Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 44

Thread: Civia Bryant

  1. #1
    One Man Fast Brick hubcap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport
    Posts
    1,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Civia Bryant

    I saw this on EcoVelo. A new model from Civia that we should see more of at Interbike this fall.

    Drop bars, internal geared hub, disc brakes, and belt drive. Looks like someone has been listening to the hardcore bike forum commuters.

    http://www.ecovelo.info/2009/08/07/f...-civia-bryant/


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Aurora, CO
    My Bikes
    CAAD9-1, Windsor Cliff 29er
    Posts
    1,306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It finally exists!

  3. #3
    Senior Member GodsBassist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Odenton, MD
    Posts
    661
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cooleric1234 View Post
    It finally exists!
    And it's named after me! Huzzah!

  4. #4
    Noobie of the year :) MijnWraak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hour South of Boston
    My Bikes
    1980's Miyata Seven Ten
    Posts
    287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can't wait to buy a used one in 4 years when they're $600

  5. #5
    Senior Member envane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    828
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They also made a drop version of the Hyland, but didn't include the dynamo hub or lights with it (wtf?)

  6. #6
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No belt upper run belt guard I note, at least on the pictured prototype. Belts get wet and dirty too so can get pants or legs dirty. I still cannot understand why ALL IGH commmuter and city bikes are not manufactured with this IMO needed item. These are supposed to be practical bikes and "cool" should not apply.
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello
    Just letting folks know that the Civia Bryant will have a belt guard that comes with this bike.
    Nothing is pictured here but they will be ready for our first production round.
    Thanks

    PJ Ramstack
    Civia Cycles
    Sales and CS Manager
    pj@civiacycles.com

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bradford Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    C'Dale - R1000, XR7, Rize3, F600 and a couple others...
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet! Can't wait to see some more pictures of it.

  9. #9
    One Man Fast Brick hubcap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport
    Posts
    1,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Ramstack View Post
    Hello
    Just letting folks know that the Civia Bryant will have a belt guard that comes with this bike.
    Nothing is pictured here but they will be ready for our first production round.
    Thanks

    PJ Ramstack
    Civia Cycles
    Sales and CS Manager
    pj@civiacycles.com
    I can't say I recall ever seeing a bike with drop bars and a chain/belt guard too.

    Can you tell us whether the fame is going to be steel?

  10. #10
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Ramstack View Post
    Hello
    Just letting folks know that the Civia Bryant will have a belt guard that comes with this bike.
    Nothing is pictured here but they will be ready for our first production round.
    Thanks

    PJ Ramstack
    Civia Cycles
    Sales and CS Manager
    pj@civiacycles.com
    PJ;

    Glad to hear it. I am still happy with my Hyland Rohloff which I have emailed you in the past concerning. Are you going to be offering a drop bar update kit for the Hyland?

    Rich Wood
    astronut1001
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/

  11. #11
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    All Mod Cons M_S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Face down in a snowbank
    My Bikes
    K2 Enemey Cyclocross franken build; Redline D660 29er, Volpe SS Cross
    Posts
    3,694
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice. Must get a job at a shop that sells Civia, or at least uses QBP I guess...

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    4,173
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't want to weigh in on whether a belt is a good idea or not but I wish they'd make a full chaincase for their bikes with chains, like the Breezer bikes have. I can understand making it an optional accessory as some people might not like the look, but the IGH makes a full chaincase possible and it would certainly keep the chain a lot cleaner in the winter.

    People keep asking for steel, and if they made a steel frame and people buy it that's great. But for a winter bike, I know I personally would not have considered buying a steel frame - a frame that's constantly doushed in salt and sand that can also rust would be one point of maintenance I would not have wanted to deal with.

    I also hope they listen to what people want and give it enough tire clearance to put decent size tires + fenders on there.

  13. #13
    Bikesman RedWhiteandRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Northern Clime
    My Bikes
    Giant Seek 1 IGH; Specialized Roubaix On Order
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does anyone know if you will be able to retrofit a belt onto an Alfine hub and crankset?

  14. #14
    Senior Member envane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    828
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RedWhiteandRed View Post
    Does anyone know if you will be able to retrofit a belt onto an Alfine hub and crankset?
    You can't break a belt so you have to break the frame. So, you need a special frame to mount the belt.

  15. #15
    wannabe
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks prety nice to me. I still plan on building a custom commuter/tourer similar to the Silkroad but with a belt drive compatible rear triangle.

  16. #16
    Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped. BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
    Posts
    13,858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Will there be a dynohub option?

  17. #17
    Non-Spandex Commuter jdmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    My Bikes
    Trek Soho S
    Posts
    1,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, saw that the other day. Gotta assume it's using the Versa shifters and road disc brakes (unless shimano has finally released a shifter). hella cool set up. can't wait to see the full report from interbike (there's a LOT of cool stuff coming out this year)
    Blogging My Ride to Work
    Soho S (not fully current)
    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is the closest I've seen to my dream bike. I hope dreams really do come true. I wonder what IGH it'll be sporting.

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello again, I will do my best to answer the questions I have seen here.
    -Hubcap: The bike will be steel.
    -Rich: Good to hear that you are still liking the Hyland. I don't know if we plan an kit to change Hyland bikes to drop-bar but we can help you do so. To be clear there will not be an STI style shift option. You would have to go with the twist shifter as a bar-end attachment. If your interested let me know and I can get you going through your IBD.
    -RedWhiteandRed: You can retro fit your existing Alfine and Crank to use a belt drive, as mentioned you will need to have a frame that can be split or split your frame. We will sell Bryant frames!
    -BarracksSi: Not 100% sure on spec yet in terms of a dyno-hub. Most likely not, we will allow folks to add it if they want aftermarket. We continue to receive feedback that we need to keep our prices down. This is one way to do that since there is a good portion of users that don't want this.

    Thanks again and if you have other questions please feel free to email me.
    PJ Ramstack
    Civia Cycles
    pj@civiacycles.com

  20. #20
    Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped. BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
    Posts
    13,858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Ramstack View Post
    -BarracksSi: Not 100% sure on spec yet in terms of a dyno-hub. Most likely not, we will allow folks to add it if they want aftermarket. We continue to receive feedback that we need to keep our prices down. This is one way to do that since there is a good portion of users that don't want this.
    I guess I see things through a dynohub-tinged mist since I'm so smitten with the one I've got..

    I know what I'd put on that bike anyway; I could probably save a bundle by buying it overseas, too. Hubs and lights still cost too much here in the US.

  21. #21
    Nobody mconlonx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,184
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PJ Ramstack View Post
    Thanks again and if you have other questions please feel free to email me.
    PJ Ramstack
    Civia Cycles
    pj@civiacycles.com

    Are there going to be stock options for different gearing? I.e., will Civia, or even Gates, offer different front and rear cogs?

    Aside: chain guards on belt drive bikes are silly. How do you sell the cleanliness of the belt drive if you're covering it up with a belt guard? Most chain drive bikes don't have them, belt makes them especially moot.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

  22. #22
    not a role model JeffS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    4,645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Aside: chain guards on belt drive bikes are silly. How do you sell the cleanliness of the belt drive if you're covering it up with a belt guard? Most chain drive bikes don't have them, belt makes them especially moot.
    So if you were going to get on a bike in a nice suit and ride three blocks to the deli... would you prefer that there be a belt guard to keep the belt from eating your $500 pants or would you just risk it?

    I know... you don't ride in a suit, or you wouldn't be making this comment. I'm just asking you to try to pretend for a second. I don't ride in long pants either, just saying. [edit] don't know what I was thinking... I ride my bike to the store or to grab lunch fairly regularly from work. I certainly don't have $500 pants, but the chainguard on my "errand bike" keeps them safe.

  23. #23
    One Man Fast Brick hubcap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Specialized Langster, Bianchi San Jose, early 90s GT Karakoram, Yuba Mundo, Mercier Nano (mini velo), Nashbar Steel Commuter, KHS Tandemania Sport
    Posts
    1,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Are there going to be stock options for different gearing? I.e., will Civia, or even Gates, offer different front and rear cogs?

    Aside: chain guards on belt drive bikes are silly. How do you sell the cleanliness of the belt drive if you're covering it up with a belt guard? Most chain drive bikes don't have them, belt makes them especially moot.
    I have always thought that the bigger selling point of a belt drive was the lack of maintenance, not that it was always cleaner than a chain. Granted, the belt shouldn't get the lube/road grime smegma build up that is prevalent on chains, but it is going to be far from clean enough that I would want to brush against it in khakis.

  24. #24
    Nobody mconlonx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,184
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    So if you were going to get on a bike in a nice suit and ride three blocks to the deli... would you prefer that there be a belt guard to keep the belt from eating your $500 pants or would you just risk it?
    OK, I'd grant you something like that on a bike like the District, made for running around town and whatnot, but on a drop-bar longer-distance commuter bike?!? In either case, a simple outboard chainring style guard would work better, look cleaner, and not be even somewhat superfluous. People who worry about dirt from a belt drive probably shouldn't be wearing such clothes outdoors anyway... or those marketing the belt drive need to stop with the "cleaner than a chain--no more greasy pants!" schtick.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

  25. #25
    Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped. BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
    Posts
    13,858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    So if you were going to get on a bike in a nice suit and ride three blocks to the deli... would you prefer that there be a belt guard to keep the belt from eating your $500 pants or would you just risk it?

    I know... you don't ride in a suit, or you wouldn't be making this comment. I'm just asking you to try to pretend for a second. I don't ride in long pants either, just saying. [edit] don't know what I was thinking... I ride my bike to the store or to grab lunch fairly regularly from work. I certainly don't have $500 pants, but the chainguard on my "errand bike" keeps them safe.
    I keep my pant legs safe by tucking them into my sock (well, at least the drive side leg). Works fine, and the sock takes the chain grime, whereas a pant strap or clip leaves the pant material exposed.

    BUT... when I get to work and pull the pant leg out, it's all rumpled up, and if I'm sweaty, it looks pretty bad. It would be nicer to have a chain guard.

    Is a sprocket guard enough to keep a pant leg from getting caught in the belt?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •