We just reviewed the Tout Terrain Metropolitan, a heavy duty, fully stocked urban commuter bike. Now, they have two additional Gates belt drive equipped models heading to the States in December.
The Chiyoda is their “fast, agile and cool” city bike and has pretty everything you’d want to simply get about in the urban jungle. Disc brakes, belt drive and a Shimano Alfine internally geared rear hub (Rohloff is optional) all adorn the steel frame. The rear fender mounts directly to the mono-stay for a very clean overall look. It’s also available in black.
For those who carry a bit more stuff, check the Amber Road after the break…
The Amber Road is technically their trekking bike, but with 28″ wheels and wider tires, TT says it’s just as at home in the city. Same brakes and drivetrain as the Chiyoda, but it has a built in rack, central mount for a tripod-style kickstand (or the mono-stand shown above) and it’s approved for retrofit with the BionX rear hub motor if you want to add a derailleur and cassette instead.
Both bikes use a split dropout on the drive side to allow the belt to enter the rear triangle. Available through Peter White Cycles in the U.S.