The first set of backrests were made by a different factory from the one that makes the bike seats. However, for this order, the bike seat factory decided they wanted to make the backrests as well. So they needed to put together prototype samples of the backrest as well as the ebike pegs. These samples just arrived today, and everything looks great.
The backrests that are being made will be exactly the same as our first order. With the ebike pegs though, we've made some improvements. We've added a "nut" on the end of the pegs that will make it easier to tighten them down with a wrench (since these serve as the axle nuts as well as pegs).
Now that manufacturing has begun with the backrests and the ebike pegs, it will take them about a month to finish up, then they'll be shipping them off to us, ready for purchase! I'll provide a firm date on delivery as soon as I receive it from the factory.