Following the mantra of Detroit Bikes from day one, the Ambassador is a simple, durable, elegant, easy-to-use example of clean transportation. The difference is that it’s our first bike to retail over $1,000, for cyclists looking for the best and most advanced componentry. From the gorgeous Nitto stem, to copper and leather Brooks hand-grips, to the Alfine internally geared 8-speed drivetrain, beauty is in the details. [Pre-Order Today] Ship to an authorized Detroit Bikes retailer and receive a shipping refund of $50.

Easy to use bikes made with high quality standards.

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.

Each bike has three speeds and comes in one color. Although we like things as simple as possible there are ample braze-ons to allow for customization.

Shimano Alfine Internal
8-speed Gear Hub

Sealed internal gear mechanisms engineered to deliver accurate and smooth shifting

Frame Built with
4130 Chromoly Steel

Hand TIG-welded chromoly steel tubing that is stronger and lighter than standard steel

Custom Designed Rear
Rack with Logo

Custom designed rear rack built to carry up to 35 lbs.

Hand Built

Wheels are built in our own Detroit factory, using Velocity Atlas rims, made in Florida

Coat Finish

A rich finish that is more resistant to chips, scratches and solvents than liquid paint coatings

Leather Saddle

Leather saddle with copper rivets from Selle Anatomica, made in California.