* Required Fields


Inspired by the enduring French style of Porteur bicycles, first used by newspaper couriers in Paris, The Runwell delivers a classic blend of urban style and practicality. Meticulously designed to yield the best characteristics of a lugged steel frame and fork, we've engineered The Runwell to handle predictably and smoothly for city riding, commuting and errand running. Virtually maintenance free, courtesy of the high-end Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub, daily riders will never need to worry about adjustment, maintenance or exposure to rain and snow. Stopping power, in any weather condition, is assured with the quiet and smooth disc brakes. Internal cable routing keeps the cables out of sight and out of the elements. Racks and fenders fit easily onto the frame. Responsive and predictable handling, classic and enduring style, low-to-no maintenance, stopping power in any weather condition, with an American-made frame and fork—The Runwell is truly a unique and worthy voice in the crowd. Available in black, blue, dark orange, light orange and red.

For shipping and assembly options please click here.

To take a test ride and purchase you can also visit our stores or a Shinola authorized bicycle dealer near you.

Frame Custom Shinola Lugs, TrueTemper double-butted CroMo, custom tubing configurations
Frame Details Shinola custom laser-cut dropouts, Internal brake and gear routing
Fork TrueTemper CroMo, custom cast fork crown, disc mount, rack and fender eyelets
Headset Polished alloy, 1 1/8”
Handlebar Shinola Alloy, 55º backsweep, 580mm width, 25.4mm clamp
Grips Shinola leather w/alloy grip clamps, 130mm
Stem Polished alloy, 1 1/8”, +/6º rise
Brakes Shimano mechanical disc w/160mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano levers
Shifters Shimano Alfine 11-sp RapidFire Plus
Crankset FSA, F. Gimondi, 44T ring
Bottom Bracket Shimano, cartridge
Chain Shimano, 1/2" x 3/32"
Chainguard Shinola Chainguard
COG Shimano Nexus, 18T
Front Hub Shimano disc front, 32º, bolt-on
Rear Hub Shimano Alfine 11-sp disc rear
Rims Sun CR-18, 32º, one-eyelet, P/V, polished silver
Spokes DT Swiss Champion, 14g, stainless
Tires Continental Contact Reflex, 700x32C, w/reflective strip
Pedals Aluminum, toe-clip compatible
Saddle Shinola leather, silver rails and rivets
Seatpost Polished alloy, 27.2mm x 350mm
Extras Included Front rack, bell

All measurements in millimeters unless otherwise noted.

Shinola Bicycle Fit Guide
The Process

The heart and soul of a Shinola bicycle begins in the legendary Waterford Precision Cycles factory in Wisconsin, where our frames and forks are individually handcrafted by experts using double-butted cro-moly steel.

Once shipped to our Detroit workshop, they undergo a custom-level assembly by our bike specialists, and each component is fitted by hand and tested for precision. This close attention to each and every detail ensures that every bicycle that ships from our Detroit workshop delivers impeccable reliability and an unbeatably smooth and responsive ride.

Tech info

Every technical resource you could need for our bicycles—including shipping and assembly instructions, manual and warranty information, and a link to the bicycle FAQs.

Technical Information

  1. View shipping & assembly options
  2. Read the bicycle FAQs
  3. Download the manual and warranty information
  4. Register your bicycle
  5. A detailed look at the Shimano Alfine hub, courtesy of Bicycling Magazine

Assembly Videos & Instructions

    All of our bicycles are shipped "Pedal Ready." Watch the video below to learn more.
  1. Pedal Ready
  2. Pedal Ready PDF
  3. Rear Wheel Removal/Reinstall
Shinola Bicycle Fit Guide