Ambiente Bikes was started in early 2007. Well actually the thought was around in late 2006 and initial drawings were produced back then. It came about because there appeared to be a void in the market for a freestyle oriented 24 inch bike. Call it a BMX, call it a cruiser, call it whatever you want. There are plenty of race cruisers around, however, they all have v-brake mounts, euro bottom brackets and generally not designed for freestyle riding. Going back to the early days of freestyle and seeing the likes of Bob Haro on a twin top tube Torker and then his own original Haro Freestyler, I decided to run with a similar design. Plus I saw a few people grinding the v-brake mounts off and putting on their own 990 style mounts.