|Detroit Bikes offers an A-Type (top) and B-Type (bottom). Photos courtesy detroitbikes.com|
Two years ago, after we did a post about Shinola, I received an email recommending that we check out Detroit Bikes. And so, a mere 2 years later, I checked out Detroit Bikes. I found two simple, attractive cruisers that come with fenders, chainguards, and internal gear hubs.
Detroit Bikes says its "mission is to encourage cycling by making an accessible, enjoyable bicycle while continuing Detroit’s legacy of quality manufacturing and design." In a recently-released video, they state an additional goal: to double the number of bikes made in the USA. It's hard not to root for these guys, especially when they create jobs with a livable wage and health care benefits.
A few specs:
Frame: 4130 chromoly, tig-welded
Gears: Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal gear hub
Tires: Kenda Kwest 700 x 32
Rear rack: 35 lb capacity