Handsome Cycles x Blu Dot Collaboration Bike

This ultimate city cruiser supports developing communities with each sold

Author

Graham Hiemstra

Since 1997 Blu Dot has earned an impressive reputation for offering well-designed home furnishings at an affordable price (relatively speaking). The Real Good Chair is perhaps the most recognizable design to come from the Minneapolis-based studio in some time. It’s perfectly simple, and functional. And, well, the same could be said for the brand’s new collaboration bicycle, made with fellow Minnesotans Handsome Cycles.

Not only is the steel city bike beautiful, but it exists for a good cause too—for every bike Blu Dot sells they will donate a bike to World Bike Relief, a gloabl charity that provides affordable transportation to rural areas in developing countries.

But what about the specifics, the components, the good stuff, you ask? Well, the Blu Dot x Handsome bike is designed to be an ideal everyday commuter, whether you’re riding to work, getting groceries, or simply for a Sunday stroll around town. Outfitted with a single speed drivetrain, coaster brake, Brooks leather grips and an iconic B-17 Saddle, the bike is at once contemporary and nostalgia-inducing. The matte powder-coated custom color finish is the cherry on top.

Published 01-16-2017

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