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Breadwinner Cycles

Marti Stephen

Sunday 28 February 2016

Breadwinner Cycles: Best City Bike

Portland-based Breadwinner Cycles took home the Best City/Cargo Bike award from this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento.

Breadwinner Cycles: Best City Bike
Paul Skilbeck

BreadWinner Cycles brought home the bacon with the NAHBS Best City Bike award. The light pink mixte built from Columbus Zona steel featured 650B tires, full fenders, integrated rack, an XTR drivetrain and yet Di2 electronic shifting. It sported classic lines, integrated lights, and XT disc brakes.

Breadwinner: Best City Bike

Portland, Oregon, builders Breadwinner added another NAHBS award to their considerable collection with this stylish, yet functional, urban ride. Photo: Paul Skilbeck


Says builder Ira Ryan, partner with Tony Pereira in the Portland, Oregon, company, “The intention of this bike is to be ridden every single day.” A generator in the front hub makes sure it can be ridden at night, as well. The frame, fork, rack and stem are all custom on the bike, and cost $2700. The completed bike as spec’d for the show cost $7,400. The bike also can be built as a standard bike, presumably in colors other than pink. It takes BreadWinner 8-12 weeks to build this bike for customers.