How Rob and Big Launched the Big Ripper
Ever wonder how the SE Big Ripper came to be? In this short video essay we give you the basic story. Hope you enjoy!
Introducing Sur-Ron E-Bikes!
Available now at City Grounds! Sur-ron is a cutting-edge electric bike brand that offers a unique and thrilling riding experience. With a sleek and lightweight design, high-performance motors, and advanced technology, Sur-ron bikes are perfect for riders who want to go fast and have fun. Whether you're ripping up the track, exploring new trails, or just cruising around town, Sur-ron bikes offer a sustainable and exciting way to get around. Get ready to feel the power and freedom of Sur-ron. Sur-Ron X Light Bee The Electric Light Bee SUR-RON X packs a ton of fun for all terrain riding....
Talaria E-Bikes Available Now!
Talaria Sting The Talaria STING electric dirt bike was born to bring cutting edge performance to all riders. It features a CAD designed light weight frame design, a powerful electric motor delivering instant torque, transferred through an intelligent gear drive whilst operating extremely quietly. Its compact well-balanced structure is very easy to maneuver, and requires minimal maintenance. All these features make STING an ideal off-road bike for more people than ever to enjoy the passion and thrill of off-road riding adventures.
SWFT E-Bikes Now Available!
The SWFT brand delivers city-proof ebikes for urban riders on the hunt for something different. They launched their line of electric rides back in 2020 and are committed to making bold moves in personal transportation. Their unique range of ebikes go beyond the run-of-the-mill ebikes that flood the market, including an electric BMX, a rugged motorbike, and a comfortable cruiser. SWFT works to empower their riders as they traverse the streets and dash through the grid, prioritizing the development of their products alongside their close community. Accessible prices and quality components take their innovative two-wheelers to the next level as...
Bike Life Take Over | Rozaati 100K Rideout
In this episode of "Bike Life," City Grounds highlights the Takeover of LA. Join us as we document our experience at the Rozaati 100K Rideout.
Essential E-Bike Safety Tips
E-Bike Safety Tips Staying safe on an E-bike is very similar to staying safe on a standard bike. Here are some important safety tips for riding and maintaining your e-bike. Wear a Helmet – While we always recommend a helmet no matter what kind of bike you are riding, the faster speeds you can attain on an e-bike make protecting your head more important than ever. Wearing a helmet can save your life in a crash. Be Seen- Visibility is crucial when riding in traffic. We recommend the use of both front and rear lights, and high visibility clothing....
A Beginners Guide to E-Bikes
What is an E-Bike? Go further and do more than you previously thought possible. E-Bikes or electric bikes are simply standard bikes with the addition of an electric motor, battery, and controller. E-bikes are available in the same categories as traditional bikes such as mountain, road, city, and cruisers. Depending on the type or class of e-bike, the rider will need to pedal for the motor to aid in going faster and further than a standard bike. This extra boost can help riders commute further, zip up hills, and conquer trails that were previous out of reach. The Three Classes...
Hurley 2023 Bikes are Here!
You've seen the Hurley brand before, but have you seen their bikes? Introducing the 2023 line- Hurley's most thoughtful, unique and exciting bike line yet. Art engineering, fresh ideas and signature Hurley style are at the forefront. This year brings variety while stepping well beyond the familiar bikes of the past. Every new rides has a reason, bringing the stoke to two wheels like never before. Pizza Bike Electric Bike Whether you're into New York, Chicago or California-style pizza, this urban assault e-bike will deliver the goods at a great price. Power up those hills, blaze down the bike path...
Fit Bike Co. Available Now!
City Grounds is stoked to announce that Fit Bike Co. models are now available online. Fit Bike Co has been one of the most popular premium BMX brands for decades, being on the shortlist of brands to make BMX frames in the USA, as well as a full range of parts. Not to mention the amazing range of Fit BMX bikes to suit every type of rider. With 20" freestyle bikes for every skill level, big wheel BMX bikes for the the bike life crowd, and kids BMX bikes to get them started, Fit has an offering for pretty much...
Crew Dart 3K Mile Review
Meet Josh Dunlap, City Ground’s head mechanic and E-Bike shredder. Josh has been commuting to work on his Crew Dart for a couple years and has racked up over 3,000 miles putting it through its paces. We sat down to learn more about his experience with the Crew Dart and how it has held up the rigors of daily commuting. Why did you decide on the Crew Dart? When I first started at City Grounds, one of the warehouse guys used to ride the ‘shop-bike’ and it was this super sweet, chrome E-bike (first electric bike I had...
SE Bikes Holiday Sale
Time to get in the holiday spirit with a huge SE Holiday Sale! Take advantage of this special opportunity and pick up your next Big Wheel at a jaw-dropping price. BMXers can become a part of the long lineage of SE Bikes and purchase their slice of history as the brand turns 45 years old this year. SE Bikes got its start way back in the 1970s and put on the very first BMX championships while pioneering bike design, remaining of the best-selling brands in the US today. SE Bikes is constantly evolving and continues to make waves in the...
Holiday Gift Guide
If you're looking to pick up an awesome gift for your bike loving friend, you have come to the right place. We have something for ever type of rider, no matter what your budget is. Curated by the team at City Grounds, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life. Still don't see the right gift? City Grounds has gift cards available that are sure to keep the stoke alive. 1. SE BIKES PRO-TEC SE BIKE LIFE HELMET -$74.99 Be safe and look cool in this new Pro-Tec SE helmet. The Full Cut design...
Best Electric Bikes 2022
The cycling renaissance happening in 2022 is powered, in part, by the growing popularity of electric bikes and their big advantages for riders. More and more people are choosing to get around by bike and opting for e-bikes for an extra boost in the city, on the trails, or wherever you love to ride. After a shortage across the industry during the pandemic, e-bikes are back in stock and ready to hit the bike paths. As you’re browsing, it’s important to remember that e-bikes have a higher price tag than analog bikes due to their additional pedal power and...
The Best Budget E-Bike? The Hurley Layback
This electric cruiser from renowned surf brand Hurley epitomizes relaxed riding. The classic cruiser silhouette means a comfortable sitting position while the 350W motor lets you rip down the boardwalk. This entry-level model is ideal for recreational riders who want an ergonomic bike that’ll flatten out the hills. The durable steel frame fits riders between 5’4” to 6’2”. The Class 2 Layback has pedal assistance as well as a throttle mode with a maximum pace of 20 mph. The 10Ah battery is mounted vertically above the pedals and offers up to 30 to 40 miles of range on a single...
City Grounds Black Friday 2022
Black Friday Early Access is here! City Grounds has the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on bikes, cycling apparel, and gear! Score the best prices of the year on top brands like Hurley, SE Bikes, Crew Bike Co., Haro, Elite BMX, and more. Here we have compiled our top deals for Black Friday 2022. Whether you are shopping for a Big Wheel BMX, E-Bike, BMX bike, or something for your little shredder, we have something for everyone. Lock in the savings now with early access, and have the peace of mind of City Ground's lowest price and price match guarantee....
How to choose a bike helmet? Choosing a helmet can be a difficult process. With so many options and features it can be overwhelming figuring out what the best option is for you. A good way of narrowing down your options is considering what kind of bike riding your going to be doing most often. Once you determine where and how you will be riding your bike you can begin to focus on the helmet features that are most important to you. Below is a list of possible options depending on what category of cycling your into. BMX Helmets BMX...
Winter Cycling Gear Guide
Clothing It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping and days are shorter. Getting out on the bike takes extra motivation, and proper gear for the job. Whether you are braving the elements for your commute, or just looking to get some miles in, having the proper setup is key for an enjoyable ride. Gloves Being able to feel the contact points of your bike is not only essential for safety but comfort as well. That’s why it is important to be equipped with the right gloves for cold temps. Shop Gloves Apparel Winter cycling means...
SE Bikes x Vans Big Ripper Giveaway!
City Grounds is hooking up one lucky customer with the ultimate gift this holiday season, the SE Bikes x Vans Big Ripper. To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is make a purchase during the month of November and you’ll be automatically entered to win. The grand prize winner of the SE Bikes x Vans Big Ripper will be announced in the first week of December. Plus, you’ll also be eligible to win tons of other Vans products, including shoes, t-shirts, parts, tires, and more! Dozens of prizes will be given away! All you need to do...
The 2020 Crew Defender Has Arrived!
We are really stoked to announce the arrival of the all-new 2020 Crew Defender! This sleek and modern bike comes in two colorways and is jam-packed with all the perfect features to help you hit the ground running. Crew Bike really knocked the ball out of the park with the defender and we are really excited to offer a detailed look at this awesome street machine! The new Crew Defender comes equipped with a Chromoly frame and fork, with beefy 700x42c tires! Ride it fixed gear, ride it freewheel; either way, this is the perfect bike to ride around town....
5 Reasons To Ride an E-Bike
Are you stoked?? We're stoked! E-bikes are in, and we have 5 reasons you should be pumped for these new two-wheeled shred sleds.
Great Commuter Bikes Starting At $229
Looking for a great bike to get to and from school? Maybe you're looking to save a little on gas this summer? Well rest assured CG Fam, we have a wide variety of city and commuter bikes to choose from this season that won't break the bank. We wanted to offer our top picks this season from Golden and 6KU bicycles that bring our customers great value at an affordable price. Golden Cycles Vader: $229 First on our list is the Golden Cycles Vader fixie bike come equipped with a flipflop hub with both fixed gear cog and single speed freewheel....
2020 Marin Fairfax Commuter Bike!
The Marin Fairfax brings all the speed of a road bike, but with the upright comfortable seating position and flat handlebar to keep you in control. The lightweight frame and forks make an amazingly smooth ride and the Fairfax can easily be customized with fenders, racks, and bags to accommodate any of your bad weather and transportation needs! The Fairfax comes equipped with puncture-resistant tires featuring minimal tread for increased control during rough weather or rough roads. All models feature 700C wheels with 32-35mm tires and powerful disc brakes. whether your going to gear up for a fitness ride or...
#12OCLOCKCHALLENGE Contest Winner!
Congratulations to @b3originals the winner of our #12OCLOCKCHALLENGE contest! We had so many unique and creative entries that it made selecting a winner really tough. We were really stoked to see everyone who participated in our contest enjoying themselves during these difficult times. We understand that being stuck inside all day is no fun and it can take a toll on all of us. We want all of our CG Fam to know that we are all in this together and that we will continue to fulfill orders, ship bikes and answer any customer service questions you have. We will get...
#12OCLOCKCHALLENGE Hey CG Fam! We know you're bored, and so are we! Let’s make the best of things together and have some fun. Behold! The #12OCLOCKCHALLENGE the idea is simple. Stay inside, grab your bike, and prop it up at 12 o clock to snag a pic! Bonus points for style, creativity and if you are on the bike in your photo entry! Bonus points for style, creativity and if you are on your bike in your photo entry! The more creative the better! The winner will receive a $100 CG gift card and City Grounds Swag Bag! Winner will...
BSD BMX Frames Now at City Grounds
City Grounds is stoked to offer BSD BMX Frames! This is rider owned and fueled! They pay attention to the small details and take what their customers say and apply that to one of a kind shredding machines! HEAR IT FROM BSD : It all began back in the summer of 1991 when a group of BMX friends started making videos of the trips they went on and the jams they took part in. From the first video Stress Kings to Steel Rods and Steezy Rider the BSD name was born. At our core BSD’s ethos was and still is about hanging out...
2020 SE Bikes X CG Big Ripper Vid
SE Bikes and City Grounds are back it again in with the all-new CG Big Ripper! 29" wheels, Polished Finish and sealed hubs all around this year's edition is a work of art. The SE X CG Big Ripper is only available at City Grounds and is limited in quantity each year. Be sure to scoop yours up while supplies last! City Grounds hit the streets of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA to scope out the scene. The boardwalk was packed all day with people who were stoked to see that wheel up! Catch us in a neighborhood near you...Never...
Sunday Bikes 2020 Line Top Picks!
In 2020, Sunday Bikes continue to be the benchmarks for value, quality and style that other brands measure themselves against with features like integrated head tubes on the Blueprint, sealed cassettes on the Primer, Odyssey Clutch v2 Freecoasters on the Forecaster and Odyssey Twisted Pro Pedals and Path Pro Tires throughout the majority of the line, Sunday can’t be beaten for 2020. We hope you’ll enjoy riding these bikes as much as we’ve enjoyed making them. Our top picks for 2020: 2020 Sunday Soundwave This is the best complete bike that money can buy. Combine an aftermarket Soundwave frame and...
GT Heritage Big Wheel BMX Bikes 2020
We got a chance to hop on the new 26" Pro Performer from GT's Heritage line and we must say it is a blast from the past! We can appreciate the modern upgrades these bikes come with like sealed hubs, sealed bottom brackets, and an integrated headset! These new 2020 models feel really solid and have the reliability you can expect from GT. We can't wait to take another one of these classic machines on a test ride again real soon! GT has such a rad line this 2020 and we are really stoked to see what comes next.
SE X CG Big Ripper 2020 Surf City Highlights!
SE Bikes X City Grounds is back it again this year with another 29" Exclusive CG Big Ripper only available at City Grounds! 29" wheels, Polished Finish and sealed hubs all around this year's edition is a work of art. The SE X CG Big Ripper is only available at City Grounds and is limited in quantity each year. Be sure to scoop yours up while supplies last! City Grounds hit the streets of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA to scope out the scene. The boardwalk was packed all day with people who were stoked to see that wheel up! Catch...
We The People 2020 Complete Bikes
We The People enters this season with a brand new line of complete bikes. Every bike has been painstakingly studied, analyzed and reworked in order to create a finely tuned machine that takes the progress we have made over the past two decades and combines it with the liveliest color schemes, most advanced components, and a flavor of where BMX is heading in 2020. As always, this year’s bikes are stacked with a whole line of groundbreaking and innovative new parts from WETHEPEOPLE and Éclat.
BMX Rad Rides Keep That Wheel Up Challenge 2020
Wheels were up, cranks were turning and over 500 riders were rollin deep in the streets of Marina Del Rey CA! Huge shout out to everyone who showed up. This ride wouldn't have been possible without everyone involved! Big Wheel BMX enthusiasts from far and near came to compete in the 2020 Keep that Wheel up Challenge for a chance to win an arctic white Big Ripper! From bombing LA hillsides to cruising the Venice boardwalk people were amped to see the sheer numbers of the group flooding the streets. The ride was very well organized and knew how to keep the group together...
OC Ramps X City Grounds Warehouse Tour
OC Ramps was kind enough to open their doors to us and give us a quick tour around their facility. We were able to get a behind the scenes look at the time and attention put into the premium products they offer! Our riders wanted to see first hand that these ramps were able to handle BMX abuse and the ramps did not disappoint. Using only premium lumber, and top-notch machinery it's pretty clear to see why OC Ramps is way ahead of the pack when it comes to ramp building. The transition was buttery smooth and the assembly...
CABDA West 2020 Booth Highlights & Overview
City Grounds heads to San Diego for the CABDA West 2020 Bicycle Expo. We had a chance to stop by a few booths and get the scoop on what is headed our way in 2020! We had such a blast seeing all the new goodies our manufacturers, vendors, and distributors had to offer this year. We look forward to seeing you all again next year CABDA! About CABDA Bicycle Expo: For our second year at the Del Mar Racetrack near San Diego, we’ve expanded our floorplan by nearly 100%. We’ve added more food and lodging options, three brand new...
SE Bikes X CG Big Ripper 2020 Limited Edition
SE Bikes X CG Big Ripper 2020 Limited Edition
City Grounds HQ Builds Up SE Bikes Big Ripper DBlocks
Watch & learn as our mechanic builds up the SE Bikes DBlocks Edition Big Ripper 29" BMX bike! We go step-by-step through what it takes to build up a complete bike, hoping to help educate you and help guide you when deciding if you want to build your bike up yourself, or bring it into your local mechanic.
Fraud / Scam Alert
In the past few weeks, we’ve noticed an onslaught of scam sites that are advertising on Google and other search sites and then defrauding users of money and/or personal and billing information. We want to make sure you, our customers, have a heads up and know what to look out for when you're out shopping around. Most of this might seem like common sense, but just in case here is a list of what to look out for: Prices too good to be true! City Grounds prides itself on having the lowest prices on everything we carry, so if you see...
New Golden Cycles Velo-7 Commuter Bike
When Golden Cycles sat down to engineer their urban commuter, they aimed for something different, something fast, something fun And most importantly something people would want to ride. The new Golden Cycles Velo-7 Commuter Bike is a 7x1 speed bike and it's a blast! Tame your turf with a bike built to tackle your town. The Urban Series is geared up for commuting, climbing, and cutting through traffic. Lightweight, a little racy, and most importantly ready to roll. Check out the introduction video from Golden Cycles, showing off the Velo-7 in action: Get the new Golden Cycles Velo-7 Sport Hybrid...
Throne Goon 29" Fixie BMX In Stock
In collaboration with one of LA's urban cyclists and underground MCs, Throne Cycles created an developed a seamless introduction into the 29" urban street bike culture with street legend BlocBoi Fame. The new Throne Goon 29" BMX Fixie Bike is meant for the streets and overall shredding! Check out the introduction video from Throne, showing off the Goon in action: Get the new Throne Goon BMX Fixie bike at City Grounds now in 3 different color options, hit the link below to check it out! Shop Now
Video: BMX Riders Crash LA Marathon
For years now urban cyclists have been crashing the LA Marathon course, taking advantage of the wide open streets the night before the big race. Once dominated by track bikes racing neck and neck during races organized by a group known as Wolfpack Hustle, the Marathon Crash ride has evolved over time to all sorts of riders. This year was a prime example of that evolution, when hundreds of BMX bike riders, mostly on SE Bikes big BMX bikes, flooded the course. Check out the videos below, featuring highlights from the BMX riders crashing the course. And this one, from Todd Lyons...
2018 17Teeth Evo Track Framesets
The 17Teeth Evo Track Frameset is back for 2018 with a vengeance! One of the most popular track frames in the market has been refined and updated. The Evo is ready for pretty much any riding style including excessive amounts of left turns on the velodrome track, competing in your local crit race, or just cruising your local city streets. 17Teeth has equipped the 2018 Evo with a 1.5" tapered headtube, lightweight aero seatpost, and a full carbon fiber fork. What does all of that mean to you? It means an aerodynamic and lightweight bike that cuts through the air...
Video: @RRDBlocks On The CG x SE Ripper
Check out the latest video from @RRDBlocks out in the city streets of New York, flexing on the new City Grounds x SE Bikes Big Ripper 29" BMX Bike! Oh, and don't miss out on the cameo from acclaimed rapper Biz Markie in awe of the skills at the 2 minute mark. Get the new limited edition Big Ripper bike only at City Grounds, hit the link below to check it out! Shop Now
2018 City Grounds x SE Bikes Blocks Flyer
First, we teamed up with SE Bikes and brought the world the limited edition CG x SE Bikes Big Ripper 29" BMX Bike. Then we followed it up with the limited edition CG x SE Bikes So Cal Flyer 24" BMX Bike. Now, we are proud to introduce the latest addition to this limited edition collection, the CG x SE Bikes Blocks Flyer 26" BMX Bike. The Blocks Flyer bike itself takes after it's bigger brother, the Big Ripper, but features smaller wheels, built to speed through the streets or cruise in style. We've kept the color scheme consistent throughout these limited edition...
2018 Masi Bikes: Track, Gravel & Commuter
For over 90 years Masi Bikes, has designed and produced innovative racing bicycles with passion, heart, and soul. In this modern age of advanced materials, technologies, Masi's goal remains the same; to create a passionate connection between a rider and his bicycle. With that long legacy and heritage as a company, Masi ranks among the top of the bike industry in quality and performance. This is why at City Grounds, we are proud to announce the arrival of the 2018 Masi line to our store! From track bikes all the way to performance road, the latest collection is sure to...
We The People BMX 2018 In Stock Now
Every year that passes, We The People, endeavor to make fundamental enhancements to their collection of complete BMX bikes in the most astounding way. It's no surprise that this year they have kept to their word and not only designed a collection of that absolutely over shadows every single model before it, but also redefines an entire generation of complete BMX bikes. Whether you are looking for a freestyle trick bmx bike, a more versatile bmx cruiser bike, or even a klunker - We The People has you covered. For 2018, We The People has introduced new models this year along with carefully selected...
2018 Fairdale Road & Commuter Bikes Are Here
At the core of bicycling is the simple and joyful act of balancing on two wheels. Fairdale Bikes continually keeps that mindset and feeling in mind for every bike they design. Fairdale has made it their mission to make bikes that allow people to have fun, and we couldn't be more on board with that idea and are glad to welcome them to our collection of complete bike offerings! Whether you are looking for a simple commuter bike, a more versatile road bike, or even a bmx style cruiser - Fairdale has you covered. For 2018, Fairdale has introduced new...
2018 Volume BMX Bikes In Stock
We are continuing to add to our growing list of BMX brands, and are excited to announce the latest addition, Volume BMX. The 2018 line of BMX bikes includes everything from 18" and 20" freestyle BMX bikes to larger 26" BMX cruiser bikes. Whatever your style, Volume is sure to have you covered and we are proud to offer their quality line of products. Volume BMX itself is a small, rider owned company that has been creating unique and interesting bikes, frames, and components for years. They have built themselves up as a mainstay and innovator in the BMX world. Take...
Throne Cycles TRKLRD Track Bike
When Throne set out to offer a track bike that was unique in every way possible, they created the Track Lord. After 4 years, Throne listened to their diehard fans all of the world and decided it was time to redefine and upgrade their core frame by introducing the new TRKLRD (Track lord). This all new slayer has a one of a kind hydro-formed down tube and a geometry that is unlike any other. The all new TRKLRD is definitely one of the most aggressive frames Throne has ever designed. Created with an aero seat tube and hand crafted...
DSPTCH Bags & Accessories In Stock
DSPTCH is the latest addition to our carefully selected bags and accessories selection and we are stoked to offer their products! DSPTCH has become known for not only their high quality & clean branding, but also the technical functionality of the products that they offer. Each creation is well thought out and made to be used by the everyday person. What started out initially as a small accessories brand has grown into a full line, consisting of messenger bags, duffel bags, backpacks, camera accessories, and other goods. What remains consistent as DSPTCH continues to grow is their minimal branding and attention...