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$1,423
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11
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 18 2013 7:07 PM UTC +00:00
$1,423
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 18 2013 7:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

We Love Bikes

Big Shot was started because we love bikes and we know you do to!  We build bikes that we ourselves are happy to ride, and we love passing that experience along to our customers.  Whether it be a short commute to work, or a 3hr ride on the road, we understand it all comes down to a love of the ride itself.  After all, as the Zen proverb says

"I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle." -Zen proverb

What we currently do

Big Shot Custom Single Speed Fixie
Big Shot Custom Single Speed Fixie

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Big Shot Bikes has been creating and building custom fixed-gear and single-speed bicycles since 2009. With three different frame sizes, five handlebar styles, and thousands of color combinations, our unique build tool allows each customer the chance to design a bike that represents his or her style. Using frames made of 4130 Chromoly and high-quality components, Big Shot is able to offer a durable, quality bike that is fun to look at and even more fun to ride, all at an affordable price.

The Next Big Thing

We have been working all year designing our next big thing, and we need your help bringing it to market. We want to introduce our own customizable dutch style cruiser bike

Countless hours spent refining the perfect cruiser
Countless hours spent refining the perfect cruiser

Now that we have refined our design, manufactured prototypes and sourced the best possible vendors, we are ready to launch into full production. But we need you! Order minimums are high and funding is short so we have turned to Kickstarter. Our backers will allow us to launch on the scale needed to make this product viable. 

Just like our current single speed bikes, our new cruiser model will be fully customizable. Customers will be able to select either a high bar frame or low bar step through frame

Pick Your Own Colors for all white parts
Pick Your Own Colors for all white parts
Choose from high bar frame or step through frame
Choose from high bar frame or step through frame

You will be able to select the color of the following options

  • Frame/Fork
  • handlebars
  • grips
  • saddle
  • fenders
  • chain guard
  • pedals
  • front rim
  • rear rim
  • front tire
  • rear tire
  • optional dutch style wood racks

The colors available will be for each part will be: black,white,red,blue,green,yellow,orange,purple, and grey frames.

Factory samples
Factory samples

We have finalized the design and vendors. As funding becomes possible we can achieve more order minimums in order to offer even more colors.

Product Highlights

  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • Three piece crank
  • Fenders with stainless steel rigid mounts
  • Dutch style cargo rack with wood inlays
  • Optional solid wood crate for hauling your precious cargo
  • Assembled in Fort Collins, Colorado

We are in the initial phase of developing the customization tool and are finalizing the GUI Design.

Customization Tool GUI Design High Bar Bike
Customization Tool GUI Design High Bar Bike
Customization Tool GUI Design High Bar Bike - Rotation
Customization Tool GUI Design High Bar Bike - Rotation
Customization Tool GUI Design Low Bar Bike
Customization Tool GUI Design Low Bar Bike
Customization Tool GUI Design Low Bar Bike - Rotation
Customization Tool GUI Design Low Bar Bike - Rotation

Our Experience

Big Shot Bikes Showroom
Big Shot Bikes Showroom

Big Shot has experienced solid growth over the past 3 years, earning a reputation as a leader in both the single speed bike market and online customization. Our specialty is online customization of our single speed bike.  Offering bright colors and a unique shopping experience sets us apart and drives the majority of our sales. We know bicycles and we love to offer people the opportunity to create their own unique ride. 

Our team
Our team
Our Shop - where we build your bike with love.
Our Shop - where we build your bike with love.
Big Shot Bikes has been featured in numerous publications
Big Shot Bikes has been featured in numerous publications

Why we need you

We are looking to continue building our company and our brand.  We are a small, independent, self-funded company with a single owner and a handful of dedicated employees.  This has brought us to Kickstarter. In order to launch our new product on the scale needed to be economically viable we need capital. A pledge from you is a vote of confidence that our new customizable cruiser has demand. If there is not enough demand we may not be able to bring this product to market.

Bike Pledge Rewards

Big Shot Custom Single Speed / Fixie Pledge. Pick and choose any color combination you want using our online customization tool

Customizable Sinlge Speed
Customizable Sinlge Speed

Big Shot Custom Cruiser with free stylish front and rear wood inlay rack. 

Choice of colors and low or high bar frame
Choice of colors and low or high bar frame

Big Shot Custom Cruiser with free stylish front and rear wood inlay rack as well as a limited run wood crate to help carry your precious cargo.

Wood Crate with the bike
Wood Crate with the bike

Non-Bike Pledge Rewards

T-Shirts Pledge Rewards
T-Shirts Pledge Rewards
Day of the Dead - Sticker Set Artwork
Day of the Dead - Sticker Set Artwork

Risks and challenges

As with any new product launch, there will be risks and challenges associated with bringing this bike to market. Keeping production on track and quality assurance will be our top priorities once funding is achieved. The bikes must also be tested to make sure that they comply with all consumer product safety standards. Aside from these physical challenges, we will also need to complete the development of the customization tool software. With any software project, there can be unexpected delays and unforeseen obstacles. Having gone through this before will help us to navigate these issues as they arise, but it may take some time to work out the bugs. But don’t you worry. You just design your bike, we’ll take care of the rest.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Set of sweet high-quality Big Shot , Day of the Dead skull stickers and a thank you shout-out on Facebook and Twitter!

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    Choose from one of 6 killer Big Shot Bikes T shirt designs. This is a limited run, printed right here in Fort Collins CO.

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    Pledge $389 or more About $389

    Big Shot custom single speed / fixie with Free Shipping! Also receive signed limited edition poster. free shipping for lower 48 states only.

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    Big Shot Custom Cruiser with free stylish front and rear wood rack upgrade as well as free shipping for lower 48 states. You also receive signed limited edition poster.

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    Our new Big Shot customizable cruiser including front and rear racks with the addition of our wood crate perfect for turning your cruiser into a sylish cargo hauler. Shipping limited to lower 48 states

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Funding period

- (30 days)