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Cortello is a completely new Detroit Bikes model for 2017, and our first to diverge from the pure urban bike category. In a world of “fitness bikes” made overseas from bloated hydroformed aluminum frames and hung with mountain bike components, Cortello stands alone with its unmistakable Detroit Bikes DNA. The design is inspired by classic European race bikes from the 1970’s, with svelte, elegant tapered frame tubes that promise speed with a forgiving, resilient ride.

In line with all Detroit Bikes’ creations, Cortello remains simple, with a single chainring, but delivers a wide gear range thanks to a Shimano 11-34 8-speed cassette and trigger shifter. Hydraulic disc brakes insure maintenance-free stopping power, even in wet or icy conditions.

The centerpiece of the Cortello cockpit is a gorgeous chrome-plated custom CrMo stem, which follows the line of the frame’s top tube. American-made ODI Cush grips and a Selle Royal saddle, complete with patented Royal Gel, insure the touch points will bring a smile. [Pre-Order Today] Ship to an authorized Detroit Bikes retailer and receive a shipping refund of $50.


Easy to use bikes made with high quality standards.

Riding a bike should be simple. Whether you are commuting twenty miles to work everyday or haven’t touched a bike in fifteen years, we build with you in mind. Detroit Bikes are light and strong. Minimalist bikes with features that enhance durability and quality of ride.

Each bike has three speeds and comes in one color. Although we like things as simple as possible there are ample braze-ons to allow for customization.

Shimano 8-Speed
Derailleur

Shimano trigger-shifter 8-speed drivetrain, featuring a wide gear range, but without the complication and unsightliness of a front derailleur.

Frame Built with
4130 Chromoly Steel

Hand TIG-welded chromoly steel tubing that is stronger and lighter than standard steel

Custom Designed
Retro Styled Parts

Custom chrome-plated CrMo stem and cold-forged, polished seatpost

Hydraulic
Disc Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes insure maintenance-free stopping power, even in wet or icy conditions.

Blue or Silver
Powder Coat Finish

A rich finish that is more resistant to chips, scratches and solvents than liquid paint coatings

Performance
Saddle and Grips

Selle Royal saddle with Royal Gel, and American-made ODI Cush grips