Good morning Kickstarters!
We are really excited. Tonight marks the end of Chinese New Year. Our factory will be ramping back up, and working on our production intent samples next week. This is a major step forward. As soon as we approve these samples, we are OK to open tooling and prepare for production. I'm already planning my trip to China for the first couple weeks in March. This is going to be great timing- I'll be able to send some updates from the factory before the Kickstarter campaign ends!
Stay tuned for more info on packaging, special editions, limited edition jerseys, and the man that will be building the custom bikes at the $4,000 level!
For the special edition seat clamps, we're thinking about extending the crowdfunding idea, and crowdsourcing the color and custom laser etching. What do you guys think about that? Feel free to comment about the idea.
And be sure to check www.swarmeffect.com/blog/ for links to all the latest blogs who have shared the love.
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 19, 2011.
Feb 7, 2011 - Mar 19, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Sweet! You’re doing your part to make NECTAR and ELIXIR a reality. Some day you’ll be able to tell the grandkids that you helped make it possible to open a beer with your seat clamp.
Pledge $20 or more
You’re pre-ordering your very own NECTAR fixed seat clamp. The NECTAR will retail for $25, so you’re a savvy shopper for saving 5 clams. Let us know what size and color you want, and we’ll ship it as soon as the product is ready (April-ish). Oh, and we’ll throw in a sweet Swarm sticker to match your new candy! (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $30 or more
You’re pre-ordering your very own ELIXIR quick release seat clamp. The ELIXIR will retail for $35, so by doing your thing on Kickstarter you’re showing that you’re clearly a financial genius. Bernanke, take note! Let us know what size and color you want, and we’ll ship it out as soon as it is ready (April-ish). And the stickers? Yep. Color coordinated to match your sweet new clamp. (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $45 or more
You have a few bikes, and want both a fixed and a quick release seat clamp. No problem! We’ll even cut another $5 for your support. Donate at this level and we’ll ship you one NECTAR and one ELIXIR in April when they ship, along with a couple stickers. At this level you’re saving $15. That’s enough for some pretty good beer… (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $75 or more
Now we’re talking special edition. Donate at this level, and we’ll send you a special edition NECTAR or ELIXIR (you tell us which one you want) with a special color, and some sweet laser etched goodness. It will only be available through Kickstarter. And yep, you’ll get a sticker too! (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $125 or more
You say you want both special editions? You’ve got it. Donate at this level and we’re sending you one Kickstarter edition NECTAR, and one Kickstarter edition ELIXIR, both in the special edition color, and both etched with special sweet, sweet laser action. And 2 stickers are yours, my friend. (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $300 or more
This is the special edition super generosity gift pack. Donate at this level, and we’ll send you one NECTAR and one ELIXIR with the special Kickstarter edition special sauce, plus 5 standard issue NECTARs and 5 standard issue ELIXIRs. Give them to friends, or outfit your entire stable of bikes. Just tell us the sizes and colors. And to top it all off, we’ll send the first 50 Kickstarters at this level a custom TEAM Swarm biking jersey! Tell us your size. (Shipping to Canada please add $10, international $15)
Pledge $4,000 or more
Thinking of getting a sweet new bike? Let us build it for you. We’ll put together a bike to blow your mind (fixie, 29er, cruiser) And we’ll make you a custom titanium NECTAR or ELIXIR in the color of your choosing, with your name laser etched on the inside. That’s right, titanium. These will be the only ones on the planet. Plus we’ll throw in a grab bag of 10 NECTARS and 10 ELIXIRS. You tell us the sizes and colors. And a riding jersey! (We’ll cover shipping on this one)