That’s a nice looking bike. I like the overall balance, gently sloping top tube, clean drivetrain, and tasteful color scheme. This particular bike is a 58cm. The frame and fork are chromoly steel (of course). There’s no need for a chainguard with a Gates Carbon Drive.
This cool “lug” at the base of the headtube serves as a cable stop. The rest of the frame is TIG welded.
Boy howdy! Yep, that’s a kickstand plate you see there. Thank you, Civia.
That is one complex dropout. Things to notice: replaceable dropout slot; integrated fender mount (just below the rack); notched disc brake mounts; and three holes that mimic the Civia logo.
This is the dropout that makes the Gates Carbon Drive possible. Notice the slit for inserting the belt at the upper right of the tensioner.
Love this seatpost clamp. It takes an M6x20 socket head capscrew and matching nut, so there’s no possibility of stripping the frame. A nice detail.
Post mounted Avid BB5 disc brake on a straight blade fork.
As is typical for Civia, tasteful, understated graphics.
Versa “brifter”; the control end of the Alfine IGH and rear Avid BB5 disc brake.
The Gates Carbon Drive. I’ve said it before: the Gates/Alfine combo is the smoothest multi-gear drivetrain I’ve encountered.
Nice curves. ;-)
Honjo-style alloy fenders.
The bike pictured here is a pre-production prototype. The production model will be available in April 2010. Please visit the Civia website for more information.
Disclosure: Civia is a sponsor of this site and provided the bike for this review.