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
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.
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
You will be able to select the color of the following options
- chain guard
- 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.
We have finalized the design and vendors. As funding becomes possible we can achieve more order minimums in order to offer even more colors.
- 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.
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.
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
Big Shot Custom Cruiser with free stylish front and rear wood inlay rack.
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.
Non-Bike Pledge Rewards
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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