The Redbeard Blog

  • Bicycle Expos!

    Check out Redbeard Bikes at two fun expos in New York City in May!

    NYC BIKE EXPO is May 16-17 at the Lexington Armory in midtown, leading up to the Gran Fondo. We will be showing Lynskey & Parlee bicycles!  

    Bike New York Expo is May 2-3 at Basketball City, Pier 36. We will be showing Brompton folding bicycles to all you brave souls riding the TD 5 Boro Bike Tour!

    Both expos are open to the public.
    See you there!
  • Spring! Spring!

    No excuses. Time to get back on your bike.

    Tune-ups at Redbeard: $60 (geared bikes), $45 (single-speeds).

    Redbeard jerseys & caps are coming soon! Stay tuned.

    (Pictured: Kasia's Lynskey near the Prospect Park lake on our day off yesterday.)


  • Battenkill

    Tour of the Battenkill is this weekend!

    Any Redbeard fans riding this year?

    Visit us for last minute gear and bike adjustments.

    Weekdays (except Wednesday) 12 to 7 pm.

    The pros head down a hill on Meeting House Road in Cambridge during the Tour of the Battenkill Sunday. Photographer: Barry Sloan

    The pros head down a hill on Meeting House Road in Cambridge during the Tour of the Battenkill Sunday. 
    Photographer: Barry Sloan


  • New York Bike Style! April 4th

    PREFERRED MODE: New York Bike Style

    Join us this Friday, April 4th, 7pm, at Redbeard Bikes, for a party celebrating Sam Polcer's beautiful book, PREFERRED MODE: New York Bike Style.

    Chances are you know one of the cyclists Sam photographed for the book!

    Sneak preview in Time Out New York and a sweet write-up on Velojoy.

    Please RSVP here!

  • Parlee Demo Day! April 19th

    Dreaming of a Parlee?Wondering what it's like to pilot a sweet carbon bike?

    Redbeard Bikes invites you to our Parlee Demo Day on Saturday April 19th at 69 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

    The fleet includes the all new ESX, the Z5i, TTiR, and Z2.

    Please email redbeard@redbeardbikes.com or call (718) 858-2453 to reserve a spot.

  • Redbeard seeks talent!

    Redbeard Bikes is growing & we need talent!

    We are a unique shop that caters to riders of all stripes. We work with folks who are getting their first commuter bike...and serious riders upgrading to a high-end road bike. We do repairs and builds, as well as bicycle fittings.

    We are down-to-earth and nerdy. Customer service is our number 1 priority -- getting people on the bike that's right for them. We are all about the customer-bike-shop relationship.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • is passionate about bikes & cycling
    • owns & rides a bike
    • has a sense of humor
    • enjoys working with customers in person, over phone & email
    • is organized, can juggle multiple tasks & customers
    • is willing & able to learn about our offerings (products & services) and our competitive advantage
    • is a team player who will help the business grow

    Responsibilities include:

    • Work with customers who are looking for bikes and/or accessories
    • Take in bicycles for repair/service
    • Ring up customers
    • Communicate with vendors re: orders, warranty issues, etc.
    • Keep the shop looking spiffy & clean; arrange merchandise
    • Update & maintain our website & inventory system


    Want to work with us? Please send a cover note & resume to redbeard@redbeardbikes.com.

  • Closed 2/17 - 2/19

    Redbeard Bikes will be closed Monday, 2/17, through Wednesday, 2/19.

    We'll be in back in full force on Thursday, 2/20, in time for a high-40s weekend!

  • Big Photos of Small Things

    Today we launch our Big Photos of Small Things series. We'll be posting a new macro shot each week. The series will run until we run out of stuff to photograph. Suggestions welcome!
    This week: Stop What You're Doing. Like us on Facebook and leave your guess in the comments.
  • Hello, world.

    Welcome to the new Redbeard Bikes website! Please bear with us while we fill it up with good stuff. We hope that every time you come here -- and to the shop -- you find something new and shiny.

    We entertain all bicycle questions and dreams. Email us: redbeard@redbeardbikes.com. Call us: (718) 858-2453. Or put on your wheels and come down to 69 Jay Street.

    See you soon!

    Ilya (aka Redbeard) & Kasia


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