It’s always fun to see new takes on an old classic, and the makers of Cylo, a well-designed, urban bike, have certainly made their mark. Based in Portland, Oregon Cylo is an effort to create a bike that’s both stylish and functional while at the same time a bike that’s easy to hop on and go.
We grew up in a small town where we could do everything by bike. Once we got our first jobs in bigger cities like New York, London, Berlin, and Portland, we kept on cycling. There is nothing on the market today that answers the rigorous needs of the city with an iconic design for today. Our mission is to build beautiful bicycles that you can simply jump on and ride without having to think.
Though they’re still figuring out the full details of the bike you can see from their renderings that this has a lot of engineering love. I love that the bike has integrated lights, it’s made from aluminum so it’s nice and light, and it uses a carbon belt drive which is both rugged and won’t get your pants dirty. They’re estimating a release of the bike for this summer, so if you’re interested you should visit their site and put yourself on the waitlist.