Joe wanted a bike for around town and road riding, good for Seattle’s hills and climate. He came down for a fitting with his current bike, and with a few tweaks we got the fit straight, then put together a design with disc brakes, the internally geared Alfine 11spd hub, a Gates belt drive, tubeless tires, full fenders and an Ergon seatpost for comfort. The icing on the cake is the Prismatic ‘Glowbee’ topcoat which makes the frame and fenders glow in the dark!
The frame uses a modified Niner eccentric bottom bracket to tension the belt, with a custom machined socket at the rear dropout for a split to install the belt. The seatstays are one piece with a bend to match the fender shape, and asymmetric to clear the chainstay mounted disc brake. Total weight complete with pedals is just a little over 23lbs.