SALE ON FULL CUSTOM BIKES!! That’s a headline that you’d be forgiven for thinking is ironic, and somewhat akin to “Hell Freezes Over,” but it’s true. Mars Cycles owner Casey Sussman is currently running a sale.
You might consider a seasonally-appropriate steed like the fat bike Sussman brought to the Philly Bike Expo, perfect for exploring the New England countryside that is sure to become snowbound fairly soon. It features wide-range 1x gearing and a space-black paint scheme brightened by the random application of the “m” from Mars Cycles’ logo over all the tubes.
The bike also features a custom-machined top-cap with an ingenious solution for storing your contraband away from prying eyes or fingers. You know what they say: Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.
As his website states it, Casey Sussman is Mars Cycles, which is based in beautiful Moss Beach, California, south of San Francisco along Highway 1. Although his bikes are a bit iconoclastic, with funky paint jobs and often featuring 420-friendly themes (Mars Cycles showed a bike at the 2016 NAHBS with a fully-stainless steel integrated smoking device), Sussman got his chops as a builder in the traditional homeland of handbuilt bicycles, England. He studied the art of fillet-brazing at The Bicycle Academy in Frome, England, and remains the only American to have attended the school.
Mars builds bikes for road, mountain, cyclocross/gravel and track. Sussman made his debut at NAHBS in 2014 with a track bike, and the next year he won the People’s Choice award with a striking cyclocross bike.
You can get more details on Mars Cycles’ sale by contacting Sussman directly through his website.