bikes, quitting jobs from big companies, me from Deloitte Consulting, but we were too young to convince the experienced bike industry people to join. So it has to be step by step. We started from cycling App development, earned good credibility in the bike industry, so we could recruit experienced hardware R&D staff to make the SpeedForce. After SpeedForce, we successfully created a team to develop the complete bike, which is Leopard 2016. Crowdfund platform is a must for early hardware startups like us. So we launched Leopard 2016 and Unicorn 2017 on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It turned out that Leopard 2016 is the most funded bike on Kickstarter. Never ever in bike history a racing bike could be made in this way. A crowdfunding project means unpredictability and risk. Last minute changes are common, and what is more common is the project failure. To summarize, it's a hard decision to launch our early bike products in crowdfunding platforms, and we don't have other options as a startup. That's how this unexpected change comes from fundamentally. Supply chain is really a big matter to a hardware startup.
The good thing is that we no longer launch product in Kickstarter from now, as WE ARE GROWING!
What matters most is that Unicorn is a great bike. I'm preparing the media review guide for Bikeradar these days. Too many details make this bike different, and you will feel our determination and thoughtful mind after you know those details.