Paul Budnitz, the creator of Kidrobot toys, built his first bicycles in 2006. In 2011, Budnitz Bicycles was founded with the goal of manufacturing simple, built-to-last bikes. We covered the launch of Budnitz Bicycles here. Now, a new model is available – the No. 3. The first two models by Budnitz were Ti frames. The No. 3. switched it up, offering a choice between stainless or black Cro-mo steel. Both No. 3 models come equipped with a Gates Center Track Belt Drive laced to an 11 speed Shimano Alfine Internal Hub, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, and 29-inch wheels. The stainless steel version runs $3,600 while the Black Cro-mo version comes in at $2800. Budnitz describes the bike as lightening-fast, yet comfortable on the streets. They offer them in S, M, L, and XL.
Click ‘more’ for detailed images of the stainless steel and black cro-moly No. 3…
It took extensive trial and error to find a perfectly balanced titanium handlebar, built for both comfort and speed. Clean lines are matched by our handmade titanium seatpost and fork. We use Chris King’s top-of the line USA-made headset.
Budnitz No. 3 Cro-Moly Steel Frame
Paul hates getting his pants dirty. So he got rid of the greasy chain altogether, and replaced it with a mess-free and nearly silent carbon belt made in Germany.
Optional full-range 11-speed Shimano Alfine internally geared transmission requires almost no maintenance, is superfast on the flats and has a granny gear for hills.
- Security – Pitlock locking wheel skewers, seat post clamp & stem cap. Abus mini U-lock, Germany.
- Fenders – Lightweight & elegant C-Lite alloy fenders, Belgium.
- Rack – Tubus handmade Titanium rear racks, Germany.
- Bell – Bellini bell in real brass. Ding!