Civia Kingfields and Civia Bryants are endangered species, folks. These belt-driven beauties will not be around for 2013. Â Bummer. We love these bikes and we are sad to see them go. Â 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,Â including the lovely, urban commuter bike: the Twin City. Â We already have a bunch of Twin Cities on the floor, which you should come check out. Â 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. Â And the best part: we put them on sale. Â Time to take one to the streets.
Right now we have every size Kingfield in stock, but only fourÂ 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â Belts also tend to shed mud and dirt well. Â When we talk about belt-drive bikes, we are also necessarily talking about bikes with internally geared hubs. Â Internally geared hubs are not new; they have been around for decades. Â They are clean, quiet, and durable.
At $1,425$1,250, the Kingfield is perfectly suited for commuting and moderate touring. Â It comes equipped with an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub, fenders and a rack. Â 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. Â It has a number of upgrades from the Kingfield although it does not come stock with fenders or a rack. Â 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. Â This thing is going to disappear fast. Yes it is a demo bike--a demo bike in perfect condition with a flat-bar conversion! Â The drop bars and integrated levers have been replaced with my preferred setup: a flat bar with trigger shifters. Yes! Â And, of course, it has an 11-speed Alfine hub. Â More bat gears, same bat price. $1,850.
These bikes won't last long--when they are gone, they are gone. Â So come on down to Huckleberry town and grab one (or two) today. Â For current availability call 415.484.6575 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.