In development since 2022, the Javelin is a radical new concept in frame building technology. While the Bandit’s frames are manufactured outside the USA, the Javelin is being designed to be 100% built in house at our North Branford facility. The additional costs associated with building in the USA has pushed our team to develop these new techniques.
Proof of Concept
The team tests out custom electronics on an old ebike
A first attempt at making a laser cut steel frame is made
Javelin was updated to a full suspension concept
Prototype 2 was tested an event called Flat Out Friday
An initial sample is created, the design is tweaked
A production run of 3-5 bikes will be created based on the preproduction sample. Customers of these bikes will agree to a research program and supply Spark with data. This data will help finalize the large scale production bike
Following the field research period, the design will be finalized. It will then fully launch in the early spring of 2024
SHOULD I WAIT or Buy a BANDIT?
The Javelin will be far more powerful, have a larger battery, and be made in the USA. This will all have a significant effect on the bike’s price.
Do you want to carry cargo or a 2nd passenger? The Javelin will not do that.
Do you want pedals and be a ebike? The Javelin will not be one.
Are you ending the Bandit?! No, the Bandit has many more years to come.
WHAt Javelin is NOT
It is not an ebike and will not have pedals
It is intended to have a single seat
It is not a dirt bike
It is not for novice riders