Bicycle Frame Failure Hazardous to Riders

Volcanic Bikes’ Patrol Bikes Specifically Designed for Intense Demands of Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and More

In recent news, the cycling community has been abuzz with reports that a major bicycle manufacturer is recalling thousands of bikes due to potential frame failures—a situation highlights the importance of durability and reliability in bicycle design. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the critical need for bicycles, especially those used in the demanding field of bike patrols, to be built to the highest quality and safety standards.

Volcanic Bikes’ “APB” (Approach Patrol Bicycle) frames stand as a beacon of reliability and excellence, designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the bicycle patrol industry. Let’s explore how the APB frame’s innovative design and engineering address these challenges and set a new standard for what law enforcement officers should expect from their patrol bicycles.

In the dynamic and demanding world of bicycle patrols, the choice of equipment is crucial. The need for a bicycle that not only withstands the rigors of patrol duties but also ensures the officer’s safety and efficiency is paramount. Enter Volcanic Bikes’ “APB” (Approach Patrol Bicycle) frame—a pinnacle of design and engineering tailored explicitly for the bicycle patrol industry.

Volcanic Bikes’ frames are designed and built specifically for the high demands of bike patrols.


Volcanic Bikes has established itself as a dedicated manufacturer with a clear focus: crafting frames specifically for the bicycle patrol industry. The APB frame exemplifies this dedication, incorporating unique features that address the specific needs of patrol officers. It’s not just another bike repurposed for police work; it’s a machine built from the ground up with the rigors of patrol in mind.

Lifetime Warranty: A Commitment to Quality

Volcanic stands behind their product with a lifetime warranty on all APB frames, a testament to their confidence in the durability and quality of their work. This commitment offers departments peace of mind, knowing their investment is protected for the lifetime of the bicycle.

Unmatched Structural Integrity

The APB frame sets itself apart with several innovative features:

  • CNC Machined Yokes: Both the chainstay and seatstay yokes are CNC machined from solid alloy bar stock, offering superior strength over traditional materials and designs. This meticulous process ensures that the APB frame can withstand the additional weight and stress of patrol duties without compromising on performance or safety.
  • The Rib: A specialized frame component designed to eliminate flex at the top of the seat tube, the Rib supports the added weight of a patrol officer’s gear, reducing wear on the drivetrain and enhancing the frame’s overall durability.
  • Rectangular Chainstays and Seatstays: These elements are engineered to minimize flex in the rear triangle, providing a stable and secure ride for officers carrying extra gear, thus enhancing the bike’s load-bearing capabilities.
  • Unique Dropouts: The circular-shaped dropouts are designed to distribute impact force evenly, reducing frame and rider fatigue. This feature, coupled with an increased weld area, significantly enhances the frame’s strength and safety.

Beyond the Frame

It’s essential to recognize that every bicycle component, from frames to forks, has a finite service life. Factors such as design, material choice, and manufacturing quality play significant roles in the durability and safety of these components. Volcanic Bikes’ commitment to quality in the APB frame extends to every aspect of their bicycles, ensuring that each part meets the high standards required for patrol use.

Home of “The Toughest Bikes on Earth”

The Volcanic Bikes’ APB frame is not just a tool; it’s a trusted companion for officers on patrol. Its design reflects a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of bike patrols, offering unparalleled strength, durability, and reliability. With Volcanic Bikes, departments can rest assured that they are equipping their officers with the best in patrol bicycle technology, where safety and performance go hand in hand.