Tuesday, November 28, 2006

End of the year frame specials

Huge year-end savings on all Slingshot frames!

DD-X Cyclo-Cross Frame and Carbon Fork
msrp: $1,250
Sale price: $750

Ripper Mountain Frame
msrp: $1,400
Sale price: $800

Farmboy 29" Mountain Frame
msrp: $1,200
Sale price: $700

Fold-Tech Mountain Frame
msrp: $1,100
Sale price: $650

Sale good until December 31, 2006 and is subject to change without notice. Sale price may not be available in all regions.

Contact us for additional information.
Toll-free 888-530-5556


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Spy Photos

Here is your look inside some of our projects at Slingshot. Who knows what will "go to market", but we are committed to improvement and it sure is fun to play around.

Iceman bikes. Most companies scramble to get sweet stuff built up for Interbike - but here in Michigan, we target the annual fall classic - Iceman Cometh race in Northern Michigan. Over 2000 folks take to the trail during this 28 mile drag race. Take a look at some of our newest "project" bikes that we had at the Iceman.

Freak on freak. This was conceived and brought into light with a little help from our friends over at project 321 , and Brad Bacon. This is one great ride. This is not recommended for shy people, we already get more stares than a whore in church. Take a bike with no down tube, and pair it with half a fork and you will get stuck talking at the trailhead for sure!

FRIPPER 6-9. Mix one part Farmboy and one part Ripper and hold on! The "FRIPPER" is going to change the way you pack your saddle bag. The bump destroying Farmboy 29 front end mated to the fast tracking Ripper 26 rear, provide one of the quickest handling big boys on the trail.

DD-X Single. In honor of the "You can't do that" rule, we bring you the DD-X. Breaking the mold with Kenda Karma 2.2 29" in the front, with a Ritchey 42 in the rear - this was the ultimate single-speed sand machine for the Iceman. Drop bars, top mount brake levers and a 38 x 16 gear was the ticket - a broken chain was the only thing that kept the DD-X from a podium finish.

Farmboy 29". This pimped out Farmboy is light, plush and fast. Built up for Danielle Musto's assault on the Iron Cross race in PA. Two thumbs up from Danielle - as she scored a podium finish the first time she rode it.

More spy photos from Market Street...

This is a full-sus design that we have been playing with for the past few years. The no-shock design rides sweet - but not as fast as our current bikes, and not as plush as some other killer stuff on the market. We will continue to tweak it and see what happens.

One of our first prototypes of this design from 2002.

Fold-Tech 6-9 Single. This is a killer ride - a 6-9 Folding single speed that we've been riding for the past year. This bike lead us to build the "Fripper" and remains one of the most fun bikes we have.

ENO Farmboy. This Farmboy is set-up with the White Industries ENO eccentric disc hub which quickly turns the Farmboy into a one speed. This bike was ridden to a few pro wins this year and is our top choice for singlespeed set-up.

Road Projects. Don't worry - we are still working on new road projects.

AL Hb. Aluminum front, steel seat tube, carbon stays...nice ride.

Al road proto. This is our aluminum road prototype. This is one fast bike - but further tweaking and re-works will push possible release into late 2007 or 2008.

Visit Slingshotbikes.com, email us, or call 888-530-5556 for information on our products.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Killer frame deals!

SOLD! 56cm DD-X Cyclo-Cross frame with Alpha Q carbon fork and FSA headset. Team bike - in great shape. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 16" Ripper frame. Team bike that looks like it has been raced, but is in good condition otherwise. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 16" Ripper frame. Very limited use, mostly for shows. Disc tabs damaged in shipping fom Interbike and is V-brake only.

16" BigShot 29" older stock new. Steel frame, canti only and no decals. Frame has a 22" effective headtube length. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 16" BigShot 29" old stock new frame. Steel, canti only. Frame has a 22" effective headtube length. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 14" older demo bike, 26" wheels, steel. Sold "as is", no warranty.

FSA carbon tubular wheelset with Tufo cross tires - never ridden, perfect condition. Used for photos and shows only.

SOLD! 14" Folding Mountain. Older stock steel frame with very limited miles. Grannysmith green. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 14" Ripper Frame. Never ridden and is in great shape. Only flaw is area on top-tube (look close) where the finish was rubbed during transit from Interbike trade show. Full warranty - except paint/finish.

SOLD! 18" Fold-Tech MTB frame - great shape. Only ridden a couple of times and used for photos. Sold "as is" no warranty.

SOLD! 16" Farmboy Frame - perfect condition, never ridden. Used for an in-store display. Full warranty.

Please note: For questions regarding these specials please give us a call at 888-530-5556 or email us at info@slingshotbikes.com. Additional questions regarding specs can be answered at slingshotbikes.com

All frames will be prepped and shipped with a cable etc.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fold-Tech MTB Frame Sale

The Slingshot Fold-Tech Mountain frame is a full-size, high-performance travel bike that is in a league of its own. The design is race proven and provides a real option for a folding bicycle that performs at the level of any "non-folding" bike on the market.

Frame, cable splitters, and travel bag currently on sale for $1,100. Sale ends November 15, 2006. Call 888-530-5556 or email us for more details. Visit Slingshotbikes.com to see all of our high-performance products.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Toni Musto wins 28 mile Ore to Shore race

MARQUETTE, August 12, 2006. After two consecutive 2nd place finishes, Toni Musto took the top step of the women's podium at the 28 mile Ore To Shore mountain bike epic last weekend. Riding like at seasoned veteran - the 16 year old Slingshot rider controlled the race from the start on way to a 2 minute win over last year's winner Anne Grabowski.

Riding her Slingshot Ripper, Toni averaged an incredible 17.5 MPH and finished 26th overall among the 923 men and women who started the race.

Also doing the 28 mile event - Niel Scharphon decided to ride his Farmboy 29" singlespeed in the open class and see if it was possible to win with just one gear. The road sections proved to much of an advantage for the geared riders - and Niel came accross the line in 7th overall. Niel finished over 7 minutes ahead of the next singlespeed finisher.

In the 48 mile event - Slingshot had three riders in the hunt with Cole House finishing 6th in the men's class, Russ Tiles 11th, and Danielle Musto getting an impressive 4th overall in the women's division.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

DD-X Cross Frame Sale

Pre-Season Cyclo-Cross Sale on Slingshot DD-X frame and fork combo

Regular price: $1,250
Sale price: $995!

Frame/fork details:

  • The main triangle of the DD-X is butted lightweight 7005 aluminum which Slingshot has designed specific for cross. The top-tube has been ovalized for quick hand placement during high speed dismounts, while the downtube is round allowing the rider to grab and shoulder in one quick motion. To keep things comfy during the hour long pain fest - the DD-X comes with a vibration absorbing carbon fiber rear triangle with monocoque cantilever brake pivots. The Slingshot DD-X fork is a full carbon, monocoque design featuring dual ribbed blades for unsurpassed lateral rigidity.
  • Frame weight: 2.8 lbs
  • Fork weight: 430 g
  • Available in 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, and 60cm
  • Color: Matte black with white and red decals
  • Visit slingshotbikes.com for frame specs
  • Email us at info@slingshotbikes.com with questions or call 888-530-5556
  • Sale ends September 10, 2006
  • Sale is subject to availability

(Frame and fork shown as part of complete bike)

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Slingshot has been a leader in bicycle suspension systems since 1982. The patented SPT: Sling Power Technology, provides the rider with unparalleled energy storing performance. Slingshot is also a leader in high-performance folding bikes with its patented Fold-Tech line.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Danielle Musto 2nd at Solo 24 Hour Nationals

The 24 Hours of 9-Mile in Wasau, Wisconsin, host to the 2006 NORBA National 24 Hour Endurance National Championships, was called Sunday morning after 22-1/2 hours of racing. Slingshot rider Danielle Musto was looking strong and riding in 2nd place when severe thunderstorms rolled into the region and threatened the safety of competitors, crews, volunteers and spectators. The event was stopped - then started again - then finally called, with final placing rolled back to position prior to the first delay.

Solo Women
1 Rebecca Rusch
2 Danielle Musto (Slingshot Bikes)
3 Sue Juedes
4 Chirstina Betz
5 Sandra Tomlinson
6 Karen Armstrong
7 Tamari Pruis
8 Monique Sawicki
9 Holly Forsyth
10 Michelle Riley

Ready for a bike change

Team mechanic Jason Mead keeps things running smooth

Here we go!

For all the details see Danielle's race report.