Our bikes arrive to you about 85% built. Generally, that means you'll need to attach the front wheel, pedals, handlebars, saddle, and any accessories. (This will be the case with every bike you purchase online.) All of the tools you need to assemble your fixed-gear and city bikes come in the box. You'll need to grab a few tools before you can start building your cruiser and coaster, though.

We highly recommend taking your bike to a qualified bike mechanic to make sure your bike is safe before riding. He or she will need to set up the derailleurs and brakes and true the wheels.

Please keep in mind our bikes travel quite a bit to get from our warehouse to you and sometimes they can get hurt during transit, despite our best packaging efforts to keep them safe. Inspect your bike as soon as you receive it and contact us at team@criticalcycles.com if you have any issues.

You'll find links to our assembly pages below. On each page, you'll find links to PDF instructions, an instructional video, text instructions, and still images. You'll find the images at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to find your bike!


Assemble away!

(Click on the title or the picture to navigate to the individual assembly pages.)


For models:

Harper Single-Speed / Fixie

Harper Coaster Single-Speed

Fixed-Gear / Single-Speed Bike with Pursuit Handlebars

Fixed-Gear / Single-Speed Bike with Pista Handlebars

Critical Cycles Fixed-Gear Bicycle Assembly Instructions



Critical Cycles Flip-Flop Hub Assembly Instructions

Ride fixed-gear or single-speed with a freewheel.

For Models:

Harper Single-Speed / Fixie

Harper Single-Speed

Fixed-Gear / Single-Speed Bike With Pursuit Handlebars

Fixed-Gear / Single-Speed Bike With Pista Handlebars



From city to suburb.

For Models:

Beaumont 7-Speed Step-Thru City Bike

Beaumont 7-Speed Diamond City Bike

Diamond Single-Speed City Bike

Diamond Frame Three-Speed Urban Coaster Bike

Mixte Frame Three-Speed Urban Coaster Bike

Step-Thru Three-Speed Urban Coaster Bike

Critical Cycles City Bike Assembly Instructions
Critical Cycles Beach Cruiser Bicycle Assembly Instructions

The boardwalk awaits.

For Models:

Chatham-1 Step-Thru Single-Speed Beach Cruiser Bike

Chatham-3 Step-Thru Beach Cruiser Bike

Chatham-7 Step-Thru Beach Cruiser Bike

Chatham-1 Men's Single-Speed Beach Cruiser Bike

Chatham-3 Men's Beach Cruiser Bike

Chatham-7 Men's Beach Cruiser Bike

Step-Thru Single-Speed Beach Cruiser

Step-Thru Three-Speed Beach Cruiser

Men's Three-Speed Beach Cruiser