Shinola is a Detroit based brand famous around the world for its luxurious, high-quality time pieces, leather straps and bags, and bicycles. When it comes to the production of their bicycles, their attention to detail is second to none. Shinola puts their dedication to detail on full display in this model, called the Bixby, which has state-of-the-art disk breaks, Continental tires, custom Shinola leather seats called “saddles”, and custom leather handlebars, making it one of the most luxurious bicycles on the market. There’s even the option to order a bike and have it arrive fully assembled.
The Townsend Hotel has these bicycles available for loan, so that guests can borrow them during their stay and ride around Birmingham in style. These Shinola bikes are truly some of the most comfortable and luxurious bicycles we’ve ever ridden. Every little detail from the precision steering capabilities to the quick stopping disk breaks make this bicycle a dream to ride. I’d expect nothing less from Townsend Hotel, because they love to pamper their guests, and they ensure every single detail is taken care of during their stay. The Townsend Hotel could have selected any bike for their guests to enjoy, but they went for the finest, selecting Shinola, made right here in Detroit, because it was the finest option that aligns perfectly with their luxurious standards. Explore some of my favorite Shinola pieces, below, and stay tuned for the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, which opens late 2018.
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