The U.S. Made A-Type is a durable, lightweight city bike, handmade in Detroit out of high-quality American chromoly steel.
Riding a bike should be simple. Whether you are commuting twenty miles to work everyday or haven’t touched a bike in fifteen years, we build with you in mind. Detroit Bikes are light and strong. Minimalist bikes with features that enhance durability and quality of ride.
If you’re between 5’3 and 6’3, Detroit Bikes will fit you. The slightly larger wheels mean our bikes ride smoothly. Coupling foot and hand brakes ensures full control and safe braking power. Each bike has Shimano's NEXUS Internal 3-speed gear hub Although we like things as simple as possible there are ample braze-ons to allow for customization. A Vintage-styled riveted saddle and rear rack complete the package.
BIKE: A Type 8d, U.S. Made
COLORS: Midnight Blue or Burnt Orange
SIZES: M, L
FRAME A-Type, 100% made in Detroit from US-made CrMo steel.
FORK CrMo steel, one-inch threaded. Box crown.
HEADSET: Threaded one-inch, chrome plated Sealed.
FRONT DERAILLEUR none
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera 8-speed.
CRANK Cold-forged aluminum, silver anodized, with removable 44T chainring.
REAR HUB Formula aluminum cassette. Nutted axle. 36-hole.
FRONT HUB Formula aluminum, 36-hole. Nutted axle. Sealed.
RIMS Aluminum double-wall with cnc'd brake track. 700c, 36-hole. Silver anodized.
SPOKES/NIPPLES Stainless steel with nickel plated brass nipples
PEDAL Polished aluminum platform with sealed bearings.
SHIFTER Shimano Acera 8-speed Trigger type
CASSETTE Shimano 8-speed, 11-34T
BRAKE LEVER All-aluminum 3-finger type.
BRAKES Center-bolt side-pull. High-polished aluminum arms, with cartridge style premium pads.
BAR Chrome plated steel. Ergonomic, with rearward sweep.
STEM Forged aluminum riser, silver anodized. Easy height adjust. 1-inch quill type.
TIRE Midnight Blue A-Type - WTB Ryder Commute, 700 x 32c, tan side wall, with Urban Barrier puncture protection. Burnt Orange A-Type - Kenda Kwest700 x 32c, white side wall
SADDLE Coil-sprung with riveted synthetic leather cover.
GRIP Foam with stitched synthetic leather cover.
SEATPOST Aluminum, silver finish. 26.6 mm x 400mm
OTHER Custom-made Detroit Bikes rear rack and fenders. Aluminum kickstand.