Detroit Bikes Axel – Mixed Urban Commuter Bike


Detroit Bikes Axel – Mixed Urban Commuter Bike


The Sparrow was designed to keep things simple. This is a stripped down A to B bike- fast and light as a feather, best used on city streets.

The Sparrow is priced including a pump and shipping, to make it a value that can’t be beat.



The Axel is a Sport Utility Vehicle.

Some bike customers want more of everything and this is our answer for them.
The bike has more gears than you need, front suspension, an over-sized aluminum frame, disc brakes, and giant tires. Unlock your inner child and go have some fun, on or off-road.

The Axel is packaged in the Detroit factory with their customers in mind. Home final assembly is a breeze.
Attach the quick-release front wheel, install the pedals, adjust the seat, and you’re ready to ride.

Full tires are important, so we include a free Detroit Bikes floor pump with every order.

Product Highlights:

  • Hydroformed TIG-welded aluminum frame
  • SR-brand 75mm suspension fork
  • Shimano Acera 16-speed with trigger shifters
  • Tektro Disc brakes
  • Formula sealed QR hubs with cassette
  • Detroit Bikes custom floor pump
  • Ships 95% Assembled, 5 mins and you’re on the road
  • No questions asked 30-day returns
  • Free shipping

Axel Product Specifications:

  • COLORS: Gloss Red/Matte Black
  • SIZES: S, M, L
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • FRAME: Hydroformed Aluminum
  • FORK: SR M3030 A suspension with 75mm travel. 1-1/8″ o.d. threadless steerer. With cable guide.
  • HEADSET: FSA TH-88 threadless. 1-1/8″. Forged steel.
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: SunRace FDM500. 31.8mm clamp.
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Acera 8-sp.
  • CRANK: Cold-forged aluminum, 42T/34T, with chainguard.
  • REAR HUB: Formula freehub type, sealed bearings, with QR axle. 36-hole, 135mm o.l.d.
  • FRONT HUB: Formula, sealed bearings, with QR axle. 36-hole, 100mm o.l.d.
  • RIMS: Alex double-wall alloy, 700c. Black anodized. Schrader hole. 36H.
  • SPOKES/NIPPLES: Stainless steel with nickel-plated brass nipples
  • PEDAL: One-piece aluminum, black, with sealed bearings and reflectors.
  • SHIFTER: Sturmey Archer 8-speed trigger rear, 2-speed trigger front.
  • CASSETTE: SunRace 8-speed, 12-32T
  • BRAKE LEVER: All-aluminum 3-finger type.
  • BRAKES: Tektro mechanical disc, with 160mm rotors. I.S. mount.
  • BAR: Aluminum, sandblast black. 80mm rise. 31.8 mm o.d. clamp area.
  • STEM: 3- forged aluminum, for 1-1/8″ threadless. Removable faceplate. Sandblast black.
  • TIRE: WTB Freedom Convert Comp. 700 x 45c. Black sidewall.
  • SADDLE: Selle Royal 2059D, steel rail, black synthetic leather.
  • GRIP: Kraton rubber. Black, with raised pads.
  • SEATPOST: Cold-forged aluminum, 27.2 x 300mm, sandblast black.
  • EXTRAS: Aluminum kickstand.

Size Recommendations:

  • Small frames will best fit riders 5’2” to 5’5”
  • Medium frames will best fit riders 5’5” to 5’10”
  • Large frames will best fit riders 5’10” to 6’3”


Detroit Bikes

Detroit Bikes makes their bikes right here in the USA, in Detroit, MI. In fact, they are one of the largest bicycle frame manufacturers in the United States, and probably the only ones making truly affordable bikes for everyone. Detroit's most well-known bike is probably the Sparrow, the ~$400 aluminum bike they first launched through Kickstarter. They have recently launched an electric version of the Sparrow, dubbed the eSparrow, at just below $1000. Detroit bikes, especially the Detroit A-type and Detroit B-Type (step-through) models,  are extremely popular with commuters.

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