Budnitz has done it again. We were impressed by the No.1 and No.2, lusted after the No.3 and inspired by the No.4 – but Budnitz was not finished. Introducing what may be the first step-through frame that can be called sexy, Budnitz has delivered an all-around city bike that’s nimble and quick while remaining comfortable and accessible. Meet the No.5.
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Three years in design and production in order to nail the desired ride qualities, Budnitz calls the No.5, “incredibly beautiful, proudly unisex — and it’s a screamer on the road.”
Unique to the No.5 is what Budnitz refers to as an inverted single-arc cantilever frame. The inherent qualities of both steel and titanium in conjunction with this frame design allow the No.5 to absorb any irregularities in your path. Add to this the ability to fit tires up to 2.35″ and you will be gliding over most anything.
The No.5 comes with all the bling we have come to expect from a Budnitz. It rocks a Gates carbon belt drive mated to your choice of either single, Shimano 11, or Rohloff 14 speed hubs. A Chris King headset, Avid BB7 discs, Velocity hubs/rims and Thompson stem round out the standard components.
Base price of a steel edition sits at $2,600 and $5,000 for the titanium. Optional equipment can take those base prices for a ride, but what an amazing ride it would be.