Bassi Bikes

Operating out of C&L Cycles' two small shops in Montréal's Plateau since 2009, Bassi bikes are designed to be practical, functional and good looking. All of our models, even the "fastest" ones, are made to fit wide, comfy tires, fenders, a rack or two, and plenty of water.

Our design process begins from the assertion that bikes are the best way to get around and discover new surroundings. Bassi bikes are all created with the intention of getting more people exploring their current or new surroundings, by bike!

Each complete Bassi is lovingly assembled at one our our two stores, giving the opportunity for fun partial or full custom builds.

Bassi bikes are also available from a select group of independent dealers. If you're a bike shop owner, or you'd just like to see our cycles on your streets, write in.

We also produce many parts and accessories to fit the style of our cycles, which you can find here.

Bassi's current offerings


An adventuresome ATB for bikepacking or for flowy trails.


for world touring on every kind of road. Can be built as simple or fancy as you want and has serious hauling capability.


A frame for nearly anything, from classic city rides to randonneuring to light-to-medium touring. Has our widest range of sizes, as befits a true all-rounder.


City bike, tourer and dirt road expert, with stable and comfortable handling. Easy to fit to most bodies.


A fixie and singlespeed bike for the city, for tracklocross, and just for fun. Quick handling but can be built for practicality.

Retired Bassi frames
  • Roma-Tokyo, our original offering, so popular it went through two reprints after the original run. See the Bloomfield for its modern comeback.
  • Casterino, the experience of classic Italian road steel with modern gruppos and an affordable price.
  • Villeneuve, for those who love old road bikes but want max comfort. See the Montreal for an almost-identical smooth ride.
  • Bassi03, a crit and track frame with agressive, fast geometry and a unique, subtle style. Our only aluminium and carbon offering