OUR MISSION

Retrospec is captivated by nature, inspired by our planet, and consumed by a fierce loyalty to preserve its beauty. Our core mission is simple: create products that ignite that same passion for the fresh air, and encourage the lung burning, chest pounding euphoria that can only be found outside.

Retrospec was born from a passion for cycling. Our fixed gear bicycles became a symbol for our commitment to the outdoors and pledge to affordable and green methods of transportation. Since then, we’ve created hundreds of products that help you achieve one goal: taking hold of the outdoors. We have proudly created a space where our mission can flourish, achieve, and conquer the unknown.

At Retrospec, our ethics are rooted in the earth. We are passionate advocates for more responsible and vigilant efforts to improve the health of our planet. Fueled by a small but mighty team of innovators, we thoughtfully design and develop superior, yet affordable products for life apart from the 9-5. But value is merely a byproduct of our integrity, not the standard by which we measure success. Our products reflect the utility, minimalism, and core devotion to the outdoors we are built upon. Everything we create is designed and tested in beautiful California to ensure it’s ready for your next journey.

Our core principles are exemplified by a challenge to push life outside of comfort zones, and our success is simply a reflection of your empowerment to do the same. Choosing the road less traveled is rarely easy, but always worth it.

In September of 2018, Retrospec returned to its heritage brand and absorbed Critical Cycles, Ten Toes Boards, and Traverse. The company, team, mission, and our evolving collections remain but are consolidated through a desire to provide a more cohesive shopping experience for our customers and simultaneously encourage more ways to get outside.

Free shipping

Who doesn't love free shipping? Spend over $25 and your order ships free within the continental United States.

50 day returns

Take over a month and a half to see if your product is right for you! We offer 50 Day Returns on all Retrospec products.

Talk to a human

Speak directly to one of our Outdoor Specialists via live chat, email team@retrospec.com, or phone (213) 744-1555.

OUR COLLECTIONS

Defined by a scrappy, urban liveliness, Retrospec has multiple collections fueled by a unified captivation for the outdoors. We work to create products that spark an unyielding passion for the open air. We challenge ourselves daily to reach outside our comfort zones for things we never thought possible. Our products embody our mission to push a little further, challenge our own preconceived notions, and perceive life beyond the 9-5. We've continued to design and develop through the same inspired lens in which we view the earth.

  • about retrospec

    We are a small team of gritty riders on a mission to make the bicycle as sharp and functional as it is affordable. Conceived with the urban, fixed-gear lifestyle in mind, today Retrospec builds bikes for every kind of urban cyclist and terrain.

    Our bicycles are built with popular brand name components. Our steel frames are flawlessly designed. They are tig-welded by professionals to ensure that they ride comfortably and last for many years. We take pride in tailoring the most handsome finishes in the industry. We test all products in-house for durability, performance, and safety.

    Here at Retrospec, we are passionate about minimizing the carbon footprint of our operation and promoting an alternative and affordable method of transportation. Biking improves our health, reduces air pollution, prevents traffic congestion, and reclaims the streets as shared space. That's why we are so passionate about what we do. We love riding fixed-gear bikes and we want to share this with you.

  • about critical

    Critical Cycles wants to get you off your sofa, away from your desk, out of your car, and onto a bicycle.

    We have a hefty selection of colors, sizes and styles available, so you can snag exactly the bike you want. We handpick each element that ends up on every one of our bikes. We also incorporate the highest quality parts to produce a product that will last you years of city commuting, leisurely cycling, and exercise riding. We do all of this and still bring you the best prices across the interwebs!

  • about ten toes

    Ten Toes Board Emporium is the revival and revamping of an actual 1960s surf board brand. Though its lifespan was short, we have been inspired by their ingenuity, playfulness, and love for the open ocean.

    We’ve designed our boards to be evocative of the raw yet charming simplicity of early surfing. Located in beautiful Los Angeles where the sun shines brightly almost year round, we’ve pulled elements from authentic retro surf lifestyle.

    For us at Ten Toes, it all started with inflatable paddle boards. We realized how great it would be if we could transport our boards with ease, rather than struggle to load and unload and store and try not to damage gigantic and imposing boards. Inflatable paddle boards are just as structurally sound as traditional paddle boards, but can be deflated, rolled, and stored in any cubby anywhere. Our iSUPs shrink to about a foot by 36 inches, allowing you to take them all over the place. Today, we’ve expanded our arsenal of ten-toed offerings to include Longboards, Skateboards, and Slacklines: Adventure Awaits!

  • about traverse

    Traverse is a company designed for the culture of those who push themselves to reach further, climb higher, and above all else, conquer.

    Our products are meticulously designed to feature top of the line technology that enables the rider to take on any challenge the mountain may have in store. We create products that allow you to enjoy the simple pleasures that come with a day spent at your favorite mountain resort while knowing that you are equipped for any and all obstacles that may lie ahead.

    Founded on the ideal that all snow enthusiasts shouldn't have to choose between quality and price, it's the Traverse belief that you are entitled to industry leading products at straightforward price points.

We are a small team of gritty riders on a mission to make the bicycle as sharp and functional as it is affordable. Conceived with the urban, fixed-gear lifestyle in mind, today Retrospec builds bikes for every kind of urban cyclist and terrain.

Our bicycles are built with popular brand name components. Our steel frames are flawlessly designed. They are tig-welded by professionals to ensure that they ride comfortably and last for many years. We take pride in tailoring the most handsome finishes in the industry. We test all products in-house for durability, performance, and safety.

Here at Retrospec, we are passionate about minimizing the carbon footprint of our operation and promoting an alternative and affordable method of transportation. Biking improves our health, reduces air pollution, prevents traffic congestion, and reclaims the streets as shared space. That's why we are so passionate about what we do. We love riding fixed-gear bikes and we want to share this with you.

Critical Cycles wants to get you off your sofa, away from your desk, out of your car, and onto a bicycle.

We have a hefty selection of colors, sizes and styles available, so you can snag exactly the bike you want. We handpick each element that ends up on every one of our bikes. We also incorporate the highest quality parts to produce a product that will last you years of city commuting, leisurely cycling, and exercise riding. We do all of this and still bring you the best prices across the interwebs!

Ten Toes Board Emporium is the revival and revamping of an actual 1960s surf board brand. Though its lifespan was short, we have been inspired by their ingenuity, playfulness, and love for the open ocean.

We’ve designed our boards to be evocative of the raw yet charming simplicity of early surfing. Located in beautiful Los Angeles where the sun shines brightly almost year round, we’ve pulled elements from authentic retro surf lifestyle.

For us at Ten Toes, it all started with inflatable paddle boards. We realized how great it would be if we could transport our boards with ease, rather than struggle to load and unload and store and try not to damage gigantic and imposing boards. Inflatable paddle boards are just as structurally sound as traditional paddle boards, but can be deflated, rolled, and stored in any cubby anywhere. Our iSUPs shrink to about a foot by 36 inches, allowing you to take them all over the place. Today, we’ve expanded our arsenal of ten-toed offerings to include Longboards, Skateboards, and Slacklines: Adventure Awaits!

Traverse is a company designed for the culture of those who push themselves to reach further, climb higher, and above all else, conquer.

Our products are meticulously designed to feature top of the line technology that enables the rider to take on any challenge the mountain may have in store. We create products that allow you to enjoy the simple pleasures that come with a day spent at your favorite mountain resort while knowing that you are equipped for any and all obstacles that may lie ahead.

Founded on the ideal that all snow enthusiasts shouldn't have to choose between quality and price, it's the Traverse belief that you are entitled to industry leading products at straightforward price points.