Pilen began somewhat humbly as a husband-wife team refurbishing old bikes and tractors and selling them at flea markets and squares in Sweden. In 1998 Martin and Louise made the jump to manufacturing bikes (out of a barn on the family farm, no less). They have since blossomed into a factory in Southern Sweden with a small and highly-skilled team of builders and designers that builds about 2,000 bikes a year. For the past 20 years, Pilen has produced a bike that artfully combines form and function. Pilen bicycles are about Love – of bicycle riding, of the craftsmanship, of the materials, and of the people who own them.