BikeRadar verdict: "An excellent around-town utility bike: high function, virtually no maintenance... If dependability and efficiency in a city bike are priorities for you, then the Priority Eight belt-drive bike is certainly worth considering."
"If you are looking for a 16” wheel kids’ bike, the Priority Start F/W is the best option I know of. I believe it strongly enough, that I’m actually going to start my review right there. It’s not that there is a lack of options, either. There is tons of competition when you start to look at bikes of this size, but Priority Cycles has really nailed the balance of price and quality... On paper, the Priority Start F/W was a winner, and when it arrived, it did not disappoint."
Check out the full review of the FW on Cycle Tech Review here.
ENGEARMENT verdict: "The grease-free carbon drive not only looks cool, but it requires no lubrication and is not susceptible to rust and bad weather (I was introduced to rusty chains the hard way when I unwittingly left my first commuter bike outside uncovered for an entire year). Compared to conventional chains, belt drives are more durable, quiet and cleaner and decrease the number of services stops I make at bike shops- all pluses in my book!"
Finding fun on a bike again:
"The idea of biking appealed to me, but the reality just sucked. But somewhere, hiding deep down was part of me that just wanted to ride a bike. Not train for a race, not bounce through the woods, but just hop on my bike and leave. And that's just what I found when I got a demo bike from Priority Bicycles. It's like they read my mind and produced a hassle free cruiser. "
Shannon of Active Gear Review has definitely put the Classic to the test. "The Priority Classic arrived at the perfect time for me this summer. I had recently suffered a wicked hamstring injury and was out of commission for running. Therefore, I have ridden the bike EVERYWHERE I go, making this the best test period possible. I ride the bike to and from work, to the grocery store, up and down a massive hill to our local pool to swim laps (more on that hill later!), to happy hour, and even to the most bike friendly wedding. I have ridden the bike everyday since receiving it some 30 days ago and love it each time I sit on the saddle."
Read more of Shannon's experience here.
Greg from Truly Outdoors talks of the hassles that come along with city biking and how his Priority Classic made his experience much more carefree:
"In fact, this review was born out of a CitiBike incident, where a pedal fell simply off in use, while in the middle of an intersection. It was enough to make anyone re-think sitting on a bike, but another option seemed worth considering- ownership. The most frustrating part of having a bike is handling that maintenance though, so we looked around to see if there was a company that had created something more durable. And that’s how we ended up learning about, and falling in love with, the Priority Classic bike. The first step was to check out the local TriBeCa workshop, where we got a chance to speak to the owner and founder Dave Weiner. With quite a bit of previous experience in the industry, he set create a unique bike that was “visually appealing but not overly technical, lightweight, comfortable, easy to ride, easy to maintain, hard to steal, and affordable”.
The Priority Coast was review by The Field Mag:
"Everyone loves the look of a beach cruiser, but historically they’re heavy as hell, prone to rust, and generally just better in theory than IRL. Priority Bicycles aims to change that with the Coast, a newly released complete bike designed to be maintenance free and for more useable than its predecessors."
Read more of their report here.
"What makes Priority’s Coast particularly impressive is how the company built this model to perform specifically on the beach. Aesthetically similar to a traditional cruiser, Priority spent a healthy chunk of time designing the bike to feature components that would fair well in coastal environments — i.e. rust resistant, easy to pedal, and durable."
Check out the full review of the Priority Coast on The Manual here.
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.
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