As mentioned in our review of the Budnitz No. 3, all frames constructed under the Budnitz name comply with the EU mountain bike standards. So, obviously, the next model to introduce would be a trail ready machine. Meet the No. 2M .
The new No.2M comes in a steel or titanium version. It makes use of a 650B wheelset. Up front the ti fork found on other models is replaced with a rigid carbon affair from White Brothers. The Gates Carbon belt drive comes configured as a single speed, but an option for a Rohloff 14-speed internally geared hub is present. Avid BB7 mechanical brakes are specced, but Avid X0 hydraulics can be had. We are told that a ti single speed build weighs in at 18lbs. A stock steel version starts at $2600. Go with a ti frame and tack on the fancy options and you can quickly get north of $7000.
Want one? You can order it here. If you are feeling lucky however, you can stay tuned to Bikerumor as we will be working with Budnitz Bicycles to give away one of these baby’s (in BikeRumor Orange) this month. Details coming soon.
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