We believe every great work day starts with a bike ride.
There is a community of fiercely independent individuals biking to work on the worst days of the year and smiling (most of the time). Two Wheel Gear serves this humble community...you know who you are.
The Two Wheel Gear Journey
It all started with a borrowed sewing machine and a little help from Craig's mother-in-law. Craig Coulombe (geophysicist) and Ken MacLean (entrepreneur) invented the first "bike suit bag" in Calgary, Canada in 1999. The goal was to merge the functionality of a travel garment bag with a bike pannier and avoid the sweaty back while bike commuting to work. What they created became a classic. Read the full story of the first bicycle suit bike.
In 2010, Reid Hemsing (younger entrepreneur & bike commuter) started creating the brand to serve bike commuters around the world. For 3 years, he gathered feedback from the core group of Two Wheel Gear riders, designing in the basement and testing gear on his corporate commute. He gathered the human capital, registered savings and cahuna's to launch the new school bike suit bag. He called it the Garment Pannier- Classic 2.0.
Two Wheel Gear continues to create the highest level of specialty gear for professionals that wisely choose to commute by bike.
To create highly specialized gear of remarkable quality that removes the barriers of biking to work.
Two Wheel Gear is found in every office locker room. Beside desks and easily spotted on every major bike route in the world's largest cities. The brand will become a symbol for champions of biking to work.
We started out in the basement workshop making bags by hand. We focus on doing one thing at a time amazingly well. Our design philosophy is simple: make the best gear possible for biking to work.
Bike commuting is an adventure. Weather, traffic and obstacles along the way. You need to trust in your gear. We use the best materials, construction and functional design thinking to overcome anything you encounter along the ride.
Each Two Wheel Gear piece is designed with a commuter-first approach. We believe that panniers are best for carrying gear on the bike and should be balanced with organization and intelligent off bike carry functionality.
How can we help? Our office is based in Vancouver, Canada in the historic Gastown district. We are available between 10:00 am PST - 6:00 pm PST Monday through Friday. If you need to speak with us outside these hours just let us know and we will make it happen.