I am a sucker for great branding and quality products. I love scouring the web for gourmet shops offering bespoke products, sometimes affordably, sometimes.. not.
Here are the best bespoke bicycle / bicycling shops right now.. (in my opinion, anyway)
Squid Bikes // Rad Bikes – Hand Made in California
www.squidbikes.com Established 2014 in Sacramento, Squid Bikes is a rider-owned company united by a passion of everything bike.
From doodling with sharpies to building all-round performance machines for all types of cycling. These bikes are mouthwateringly delicious!
Check out their website HERE | Twitter: @SquidBikes
With a first class honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a masters degree in Sports Biomechanics, not only does Tom Sturdy know his stuff, but he’s also held multiple titles as a triathlete, managed a bicycle workshop, been a brand manager and worked in product development & design.
From his Brecon Beacons workshop, Tom designs, engineers, manufactures, paints and assembles to spec – all under one roof!
If you like clean lines, custom contraptions, innovation, and delicious design then this is one not to miss.
Check out the website HERE | Twitter: @SturdyCycles | Facebook |
Neil Stevens Prints – Crayon Fire Shop
Cycling Prints, Designed in the UK.
Amongst other things Neil Stevens designs some kickass cycling prints. Everything in the web shop is printed on high white smooth 315gsm uncoated paper which he informs us is a great weight for a wall print.
Printed by Ripe Digital ‘down in the west country, UK’ – these prints look good, support local and we really really want one on the wall.
100% gourmet and delicious.
Boneshaker magazine started out as a series of scribbles on the back of a napkin in a café in Bristol, UK.
This mag is a firm fave at Cardiff Cyclist – a trifecta of beautiful design, content and a feel-good ethos. (They’ve got a sweet online shop too!)
Read Boneshaker Magazine to feel excited about cycling!
If that isn’t enough for you take a look at this:
Pride in Proper | www.prideinproper.co.uk
Not bike related, but definitely lovely and gourmet. (We’ve got a PinP ‘WATER THE PLANTS’ print on the wall already.)