You may have noticed this is our second “sneak peek” in less than a week. Interbike, the bicycle industry’s largest trade show, is coming up at the end of September, so we’ll have lots of product news for you over the next month or so. We won’t be attending the show this year, but we’ll be reporting from afar as the news comes in from our sponsors and elsewhere.
Now, for the latest from Breezer:
New for 2011, the Uptown Infinity marks another milestone in Joe BreezeÃ‚’s lifelong pursuit to make cycling simpler, easier and more accessible for more people. The Infinity pairs BreezerÃ‚’s award-winning Uptown frame and components with a revolutionary, infinitely variable transmission from NuVinci that makes shifting seamless. The Uptown Infinity: infinitely fun and infinitely practical.
- BreezerÃ‚’s top-of-the-line Town bike for 2011
- With a twist of the wrist, riders have an infinite choice of gearing between highest and lowest ratios — a 360 percent range.
- No more clicking into gear, because there actually are no gears. A smooth-shifting, intuitive dial increases or decreases pedaling exertion. Shifting is as easy as adjusting the volume on your stereo.
- The transmission is inside the rear hub and is maintenance-free.
- Full chain case for minimal maintenance and clean trouser legs.
- Busch & MullerÃ‚’s dynamo-powered lights — the industryÃ‚’s brightest — remain lit when stopped for maximum visibility — and never need batteries.
- MSRP: $1269.
- Availability: Fall 2010 for standard and low-step versions.
Infinity Features and Spec at a Glance
Frame: Joe Breeze design, aluminum
Shifters: NuVinci Variable Twist Grip
Rear Hub: NuVinci N360 Continuously Variable Planetary Transmission
Front Hub: Shimano Dynamo 3N20 6V-3W
Headlight: Busch & Muller IQ Cyo LED with Standlight, 60 Lux
Taillight: Busch & Muller Toplight XS LED with Standlight
Tires: WTB Freedom Cruz Elite with Reflex, 26×1.5Ã‚”
Rear Carrier: Breezer Tubular Aluminum with Spring Clip
And More: Full-length fenders, Axa Solid Ring Lock, Kickstand, Chime Bell
The Uptown was awarded Bicycling Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” for best commuter bike for the past three years (read our road test of the Uptown 8 here). Combining the proven ride-ability and reliability of the Uptown with the bullet-proof NuVinci N360 CVP transmission should make for an even better, fully-equipped commuter.
We’ll have an Uptown Infinity for review this fall.