Showing posts with label 3-speed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 3-speed. Show all posts

Friday, November 10, 2017

An Interview With Spin Dockless Bikeshare

Ready to ride. Photo courtesy of Spin
In September, dockless bikeshare arrived in Washington, D.C., the city that had already proved that a bikeshare station system can work in North America.  Suddenly, in addition to the red Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) bikes, there were the yellow ofo bikes, orange Spin bikes, silver and orange Mobikes, bright green and yellow LimeBikes, and red Jump! ebikes.  Gear Prudence compared the new D.C. bikeshare options to a bag of Skittles

These new bikes are so-called "smart bikes" that are unlocked using each company's apps. The different brands provide options from single-speeds and 3-speeds to ebikes. The Washington Post test rode four of the bikes and provided its first impressions here

An initial issue with dockless in D.C. was where to park them.  They were found inside Metro stations, CaBi docks, blocking sidewalks. David Alpert suggested that the best place to park them was between tree boxes between the street and sidewalk. We'll see if a parking etiquette takes hold.

The big picture question for D.C. and other cities, however, is whether dockless bikeshare is here to stay. Is this really a thing?  To investigate, we sent some questions to Spin. They were gracious enough to provide some answers. 

Spin Q&A


How did Spin get started?  

Spin is the first company to debut the stationless bikeshare concept in America. Dockless bikeshare did not exist in the U.S. prior to 2017 so it was important to build relationships and educate local government on the benefits first. For example, since there was no pre-existing regulations/permits for dockless, Spin worked with the SDOT’S Kyle Rowe (who they recently brought on to their team internally) to create a landmark permit to allow this innovation to benefit both the government and its citizens.



What has your experience been like with the DC launch? How does it compare with what you've seen in other cities where you operate?  

We knew D.C. would be a perfect fit for dockless bike-share. Washington D.C. is consistently ranked among the top biking cities in the country, has a track record of forward thinking transportation policies, and is a city that teaches all students how to ride a bike. As a city, Washington D.C. has ambitious climate change goals which are in favor of alternative modes of transportation.



The big question I keep hearing about dockless is "aren't these bikes going to be stolen or damaged?" How do you respond to this question?  

Unlike other bikeshare companies, Spin has a dedicated staff on the ground in every city in which we operate to ensure that bikes are conveniently and legally placed. Spin will dispatch a ground operations member within 1 hour between the hours of  9am-7pm to deal with bikes reported as obstructing public right of way, with after-hours requests managed the following morning. Spin users and the general public can also report bikes 24/7 via the website or the app. Thanks to our GPS tracking technology, we can anticipate and prevent bikes from piling up.



We've seen pictures on twitter of damaged bikes. How common is this and how do you deal with this?  
Most people are treating our bikes responsibly and with respect. While there are certainly instances of irresponsible use, it’s up to us to be proactive about addressing those issues, through our ground ops team and through community engagement.



The Spin bikes that I've seen are single speeds, have a front basket, and a chainguard. Is that standard for all of your bikes?  

The bikes are all mostly identical. We tweak them as needed for each landscape. For example, we have a customized bike created just for Seattle to be able to handle that particular terrain. But generally, those features are standard. 

[editor note: Subsequent to this interview, Spin replaced its single speeds with 3-speeds]
 

Do they all have headlights and taillights?


Yes.



How do you make a bike "weather proof"?


Spin changes the bikes based on terrain so when the winter comes there will likely be an update.



Your blog mentions "rogue" bikeshare operators. What has your experience been with other dockless companies? Has the competition been fair? Is there a market for multiple dockless companies like we're seeing in DC?  
By rogue bikeshare operators, we mean competitors that enter cities without permission. Spin is dedicated to working closely with cities to establish clear procedures for permitting and a pathway to success that benefits both cities and riders. Essentially we want to complement existing systems in each city versus focus on beating out competitors.

When you come into a city like DC, how do you measure success?

We have been deliberate about rolling out and learning from community feedback, especially in terms of placement. One ways we track success is getting data on the number of rides per bike per day. So far, ridership has been incredible.



Will bikeshare spread from cities to less dense towns and suburbs, or is density the key? 
We are currently launching in cities, however, we are extending our focus to other communities and regions as well. One of our values is equitable transportation, so providing affordable bikes to all underserved communities.  We have recently launched on select college campuses located in more rural areas to bring bikeshare to new areas. Spin’s technology allows for bluetooth connection to unlock and ride the bikes when cellular storage and data are limited, so there’s definitely opportunity to bring the bikes beyond city streets.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Heritage


The Chief from Heritage Bicycles. Courtesy heritagebicycles.com

The Heritage Chief "City Edition" goes for $1,000.

The idea behind Heritage was to combine handcrafted bicycles, bike repair, apparel, and good coffee all in one shop located on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.  By all accounts, it's been a hit.  In fact, according to CNN, fans of Heritage bicycles include Beyonce, Jay Z, and Jack Dorsey.

Most Heritage bicycles have a simple, utilitarian design.  My pick is the Chief "City Edition", which is available as a singlespeed or with a 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub. It comes with a Wald rear rack.

Here are the specs:


Frame: Heritage Chief
Fork: Crowned Chromoly
Headset: FSA Duron X, ISO
Bottom Bracket: Sealed alloy, 68 x 110.5
Crank: Alloy, 44t
Pedals: Wellgo City
Rims: Alex DM18
Spokes: Sapim Leader
Tires: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser, 700 x 32c
Front Hub: sealed alloy, 36-hole
Rear Hub: KT Coaster, 36-hole
Chain: KMC 410
Stem: Alloy, 25.4mm
Handlebar: Velo-Orange Milan, 25.4m
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Grips: Natural Cork
Brake levers: Velo-Orange City
Brake Calipers: Tektro R559
Rear Rack: Wald Chrome
Saddle: Velo-Orange Plush
Seat Post: Alloy, 26.2mm

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Republic Bikes

Republic's Plato Dutch Step-through available through Urban Outfitters. Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Republic Bikes' Plato Dutch diamond and step-through 3-speeds are advertised for $499 at Urban Outfitters.  The singlespeeds are $399. They can also be ordered directly from Republic.

Republic Bikes jumped on the fixie/singlespeed bandwagon in the late 2000's.  Republic fixies were quickly derided by bike snobs as cheap and heavy.  They were, after all, made from tensile steel (*gasp*).  There were also grounds to mock Republic fixies based on the partnership between Republic and Urban Outfitters.  In 2009, the world's funniest bike snob commented:

You can certainly continue to enjoy something after it's received the Urban Outfitters treatment, though you can no longer tell yourself that the fact that you enjoy it makes you special.

Bike Snob was talking about fixies and hipsters, but the same sentiment can now be applied to "Dutch bikes" and the city dwellers who love them.  Yes, we know these are not *real* Dutch bikes.  But will Dutch bikes ever hold the same allure after receiving the "Urban Outfitters treatment"?

The Republic Bikes/Urban Outfitter "treatment" includes a web page where you "build your own bike," by which they mean you get to choose a color scheme.  I'm not going to make fun of this.  Urban Outfitters sells fashion, and "Dutch" bikes have long been considered a fashion accessory.

Republic has built a fleet of these "Dutch" bicycles for Google employees to cruise from building to building at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, California.  These are useful bikes, even if they are tanks designed as fashion accessories.

Specifications

Total assembled weight: 40 lbs (18.14 kgs)

Frame: Custom lugged design in hi-ten steel. Adjustable alloy seat tube clamp. Front and rear pipe carrier racks included.

Forks: Crown Lugged, hi-ten steel.

Gearing (1-speed): 36T chainwheel, 18T freewheel

Gearing (3-speed): Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub, 36T chainwheel, 18T freewheel

Grips: Custom stitched comfort grips.

Saddle: Custom two-tone button saddle with Republic logo plate.

Chaincase: Fully covered PVC chain protector

Skirt: Clip-on PVC skirt nets attach to rear fender.

Wheels: Alloy 26 x 1.5". Nutted axles to both front and rear.
Tires: 26 x 2.25" custom hue balloon tires

Rear hub (1-speed): Coaster brake hub with 18T freewheel.

Rear hub (3-speed): Shimano Nexus 3-speed Coaster brake hub with 18T freewheel.

Front hub: Shimano Nexus roller brake.
Chainset: Steel 1/2 x 1/8 x 36T with 165mm Alloy cranks

Handlebars: Alloy, 600mm wide semi-raised.

Pedals: 9/16 PVC with reflectors.

Brakes: Rear coaster brake, front Shimano roller brake.

Seat post: Alloy 28.6mm x 400mm.

Center kickstand included.

Front, rear and wheel reflectors included.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Biria CitiClassic Series


Biria Classic i3 (top) and Sport i3 (bottom). All photos courtesy: www.biria.com


These 3-speeds from Biria's CitiClassic series go for about $615.

Biria is... different.  Biria produced the only shaft-driven bike that you will find on these pages. The flagship Biria model is the Easy Boarding, which looks like it's half bike, half scooter.  And Biria puts out a road bike with 20" wheels.

A few years ago, however, Biria noticed that American cities were actually putting in bike lanes, so they produced a really nice, functional city bike, which Joseph wrote about here. The CitiClassics are basically the same model, but look at all that sleek nickel chrome.  The CitiClassics come with fenders, chainguards, rear racks, and internal gear hubs.

Here are the specs for the Sport i3:

Frame:
Chromoly and Hi-ten Steel
Fork
Steel Crown
Rims
Double wall aluminum
Tires
700 x 35
Gear
Shimano Nexus 3, free wheel, with grip shifter
Stem
Aluminum
Handlebar
Aluminum
Brake
Aluminum Tektro Caliper
Standard
Fenders, Aluminum rear rack, chain guard, kickstand
Size and Color
46 cm (18"): Nickel Silver
55 cm (21.5"): Nickel Silver



















Monday, August 10, 2015

Detroit Bikes


Detroit Bikes offers an A-Type (top) and B-Type (bottom). Photos courtesy detroitbikes.com
Detroit Bikes A or B models go for about $700 + whatever accessories you choose.

Two years ago, after we did a post about Shinola, I received an email recommending that we check out Detroit Bikes.  And so, a mere 2 years later, I checked out Detroit Bikes.  I found two simple, attractive cruisers that come with fenders, chainguards, and internal gear hubs.

Detroit Bikes says its "mission is to encourage cycling by making an accessible, enjoyable bicycle while continuing Detroit’s legacy of quality manufacturing and design."  In a recently-released video, they state an additional goal: to double the number of bikes made in the USA.  It's hard not to root for these guys, especially when they create jobs with a livable wage and health care benefits.

A few specs:

Frame: 4130 chromoly, tig-welded
Brakes: coaster
Gears: Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal gear hub
Tires: Kenda Kwest 700 x 32
Rear rack: 35 lb capacity





Monday, August 3, 2015

Giant Simple Three W

For 2016, a "lifestyle" cruiser from Giant. Courtesy: http://www.giant-bicycles.com
Giant offers the Simple Three W, an aluminum 3-speed cruiser, for around $490.

Here's a large bicycling company, truly a giant in the industry, marketing to women. This is something we've seen again and again (for example, the Trek Cocoa ad campaign), because women are the bicycle industry's major untapped consumer market.  Some women-specific models have been successful, like Giant's Suede, others a bit ridiculous, like the Trek Lime (discussed here).

Giant's "Liv" campaign (on twitter it's @Livgiant) features images of competitive female athletes, as well as regular women riding "lifestyle" bikes like the Simple Three W.  The "W" is apparently there in case you had any doubt that the model was being marketed toward women.  By the way, if you'd like to read a fun rant about women-specific bikes, here's a good one by Amanda Batty.

Marketing is one thing; bicycle design is another.  As Velouria, the Lovely Bicycle blogger, put it: "We are women, we are wonderful, and we need bicycles designed for us." I think the industry needs more women designing bicycles.  Sure, there is Sky Yaeger (of Bianchi, Swobo, and Shinola fame), but "bike designer" remains a male-dominated profession. 

The Simple Three is inexpensive and basic.  In short, it's cheap transportation, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!   Comes with chainguard, fenders, kickstand, and a front basket.  Here are the specs:

FRAME

SIZES One Size Fits Most
COLORS White/Blue, Red/Purple
FRAME ALUXXgrade aluminum
FORK Chromoly
SHOCK N/A

COMPONENTS

HANDLEBAR Women's Steel Cruiser
STEM Alloy quill
SEATPOST Alloy, 27.2mm
SADDLE Liv Comfort Cruiser, w/ SuperSoft foam
PEDALS Nylon, Antislip platform

DRIVETRAIN


SHIFTERS Shimano Revo, Twist
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR N/A
BRAKES Shimano, Coaster brake
BRAKE LEVERS N/A
CASSETTE Shimano 22T, 3speed internal
CHAIN KMC Z410, Rustproof
CRANKSET Giant alloy 3piece, 44T
BOTTOM BRACKET Threaded, Sealed

WHEELS

RIMS Giant Alloy
HUBS [F] Alloy, [R] Shimano Nexus, 3speed
internal, 36h
SPOKES Stainless steel, 14g
TIRES CST Cruiser, 26x2.125

OTHER

EXTRAS Front Basket, Fenders, Kickstand


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Simcoe Bicycles





From the top down: Simcoe Step-Through Classic; Simcoe Roadster Signature; Simcoe Roadster Classic; Simcoe Step-Through Signature. All photos courtesy http://simcoebicycles.com

The Toronto-based Simcoe Bicycles makes European-style upright steel bikes that include fenders, chaincases, rear racks, and internal gear hubs. A 7-speed Classic goes for about $900; a 7-speed Signature for around $1100.

Simcoe calls itself "the renaissance of the everyday bike in North America."  Momentum Magazine included Simcoe in its gear guide as one of "21 City Bikes for 2015."  Lovely Bicycle tested the Signature Roadster in 2014 and observed that it had "that intangible 'vintage bike feel' in a modern machine."

There's so much to like about Simcoe.  The 7-speeds, whether Signature or Classic, come with a rack.  The Classic is also available as a singlespeed (MSRP $580)  or a 3-speed (MSRP $700), and in a 20 inch or 22 inch frame.  The major difference between Classic and Signature is the brakes. The Classic has caliper rim brakes; the Signature has Shimano roller brakes (which should please David Hembrow). The Signature also comes with a Brooks B68 saddle.

Here are the specs for the Roadster Classic:

Frame Mixed chromoly frame absorbs road vibration and reduces weight. Includes clever braze-ons for Dutch-style rear wheel lock to deter theft.
Paint A four-step paint process, including a phosphate base layer and ultra-durable polyurethane clearcoat, create a highly chip-resistant finish with a rust-resistant undercoat.
Fork High-tensile steel legs with a chromoly steerer tube that naturally absorbs road vibrations.
Headset FSA sealed bearing keeps steering smooth and protected from rain and snow.
Brakes Tektro dual pivot brakes give brand-name stopping power.
Brake Lever Tektro brake levers blend clean lines with excellent power.
Front Hub Bolt-On alloy front hub discourages theft.
Rear Hub One speed hub features a coaster brake while three and seven speeds feature low maintenance, weather resistant Shimano internally geared hubs.
Spokes 13 gauge (14 gauge for 7 speed) rear, 14 gauge front spokes provide lateral wheel stifness and superior stability.
Rims Extremely strong touring-grade rims with double wall construction, 36 spokes and stainless steel eyelets.
Tires Kenda EuroTrek tires have a puncture resistant lining and a reflective side wall for added safety.
Shifters Ergonomic Nexus rotary shifter on three speed and high-tech Rapidfire shifter on seven speeds.
Crankset Samox alloy cranks with fluted details.
Pedals Alloy with boron axle. Rubber top keeps shoes in good shape
Bottom Bracket FSA sealed bearings keeps things running smooth and protected from the elements.
Chain Tough KMC chain for durability.
Stem Kalloy 25 degree rise stem on the Step Through model puts you in an upright position for comfort and control. Zero rise on the Roadster model for a more powerful and agile position.
Handlebar Alloy with a 35 mm rise and Classic Japanese style 50 degree backsweep bend for perfect ergonomics.
Grips Velo grips offer great shock absorption.
Seatpost Kalloy 375 mm seatpost with elegant swan neck.
Seat Durable vinyl saddle with extra springs for added comfort.
Chainguard Alloy chainguard resists rust and provides total clothing protection.
Rack Features on seven speed models the 16 mm rack is extra strong (up to 55 pounds) and features a plate for permanent, theft-resistant light installation.
Fenders Fenders are made of a lightweight alloy and painted to match making them extremely rust and chip resistant. Added features include a fluted silver tip, single alloy stays, and leather washers.
Kickstand The Classic single arm design is both durable and handsome.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Swobo Novak


Swobo Novaks are internally geared three-speeds. Photos courtesy: shop.swobo.com

The Swobo Novak is a steel 3-speed with an internal gear hub that costs around $650.

We haven't talked about Swobo since the days of Tim Parr and Sky Yaeger.  If you're unfamiliar with those names, I'll wait here while you get acquainted through google.

Back in 2008, we discussed Swobo's Sanchez, Folsom, and Otis models. Since then, Parr got bought out by Santa Cruz Bicycles, which is best known for making gnarly mountain bikes like the Tall Boy.  Santa Cruz was co-founded by a guy named Rich Novak, so it wouldn't surprise me if this model is named for him.  (By the way, Santa Cruz was just bought by Dutch cycling company Pon Holdings BV, which also owns Cervelo.) In any event, Swobo still offers updated versions of its Sanchez and Folsom.

And now they also have the Novak, the 3-speed models pictured above, as well as the 8-speed Fillmore models that go for about $900.  The Novaks and Fillmores come with Shimano Nexus internal gear hubs, hammered fenders, and a bell. They come in 5 sizes, ranging from a 48 cm seat tube to a 60 cm.  You can see the Novak in action in this youtube video.

Additional Novak specs:

  • Frame and fork: TIG welded Swobo Chromoly
  • Crankset: Samox outboard bearing with chainring bashguard
  • Hubs: Swobo branded (F)/Shimano Nexus 3spd (R)
  • Wheels: 700c/36 hole/Alex DA22 rims/14g Stainless spokes
  • Tires: Kenda Kwick Trax/700x32c/Puncture resistant with reflective sidewall
  • Brakes: Tektro forged dual pivot caliper
  • Seat/post/stem/bars/grips: Swobo branded
  • Extras:  Brake lever integrated bell, fenders.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Biria CitiBIKE

Biria CitiBike 700C Step-through 3 Speed - Orange
While priced the similarly to most entry-level hybrids ($545 shipped from an online shop), the Biria CitiBIKE is much more useful, due to the inclusion of a front rack and rear rack, full fenders, a kickstand and a chainguard, with a 3-speed internal gear hub. A 7-speed derailleur version is also available. The components are not the most expensive, but should be reliable if looked over by a quality local bike shop. And the steel frame, especially the step-thru version, has a timeless look, and should last if you don't leave it out all winter.

Like this diamond frame, the step-thru is also available in a lovely sky blue; the fenders are also painted on that model, unlike the silver fenders on the diamond frame model:

Specifications:

Frame:  Hi-ten Steel, with cromoly seat tube
Fork:  Steel Unicrown
Rims:  Aluminum, black with CNC wall, 700c
Tires:  700c x 32 mm, Tan or black
Front Chainrings:  Single
Rear Hub: Shimano 3-speed
Pedals:  Platform
Front & rear Brake:  Alloy V-brakes
Shifter:  Revo Grip Shifter
Handlebar:  Aluminum alloy
Stem:  Aluminum alloy, threadless
Grips:  Brown
Saddle:  Brown cruiser w/ springs (Lady's), Brown unsprung (Men's)
Chainguard:  Chainring only on Men's, partial chainguard and chainring on Lady's
Kickstand:  Yes
Fenders:  Yes; painted metal
Rack:  Front and Rear (Lady's only)
Lights:  No
Colors:  Black, Sky Blue, Dark Green
Sizes:  44cm, 48 cm (step-thru), 46cm, 56cm (diamond)
Lady's Sky Blue - Lovely!
[But note the real bike has linear cantilever brakes, not roller brakes]
We previously mentioned the unusual looking Biria Easy Boarding bike, which is also still available.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Brompton

While not made in the USA, like the Bike Friday folding bikes, Brompton folding bikes are often touted as the bike with the most compact folded size and a very quick fold. This makes them a good option for people who need to combine a bike trip with trains or buses which do not allow full-sized bikes, or who want to fly with a bike when visiting another city. They fold down to a package that is a few inches larger than their 16 inch wheels.


The bikes and most of the special components are made in England, and there are many customization options, including all of the options we like here at Bikes for the Rest of Us: fenders, dynamo hub and lights, rear rack and a front bag or basket. Most are sold with a unique 6 speed drivetrain which combines a 3-speed internal gear hub with a tiny 2-speed derailleur.


There is no kickstand option, because the bike itself is designed stand up when folded, and there are small wheels on the rear carrier to allow it to be rolled around like a shopping cart when taken into a store. The front bags or basket attaches directly to the frame, above the small front wheel, instead of to the fork or stem as with most front baskets. This means a front load does not affect handling, and a surprising amount of cargo can be carried on one of these bikes.



Bromptons are also designed with surprisingly quick handling and a slightly leaned-forward position. This combined with small wheels, which accelerate quickly and light weight make it handle more like a road bike than a traditional city bike. The frame is meant to accomodate a range of riders, so taller people will have a more leaned-forward posture, and shorter riders are a little more upright. This can be partially counteracted by different handlebar options.
The most expensive options, including a titanium frame and fork, can cost over $3000 (above).
But the complete bike at the top of the page with 6 speeds, dynamo hub, lights, fender and the addition of a rack is under $2000. The most basic model is just over $1400.


For people in some cities, bike sharing systems, and access for full-size bikes on buses and trains, have made folding bikes less essential for multi-modal trips, but they can still be the perfect solution for some people, so it is no surprise that Clever Cycles in Portland has trouble keeping Bromptons in stock.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shinola

There actually is good news coming out of Detroit these days and it involves watchmaker Shinola, which also happens to be producing elegant, American-made classic lugged steel bikes for the rest of us. They are assembled in Detroit; production is done by Waterford in Wisconsin.

Shinola has done a nice job of creating publicity, most recently with their Shinola Bike Tour.

If you want to read more about Shinola, I recommend Bicycle Retailer and Let's Go Ride A Bike. The latter went on a tour of Shinola's Detroit facility.

Runwell



The Runwell goes for $2,950 (hang in there, Al). It's in the porteur style that is so popular these days (did those old-time Parisian newspaper distributors have any inkling that there bikes would one day be the subject of so much adulation?), and includes an 11-speed Shimano Alfine internal hub, disc brakes, and internal cable routing. Fenders are not included, but Shinola assures us that racks and fenders fit easily on the frame. The chainguard is included.

Here are the specs:

FrameLugged, TrueTemper double-butted CroMo, custom tubing configurations
Frame DetailsShinola custom laser-cut dropouts, Internal brake and gear routing
ForkTrueTemper CroMo, custom cast fork crown, disc mount, rack and fender eyelets
HeadsetPolished alloy, 1 1/8”
HandlebarCivia Aldrich, alloy, 50º backsweep, 580mm width, 25.4mm clamp
GripsShinola leather w/alloy grip clamps, 130mm
StemPolished alloy, 1 1/8”, +/6º (*+/- 6º) rise
BrakesShimano mechanical disc w/160mm rotors
Brake LeversShimano levers
ShiftersShimano Alfine 11-sp RapidFire Plus
CranksetFSA, F. Gimondi, 44T ring
Bottom BracketShimano, cartridge
ChainShimano, 1/2" x 3/32"
Chainguard-
COGShimano Nexus, 18T
Front HubShimano disc front, 32º, bolt-on
Rear HubShimano Alfine 11-sp disc rear
RimsSun CR-18, 32º, one-eyelet, P/V, polished silver
SpokesDT Swiss Champion, 14g, stainless
TiresContinental Contact Reflex, 700x32C, w/reflective strip (* Schwalbe Delta Cruiser, Crème-Reflex, 700x35C, w/reflective strip)
PedalsMKS Sylvan Touring, aluminum, toe-clip compatible
SaddleShinola leather, silver rails and rivets
SeatpostPolished alloy, 27.2mm x 350mm
ExtrasFront rack, bell and Shinola chainguard



Bixby (men's)




The Bixby goes for $1,950.  It's a 3-speed with a Shimano Nexus internal hub and disc brakes.

Here are the specs:

Frame DetailsShinola custom laser cut dropouts
ForkTrueTemper CroMo, custom cast fork crown, disc mount, rack and fender eyelets
HeadsetPolished alloy, 1 1/8"
HandlebarCivia Aldrich, alloy, 70º backsweep, 580mm width, 25.4mm clamp
GripsShinola leather w/alloy grip clamps, 130mm
StemPolished alloy, 1 1/8", +/6º rise
BrakesShimano mechanical disc w/160mm rotors
Brake LeversShimano levers
ShiftersShimano Nexus Revo
CranksetFSA, F. Gimondi, 44T ring
Bottom BracketShimano, cartridge
ChainShimano, 1/2" x 3/32"
ChainguardShinola Chainguard
COGShimano Nexus, 18T
Front HubShimano Deore disc, 32º, bolt-on
Rear HubShimano Nexus 3-sp disc, Silent Clutch
RimsSun CR-18, 32º, one-eyelet, P/V, polished silver
SpokesDT Swiss Champion, 14g, stainless
TiresContinental Contact Reflex, 700x32C, w/reflective strip
PedalsMKS Sylvan Touring, aluminum, toe-clip compatible
SaddleShinola leather, copper rails and rivets
SeatpostPolished alloy, 27.2mm x 350mm
ExtrasBell and alloy fenders


Bixby (women's)


The women's Bixby is also $1,950. 

Here the specs:

FrameTrueTemper double-butted CroMo, custom tubing configurations
Frame DetailsShinola custom laser cut dropouts
ForkTrueTemper CroMo, custom cast fork crown, disc mount, rack and fender eyelets
HeadsetPolished alloy, 1 1/8"
HandlebarCivia Aldrich, alloy, 50º backsweep, 580mm width, 25.4mm clamp
GripsShinola leather w/alloy grip clamps, 130mm
StemPolished alloy, 1 1/8", +/- 6º rise
BrakesShimano mechanical disc w/160mm rotors
Brake LeversShimano levers
ShiftersShimano Nexus Revo
CranksetFSA, F. Gimondi, 44T ring
Bottom BracketShimano, cartridge, square taper
ChainShimano, 1/2" x 3/32"
ChainguardShinola Chainguard
COGShimano Nexus, 18T
Front HubShimano Deore disc, 32º, bolt-on
Rear HubShimano Nexus 3-sp disc, Silent Clutch
RimsSun CR-18, 32º, one-eyelet, P/V, polished silver
SpokesDT Swiss Champion, 14g, stainless
TiresSchwalbe Delta Cruiser, Crème-Reflex, 700x35C, w/reflective strip
PedalsMKS Sylvan Touring, aluminum, toe-clip compatible
SaddleShinola leather, Women's shape, copper rails and rivets
SeatpostPolished alloy, 27.2mm x 350mm
ExtrasBell and alloy fenders