Touted as “an everyday bike built for all”, the ready-made Alpha from Budnitz is entry-level perfection for the modern commuter. Equipped with a grease-free belt drive and FlyLite cantilever frame made from hydroformed aluminium, the bike is lightweight, fast and highly functional. Pair that with a sleek, black aesthetic and you’re riding in style.
Joining the Alpha’s lightweight frame is a carbon fork that delivers swift, optimal handling, and custom internal cable routing. Also included is a Japanese trigger-shifting Shimano Alfine 8-speed internally geared hub with a 307% range. That’s paired with a silky smooth and painstakingly quiet Gates Carbon Drive, which eliminates grease and lasts twice as long as traditional chains.
As a high end brand, Budnitz knows what makes for a smooth, sturdy ride. While the Alpha might represent a drop in price, one should nevertheless expect the top-shelf of quality and durability. Take this sleek, silent baby for a spin to see what the next tier of commuter biking is all about.