BICYCLE, MEET BELT.
Before he founded Budnitz Bicycles, the only thing that Paul Budnitz really disliked about cycling was the persistent grey line of chain grease he’d find 3 inches from the hemline of his pants. That, and dirty fingernails from fixing a greasy chain.
We believe the perfect bicycle is fast, fun, elegant, comfortable — and clean. After all, if you know you’re going to get dirty, there are times when you’re little less likely to ride at all.Every Budnitz features a lightweight Carbon Belt Drive instead of traditional chain and gears. Our belt drives are almost impossible to derail and nearly indestructible. They’re lightweight, too — a carbon belt weighs just 30% of even a high-performance metal bicycle chain.Combined with the latest internal hubs from Rohloff and Shimano, a Budnitz bicycle offers a very wide range of gears while requiring no external grease. For day-to-day riding, that makes our bicycles virtually maintenance-free.
In fact, belt drives are so efficient, they’re silent. That translates into more power on hills, and more speed on the open road.
Clean pants, too.