YNOT Cycle is a Toronto team of designers and makers creating gear for cycling, travel, and everyday use. We value clean design and constant innovation. Proudly Canadian made, we produce functional, durable products that stand up against extreme wear and weather. Our bags and accessories are depended on daily by seasoned commuters, couriers and travellers from around the world.
Also, because we value the environment, our studio and store is powered by Canada’s 100% green energy provider Bullfrog Power.
- Team YNOT
- Terms of Service
Director of Design/Owner
Bike lover, design junkie. Born and raised in downtown Toronto, Tony could not find the kind of urban cycling products he was looking for. A diehard do-it-yourself type, he stopped complaining and started designing and making the bike gear he felt was missing in the industry. Not long after founding YNOT Cycle, he quit his corporate marketing job and has not looked back. Tony is the Director of Design and Owner of YNOT Cycle and gets to do his dream job everyday.
Toronto-based illustrator with a background in fashion design, Laura is a founding member of the all-girl bike gang/design collective The Deadly Nightshades. When not creating for YNOT, she is an active part of both the local & international arts community, having exhibited her work in various events including The Bicycle Film Festival, Germany’s ICFF & ARTCRANK Interbike among others.
An industrial designer, born in India and brought up in the Middle East, Christina now considers Toronto home. With a passion for beautiful design and all things innovative, she brings a new perspective to the growing YNOT production & design team.
Steven’s technical wizardry is in a world all its own. Every edit he puts out pushes everyone’s understanding of what is possible on a fixed gear bike. He was the first to bring tailwhips to FGFS and his grind combos are untouched by anyone else. His ‘steeze’ is awed at and often imitated but never ever duplicated!
Ed "Wonka" LaForte
San Jose, California
A proud product of the streets of NYC, now living in and destroying California. His signature huge yet technical style is unmatched. He was the first to really attack handrails on a fixed gear and is still the one doing it the best.
San Francisco, California
Also commonly known as Slumworm, Matt has made a name for himself with his diverse style of intricate technicality mixed with boosted and tucked airs and spins. He’s adept behind the bars or behind the mouse churning out slick edits and photos for his blog Wheel Talk Fixed.
Kenny goes hard and commits, to say the very least. His riding shows that he puts every ounce of himself into his tricks.Part owner of upstart California bike company Destroy bikes, he walks the walk in many different ways.
Matt Montoya has been quietly pushing the sport in several directions with every edit he puts out. His bike control and crazy fakie skills put his riding in its own category. His smile is contagious and his riding is inspiring!
Sungwoo "SWOO" Kim
Vancouver, British Colombia
Once an integral part of Toronto’s intimate trick scene, he’s since moved to Vancouver, BC. His great attitude and go-for-it attitude always inspires those around him to push harder.
Buffalo, New York
Charlie has been repping the YNOT family on the polo courts for years. His freestyle skills are also not to be overlooked but it’s on the court where he shines the brightest. His great attitude and happy vibe make him welcome where ever his travels take him.
Brad is quiet but capable of so much savagery on the bike! He isn’t as well known as some but his skills are unparalleled in many areas. He’s a down to earth homie that loves life and has a lot of fun.
Andrew is a homie of YNOT who goes hard in alleycats and at work on the streets as a messenger. He tests out our Pro-series of courier bags, putting them through their paces on the downtown streets of Toronto.
Every second of footage of him is groundbreaking and he seriously rides hard. He’s always pretty smiley in his edits and his riding is insane, don’t dare miss one of his videos!
Seoul Fixed Gear
A strong crew of riders out of Seoul, these guys are rad and go hard. See more of their antics here!
Q: How did YNOT begin?
A: Established in 2009, founder Tony Mammoliti started experimenting and designing bike gear he felt was lacking in the cycling industry. Initially, a small garage studio was set up in the back alley of Toronto's iconic Croft Street. At local cycling events bike messengers and FGFS riders began getting their hands on YNOT products, and started putting them through their paces. Over time a die-hard DIY crew of like-minded designers were brought together, and the YNOT product line evolved and expanded.
YNOT headquarters are located in a warehouse in the Junction area of Toronto known for its industrious working class and manufacturing history. YNOT now ships to over 40 countries and many retailers. The amazing YNOT Cycle crew (link to crew page) continue to push the company forward, driven by a passion to create unique and functional cycling products for people that use and depend on them every day.
Q: Where are YNOT products manufactured?
A: Every YNOT bag, pedal strap and accessory is handmade in Canada. From design to prototyping to manufacturing to sending them out the door, every stage of our production is done in-house, here in Toronto. We also do our best to source our materials locally when possible. Most of our fabric is milled in Canada or the United States, while much of our hardware is American-made just over the border.
CURRENCY AND PRICING
Q: What currency are YNOT products sold in?
A: All prices are in US Dollars.
Q: Do your prices include tax and duties?
A: GST or HST will be added to orders shipped within CANADA. There are no taxes or duties on orders shipped to the UNITED STATES. For all other countries, duties and/or taxes may be assessed by your government at the border.
Q: What happens after I place my order?
A: Once your order is placed, stock items are shipped within 2-4 business days. Custom YNOT products using the "build your own" feature ship ASAP but because they are built to order, they can take up to 10 business days to ship.
Q: When will my order arrive?
A: Your order should arrive within the timeframe that was specified for the shipping option you selected plus the shipping standard for your item (In stock +2-4 days and custom item +10). If after this time your item has not arrived please add one additional business day and then contact us at email@example.com or at the number you received when you placed your order.
Q: What is our return policy?
A: You can return any products you receive from YNOT's website within 30 days of receipt, as long as the item is unused, unwashed, has the original packaging and is otherwise in just-like-new condition. Before sending an item to YNOT for Warranty please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and instructions. You are responsible for all shipping costs unless the item is defective.
Please note all custom items are final sale. They are individually built to order, and cannot be exchanged or returned for refund.
Q: What are the shipping details?
A: Once you add an item to the shopping cart, select your country and postal code (if applicable) to see a list of shipping options, transit times, and prices. Most orders ship within 2 business days.
Q: Do YNOT Products come with a warranty?
A: All YNOT Bags come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY to be free of defects in workmanship and materials under normal use. This applies only to the original owner. If your bag requires repair due to what we deem abnormal usage or normal wear and tear, we will contact you for approval before repairing the bag at your cost.
Bags with vinyl or reflective logos are covered by the LIFETIME WARRANTY but to due the nature of the logo material used it can deteriorate over time and the logo itself is not covered under warranty.
Special limited edition fabrics have not gone through our normally extensive testing for durability and as a result, there is no warranty on these materials.
While hardware failure is out of our control and not covered under warranty, under certain circumstances broken hardware can also be replaced. This replacement may come at the cost of the user.
Before sending an item to YNOT for Warranty please contact us at email@example.com for details and instructions.
Q: Do you do repairs on other types of bags?
Q: How do I clean my YNOT bag and/or accessory?
A: CORDURA® OUTER LAYER: The exterior of your bag or accessory can be simply spot cleaned or wiped down with water to get the majority of dirt and grime off. Use a gentle soapy mixture to scrub away any stubborn stains and then rinse thoroughly.The liner can be wiped clean similarly If your bag is extremely dirty, machine wash COLD. Be sure to place it in a mesh delicates bag first to protect straps and hardware. Hang upside down to dry. DO NOT PUT BAG IN THE DRYER.
WAXED CANVAS OUTER LAYER: Spot clean with cold water ONLY. Use soft bristled brush for stubborn stains to gently loosen and brush off dirt. Remember this fabric is a natural fibre, with an applied wax treatment. Eventually after a number of years you may want to retreat your bag. Hang upside down to dry. DO NOT PUT BAG IN THE DRYER.
Q: What type of pedals work with YNOT pedals straps?
A: The pedals sold on our site are ideal to use because of the angled slots & overall construction of Wellgo platform pedals. Also, the metal Wellgo track pedals we offer allow for a more classic look, but are still compatible with our straps. There are many other platform pedals that also work with YNOT straps. The openings for the strap to pass through must be at least ¾" wide x ¼" tall. This includes: most BMX/MTB platform pedals, Demolition PC, Animal Hamilton PC, and Shadow Conspiracy Ravager, among others.
Q: How do I install my YNOT pedal straps?
FIT & SIZING
Q: How do I know what size bag works best for me?
A: Check out our "Compare Bags" to see all of our bags side by side with their individual specifications HERE (link to compare bags feature)
Q: How do I know what shoulder to get my bag made for?
A: Lucky for you, ALL of our messenger bags (Junction, Mongoose, Annex) have a reversible shoulder & stabilizer strap, so don't worry about it! This means you can buy any YNOT messenger bag and choose which strap orientation you prefer. Also for riders who wear their bag all day long, you have the option of switching the strap back and forth on occasion to give your "default" shoulder a break.
The only exception to this is our mini messenger the Bandicoot (link). But you can choose left or right shoulder under the "Build Your Own" feature. Most people are, "left shoulder" single strap bag wearers, which is why it's the standard on this bag. This means the strap will rest on your left shoulder, come across your chest and angle down towards your right hip. If you wear a bag opposite to this, you need a "right shoulder" bag.
Q: I am looking to have a one-of-a-kind bag created beyond the "Build Your Own" custom bags on the website. Do you do one-off custom design work for individuals?
A: Due to our small team, requests like this are difficult to accommodate. In most cases, small runs of custom product cannot be produced at a price that is fair to you.
Q: Does YNOT do custom work for businesses and organizations?
A: YNOT Cycle has experience working with corporate clients large and small, and on projects with varying levels of complexity; from custom vinyl decals and embroidery, to custom product development. Our clients include Red Bull, AXE, Cervélo, Orontas, Sam James Coffee Bar, and others. Contact info@ynotcycle with any inquiries.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: We are always open to talking to talented people that could potentially add to the pool of skills at YNOT so feel free to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Will YNOT sponsor my event?
A: YNOT sponsors many events around the world with product and support. We are however a small company with limited resources. As a result we have to limit the amount of events we sponsor. If you are seeking sponsorship please email us with the details of your event, including how many people you expect to have, and the level of sponsorship you require. Please provide a minimum of 3 weeks notice prior to the event.
Q: Will YNOT sponsor me?
A: Our team is currently full and we are not accepting new members. But hey, we always like watching rad new edits from up and comers.....
Q: Where can I buy your stuff?
A: You can see a full listing of our retailers around the world HERE
Q: I have a shop, how do I become a dealer?
A: Sounds great! Please contact us at email@example.com and include your store information (name, contact info, etc.). We'll get you the information need to stock your store with our gear right away!
2. Use of our Website
You agree to use our website for legitimate purposes and not for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, including without limitation, in violation of any intellectual property or privacy law. By agreeing to the Terms, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence and are legally capable of entering into a binding contract.
You agree to not use our website to conduct any activity that would constitute a civil or criminal offence or violate any law. You agree not to attempt to interfere with our website’s network or security features or to gain unauthorized access to our systems.
3. General Conditions
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time, for any reason. We reserve the right to make any modifications to the website, including terminating, changing, suspending or discontinuing any aspect of the website at any time, without notice. We may impose additional rules or limits on the use of our website. You agree to review the Terms regularly and your continued access or use of our website will mean that you agree to any changes.
You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of our website or for any service, content, feature or product offered through our website.
4. Products or Services
All purchases through our website are subject to product availability. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel the quantities offered on our website or limit the sales of our products or services to any person, household, geographic region or jurisdiction.
Prices for our products are subject to change, without notice. Unless otherwise indicated, prices displayed on our website are quoted in Canadian dollars.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse orders, including without limitation, orders that appear to be placed by distributors or resellers. If we believe that you have made a false or fraudulent order, we will be entitled to cancel the order and inform the relevant authorities.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of the colour or design of the products on our website. We have made efforts to ensure the colour and design of our products are displayed as accurately as possible on our website.
5. Links to Third-Party Websites
Links from or to websites outside our website are meant for convenience only. We do not review, endorse, approve or control, and are not responsible for any sites linked from or to our website, the content of those sites, the third parties named therein, or their products and services. Linking to any other site is at your sole risk and we will not be responsible or liable for any damages in connection with linking. Links to downloadable software sites are for convenience only and we are not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software. Use of any downloaded software is governed by the terms of the license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is provided with the software.
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You agree that any Content submitted by you in response to a request by us for a specific submission may be edited, adapted, modified, recreated, published, or distributed by us. You further agree that we are under no obligation to maintain any Content in confidence, to pay compensation for any Content or to respond to any Content.
You agree that you will not post, distribute or share any Content on our website that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or any other proprietary right without the express consent of the owner of such proprietary right. You further agree that your Content will not be unlawful, abusive or obscene nor will it contain any malware or computer virus that could affect our website’s operations. You will be solely liable for any Content that you make and its accuracy. We have no responsibility and assume no liability for any Content posted by you or any third-party.
We reserve the right to terminate your ability to post on our website and to remove and/or delete any Content that we deem objectionable. You consent to such removal and/or deletion and waive any claim against us for the removal and/or deletion of your Content.
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Please note that our website may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time, without prior notice (including after an order has been submitted). Such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to product description, pricing, promotion and availability and we reserve the right to cancel or refuse any order placed based on incorrect pricing or availability information, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
We do not undertake to update, modify or clarify information on our website, except as required by law.
9. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
You assume all responsibility and risk with respect to your use of our website, which is provided “as is” without warranties, representations or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, with regard to information accessed from or via our website, including without limitation, all content and materials, and functions and services provided on our website, all of which are provided without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, completeness or usefulness of content or information, uninterrupted access, and any warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that our website or its functioning or the content and material of the services made available thereby will be timely, secure, uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our websites or the servers that make our website available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
The use of our website is at your sole risk and you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with your use of our website. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind related to the use of our website. In no event will we, or our affiliates, our or their respective content or service providers, or any of our or their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, suppliers or employees be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, losses or causes of action, or lost revenue, lost profits, lost business or sales, or any other type of damage, whether based in contract or tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of, or the inability to use, or the performance of, our website or the content or material or functionality through our website, even if we are advised of the possibility of such damages.
Certain jurisdictions do not allow limitation of liability or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. In such jurisdictions, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations, may not apply to you and our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
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Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us is effective unless it is communicated to you in writing.
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If any of the provisions of the Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, such provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining Terms, which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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