A solution to a problem
Cypre Bikes brand bicycles was born out of a need for a better bike here on the wet West Coast. Our debut model, the cruiser, is the dream child of a dozen cruisers before it. Founded in 2019, this brand came from years of experience riding bikes subjected to sand, salt & rain. Then taking that knowledge and custom designing the perfect west coast cruiser.
The founder also owns a bike rental and repair shop. Every day she saw customer bikes covered in rust, with disintegrated bearings, water logged saddles and flat tires. One of the biggest issues was the hundreds of saggy, rusty, broken chains which needed replacement - that's a lot of waste!
A better bike
We sold our used rental bikes each season to locals in town. While we tried our best to source aluminum framed bikes because they last much longer, sadly our sources for aluminum beach cruisers slowly dried up.
Cheap low quality bikes definitely don't live a long life when left out in the rain. And most people in town don't have a dry space to store their bikes.
Having access to many different cruiser brands and bikes to ride over the years, led to finding favourite features, parts and components across the spectrum. We definitely noticed some parts were better than others.
When we started designing our own bike, we knew we weren't reinventing the cruiser, just taking the bits we loved and putting them all into the best bike we could make. And just like that, Cypre Bikes was born!
photo credit: @photos_bynora