MENDHAM, N.J. (June 7, 2010) Lilly Pulitzer, the harbinger of the classic sleeveless shift, has chosen Van Dessel Sports to design a beach cruiser to bear the iconic stylings of the Lilly Pulitzer brand. The new Printed Cruiser – cleverly referred to as an “accessory that’ll really move you” – features casual, curvy cruiser lines with flip-flop-friendly pedals and a step-through frame for cyclists who prefer skirts to shorts.
“We have a good history of town and commuter bikes and always like to keep things fun, so when Lilly Pulitzer approached us about designing
and co-branding a beach cruiser we were thrilled to jump at the opportunity to liven things up a bit for summer,” said Edwin Bull, founder and president of Van Dessel.
The steel Van Dessel cruiser frame will be wrapped with Lilly Pulitzer floral graphics and feature single-speed gearing, coaster brake, a double coil-spring comfort saddle with easy-adjust seat clamp, lightweight aluminum wheels with 26” whitewall tires, stitched-on leather handgrips, and welded steel kickstand.
The Printed Cruiser will be sold exclusively through Lilly Pulitzer and will be available on their website as well as at Lilly Pulitzer retailers. The price for the bike is $450. To pre-order the Printed Cruiser, visit www.lillypulitzer.com.
About Van Dessel Cycles
Ride inspired since 2000, Van Dessel Cycles is dedicated to maximizing performance, function, and dependability in every Van Dessel bike. Van Dessel’s 2010 line of bikes debuts at www.vandesselsports.com and features the carbon Rivet road bike, the Jersey Devil 29er hard tail, the Gin & Trombones with 1.5″ tapered fork, and now the all-carbon Full Tilt Boogie. Determined to build up the sport from its grassroots, Van Dessel believes in promoting cycling through talented, results-oriented athletes. Look for the Van Dessel Factory Team and Van Dessel Cycles beneath racers like Jame Carney, Australian national track champion, Laura McCaughey, and teams like Deno’s Wonder Wheel out of Brooklyn, NY, Cody Racing/Great Divide, Kissena, Somerset Wheelmen, and the Colavita U-19 team. To see Van Dessel bikes up close, find a dealer at www.vandesselsports.com
Van Dessel Cycles
15 West Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945
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