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.
After riding my new Matte Stealth for about a month, I can truly say I love this bike. If you're on the fence--and the bike you want is in stock--just grab it, you won't regret it.
I ride it about 4km a day, every day, to the gym and back, plus the odd errand. It's light, rock solid, rides beautifully, and turns heads. I did strip some of the branding/stickers off, but other than that just added my Knog Lil' Cobber lights (best lights I've had, and I've been through a lot of lights) and hit the road.
The assembly instructions weren't stellar, but with a little bike maintenance knowledge, it was quick and easy to assemble.
I did a lot of research before landing on Regal. I looked at U.S. brands with similar specs, but factoring in shipping and exchange, Regal won by a long shot. I also looked at a number of Canadian single-speed brands, but their specs weren't as good. All considered, this Regal bike is the best deal going--solid specs, good quality, great price. I expect to be riding this bike for many happy years to come.
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!
Ray is the man. Regal is the brand!
The product is exactly as expected. Ray did a fantastic job communicating delays, taking calls about delivery and the product and ultimately delivering the bike I had been so looking forward to riding!
As an owner of multiple brands across different styles and types of bikes, this bike fits in perfectly as a commuter.
Supporting a local company was a key factor in the purchase, let alone the rave reviews that I am now contributing to for others. You will be happy with your purchase.
I LOVE IT!
Decided to switch to a bike for me to commute and get around and couldn't be more pleased with the bike. However the gear shifting could use some better QC as my gears tend to change on it's own but it's nevertheless a great bike. I definitely get heads turning looking at my bike and it still has that 'fixie' look but with gears. Seat is a bit uncomfortable but nothing a seat change can't fix. All in all it's a great looking bike !
Was looking into buying a fixed gear as an Ontario resident, and this is IMO the best deal for a first fixed gear in Canada.
FlipFlop hub lets you ride how you want, build quality was great and there were no dents or scratches following shipping.
If you're in Canada, this is your best bet!
Loving the bike so far, rides great on 20+km rides, handles different road types with ease and with a little tweaking, the saddle is surprisingly comfortable. Got a bike-shop to setup the bike but it seemed pretty straight forward, so I'd be comfortable doing it myself if I were to do it over again.
Great customer service and I appreciated the preorder updates being regular!
Got The Matte Stealth over a week and a half ago. Absolutely love going on a ride with it! Lightweight and I can easily carry it up the stairs if the elevators are full. Had to change the saddle because I want the all black look. Beautiful and Solid Bike. On top of it, Excellent Customer Service.
I've had my Stealth Matte for a week now and absolutely love it. I'm not super handy but putting it together wasn't too bad (some basic knowledge around bikes certainly helps). The ride is great, super lightweight and really solid feeling. It's one gear but it's a big gear, so speed isn't an issue, and the hills will only get easier. Great customer service as well.
The bile rides well. The tires need a bit more traction. The frame is nice and light, and the gears are smooth. The instructions that came with the bike is awful. The peddles labeled L and R are barely visible and instructions make no mention of where to find the label, had to look got the thread direction, and only learned that from google (might be handy to mention that, as it is a safety issue if not put on correctly). Instructions also make no mention of greasing the peddles, or seat or handlebars when installing them. Other than that, the bike looks great and works well. If you purchase a regal bike, make sure you have someone experienced help putting it together, and don’t rely on the “instructions”.
The only reason i gave 4 stars is because my previous Fixie that was stolen was a better bike other than that the bike is mad nice. The seat takes some getting used to so you better ride everyday like me, 😁im heading out right now to fly these city streets 6hr run here i come. Zoom Zoom😎
very happy with this bike, excellent quality and build
very quick service
Easy to assemble
I would buy again.
Picked up the classic Viscount model after my old bike was stolen. I cannot say anything bad about this bike, it rides very smooth and I am impressed with the overall build quality. As a personal preference I swapped the stock handle bars for some aftermarket drops. Highly recommended if you are looking for a new SS/fixie bike.
Got the single-speed Matte Stealth. Changed the handlebars to drop bars and people always compliment the bike as I pass by them. Great purchase and amazing bike.
This bike is the best bike I ever owned, it is minimalist and it is a joy to ride.
Kept me updated trough the process
Easy to assemble
I love my regal stealth. This is my 2nd one (sadly 1st one got stolen downtown Toronto). There is no other bike I would want. The regal is lightweight, sleek looking, great style, simple build and the single speed is all you need. No complaints besides the silver hand brakes. My old bike had the black to go with the bike which gave it a way cooler look. But that’s too minor of a detail to not give this bike 5 out of 5!
It’s really smooth and lightweight bike to cruise around the city. Ray was really helpful and fast responder. Helpful through ordering and shipping process. Would definitely recommend over any other bikes within this price range.
I got my Matte Stealth on Thursday (a week after ordering it during a pandemic), the matte black finish also looked amazing, so far so good. After assembly and a few personal tweaks (swapped to fixed, ditched rear break, ripped off all the logo decals that I'm very appreciative were easy to remove), I took it for a ride that evening. The beefier 700x28 tires took a bit of getting used to compared to my old 700x23. The bike felt a bit more sluggish with lower tire pressure and more surface area contact. I rode it mainly along the lakeshore getting a feel for it.
Friday after work I did a few more tweaks (loosened chain, cut down handle bars) and went for another spin. Immediately it felt better than yesterday. This time I into downtown Toronto, hitting parks and venturing through west end neighbourhoods. The bike is nimble, and feels super solid (especially during sprints), and doesn't feel stiff like aluminum frames. One thing I will say though, I really felt the saddle on day two, and I'm hoping it will break in as well as my ass getting used to it. All that said, for under $500 this bike seems like ridiculous value. The geometry of the frame (I'm 5'10.5" and got the M size), is really great, it looks boss, and everything feels solid. The only thing I will change is swapping to all-black pedal straps because I'm an anal loser, but that's just a cosmetic thing. Theres nothing more to say about this nice little fixie until I report back after riding the hell out of it this summer.
Received the bike yesterday and set it up immediately. All tools are included which is awesome! The pedals are an alloy which I assume is aluminum, given the price that's pretty sweet. My only complaint is the seat, I found it to be rather stiff. Gear ratio is excellent for flat ground and downhill, definitely takes a good set of legs to get up steep inclines but that's to be expected. Awesome bike
Just received the bike I pre-ordered last fall for my daughter. We knew there were delays given the pandemic but Ray and Tom were quick with updates along the way. Assembled the bike yesterday and it went off without a hitch. Quite easy. The bike is fantastic!! I’m even considering buying another one now for me😊 when supply is available.
I crossed the United-States (Chicago to L.A) on the classic fixie The Duke. I just want to say that this bicycle is indestructible and really fast. I did 5000 km in the mountains, forests, deserts, and countries. In 10 differents states, theres a lot of things that can happen. I tested my body limits with different kind of weathers, pavements, slopes and your bike always followed.
I just want to thank Regal, you provided me a quality bicycle for a cheap price and the bike is still good for a couple of years ! I think that people should know what Regal is, what the bikes can do and how far you can go with one of your bike without problems.
Wow!!! Thanks so much for this. Reading about your trip put a big smile on my face. Looks like you had an epic journey. Please feel free to reach out, would love to learn more. - Ray
I couldn't say more positive things about my experience with Regal as a whole.
Prior to my purchase, I had reached out to them with a few preliminary questions regarding a potential purchase. The response I received was timely, professional and very helpful. I had correspondence with Ray from Regal regarding the Assassin specifically. His expertise really sealed the deal as I was still hesitant in regards to making the purchase. I must admit that I am more than happy that I decided to follow through. Upon receiving the bike and tearing open the packaging in excitement, I found that the actual construction of the bike was easy and straight forward. The instruction manual was simple to follow and really made the difference. I actually had an issue with my brakes that I emailed Ray about. He was quick to get back to me with a solution.
The actual performance of the bike is phenomenal. It's a smooth riding and responsive bike. I can't wait for better weather so I can enjoy it even more.
If you are thinking about buying a Regal, I implore you to reach out to them. Their education, willingness to help and professionalism will hopefully push you to make that purchase, because it did for me. I am not a bicycle savant, so it was nice to have someone talk me through my purchase and help me along the way.