There is something to be appreciated about a casual excursion through the city streets from the seat of a bicycle while enjoying the company of others. The sheer excitement of finding your new favorite local food stop without the assistance of a cell phone driven app adds an aura of adventure to something as simple as a bike ride. We over at Critical Cycles know this feeling all too well and that is why we have manufactured the perfect bicycles to assist you on these joyful expeditions with our Beaumont 7-Speed Step Thru and Diamond Frame City Bikes.
With these models we set out to create the ideal city cycling experience with bicycles that could handle any type of terrain no matter which city you choose to ride in. Both bikes include features such as: steel rear racks, RevoShift grip shifters, front and rear alloy brakes, Shimano 7-speed drivetrains, as well as 700 x 35C Wanda tires.
Where the two models differ is their respective high tensile steel frames. The Step-Thru Frame is ideal for women to allow for easy mounting and dismounting no matter what your riding attire may be. The Step-Thru frame also eliminates any stretching of garments when riding the bike and allows for maximum comfort while cycling in items such as sundresses because of the fact there is no awkward pole down the middle of the bike to get in the way.
Both frames are light weight, hand built, high tensile steel frames with rack and fender braze-ons that allow for an absorbent, softer ride which make it ideal for a relaxing and casual two-wheeled outing.
You can view our selection of Beaumont Diamond & Step-Thru models HERE and if you find yourself having any further questions on our City Bikes feel free to leave a comment below!
The school year is right around the corner and instead of counting down the last days of Summer, we over at Critical Cycles want to send you back to school in style with our Back to School Insta-bike Giveaway!The rules are simple:1) Follow us on Instagram2) Post a photo or video of your Critical Cycle and the adventures you take it on, tag @CriticalCycles and use the hashtag #CriticalContest3) We'll announce the winner via Instagram on Friday August 12thHere's a helpful hint for those looking to participate, the more creative the photo the better your chances! That means whether it's a day in the park, a Pokemon Go adventure, or a sunset ride with the family, take the best shot you can that will separate you from the competition. The contest starts today and is open to all ages, so get to posting and good luck!
College is full of decisions, picking majors, joining clubs, and the most common one of them all, where to eat. With these and many more questions swirling around that head of yours don't forget one of the most important questions you should be asking yourself, "How am I going to get around campus?"
Although learning to drive may have been one of the highlights of High School, your in college now, and that dorm approved parking pass is going to run you close to $400 a semester! This is one of the many reasons why a bicycle is your best way to get to and from class quickly; and trust us "quickly" will come in handy when you find yourself needing a few extra minutes to finish that term paper you have been procrastinating on all semester.
This is why the team over at Critical Cycles have complied a list of how to find the perfect campus bike.
Beaumont Hybrid / City Bike:
Our Beaumont bicycles are perfect for handling any terrain on any campus. With this seven speed you are sure to find the perfect two-wheeled fit to help you navigate any landscape your college campus may throw at you. But that's not all, the Beaumont also includes a sturdy, steel rear rack to help you transport any additional items you may need to carry, as well as offering front and rear alloy brakes for responsive stopping and an all around safer ride. The Beaumont is also available in Step-Thru models which allow for easy access while getting on and off the bike, especially when wearing a skirt!
View Critical Cycles wide range of Hybrid / City Bikes HERE
Harper Single Speed / Fixie:
Maybe you're lucky enough to have chosen a campus where elevated terrain isn't an issue. If this is the case, our Harper Single Speed / Fixie maybe the perfect fit for you. The Harper includes unique features such as a flip-flop hub which allows you to easily switch between riding single speed, allowing you to cruise without having to pedal like a traditional bike, and fixed, where movement of the bike directly correlates with the movement of your feet. To change your riding style with the flip-flop hub you simply unmount the rear wheel, flip it around, remount, and bada bing bada boom, you're done! The sleek and simple design of this low maintenance bike also includes riser handlebars for a relaxed, upright riding position as well as also including a dual break system like the Beaumont to give you extra control and stopping power.
View Critical Cycles Harper Single Speed / Fixie Bike HERE
Chatham 7 Speed Step-Thru Beach Cruiser:
Need a bike that provides the ease of a day at the beach while getting you from point a to point b no matter what type ground you may need to cover in-between? Look no further then the Chatham 7 Speed Step-Thru Beach Cruiser. The step-thru frame is hand-built and made out of steel for top tier reliability and shock absorption. Add in a wide cruiser saddle, handlebars with cushy grips, and thick Wanda tires and you have a ride built for maximum comfort. But that's just the icing on the cake. The key feature of bike that will have you slicing through any landscape is the seven-speed Shimano drivetrain that can handle everything from flat roads to grassy knolls without you even breaking a sweat.
View Critical Cycles Chatham 7 Speed Step-Thru Beach Cruiser HERE
Before we drop you off at your dorm on move in day, and wipe away the tears as you become a disappearing blip in our rearview mirror we at Critical Cycles want to make sure you and your new bike are safe and secure.
First let's protect the noggin that you will be filling with knowledge and spending a pretty, tuition sized, penny on by covering it with our CM-1 Helmet.
Now let's protect that bike you spent this whole blog post researching by fitting it with the trusty Kryptonite Bike Lock. Because let's face it, college is hard enough without having to deal with your bike being stolen in the middle of finals week.
Lastly, get used to late night, last minute study sessions because, be honest with yourself, you are a procrastinator. Which is fine, we totally get it, but stay safe, and most importantly, stay seen with our Bondi-5 bike lights. These lights easily fasten to your bike and keep you noticed in the night with 5 LED bulbs that illuminate the night with their two settings, flashing and constant.
Well that's it. We've done the best we can do to prepare you to purchase the perfect two-wheeled companion to get you through college. But, before you go off and get yourself wrapped up in syllabi and deadlines we will leave you with a word of advice from the one and only Ferris Bueller to hopefully help you appreciate the college experience a little more, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Designed with the summer breeze in mind, our Chatham Men's and Women's Beach Cruisers are the perfect leisure bikes to help you enjoy the warmer months. When appreciating the ride matters more than what time you arrive, look no further then the Chatham. Available in single, three, and seven speed models, there is a Chatham for you that makes any terrain as easy as strolling down the boardwalk.
Shop our selection of Chatham Beach Cruisers HERE
Imagine this. You walk out from your favorite coffee spot with the perfect mid-afternoon caffeine pick me up in hand. You're running through your list of to-do's for the rest of the day as you begin to realize you are standing in the spot where your bike once stood. You think for a moment, that in the midst of mentally preparing yourself to conquer the last of your errands in order to gain the sweet satisfaction of sitting on your couch to binge watch your latest Netflix obsession, that maybe you had mistaken where you left your prized possession, your mode of transportation, your bike. Sadly you look down to see your bike lock has been modified by a pair of bolt cutters and has now been rendered useless and your bike is nowhere to be seen!
Sadly, we at Critical Cycles know the feeling all too well. That is why we are here to help! If you find yourself in a bike theft situation follow these steps so that we can get you back on two wheels in no time:
- Email us with a police report of your stolen bike from the past 90 days
- Pick a bike of ours you love
- We will email you back with a 20% Off discount code just for you!
- Order your new favorite bike (and maybe a heavy-duty Kryptonite bike lock) with the discount code we send you
- And bada bing, bada boom you are back back like you never left.
Sadly we can't help you finish up those errands, but hey at least you'll have a new bike!