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Bicycle Elite Playing Cards

Deck of cards by Penguin Magic
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Includes a blank facer: Yes
Includes a double-backer: Yes
Includes matching jokers: Yes
Custom faces: No
Printed by: USPCC
Box seal: No
Card stock: Crushed

Printed by USPCC
Printed by
USPCC
Card stock
Crushed
card stock
Faces
Standard faces

Bicycle Elite Playing Cards

3.95 usd

Deck of cards by Penguin Magic (From $3.95)

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This is simply the best feeling deck of Bicycle playing cards you'll ever own—and you won’t have to pay an absurd price to get them. These playing cards are built AND priced to support the needs of working professionals.

When they were initially released, Bicycle Elite Playing Cards completely changed the game for magicians, cardists and gamblers. In fact, living legend magician Michael Ammar has dubbed this deck of cards as his “all time favorite out-of-the-box working deck!”

So, what makes Bicycle Elite Playing Cards so special?

Bicycle Elite Playing Cards are manufactured by the USPCC on an ultra-thin luxury stock with an elite embossed finish that makes them insanely flexible and durable—most notably offering increased resistance to the warping that can be caused by high humidity. These incredible cards are ready for your favorite magic trick, cardistry routine or card game right out of the box. As they are also traditionally cut, they handle, shuffle and fan like a dream without ever needing to be broken in.

Printed with a classic Rider Back design and tucked into a traditional box, Bicycle Elite Playing Cards will never arouse any suspicion from your spectators. Yet, in the hands of the right performer, these things can be lethal. Especially when you consider the fact that each deck also includes two identical jokers, a double-backer and a blank-faced card.

Bicycle Elite Playing Cards are available in either Red or Blue. You can select individual decks or full bricks when you checkout.

 

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  • Lance asks: Is the back of the box the card back design?

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Customer reviews for Bicycle Elite Playing Cards

Reviewer

Marlon

The Elite deck edition is excellent, the cards in your hands feel smooth and you can do any magic effects you want as soon as they are opened, I recommend these cards 100%.

 
Reviewer

Garry

This Bicycle Ellite deck is a great deck to handle, great for doing the farrow shuffle, comes with two jokers both in colour, and two different gaff cards. No black tab, so no more sticky or damaged tuc box, and you still get the cellophane wrap around the tuc box, so you can still keep your gaff cards there.

 
Reviewer

Brice

Wow! These are some of the best cards I’ve ever felt! They came broken in!!!

 
Reviewer

Brian

Best bang for the buck on playing cards I've ever gotten. Great quality. They (almost) stack up to the Gold Seal for perfect table, one-hand, and one-hand table faros. As far as regular faros, they almost faro themselves. They go in like butter.

 
Reviewer

Harrison

Amazing! The only bikes I'm using.

 
Reviewer

Rizky

Just trying this deck.

 
Reviewer

John

A big improvement on standard bicycle cards, they last longer and feel better in every way. This really ought to be the standard for magicians, they are for me so I've already got several bricks from Vanishing Inc. The slight increase in price over regular bikes are worth it, they are great straight out of the box, no working in, it is unbeatable as far as regular decks of cards go.

 
Reviewer

Christopher

I wish these had been around 20 years ago. Such a brilliant idea. I love these cards.

 
Reviewer

Brian

These are my go to cards at this point. I spent years working with the penguin marked cards but due to price I couldn't manage how many I was going though. So after reading reviews I took a chance and bought one deck, the day after they arrived I bought a brick. They include a double backer and blank face which is key for me.

 
Reviewer

Stephen

The Bicycle Elite Playing cards are wonderful. The box is perfectly classic with the back design on the back rather than ad copy. And the lack of a seal on the box is not only convenient and cleaner, it's also practical for sneaking gaff cards or other cards in and out of the deck. The crushed stock is nice. Springs and manipulations that require the cards to flex are accessible right away, straight out of the box without needing to break the cards in. Matching Jokers are appreciated. although I would had preferred black & white Jokers over the provided colored Jokers. (Maybe its just me, but I prefer Black and White Jokers with Rider Backs and colored Jokers with Bee and Tally-ho.) The two gaff cards are a nice touch.

 
Reviewer

Vernon

These cards are awesome! Faro right out of the box like butter. Much better than spending 12 or 13 bucks for a deck of Monarchs.

 
Reviewer

Andrew

It had been quite a few years since I'd bought new decks for magic so I ordered a range. These are the best I've found! They handle really well, faro easily straight from the box, have a double back, blank face and matching (color) jokers. And the standard Bicycle (rider back) design means they seem familiar. To me they feel thinner and more flexible than Standard Bikes (labeled "thin crushed" on the box), very similar to Bees, but the white border is useful for magic. I liked them so much I then ordered a brick!

 
Reviewer

Chris

With the diminishing quality of standard Bikes, I am very happy to recommend the Elite version. I find them the equal of my previous favourite decks, Tally Ho, and more recently, Richard Turner's Gold Seal Bicycle Cards, but at a considerably cheaper price. Bicycle Elite are excellent quality, thin and flexible, and they Faro straight from the deck. Each deck comes with two matching Jokers, a blank face card, and a double backer. What more could a magician ask for, and at such a bargain price.

 
Reviewer

David

My favourite cards for handling are Tally Ho, but as there are very few gimmicks for them, I use Bicycle. They are not bad (in fact, they are very good) but for sleight of hands I miss a little more. This was until I have tried these Elite Edition. OMG, they are EXCELLENT!!! Exceed all my expectations. The only inconvenient is that they are not sold in Spain, I don't know why, but we have VI to buy them. Trust me, you won't regret, this cards are outstanding.

 
Reviewer

Darren

Just a lovely smooth deck of playing cards, which are a pleasure to handle. Makes all kinds of sleights so much easier. Definitely will be buying the Elite Edition Bicycle Cards again - will probably make it hard to go back to the regular kind!

 
Reviewer

Micah

This is an amazing deck of cards from bicycle. They feel amazing right out of the box. I don't see what's wrong with regular bicycle playing cards, but I got these because of the double backer and blank face playing cards. I would recommend you get these cards because they have the classic bicycle back but feel even nicer.

 
Reviewer

Lucas

This is one of the best decks to handle. It also comes with a blank card, a double backer and matching jokers which is perfect for magicians. At this price, you won't feel bad about ruining the cards as well.

 
Reviewer

Oliver

The best Bicycle cards I ever handled! They feel like butter in your hands (they faro perfectly) and the best thing is that they look the same as the regular bikes. Oh no, whait… the best thing is the price!! Totally recommend them!!

 
Reviewer

David

There is definitely a different feel with the elite playing playing cards. They palm easier, they seem to hold their shape better.
They don’t tend to warp. As a full time professional, Working many restaurants I highly recommend the elite bicycle cards.

David Kelly

 
Reviewer

Matthew

These cards look like a regular deck but come out of the box broken in. They feel and handle incredibly well.

 
Reviewer

Michael

I'm probably just repeating what others have already said, but this is a great deck. It's got a great smooth handle, and the extra blank face and double-backer are great plus the matching jokers. It's even better that this is a classic Bicycle deck - if you don't want your spectators to think you are using a trick deck, there is nothing better than a classic bicycle deck, and this deck is just wonderful for all purpose use (but especially for magic tricks). Get the blue deck too so you can do some color change tricks.

 
Reviewer

Michael

I bought the red version of this deck first and loved it so much I had to get the blue version so I could do some color change tricks with both decks. Matching jokers, blank face card, double-backer card, super smooth handling - these decks (Bicycle Elite) have it all when it comes to a high quality and versatile deck to use for magic tricks.

 
Reviewer

Steve

These cards are very nice if you like a thin, less snappy card. I really like the Richard Turner gold seal cards so much more. Pretty hard to find these days.
These Elite cards definitely feel broken in out of the box. Don't feel traditionally cut to me, but I'm a leftie. I actually prefer traditional Bicycle rider backs.

 
Reviewer

Matthew

These feel incredible out of the box, like an already-broken-in favourite deck. They handle beautifully. Perfect faros have never been easier. But I do find that period of perfection is more short-lived than with regular Bikes. It's not long before cards start clumping, they just don't spread as well and you're messing around with fanning powder. After a bit of use I find my pinky count less reliable with this deck. Never had a problem with reg. Bikes but Elites are seemingly thinner and it's easy for two cards to stick together with you realising. Great deck though...if you replenish frequently.

 
Reviewer

Andrew

Perhaps I just happened to get a duff pack but mine didn’t faro right out the box (at least not face down like a Phoenix deck does) but otherwise feel and handle well and nice to have an inexpensive alternative to rough regular bikes