Base Urban Bicycles are brought to us by Flying Machine Bicycle Design Studio, the same people who design Sexy Bicycles. With Sexy Bicycles, Flying Machine went for, I guess…sexiness more than utility — shocking colors and crazy designs. But Base Urban seems to be all about pragmatism and purpose. They only offer four models: all of them made of chromoly aircraft tubing; all of them belt-driven; two of them fixed gear; two of them internally-geared; two of them drop-barred; and two of them flat-barred. Both the Shimano Alfine internally-geared models have dual cable actuated disc brakes as well.
Shown above is the RD2.0, one of the internally geared, disc brake-havin’ bikes. Photos of its drop-barred brother and the fixed gears (and brief specs) after the break.
The RD1.0 uses a Sussex 8 speed shifter to operate its Shimano Alfine hub.
The Fx1.0: belt drive fixed gear.
The FX2.0: belt drive, fixed gear, with riser bars.
Our old friend the Rd2.0. The thing looks like a commuting juggernaut. I strenuously approve.
More info at Base Urban’s web site.