Detroit Bikes Aims to Raise $100,000 For New Line

By Amanda Lewan on November 5th, 2015 / Comments

Shinola isn’t the only Detroit based company capitalizing on the “Made in Detroit” spirit. Detroit Bikes has been growing, opening a retail store Downtown, and now raising $100,000 on Kickstarter for a new product line.

“We have a lot of big things happening that we need to help fund. These include some big contracts that we are expanding for, and an increased focus on sales and new products,” said Founder Zachary Pashak.

Detroit Bikes makes their bicycles, all aspects including steel welding and packaging, in a 50,000 square-foot factory in West Detroit. Their factory claims to double the number of bikes made each year in America.

Why set out to create a more affordable American made bike? Their goal was to make high quality, locally made bikes to more people.

“The goal of Detroit Bikes is to get more people riding. If you buy a low quality bike you won’t want end up riding very often. And if the bike costs too much people can’t afford it,” said Pashak. “In order to make the best quality bike, with a great company story, we wanted to do something that none of our competitors do- produce our own bike rather than outsourcing production from Asia.”

Check out their Kickstarter aiming to raise $100,000 for a new C-Type line, and their video below! The new line is 100% US made with a lightweight frame and lifetime warranty. The knobby tires are good for use in all weather conditions, and maintenance free single-speed flywheel hub convertible to fixed gear.

Learn more about Detriot Bikes here!

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