Friday, December 18, 2009
2010 Co-Motion Americano Rohloff/Gates Carbon Drive
I spotted this bike on the EcoVelo blog and my heart skipped several beats. I absolutely adore this bike. It's hand made by Co-Motion (though I can find no hint of it on their site).
It has an internal hub gear setup (likely 5- or 8-speed, but I couldn't glean this info from the internets), disc brakes front and rear, and it's belt, not chain drive (like the Trek District [meh.]). All this adds up to low maintenance, a very desirable trait in a utility bike.
If I were a rich man (no word on price, but I'm guessing that it's probably not going to be cheap) there is no question that this bike would be in my stable. Until then, it will likely just remain a fantasy -- another piece of bike porn tacked up on my wall...right next to the Pashley Guv'nor.
[image via EcoVelo]