Inspired by Hans Rey and his determination to give back to the sport that has done so much for him, Crankbrothers created the Dreambikes program to benefit his charity, Wheels4Life.
The Dreambikes started as a way to display Crankbrothers complete range of products. These products coupled with an amazing frame and other beautiful components result in a bike that any of us would create in our dreams – the best products, coordinating colors, impeccable quality. They partnered with frame builders of distinction including Charge, GT, Ibis, Rotwild, Scott, Tomac, and Turner, as well as SRAM, Rock Shox, Avid, Fizik and Continental Tires.
Hans has worked tirelessly to raise money to purchase bicycles for people less fortunate than us who desperately could use a bike for work, to receive health care, or to ride to school. For these people, the gift of a bicycle truly does change their lives.
We will auction off each dreambike and donate all of the proceeds to Wheels4Life, with the goal of raising $50,000. That’s enough to buy 500 bicycles and positively impact the lives of 500 human beings.
They provide bikes to people in need of transportation in Third World countries. For example, kids in remote areas, who have no other way to get to a school, people who use the bike to get to work or go to the market to sell their goods. They also supply health care workers, doctors and nurses and work very closely with local schools and health care organizations as well as other charities who help find the individuals in need and who guarantee us that the bikes will end up in the right hands.
Now, that really is a dreambike.
The first Dreambike up for auction is the Ibis Tranny, a carbon fiber hardtail that can configured geared or singlespeed. This version is decked out in a full SRAM XX group, a RockShox Revelation fork and of course, the best Crankbrothers offers.