Here are some quotes taken directly from our customers. This is a selection from the many emails, Instagrams, and in-person positive remarks we've received. Thank you all for choosing to work with the Studio and putting your trust in us! We have the best customers in the best cycling community in the United States.
The shop staff are kind, courteous and patient. I was able to take home three different bikes as we explored fit and configuration., this was fantastic, as I could put some real miles on these bikes, not just ride around the block.The shop worked really well to help me get what I wanted without going over budget.
The fitting was amazing. I learned a lot about power transfer and different riding postures and have wound up with a geometry quite a bit much better than what I had on my old bike.
- David P., Newton, MA, Honey Day Ride
To say that the bike has been satisfying would be a gross understatement. Early on, I referred to it as my "magic carpet" when describing the ride to my wife and a couple of cycling friends, and that name has stuck. Indeed, it floats along as if by magic, smoothing out rough terrain, while remaining fun and responsive. The process from my initial inquiry at RSC through today has been exceptional.
- Michael B., Hoosick Falls, NY
Almost a month and 500+ miles on my Axiom SL and all I have to say is this bike kicks @$$!!! I know I am stronger this year but this thing flies!!! Today: 55+ miles through Harvard solo at 19.6 mph average. It's got serious game - thanks so much for making me a winner!!!
- Mark C., Cambridge, MA
I can't overstate what a great experience it was from beginning to end. They worked with me to understand what I was looking for, and what kind of riding I would be doing on this bike. That lead me to the first decision - the frame. I opted to go with their suggestion - the Evergreen S, titanium frame, and built for disc brakes! The description of the bike on their web site says it all, "a go anywhere bike that is rugged and dependable". The full story of the bike and the meaning behind it is found on Bill's blog.
I wanted to thank you for making my experience ordering, building, fitting and leaving the Ride Cafe with my new Seven such a gratifying, fun and joyful experience.
Even better than that, the bike is terrific. It rides like an old friend, but yet I go faster, longer, more comfortably than my old bike. I feel 20 years younger riding it, and yet it feels totally familiar. It is truly a joy to get on and pump up a hill-
I could go on and on, but I just wanted to let you both know that the project was a complete success, and to the extent that an inanimate object can bring happiness, my Seven does it.
Thank you again for your help, advice and good cheer.
- George C. Brookline, MA. Steel Seven Axiom
It's a dream. Thank you. I have got only 60 miles and only on the road, but it's a lovely ride, soft but solid, forgiving but strong acceleration, comfortable but confidence-inspiring. I love it.
- Ted S., Lexington, MA, Seven Evergreen SL
I have been riding my bike and I can't believe how responsive it is and how fast I can go and how easily I can pedal up the hills!
- Peg M. Newton, MA, Honey Winterando
My new Honey is everything I wanted it to be: it is smooth, stable, and fits perfectly. As an unexpected bonus, it also looks wicked cool :)
I rode on the roads to MIT yesterday; I was bolder today and rode on some snow-covered dirt. True it wasn't icy but for a wimp like me this is quite a step.
Thanks so much for making it happen!
- Drew F., Lexington, MA
My SEVEN is the absolute, number one best purchase I have ever made in my life. It makes me happier than any other thing I have ever bought and that includes some exceptional guitars that I play often and value greatly. For me, it’s not just a bike, it’s a lifestyle.
- Ben R., Arlington, MA
If anything shows how great my new bike is…
I have a 0.8 mile ascent near my house that I ride up anytime I am leaving Boston to go westward. On my carbon Madone 5.2 my best times were from 2013 (around 4 min 40 seconds) and I was a bit slower in 2014. Since I started riding the Seven I have gone up many times in 4:30 (about 3.5% faster) despite being 2 years older.
- Marc B., Boston, MA, Seven Axiom SL
It has been a month and the bike is great. It is awesome. I've even had it on some trails and it climbs beautifully. Must be great to sell such a great product.
Thanks for everything.
- Frank L., Lexington, MA, S&S Coupled Seven Evergreen SL
Our expectations were high and you beat them! [My daughter] was flying through trails yesterday afternoon, I could barely keep up. She has an engine, but her confidence in the fit and handling characteristics of the bike made her want to use it in a way I have not seen before (mind you over crunchy snow and ice).
...you nailed the fit to the millimeter. [She] had the sensation she was floating on top of trail rather than riding within. She has come up with all kinds of affectionate nick names ascribing super human powers to the bike.
- Leon P., Belmont, MA
I am loving the bike!
Had a great ride Sunday up in NH on some of my favorite dirt roads between Francestown, New Boston, and Milford, NH (also ended up on a lot of jeep tracks and even went through a couple of water hazards). The bike performed beautifully: it really absorbed the rougher surfaces, was amazingly stable and balanced on dirt descents (love the disc brakes for those, too), and climbed really efficiently (I just wish I was in better shape right now). It was also incredibly comfortable. I have no plans on tinkering with the fit at all at the moment--it seems dialed in perfectly so far.
- Tony S., Lowell, MA, Seven Evergreen SL
The new Honey in our house is beautiful and a real delight.
It rides a treat, [my wife] came on my little commute to Framingham this morning and it was a pleasure to see her and Honey zip along in the morning sun.
Thanks very much indeed for helping us create such a lovely machine that will deliver pleasure in the years to come.
- Jamie M., Newton, MA, Honey Day Ride
I love my new bike – no surprise! It’s a large bike, and the realization that I’ve been riding bikes which are too small is sinking in.
Thanks again for the great service and a great bike!
- Tom L., Charlestown, MA, Seven Mudhoney SL
Thank you so much for my new SEVEN bike. It is really an amazing machine!
As you know, I have had the bike a couple of weeks now and have a chance over the last week (snow gone) to give a few test rides. It is very very very sweet.
I am so happy to now have the best bike in the world to replace my old steed which has traveled me very far.
- Avery R., Barnstable, MA, Seven Sola S
I am ever so grateful for all the personal attention you have given me prior to the launching of my Honey.
I have over 40 miles on her as of today which for me is amazing. Making up for lost time? Can't tell you what a HUGE difference a great bike makes.
Where has she been all my life?
- Lynne K., Lexington, MA, Honey Day Ride
The afternoon easy ride was perfect, smooth, fast, responsive, silent, precise, just what I had in mind and more. Thanks for the great experience.
- Martin H., Arlington, MA, Seven 622 SLX
We LOVE our Honeys! Our bikes are fabulous. They are the perfect design and compromise between road and Acadia trail. We got it just right. Finally got a 17 mile ride yesterday, and they were very comfortable on the gravel. It was a seamless transition from road to trail.
Haven't gotten them over 31 mph yet. But trying to build up my courage.
- Claudia & Roger, Newton, MA, Honey Winterandos
I decided when I bought my Honey that life is too short to ride a clunker.
- Erik H., Lexington, MA
I can't express how much your help, experience and time have helped guide me in my pursuit of choosing my next bike. Also, your generosity of your time and experience helping others without any gain for yourself or company is such a rarity in this day and time.
- Kim R.
I took the bike for a short spin on the battle road this afternoon. Holy #%&*! The ride is really, really great. After a few minutes I started dreaming that I was a real Flemish 'crosser and was yelling for Sven Nys to come out and defend his honor... luckily, he couldn't hear me from Belgium. My compliments to the crew who built this beautiful bike. And here's my commemorative bad Haiku in honor of the first ride:
Fallen leaves crackle Under the Mudhoney's tires Watch out little squirrel
- Mike O., Lexington, MA, Seven Mudhoney SL
Thanks for the personal attention you gave to this project. The bike really does look spectacular, a nice balance of materials, form, color, and function.
-- Brian F., Sudbury, MA, Seven Axiom SL
Press & Media
We don't seek out media attention, but we enjoy reading blog posts and articles from experiences people have had here. These are some we've received:
- Bike Ride Rambles: writes of the Studio: “So there I was in this unique cafe, enjoying iced coffee in a tall glass, surrounded by sleek handmade bicycles, reading exotic cycling journals, all in the middle of a historic village not far from America's most popular rail-trail. It doesn't get much better than that.”
- Lovely Bicycle's experience with the Studio. "...my sincere thanks to the Ride Studio Cafe."
- From our friends at the Lexington Patch. "If you're really into coffee [the Studio] create[s] a coffee experience that was good enough that it could stand alone."
- One New England shares some thoughts about the Studio. "When I visited, the cafe was packed with area cyclists, many of whom park their bikes inside. ...patrons told me it’s a good meeting spot.”
- MSNBC includes the Studio in a national article about bicycle cafes. “[Ride Studio Cafe is] really unique on so many levels. It’s totally integrated into the biking culture. It’s very welcoming.”
- Pedal-Strike writes about an event at the Studio.
- VeloCB writes about his community experiences at the Studio.
- The Boston Globe writes all about the Studio.
- Bicycling Magazine features the Studio!
- Boston Magazine checks in with the Studio.