GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has launched a new line of what it calls "street bikes" — urban bikes that use the Gates CenterTrack belt-drive drivetrain. The bikes also feature internally geared hubs.
The line includes four bike models. The newest model is the Wazee, an 11-speed steel-framed bike with retro styling inspired by the Lotus 38 race car. The $2,199 MSRP Wazee replaces last year's Sprawl model, which retailed for $3,199 and had an 8-speed hub.
Returning to the line is an updated Acme model, which now has a carbon fork with tapered steerer, redesigned sliding drop outs, improved rack and fender mounts, a kickstand plate and a new paint scheme. The Acme's MSRP is $2,199.
The Ajax model has a similar design to Acme, also has been updated with an Alfine 8-speed internal hub and comes in stealthy Helipcopter Black paint scheme. MSRP is $1,699.
Finally, the Dualie is a two-speed, kick-shifting steel-framed model. It now has 130mm rear spacing to accomodate road wheels, making for an easy conversion to single-speed. The Scooter Blue paint scheme is offset with a black saddle and grips. MSRP is $1,199.
"We want to show that reliable bikes for everyday urban use can also be fast and look great,” said Spot president Andrew Lumpkin. “You won’t find a greasy chain or derailleur in our city line. These bikes are made to jump on and go, whether it’s a 30-mile commute to work, the coffee shop or to pick up takeout at the City Wok.”