Bike Review: IKEA SLADDA vs. Priority Classic 2.0 by He Likes It

 

With the launch of IKEA's new belt-driven bicycle, Mikey Kreiger of HeLikes.it reached out to compare the assembly, ride, maintenance, and overall experience of both bicycles. 

He let us know he was going to do a side-by-side comparison. Always confident in our construction, features, and price, we were eager to hear his review. 

He looked at assembly time- where the IKEA SLADDA took 2.5 hours to construct compared to our Priority Classic at 2.5.  The automatic gearing on the SLADDA was "problematic" as opposed to the Classic offering "a bit more flexibility on your ride..." From a maintenance standpoint, a conversation with IKEA customer service over a small pedal warping issue prompted a solution of bringing the SLADDA back to the store.  Lastly, delivery costs on the SLADDA range from $99 to $139, significantly more than the $30 flat rate for our bicycles.

We, admittedly, are a bit biased and happy with the result, but it's just because we have put all of our efforts into making high quality, low maintenance, affordable bicycles for our riders.  

In terms of the bottom line: 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I was impressed by both IKEA and Priority but ultimately the assembly and build issues I faced with the SLADDA make this a no-brainer for recommending the Priority Classic 2.0. If you're in the market for a new bicycle, check them out!

- Read more from HeLikes.It about his experience and other reviews.

March 07, 2017 by Connor Swegle
Announcing Our TriBeCa Showroom

Announcing Our TriBeCa Showroom

We're excited to announce the launch of our showroom space in TriBeCa at 174 Hudson St. Right now we are scheduling test rides during business hours & by appointment only, but will be announcing more events & hours as we continue into spring so stay tuned! If you would like to schedule a test ride, please email info@prioritybicycles.com

See you soon, New York City!

 

March 01, 2017 by Dave Weiner

Priority Bicycles & Vann Alexandra Holiday Party - Thursday, December 1st

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November 07, 2016 by Connor Swegle
PRIORITY ON THE COVER OF BUSINESS TRAVELER'S SEPTEMBER ISSUE

PRIORITY ON THE COVER OF BUSINESS TRAVELER'S SEPTEMBER ISSUE

Our founder, Dave, talks crowdfunding and being an entrepreneur in 2016 for the cover story of this month's business traveler.

"We know that if we simply listen to our backers, and make decisions that they feel are right, that we’ll continue to receive their backing, and that they will also spread the word about our company, telling their friends, and hopefully increasing our pool of future backers... Being a crowdfunded business means that we’ll continue to bring new ideas to our customers early and use crowdfunding techniques and social media to reach our desired audience. We’ll continue to ask potential future customers to “back” us, or support our ideas by pre-ordering our products at a reduced price. We’ll be hyper-active online, focusing on great customer service with the goal of building the most loyal, happy riders who believe in our mission, products and values."

You can read the full article here.

September 02, 2016 by Dave Weiner
2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Friends,

This Monday we will be celebrating our two-year anniversary as company.

Whether you were one of our first supporters on Kickstarter, or you recently joined
our mailing list, I wanted to say thank you for being a part of this journey with us.

Two years ago on August 15th, 2014 we completed our first Kickstarter campaign for the Priority Classic. As our team sat in our workshop with an overwhelming feeling of excitement and gratitude, we knew it was time to make our dream into reality.

It’s hard to believe that two years later we have four models of bicycles, a full line of accessories, and a handful of new and exciting prototypes and designs that we are working on every day.

We also want to look back to some of the major milestones from the past year:

Two years ago we set out believing that we could make cycling simpler for our riders.  While each day presents a new challenge, we cannot be anything but grateful for our community that constantly supports and motivates us.

We are excited for the year ahead. We are going to keep working as hard as we can to make great products enabling you to do what you love with who you love.

Thank you,
Dave & The Priority Team

August 09, 2016 by Dave Weiner
10 REASONS TO VISIT NANTUCKET

10 REASONS TO VISIT NANTUCKET

The fleet of Priority bikes that are a part of Nantucket Island Resorts were named one of the Top Ten Reasons To Visit Nantucket by The Evening Standard:

"The island is only 14 miles long and four miles wide and wonderfully flat, make it ideal for carefree biking. Nearly half the length has been smoothly paved into a bike path, which you can pedal down on you vintage steed, straw bag in the basket ready to stop off at one of its wonderful beaches. You can also use you two-wheeled friend (around $30 a day to hire) to take yourself around the historical sights."

July 26, 2016 by Dave Weiner
Summertime Specials Expiring Soon

Summertime Specials Expiring Soon

Our bundles are curated seasonally and give you a great deal on our most popular combinations. They include FREE SHIPPING and a discount on your package. It’s the only place you’ll find our bicycles marked down!

Check them out now:

http://www.prioritybicycles.com/blog/summer-specials-2016/

July 14, 2016 by Connor Swegle
CROWDFUNDING & PRIORITY BICYCLES FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

CROWDFUNDING & PRIORITY BICYCLES FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Wall Street Journal published a story on Crowdfunding & the marketing and press teams that make cordwfunding campaigns successful. The Priority Team was honored to be featured as well as the Akimbo Communications & Vann Alexandra teams that were integral to our last Kickstarter campaign for the Priority Coast.

David Weiner, founder of Priority Bicycles, which recently completed its third Kickstarter campaign, said he received several offers a day from public-relations or social-media services... He hired a public relations firm, Akimbo Communications, that specializes in the outdoor sports industry, which came via referrals from friends.

In his latest campaign, he also brought on a crowdfunding consulting firm, Vann Alexandra, whose founder he met at a Kickstarter event. The firm helped put his beach bikes in the hands of a dozen “influencers” with large social media followings.

Read the full article here.

May 05, 2016 by Dave Weiner
LET'S MAKE A DEAL!

LET'S MAKE A DEAL!

A pair of Priority Classics was a featured prize on Let's Make A Deal along with a pair of custom surfboards. You can catch the full episode on CBS here.

April 15, 2016 by Dave Weiner
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