A Look at the 2012 Beater Bikes

Toronto-based indie bicycle company Beater Bikes will be back with 2 new models for 2012.

The step-through (loop frame) and roaster (diamond frame) models continue the bare-bones theme of the brand. In fact, for 2012 they’ve gone even more minimalist. Both steel frames are available in single speed with coaster brake or 3-speed internal gear hub models (also with coaster brakes) meaning no exposed derailleurs and no cables or brake levers. The branding on the bikes has been cut down with only a logo headbadge remaining.

Both models come equipped with full front and rear fenders, rear racks, partial chain covers and double kickstands. The step-through frame is pictured with battery operated front and rear lights, while the roadster model comes with a front rack in lieu of the lights.

The best part, the pricing:

Singlespeed models will retail for $299.99 while the 3-speed equipped bicycles will be $399.99

For more info and to find out when the 2012 models will be available, visit BeaterBikes.net


Toronto’s Beater Bikes Wants You to Be a Test Pilot

You’ve probably seen the 2010 Beater Bikes models all over town. Bright green frames with and unmissable yellow “BEATER” sticker.

Well, the bicycle company is currently testing out their 2012 models (mock ups pictured above) and they need your help. Beater Bikes is looking to lend out prototypes of the four 2012 models and all you have to do is promise not to be gentle with them.

To become a test pilot for Beater Bikes go here and fill out an application: Test Pilots – Beater Bikes

Also, click on the image below to check out a cool little Beater Bikes commercial:

You Can Help Design the Next “Beater Bike”

Beater Bike Diamond Frame via beaterbikes.ca

Beater Bikes wants your help!

Last year, the company released a diamond frame and a step-through model. Did you want a step-through but didn’t get one before they sold out? Is there something about the diamond frame that you just didn’t like?

Well, have your say, fill out a survey at Beater Bikes web site. Click on the image of the form below to be taken to the Beater Bikes survey:

Beater Bikes survey

Image via BeaterBikes.ca