THE ULTIMATE CITY BICYCLE
When I was a kid my father owned a black steel Schwinn he’d bought at a garage sale near our home in Berkeley, California. It had one gear, fat tires, a kick brake, and weighed about 45 pounds.
Nearly every day after school I’d sneak off with that bike and tear around town with my friends. Yes, the road bike I’d bought on my 16th birthday was faster — but the Schwinn was a hell of a lot more fun, jumping curbs and power sliding over gravel until well after dark.
I created the Budnitz Model No.3 in part as an homage to my father’s bicycle.
My version is much lighter — the titanium frame can weigh as little as 3.7 pounds. Powerful disc brakes, a clean and silent belt drive, and up to 14 speeds in a sealed internal transmission. Big 29-inch wheels and a long wheelbase fly smoothly over just about any road surface.
The result is the ultimate city bicycle: fast, comfortable, versatile, strong — and ridiculously fun to ride.
Almost certainly the bicycle my kids are going to swipe from me, when they’re old enough to get out on their own.
Paul Budnitz, Founder
Starting at $2,495, order now.
Pictured: Budnitz Bicycles Model No.3 in steel, Alfine Di2 11-speed electronic transmission, Formula hydraulic brakes, Brooks leather saddle, cream Schwalbe tires, USA-made wood fenders, titanium handlebars and seatpost, gloss black paint, and titanium badges.