Sweetpea Bicycles was born from the idea that a bike can love you back.
We also believe:
- Design is the most important thing we do. The bike has to fit your body above all else.
- A bike has to be beautiful and it has to perform. You cannot compromise one for the other.
- A bike should last a really long time.
- Cycling can be beautiful, terrible, transcendent. It can change your life.
- Cycling should fit elegantly and seamlessly into your life.
- It should be easy to get the right bike.
Natalie went to grad school for architectural design and spent six years as a bike messenger in Portland, but decided in the end that the most important degree she could get would be from the United Bicycle Institute. She spent the last five years studying bike fit under Michael Sylvester, co-founder of the Serotta fit program.
Natalie brings a rare combination of both fit and framebuilding experience; she is responsible for guiding you every step of the way.
Austin helps Natalie with everything else, and is basically eye candy for the customers.