Hello again Kickstarters,
Nights are later and Spring is almost in the air. We hope your roads and trails are finally starting to thaw. A few quick shipping notes:
1. All US pledges have been fulfilled since February. If you didn't get yours, let us know and we'll track it down.
2. EU, UK, and SAA chargers are coming in the first week of April, for all finishes. We'll turn them around as soon as they are settled in the warehouse.
3. We will begin issuing partial refunds to backers of the white sets after this process is complete, in order of backing. (Originally the gloss white sets were a higher-priced, limited edition)
In other Sparse news, as you may have seen, we partnered up with some of our favorite builders on exciting new projects.
The Lamborghini Alpenchallenge Speciale Edizione by BMC Switzerland was just unveiled at the Geneva Autoshow. BMC has done an incredible job building their urban / lifestyle brand. We're very happy to be included on this limited edition bicycle.
The Lifestyle Product Manager for BMC, TK Malone, was actually one of our first Kickstarter backers, and instrumental in bringing Sparse lights to BMC. He'll be online next week discussing their brand. Details here:
BMC Expert Facebook Takeover
Tuesday, the 25th of March at 11:00AM EST (8:00AM PST)
TK Malone, BMC’s lifestyle product manager will take over the BMC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bmcracing. He’ll be online to answer any questions you have about BMC’s alpenchallenge line, including the very new Lamborghini special edition. Get your questions ready… www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bikes/lifestyle/
And you can learn more about the special edition bike here: http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/bikes/ac01-edizione-speciale/
We've also sponsored the Firefly Adventure Team. Firefly is an independent fabricator based in Boston. They consistently produce the most drool-inducing custom bicycles in the industry. Their craft is superb, their knowledge unsurpassed, and their taste, divine. The core of the Firefly Adventure Team is a group of awesome women racing, riding and documenting their two-wheeled adventures.
Keep up with the team here: http://fireflybicycles.com/adventureteam/
We even saw our lights on a Budnitz build this week.
Go check out their gorgeous titanium builds at their website: http://budnitzbicycles.com/
Thanks again for all your support.
The Sparse team