Mar 6, 2014

Say Hello To Simcoe - Canada's Newest Bike Brand

We are please to announce the arrival of a brand new baby...er...bike!

Simcoe Bicycles was born out of the hearts and minds of the fine folks at Fourth Floor Distribution in Toronto after many years of importing city-focused bicycles and accessories from all over Europe and North America to feed the demand for products that are perfectly suited for your city bike lifestyle.

Simcoe Step Through 3-sp Special

Many consider European city bikes as the gold standard of design, functionality, and durability, they also tend to be some of the heaviest bikes in the city bike category and sometimes have more accoutrement's then many folks in North America need.  At the other end of the spectrum are the American designed city bikes which look great and are of lighter weight, they do not offer enough frame sizes and are not designed to be durable enough to easily handle our harsh Canadian winters.

Simcoe Bicycles aims to fill this gap and offer a new perspective on what a city bike can be.  Beautiful.  Durable.  Fun.

Through this ride, freedom.

Let's start with beautiful.  Right from the first moment you set your eyes upon a Simcoe you will notice the deep, luxurious powder coated frameset, full fenders, and rear luggage carrier.  Powder coating, not paint.  Powder coating resists chipping and peeling better than regular paint and will offer a gorgeous looking bike through many years of daily use.

Fluted fenders, leather fender washers, sturdy luggage rack.
Lugged headtube, box-style fork crown, fender ornament.

Durability of design is paramount with Simcoe.  Starting with a high quality steel frameset and covered in that beautiful powder coating, the rest of the bike is equipped with well thought out components.  Tough double wall rims, Schwalbe tires, and stainless steel spokes will keep your rolling flat-free over countless kilometres.  Shimano Nexus 3 or 7-speed internally geared hubs effortlessly handle the shifting duties.  A full wrap chainguard will keep you clean and also protect your chain from road grime - while offering the ability to drop the rear wheel out of the bike easily if needed.  And fluted, full wrap steel fenders will keep you and your bike looking tiptop all year 'round.  The complete package is tied together with satin finished aluminum handlebars, stem, seatpost, and crankset.  Ohh la la!

Special models come with a custom matched Brooks saddle.

And lest we forget why we all started riding bikes in the first place - fun

Simcoe Bicycles are really fun to ride.  With 2 sizes available in both the step through and step over models the perfect fit for you is easy to find.  Your first pedal stroke reveals frame geometry that is designed to be both fun to ride if you're in a hurry and perfectly stable if you have a load of groceries onboard. 

There are 3 models available in various colours depending on the model -

- 3-speed Special, comes with a custom colour matched Brooks leather saddle $
- 7-speed Basic, all the goodness listed with a regular saddle $
- 7-speed Special, comes with dual Shimano roller brakes (drum) and Brooks saddle $

As Calgary's exclusive stockist we are very proud to offer Simcoe Bicycles to you and cannot wait for you to own a piece of Canadian bike history. 


2 comments:

urbanadventureleague said...

Looks sweet! Are they made in Canada?

The one thing I don't like about that luggage rack is the lack of a "hook" for panniers. It does replicate the style of old luggage racks well, when panniers were more the "draped over top" style, but it would have been nice to go with a design more accommodating to modern bags.

sean carter said...

Nor made in Canada but designed here with the head office in Toronto.

The production models do have a luggage hook at the bottom for panniers.