Civia Sale: Belt-Drive Bliss

[slideshow][/slideshow] Civia Kingfields and Civia Bryants are endangered species, folks. These belt-driven beauties will not be around for 2013.  Bummer. We love these bikes and we are sad to see them go.  To me, Civia without a belt-drive bike is like the Doobie Brothers without Michael McDonald. It's just not the same band. No worries, though Civia still has some great doobs their line-up for 2013, including the lovely, urban commuter bike: the Twin City.  We already have a bunch of Twin Cities on the floor, which you should come check out.  But because of how popular the Kingfield and Bryant have been at the shop, we grabbed as many as we could before they dried up.  And the best part: we put them on sale.  Time to take one to the streets. Right now we have every size Kingfield in stock, but only four Civia Bryants: one 8-speed Bryant in a 49cm and two in a 56cm, as well as an 11-speed Bryant demo bike (with a flat bar conversion!) in a size 54cm.  The 11-speed is a one-of-a kind dreamy dream. If you don't already know, here is a quick rundown of the Kingfield and Bryant: The Kingfield and Bryant are steel-framed bikes that are belt-drive compatible.  That means that the frames have a cut-out on the drive-side of the rear triangle that allows for the installation of a belt.  The belt replaces the chain in the bike's drivetrain and has the advantage of being long-lasting, light, and not requiring grease or lubrication.  Belts also tend to shed mud and dirt well.  When we talk about belt-drive bikes, we are also necessarily talking about bikes with internally geared hubs.  Internally geared hubs are not new; they have been around for decades.  They are clean, quiet, and durable. At $1,425 $1,250, the Kingfield is perfectly suited for commuting and moderate touring.  It comes equipped with an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub, fenders and a rack.  The brakes are v-style brakes and shifting on the Kingfield is accomplished with an awesome JTEK bar-end shifter. The Kingfield does not have integrated shift/brake levers, but the bar-end shifter is extremely reliable and feels great when shifting. At $1,850 $1,750 the 8-speed Bryant is also perfectly suited for commuting and touring.  It has a number of upgrades from the Kingfield although it does not come stock with fenders or a rack.  The most notable upgrades are the inclusion of disc-brakes, integrated levers, and an Alfine hub (necessary for disc brakes). But the real gem of gems here is the 11-speed Bryant that we got our hands on.  This thing is going to disappear fast. Yes it is a demo bike--a demo bike in perfect condition with a flat-bar conversion!  The drop bars and integrated levers have been replaced with my preferred setup: a flat bar with trigger shifters. Yes!  And, of course, it has an 11-speed Alfine hub.  More bat gears, same bat price. $1,850. These bikes won't last long--when they are gone, they are gone.  So come on down to Huckleberry town and grab one (or two) today.  For current availability call 415.484.6575 or e-mail