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 2018, our brand came from years of experience riding bikes subjected to the west-coast elements: sand, salt & rain. Then taking that knowledge and custom designing the perfect west coast cruiser.
"No more throw-away bikes"
Our founder also owns a bike rental and repair shop. Every day she saw customer bikes with parts seized beyond repair by rust. They often had disintegrated bearings, water-logged saddles, wobbly un-true wheels and flat tires. One of the biggest issues was the constant flow 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. What we bring into our community lives a life after it leaves our shop. We couldn't with good conscience flood our town with low quality, rust-prone bicycles built with parts we knew don't last. While we try our best to only source aluminum framed bikes because they last much longer, our options for aluminum beach cruisers sadly dried up.
Living in a coastal beach riding community we have ridden (and owned) many types of cruiser bikes out there. On top of that we are professional bike mechanics that have been wrenching on bikes of all types, especially cruisers, at our repair shop since 2017. Having access to many different brands and bikes to ride over the years, led to finding our favourite features, parts and components across the spectrum. We definitely knew certain parts were better than others - and, the parts that needed upgrading were a no brainer for us.
When we started designing our own bike, we knew we weren't reinventing the cruiser. Instead we custom designed our frame and it's geometry based on our years (and kilometres!) of cruiser ride time. We sourced more durable components known to have a longer life span and less prone to corrosion and rust. The end result was a bike mechanics dream.
We love our super comfortable, long lasting Cypre Bikes and we hope you do too."
- Alyne & Antony
photo credit: @photos_bynora