“It took me about a year to convince myself to buy the americano rohloff. And now i just laugh at myself by thinking, “why did i wait so long?”
At Co-Motion Cycles, we’ve built our reputation on constructing cleanly designed and elegantly executed bicycles since 1988: Bicycles that serve a real purpose for cyclists who expect real performance without unnecessary hype. There are so many bicycles to choose from, how do you know Co-Motion is right for you?
From tandems to touring bikes, our approach to building bicycles draws from traditional elements, yet we’ve openly discarded anything that doesn’t serve the purpose of making a better bicycle. The emphasis here is on design, from the very tubing that your Co-Motion is made of, to the way every one of our bicycles interacts with the human body. Nowhere else will you find a greater degree of specialization in the materials we use and the way that we integrate new ideas into new bicycles. When new designs are called for, we work with some of the world’s top suppliers or we fabricate what we need in our extensive machine shop to make them a reality.
Co-Motion Cycles is driven by our innate passion to find and implement ways to make better bicycles. Guided by our experience, by research and the voices of our customers, we’re thoroughly engaged in the excitement of creating the next great bike; yours.
Co-Motion Cycles started simply: We built a few bikes for ourselves and our friends, and discovered that we were able to rise to the occasion when challenged by new ideas or problems. Not once have we stopped questioning the way things have always been done. While finding better ways to make our bicycles stand apart, we’ve learned more than we ever imagined, from designing new bicycle tubing to the intricacies of our own CNC machining and maintaining an amazing, talented workforce.
These years have taught us the joy of coming to know the people most important to us: Our customers. From global tourists to Paralympic gold medalists to the child starting on the back of her parents’ tandem, and everyone who just wants a beautiful bike ride; we thank you all so much. Our business has thrived only because you entrusted us to build you a great bike. We promise to you that we will make your next bike right here in Oregon with love, with pride and the care and attention to detail that you have come to expect, as always.
Back in 1988 we had no idea that we were starting a company that would be going strong going on three decades now. In our mid 20’s, we were less possessed by vision than with audacity. We knew we had some good ideas, and we had the audacity to try them. Although it didn't occur to us at the time, being able to work an exhausting schedule for no pay was about the only real asset we had to invest.
Looking back over Co-Motion Cycles’ history, we feel truly honored to be entrusted to do what we love to do. Not only is it a privilege to create the bicycles that become part of our customers’ lives, but also it is a real pleasure to see where our bicycles have taken you. Like proud parents, we feel like a part of us joins you on every journey your Co-Motion takes.
Thank you for visiting our website. We know there are many choices available and we hope to earn your business with our honest and quietly innovative approach to everything we do. If you ever find yourself in the area, please give us a call and stop by our facility. We’d love to show you how we operate the best framebuilding shop staffed by the best people in the industry.