The Original Longtail Company
Xtracycle isn't just another bicycle company. It's a labor of love devoted to the evolution of simple, versatile, and sustainable transportation. After 15 years of development in locales like Nicaragua, Kenya, and Stanford University's engineering labs, we're proud to be producing a full line of bicycles and accessories fit for cargo, passengers, and everyday adventures.
LESS CAR MORE GO: The History of the LongTail. A Documentary by Liz Canning.
As a company we are committed to healthy business practices that support our employees, our community, and our earth. As individuals, we are inclined to work incredibly hard to achieve our vision of bikes becoming viewed as viable transportation for most of our trips, most of the time, but we also want to support one another in having time to share with our friends, our families, our bikes. We like to think of doing business as gardening - gone are the days when pesticides were the ideal solution for dealing with the proverbial pests; now we must engage the process to create healthy and holistic solutions to the challenges we face. As a company we are inspired by honesty, accountability, and creative problem solving.
Striving For Simplicity
We understand that the modern world operates at breakneck speed. Freeways are cluttered, errands are always looming, and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. That's why we put simplicity first. By crafting highly customizable, cargo-friendly bikes we've set out to create a sensible and affordable alternative to automobile dependence. No fluctuating fuel prices, no traffic, and no handlebar balancing acts -- just get on and go.
Fostering Excitement and Adventure
What is adventure? For some it's riding through traffic during the morning commute. For others, it's zipping down a trail while toting passengers and cargo. Either way, we're all about empowering our customers to experience life in new and exciting ways. Over the years we've loaded up everything from surf boards, computers, passengeners, tents -- you name it. And, even after 15 years, our community continues to surprise us by incorporating their longtails in new and audacious activities.
Working Toward Positive Change
Everyone's heard the saying, "be the change you want to see." One of our ongoing missions is to work and live within this credo. As avid cyclists, we're fans of riding's health benefits, but we're committed to promoting its environmental and social advantages as well. We believe our bikes have the capacity to put a dent in our customers' carbon footprints, but we're also realists. A single company can't save the entire world. But, even if we never quite get there, we'd love to have you along for the ride.