June 20th, 2012
Just updated all the photography on the site. All photos are now of the 2012 Mark II Beater Bike. These are the bikes that are in stores now.
May 1st, 2012
Any current Beater owners the do not have a metal head badge on their bike please feel free to drop by Curbside Cycle. They are kind enough to distribute them free of charge. Early bikes where sold with a sticker version of the Flying Hammer crest which I was never really happy about.
April 25th, 2012
The 2012 Mark 2 Beater is now in stores. The dealer locator has been updated. Orders for Beaters can be placed at any of the listed stores. It’s time.
April 23rd, 2012
Stores in the United States will start receiving Beaters anytime. If they don’t have them you can ask for them. The dealer locator will be updated this week.
We will be updating the site with new photography in the coming weeks. The final bikes have the classic Beater matte finish.
April 23rd, 2012
There will only be American Beaters this year, no Canadian bikes.
Canada has an extra tax for importing inexpensive bikes from China & Taiwan. These taxes make the Beaters ridiculously expensive. It’s suppose to protect Canadian jobs but in reality if you’re Walmart or Canadian Tire, it does nothing. They just build their bikes in another country and avoid the tax.
I’m trying to work around it too, but it’s taking time. I couldn’t pull it off for this summer. It makes me sad that I won’t be able to see my bikes rolling around my own city. Governments are silly sometimes.
Maybe if you’re nice an American Cousins will send you one. Bikes started hitting the US last week.