The Best Bikes For Summer
Based out of Venice, California, the emphasis here is on streamlined (read: stunning) commuter bikes, kitted out with leather seats and leather-wrapped handles. Their Lil Dutchi for kids is pretty much the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.
The Shinola story is enough to make even the most bike-adverse want to buy a bike: Based in Detroit, Shinola hand-assembles every bike, proving again and again that American manufacturing is still some of the world’s best. They also make old-school watches and beautifully simple leather goods.
Since 1926, this British company has been turning out some of the most iconic old-world bikes around: Like the types with gorgeous baskets attached to the front that are laden-down with fresh flowers and bread. You can still buy into the dream (or the very least, an accessory, as they sell those separately).
While Scout Regalia isn’t officially a bike company (they do really simple and stunning homewares), they’ve partnered with a bike maker in Philadelphia to turn out a pretty stunningly considered bike (we like the red and white colorway best). It’s super simple with just enough flourishes, like a worn-in leather seat, and a removable front rack.