is an online retailer of single speed, fixed gear bicycles
, cruiser bicycles and city bikes inspired by the clean look of the vintage track bicycle. We are based out of Toronto, Canada
and strive to provide attractive, affordable, reliable, good quality fixed gear and city bicycles for the urban cyclist.
Regal Bicycles was started by Toronto native Ray Ahmed in 2012. He never had much of a taste for cycling until he got on his very first fixie, and now he hasn’t stopped cycling since!
Regal Bicycles has been a labour of love for Ray, who is still fully engaged in all aspects of the business, and especially loves interacting with customers directly.
Our little online store has grown from only offering a handful of classic bikes, to carrying four distinct frame styles, dozens of colour combinations, and four sizes to choose from – all while offering free shipping across Canada and the U.S.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our product and our customer service, and when issues arise, we are always here to help and take care of our customers.
Our mission is simple: to make cycling accessible, affordable and fun.
A fixed gear bicycle, or a fixie bike,
is a bicycle that does not have freewheel capabilities, meaning you cannot coast. In basic terms, the pedals are always moving. If you pedal forward, your fixie bike will move forward; if you pedal backward, your fixed gear bicycle will move backwards. Pedaling backwards can also slow the bike to a stop, by resisting the rotation of the pedals. Some experienced fixie bike riders remove the brake cables altogether, opting to pedal backwards or skid to brake themselves.
Fixed gear bikes are light, very efficient and easy to maintain (fewer moving parts means fewer broken down parts). They are extremely maneuverable and fun to ride!
The rear hub on all Regal Bicycles
is reversible, giving you the choice to ride our bicycles as single speed bikes
as well. Single speed bikes have the same gear ratio as fixed gear bicycles, but they allow the rider to coast. Riding downhill on a single speed bike will give your legs a rest, since you do not have to continuously pedal as you would in fixed gear cycling!
All of our bicycles, by default, are set up as single speed bikes with both front and rear brakes. Setting your bicycle up as a fixie bike can be done very easily by flipping the rear wheel.
Do you have an idea about a colour, style or accessory you'd like for your fixed gear bike? Contact us!
We design all our bicycles in Toronto and would love your input.