Six 5 Design was officially established in the fall of 2010. Though labeled as “New on the Scene”, Six 5 Design has been in the background developing, testing and manufacturing performance products for over a decade, specializing in ATV Suspension Systems. Testing and competing with world class riders in our industry has given us the knowledge as well as the performance based experience needed to produce premium components to meet the needs of any enthusiast. Having had the privilege of working with countless aftermarket companies as well as designed and built suspension components used and proven by both amateurs and Factory supported teams alike. Many of which have brought home National Championships.
In this time have also expanded our product line to include Custom Car and Truck applications, high performance Motorcycle and Snowmobile components as well as high-end one-off projects to meet customer specifications.
Owner Operator: Jake Balsiger
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio. Always involved in off road motorsports with my family. I fell into a ATV Racing carrier at the age of 15 at The Annual ATV National TT Event at Pine Lake, in Ashtabula Ohio. From that moment on was hooked on competing in the National circuit bouncing back and forth between the Motocross and TT Events. After a year of racing found the need for aftermarket components to stay in the race. I began working at JB Racing of East Springfield PA, simply to work off a component I didn’t have finances to pay for, after settling my dept I took on full time employment as I studied my way through college where I studied engineering.
The season following fractured vertebrae, I satisfied my goal for a National Championship. During this period of time I honed my skills as a fabricator and welder often staying far past close to build abstract components for the shear enjoyment. After proving myself worthy, JB Racing gave me the opportunity to take hold of head designer/fabricator role, where I remained for several years. After a severe leg injury that resulted in multiple surgeries and many months of rehab I came back into competition where I remained for most of the season before hanging up my gear.
I migrated south; changing locations gave me an opportunity to design an entire line of ATV Suspension components for ATV Four Play. In this time developing a signature series for John Natalie Jr. which he used in one of his Pro Championship winning seasons.
I decided it was time to challenge myself in the world of production fabrication, where I stayed for 3 years soaking up as much knowledge as possible while continuing free lance design work on the side, before laying it on the line and opening Six 5 Design LLC.
Establishing this company has been a dream for of mine 10 years, during my time working in the field, my family and friends have been simultaneously helping make my dream a reality. For that I give thanks for the faith and support.
Simple: to design and build anything and everything to the highest possible level. Seeing something transform from a thought to component or assembly that you can touch is what drives us. Add to that, that we are blessed enough to be involved in the realm of competition, having our components on machines contending for that top spot. That is what its about!
To acknowledge trust is earned not given, and to never allow quantity to take the place of quality. “Possibly Link to Testimonials?”
To build our company from a strong foundation, compiled of honesty and hard work. Not to build an endless supply of “Good Enough” but to build a handful of “The Best”.