Budnitz continues to expand his commuter bicycle lineup, this time with a variety of No.3 and a very distinct looking No.4.
Visually, the No.3 differs from the No.1 primarily thanks to its straight seat and down tubes. Budtnitz says the geometry puts the rider in a bit more aggressive position for better power transfer without sacrificing the comfortable, upright feel. It has internal cable routing that, along with the disc brakes and Gates Belt Drive, provides a very clean appearance. Two inch tires on 29″ wheels smooth the rough pavement and keep you rolling fast.
Above is the No.3 Honey Edition, which gets a chromoly steel frame and very upscale titanium adornments. The Brooks saddle has ti rails, badges, seatpost and handlebar. Not enough? You can add a titanium stem and ti Chris King headset, too. Base retail is $2,900. Also available in light lime green or orange.
There’s also a standard chromoly edition, a titanium version and the No.4 city bike that’s as funky as these are pretty…
The No. 3 Titanium uses a 3.7lb frame and does come stock with the ti CK headset and a custom made ti fork. Seatpost, stem and handlebar are also titanium. You can choose a singlespeed or have it built with an Alfine 11 internally geared hub. Base retail is $4,800 and is available in this brushed raw ti finish or hard powdercoated in your choice of colors.
Both will start shipping in January 2013, orders being taken now.
The No.4 has a chromoly frame and 24″ wheels. It’s tight dimensions and geometry are meant to make it easy to navigate tight city streets and tight apartments equally well. Retail starts at $2,600. Belt drive, disc brakes and clean cable routing add to the user friendliness.
All of their bikes use a split top tube “cantilever” frame design and large volume tires to diffuse bumps and give them a more comfortable ride. They also come with a theft replacement policy for the life of your ownership. Details on their website.