Regal Bicycles was started in 2012 by Toronto native Ray (you may have already corresponded with him). After losing his job in the great recession of 2008/09, Ray was looking for an affordable way to commute. It was love at first bike! 4 years later, his new-found passion turned into a full-time business, and he hasn't pedalled back since!
what our customers are saying
I bought the 3-speed Stealth in May to replace my name brand fitness bike. I commute daily from the south end of Calgary to downtown, a round trip of about 58 km on mostly paved pathways. I usually spend a lot of time and money maintaining bikes which is why I wanted to try the Stealth – I like the simple low maintenance components and the idea of an internal gear hub. I put the bike to the test, rode it hard and put over 4,000 km on it since May, in all kinds of weather conditions. It’s exceeded my expectations, requiring very little maintenance (chain re-tensioning) while performing no different than bikes I’ve spent thousands on. In case you’re wondering if a 3-speed can handle the grind of a long daily commute, I can tell you it does and with a lot less headache than a multi--speed commuter. I plan to swap out the tires this fall and give the Stealth a go for my winter commuter.
It arrived in a typlical bike box and was easy to assemble. Just required unwrapping, front wheel, handle bars, seat post and pedals to be attached. What shocked me was the condition of all the compoenents. I've purchased other bikes online and usually have to rebuild them so all the parts are working as required. Not the Spectre. The head tube was greased. The free wheel and fixed cog had their threads greased. Since it comes with sealed bottom bracket and sealed hubs I didn't have to check them but they rotated very freely. The wheels were both true, a very rare occurance with an online purchase. The brakes on both wheels were prefectly tuned, no adjustments required. After inflating the tires I was on the road in 30 minutes after receiving the box.
Now that I've had it for a week and put 400 kilometres on it I can say it was well worth the money and I have no regrets on trying Regal. And even at 63 years old I look pretty cool on it especially when I'm passing the roadies. I did switched out the saddle and handle bars for ones I'm more familiar with but that's just a personal preference.
If you're contemplating buying a Regal, rest assured you'll be getting a quality bike.
I absolutely love my Regal Duke 3 Speed. Its everything I wanted in a bike and It looks amazing! Great quality, great design, Regal is a Canadian company and it works great!
I use to bike gor the 20km commute to my work and it's perfect! I changed the seat because the original one is basically Pinocchio's face and not fun to sit on. Also, customers service is great!
Love this bike. Assembly was very easy. Hardest part was to take off the packaging.
The ride itself is very smooth. And the bike looks amazing.
Get one you won't regret it!
Haven't ridden a bike in years, but decided to try out Regal. It's only been a couple weeks, but I have been loving being able to just hop on my bike and cruise around town. Everything came as expected and the bike has been riding ultra smooth.
The service was amazing. Guys at RB went above and beyond with customer satisfaction. Really happy with the bike and loving it. Would recommend as I was recommended and I am not at all disappointed.
Sweetest bike I’ve ever owned. Smooth, silent sailing. No derailer rattling. Shifting is smooth. Very nice bike!!
I ordered the viscount to use as a fixed gear and I can honestly say that my expectations were absolutely met! The bike offers a lot of high end specs for a resonance price, and it looks awesome!! If you are wondering if it’s the good bike for you, stop wondering and order one today!!
I own 2 Regal bikes. This 3 speed stealth and a premium single speed. The 3 speed is great for booting around town with my 2.5 year old on the back. Is fast enough and handles hills like a champ. Only thing I wish was a bit of a larger frame on the XL (I’m 6’3”)and a little more of an upright riding position.
Very nice bike, easy to mount and ride! Best bike ever
Had my eyes on this bike for a while. Finally copped it. I'm really happy with the purchase. Preferred to go with the chrome color way but unfortunately they're out of stock.
Bike was delivered quickly and in good condition. I have been riding it for about 2 weeks not and i'm impressed. The gear ratio is perfect but I mainly keep it in 2 and that works prefectly in the city. It looks sharp and rides super smooth. For the price I am very satisifed with this product.
I’m impressed by the quality and how helpful regal was throughout the process. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
I bike throughout the year, no matter the weather – basically every day here in Toronto. Having owned a bike that barely lasted two years before starting to fall apart, it took me quite some time to find and end up deciding on the 3-Speed Matte Stealth from Regal Bicycles.
The Shimano Nexus internal hub, the frame build and all the good reviews and recommendation did it for me. I didn’t find any other bike on the market, at this affordable price that would meet these criteria.
Not only is it super comfortable to ride with indeed much more shock absorption due to the Chromoly frame but it’s also very responsive and really allows for a smooth and comfortable ride.
The three speeds are ideal in a city like Toronto, with small slopes.
I added some accessories as you can see in the photos. I pull a double Thule Chariot Cross 2 on a regular basis with my two kids in it, hooked up to my bike using the Thule internal hub hitch adaptor which works like a charm. Here the three speeds come in real handy! Speed 1 is ideal to ride around Toronto and make it up some slopes without too much effort.
I did change the saddle just out of personal preference (can’t comment on the original one as I didn’t try it).
Fenders was a bit of an issue as I really need them when riding through any weather here. However, there is barely any clearance under the brakes so full fenders won’t work without creating friction. As an alternate solution, the SKS Raceblade Pro XL Fender Set (700x25-32) work super well and keep that mud off my shoes and my backpack!
Also, Regal Bicycles definitely knows something about customer care. After the first bike being damaged during shipping, Ray actually took the time to built me a new one and brought it by himself – what a great service! Honestly, where can you get anything better?? (Although I didn't put together the bike I currently ride on, I did build up the first one almost to the last step and found the instructions clear and easy to follow).
Overall, this is by far the best bike I’ve ever owned and makes it an absolute pleasure to ride it, no matter the conditions! I definitely recommend Regal Bicycles and the 3-Speed Matte Stealth to any avid biker looking for the perfect solution!
A BIT ABOUT OUR BIKES
3-Speed Urban Bikes
Our 3-speed city bikes are built on the exact same frame and geometry as our highly popular Classics line. The internal 3-Speed hub built by Shimano gives you an extra kick in your step tackling hills or gearing up to go faster. The current models feature a light weight, double butted 4130 Chromoly frame, the same steel we use in the Premiums & all the essentials to make your ride a breeze. A 3-speed is all you need.
Classics Single Speeds
The ever popular Classic line is getting even better this year. The new models will come with a light weight, double butted, 4130 Chromoly frame and fork, the same steel we use in the Premiums and the same Premium braking system. In addition, all the components will be upgraded & fully sealed.
Premium Single Speed Bikes
For 2023 our Premiums are going to be better than ever with a fresh partnership with FSA™ - Full Speed Ahead - to deliver the best in class headset, seatpost and stem. Additionally, the Premiums come standard wIth Novatec, hallow, hubs, WTB ThickSlick® tires, and the drivetrain is made where SRAM components are made. The components is where our Premiums really shine.
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