From a city that knows cycling in any weather, these Hand-made Icons will get you to work, the pub or the beach with simplicity and style.
We don’t build them by the thousands in a factory on the other side of the world. We build them one at a time, by hand, in Portland, Oregon, just for you.
Burnside City Package
The all-weather Burnside city package is built for sun, rain, seaside and simplicity.
- Oregon-built CIRCA frame
- Carbon Fork
- 8-Speed Shimano Alfine Internal Hub
- Gates Carbon Belt Drive
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Hand-Built Wheels
- 2023 Pricing: $3,995.
Classic City Custom
Looking for a head turning ride for your commute? This custom city bike features our weatherproof finishes, leather touch points and a bit of sparkle, courtesy of hammered alloy fenders.
- 8-Speed Internal Hub
- Gates Carbon Belt Drive
- Custom Hand-Built Wheels
- Front Dynohub+Lighting
- Hammered fenders
- Nitto Front Rack
- Custom Colors w/ Minimalist Graphics Package
Single Speeds and Fixed Gears
Light, nimble and responsive.
If simplicity’s your thing, go for a single-speed or fixed gear build. We offer both Gates Carbon Belt Drive or traditional chain drive options.
Founder : RICH FOX
“What happened to American bike manufacturing, and what can we do to bring it back?”
As a designer and innovator for some of the world’s biggest brands and design consultancies, CIRCA founder Rich Fox decided to turn his curiosity towards what seemed like a simple question: why did the bike industry leave the USA, and what can we do to bring it back? Drawing on a talented network of designers and innovators, CIRCA is the answer to that question.
What our customers are saying
The bike is fantastic. So light yet rugged. I’m excited. Riding this bike on a beautiful fall day in Boston is pure joy.
The bike is absolutely beautiful!! The fit is excellent and I Iove the Gates system. Thanks for all your good work!!
I’d been riding ill-fitting, mass-produced bikes until my CIRCA. I knew a bike built for me would be an improvement, but I’ve been blown away at how much better it rides. The belt drive runs perfectly smooth. The design process was great and Rich was always quick to answer questions and help build the bike I needed. And it turns heads: I’ve been getting compliments since I first rode it away from CIRCA’s shop.
Just go in and let them make you the best and most beautiful piece of bicycling art you’ve ever owned. I love my CIRCA!
My bike is super great. I use it multiple times per week for my commute in Seattle and although my bike is designed and built as a “rough weather commuter” I even ride it occasionally for sunny weekend rides. The fit is comfortable and on the rougher roads around Seattle it handles the bumps and quick maneuvers easily.
It’s a little old school, but we believe in working directly with our customers to get to know your cycling needs.
DURABLE WEATHERPROOF FINISHES
Our sapphire-hard anodized finishes are lighter and tougher than paint and impervious to the harshest weather.
OREGON BUILT AND SOURCED
We’re deeply committed to local production. Our frames are built by hand to your specifications in Portland, Oregon using locally sourced materials and processes.
CUSTOMIZATION AND FIT
A bike should fit you perfectly. Your CIRCA will be tailored to your body type, riding needs, and aesthetics, right down to the laser graphics.
Your custom bike can be built in as little as 4 weeks, which is a fraction of the time that most custom builders require.
Our custom laser graphics options can inspire, tell a story or celebrate your brand. Work with our designers or provide your own artwork.
GEOMETRY OPTIONS: STANDARD, SHORT REACH AND LONG REACH.
3 Geometry Types
To optimize the fit of your CIRCA, we offer 3 geometry types: Standard, Short Reach (for riders with long legs or want a shorter cockpit) and Long Reach (for riders with long torsos). Our standard frame sizes fit about 90% of the population, while Short Reach and Long Reach geometries take care of almost everyone else. All of our frames have ride characteristics that blend stability, efficiency and all-day comfort.
For those who want to leave the pavement behind, our frames max out at 38c for a 700c wheel and 40c for 650b in the rear triangle. Tires up to 45c can be run on the front if desired.
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS FOR OUR SHORT REACH AND LONG REACH GEOMETRIES.
For riders who have typical proportions and have no problems fitting stock geometries.
Riders who have long legs compared to their overall height (and a shorter torso) may prefer the fit of our Short Reach geometries. This fit can also suit riders who want a more upright position.
Riders who have short legs but long torsos (sometimes called “long waisted”) will benefit from our Long Reach geometries.
HOW TO ORDER YOUR CIRCA
Contact us to discuss your build and fit requirements. If you’re in Portland, we can arrange a personal visit to our downtown studio.
We’ll work together to refine the details of your build, from fit to component selection, colors, finishes and laser etching
Your bike or frame will be built to order in Portland, Oregon and can either be picked up in-person at our Portland, Oregon studio or we’ll ship it to you.
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If you have any questions or are ready to get yourself on a CIRCA, please submit a contact form.