Tuesday, May 15, 2007

All-new Flightline bikes

When I first started this blog way back about 3 months ago, I posted something about "inexpensive" versus "cheap" and talked about some new bikes we were working on called the Flightline series that were going to replace our popularly-priced V-Series bikes. We opted to give these bikes a face lift and a new name...they just needed some "oooompf". One of the goals I set out to achieve was to aesthetically create bikes that even though they were inexpensive, wouldn't look cheap.


Well, we finally got some of the all-new Flightlines into our warehouses and they are shipping to dealers as we speak. It's been really exciting to see this project come full circle into completion...and I'm even more excited to see how our dealers and consumers react to them. Of course I am somewhat biased, but I think they turned out pretty damn cool.


Here are a couple views of the Flightline Two (formerly V2):







And the Flightline Sport (formerly V3):




And the soon-to-be "it" bike amongst 6-year old girls across the country...one color option of the Flightline 20 (formerly V20):



I don't know, but I think these are some pretty damn good-looking bikes that all retail for less than $400. No more el cheapo-looking tw0-tone paint jobs with motocross-inspired graphics. These have a more sophisticated look to them. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked about them.

We'll be posting the entire Flightline series on our website just as soon as they all become available.

Cheers!

7 comments:

wrw said...

Jill,
"Poor timing, my friend just purchased his daughter a NEW bicycle for 2007!"
Your HARO website presents the 'V' Series instead of FLIGHTLINE, time to hack.

Anonymous said...

That V20 looks suspiciously similar to the bikebizbabe's current VL...

stobstar said...

the new bikes have a nice touch of class and style to them and don't appear to be cheap or cheesy.

they look really great!

please tell Jeff Buyer in PA/NJ that I said hello and I think he will do a very good job at selling these to your local IBD's. :)

Kenda.Matt said...

The Flights look great! Way to revamp the V's. I'll be interested to see what other tricks you guys have up your sleeve.....

Anonymous said...

Kickin! I had just ordered a V2 last week and the shop canceled it due to lack of stock, waiting very impatiently for the Flightlines to show up!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this line to be released. I've been bugging my LBS to let me know when they get their stock in. The bike I'm interested in is the one that will replace the V4 (expert?) because it has such a great rating on mtbr.com.

Anonymous said...

i have a flightline sport and it is AWSOME