• Introducing: The Judd Single Speed Folding Bike w/ Coaster Brake

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    The convenience and versatility of our new Judd Folding Bike is hard to match. The Judd's foldable handlebars, top-tube and pedals make it perfect when you're low on space and on the go. Whether you're looking for a casual cruise, a new way to commute, or packing up the RV  for an adventure The Judd has you covered. Just watch the video below and see for yourself! 

    Find out more about our new Judd Single Speed Folding Bike HERE

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  • Critical Cycles Father's Day Gift Guide!

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    Father's Day is getting close! Need help looking for the perfect gift? No worries, that's what we're here for! Check out our gift guide below for more details!

    1: Barron 21-Speed Hybrid Fitness Bike 

    The Barron is one of the latest in a new line of 2017 bicycles. It is perfect for the Dad with a sense of adventure. Built with a Shimano Tourney 21 speed drivetrain and Mega range gearing, this bike allows for fast and easy gear changes, which makes cycling for your commute, fitness, or weekend ride a gratifying experience. Additional features such as a comfort saddle, twist grip shifters, ergonomic brake levers and a sturdy rear mount kickstand provide everything you need for a day spent traversing through a variety of terrains.

    Find out more about the Barron 21-Speed Hybrid Fitness Bike HERE

    2: Harper Single-Speed / Fixie Bike

    The Harper bicycle is the perfect single-speed / fixed-gear bike for Dad. It's lightweight and affordable. It’s fully decked out with top shelf componentry and equipped with a flip-flop hub so Dad has the freedom to ride however he pleases!

    Learn more about our Harper Single-Speed/ Fixie Bike HERE 

    3: Lenox Hitch Mount Bike Rack w/ 2 Inch Receiver

    Why have Dad go on his two-wheeled adventures alone? With our new Lenox Hitch Mount Bike Racks you can load up your bike and tag along! The Lenox is available in 2, 3, and 4 bike models. Which means there's enough room for the whole family to get up and go! 

    See the Lenox Hitch Mount Bike Rack HERE

    4: CM-1 Bike Helmet

    If Dad is going to be out and active he might as well protect his noggin while he's at it right? That's where our trusty CM-1 helmet comes in handy. The CM1 has been carefully examined and has passed all the rigorous US CPSC Safety Standard tests with flying colors, so your Dad can ride around knowing he's protected!

    Check out the CM-1 and all the colors it is available in HERE

    5: Floor Pump

    Dad can't get to riding if her tires are flat! That's where our Floor Pump comes in handy! This pump works on both both Schrader and Presta valves to ensure the big guy's wheels are properly inflated and ready to ride!

    Available in both Black & Silver HERE

    6: Kryptonite KroptoLok Series 2 Bike Lock

    In case Dad needs to keep his bike safe on his adventures, that's where our Kryptonite KroptoLok comes in handy! This lock features a U-shaped lock and 10mm thick braided steel cable that will keeps Dad's bike nice and safe!

    See all of our available bike locks HERE

    Well, with all those great gift ideas we hope the pressure of providing the big guy with a great day has been lifted. There are plenty of other great gifts in the online shop so feel free to look around!


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  • Introducing: The Barron 21-Speed Hybrid Fitness Bike

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    Looking for adventure? Then you've found the right bike! The Barron will get you where you need to go with ease. Don't believe us? Just watch the video below! 

    Find out more about our new Barron 21-Speed Hybrid Fitness Bike HERE

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  • How to teach your child to ride our Cub Balance Bike

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    With the Spring season upon us it is the perfect time to get the little ones out and active with our Cub Balance Bike. However, getting the hang of riding on two wheels can be a little tricky at first. Which is why we put this list together of 3 easy steps to teach your youngin' how to ride a balance bike.

    Step 1: Finding the perfect fit

    They key to two wheeled success is making sure that you have setup up the balance bike to fit your little munchkin. To do this you want to set the saddle height so your child's feet are flat on the ground while allowing for both knees to have a slight bend in them when they are seated. Next you want to set the handle bar height according to the newly found saddle height. For example, if the saddle is at it's lowest setting the handlebars should be set to the lowest setting as well. This is to ensure comfort and a safe riding stance. Lastly let's not forget that kids grow quickly so you may want to adjust the bike every couple of months to insure a proper fit.

    Step 2: Let the child set the pace 

    Our Cub is simple enough that your child were more then likely throw their leg over the bike and get to moving. However, your child may not sit on the seat at first and that is completely natural. At this point your child feels secure on their feet but may not feel the same when sitting on the saddle. As they get comfortable walking around with the bike between their and using the handlebars to steer they will eventually start to trust the saddle and will be up and riding with their feet up in no time. Older kids will get to this point in minutes while younger kids may take a few weeks. 

    Step 3: Support the child, NOT the bike

    Although it may be instinctive to help your child by holding onto the bicycle to keep them from falling, this may hinder their ability to learn how to balance. The point of our Balance Bikes are to, well, learn balance! This means the child must be allowed to feel the bike tip in order to be able to learn how to keep it from tipping and maintaining balance. This can be achieved by walking behind or next to your child and hold onto their chest, under their arms, or onto the back of their t-shirt so that they can feel safe. This approach will help your child learn the basic concept of keeping the bike balanced and centered until your assistance will no longer be needed. They grow up so fast don't they!

    Keep these 3 simple steps in mind for the warmer months ahead and be sure to take the time to enjoy sharing this experience with your child. And if your looking for a bike for yourself be sure to check out our full line of Critical Cycles Bikes HERE!



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  • Critical Cycles featured on Built in Los Angeles

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    Our friends over at Built in Los Angeles recently featured Critical Cycles on their site, telling our story and where we came from. Take the time to learn about what makes Critical Cycles tick by reading the full article HERE

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