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Old 09-12-16, 10:55 AM
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I'm in need of help choosing a bike! I'm looking for a very low maintenance complete urban bike with lightning, rack and fenders.
I've narrowed it down too two bikes the Cube travel sl, and the Breezer beltway 8+. I'm looking for some opinions or possibly some other suggestions.
Belt drive is something I really want to have as well as the internal gear hub.
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Old 09-12-16, 12:16 PM
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Those are really nice bikes! Also checkout Surly's Troll and Ogre bikes!
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Belt puts you in a fairly niche market. And I've been underwhelmed by IGHs so far in my use.
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I'm in need of help choosing a bike! I'm looking for a very low maintenance complete urban bike with lightning, rack and fenders.
I've narrowed it down too two bikes the Cube travel sl, and the Breezer beltway 8+. I'm looking for some opinions or possibly some other suggestions.
Belt drive is something I really want to have as well as the internal gear hub.
Not sure there's a meaningful difference between those two. I would love either one. My wife has a breezer w/ complete chaincase, next best thing for reduced maintenance. A belt would still be better.

I am guessing either bike would be north of 30# so if your complete urban use includes carrying it up staircases you'd be getting a workout.
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A friend got a norco with a belt drive, fenders rack generator lights but it doesn't seem to be available in the US anymore (if it ever was, may have been a weird import). Great bike, potentially lower price than a breezer.

Another thing you could get into and this is the opposite of an all-inclusive bike is spec out the parts and then you can use any frame along with tiny little s&s couplers to open the rear triangle up to mount a belt. Definitely the route to a tippety-top dollar bike.
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Old 09-12-16, 01:31 PM
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No nothing like that it'll be lots of recreational, with some commuting, weight will be no issue. I'm a truck driver, occasionally I do a longer trips so if I can figure out how to mount it on the truck I might look at taking it on the road with me for those times.
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