Republic Bikes: Built By Us & You

March 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Anyone in the market for a really cool bike!?

If you are looking for a fun bike to put around the city on, you are in the right spot!  Brendon found the Rebuplic Bike website a couple of weeks ago and immediately started building his new bike.  We have been in the market for a couple of fun, inexpensive bikes to ride around Austin when the weather is nice; which would be now!  These bikes are fully customizable and freakin’ awesome, if you ask me!!  As I am writing this blog post, Brendon is sitting next to me creating his new bicycle!


Anyway, these bikes are around $399 and the newer customizable model is around $459!

republics are built by the people

Republic Bike assembles custom bicycles based on shared design. We develop designs and offer components curated for quality, value and aesthetics.

You pick, choose, swap and decide, and we’ll build it, box it, and ship it out.

Built by us & you.


quality, design & value

We offer a rotating mix of affordable, custom designs to get you the bike you need with the feel you want.  Mix it up or tone it down, however you like it. We try to keep it bold & simple, clean & colorful, whimsical & elegant.




The satisfying spirit of the Dutch bike is upright and relaxed, practical and pleasant … and Platoagrees. The Plato Dutch bicycle is designed as a mix of retro styling and modern twists – because a dose of whimsy arouses just the right attitude for this bike.

not your grandma’s omafiets

Plato is a daily delight – from the morning errand to the ride home from an evening with friends. For the Plato, being Dutch is about your pose, and our Dutch bicycle is designed to let you sit upright, chest lifted, head high. It’s a graceful act, andPlato radiates joy with every revolution.

So whether you’re looking to spread the mirth on your commute or carry home that load in style, hop on, grip those swept-back bars and ride.

For details and specifications or to build a custom Plato, click here.

Plato Photo Gallery


In the spirit of simple machines and bold design, Republic Bike offers the Aristotle singlespeed bicycle. With clean lines and components,Aristotle is a balance of value and beauty.  Classic angles and sensible outfitting, Aristotle is a multi-purpose, practical ride at a beautiful price.

fixed or free – you decide

Aristotle is a singlespeed bicycle with a fixed/free hub.  Fixed gear or track bikes have their rear cog attached or “fixed” to the rear wheel.  A fixed gear bicycle is essentially a singlespeed bicycle. However, singlespeed bikes allow the rider to coast without pedaling, but on a fixed gear bicycle you can’t coast without pedaling. So, you’re always pedaling on a fixed-gear bicycle.

If it’s new to you, riding a fixed gear bicycle takes a bit of getting used to.  However, the Aristotlecomes standard with a fixed/free dual hub. So if you’re new to a fixed gear bike, or need the comfort of the occasional coast – Aristotle serves both purposes. Flip around your rear wheel anytime to switch from fixed to not. Or not to fixed. And back.  Fix or free – you decide. For details and specifications or to build a custom Aristotle, click here.

Aristotle Photo Gallery

Images and some item description courtesy of Republic Bike.