2012 Tern Eclipse S11i

Tern S11i
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Shimano Alfine 11 IGH
BioLogic Joule HG Dyno Hub
Avid Elixir Discs
Ergon BioKork

Tern

Rivendell’s New Website

Rivendell Website

Rivendell’s new website is now live.

Rivendell

Oregon Manifest Winners

Oregon Manifest

The winners of the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge are now posted to the Oregon Manifest website.

Oregon Manifest

2012 Soma Cargo Bikes

Soma Tradesman

Soma has a pair of cargo bikes in the works. The “Tradesman” is their modern take on the traditional English baker bike. It takes a 26” wheel in back and a 20” up front. Maximum capacity on the platform is around 50 lbs. It’ll be available as a frameset in mid-November for $600 retail.

Soma Pick Up Artist

The “Pick Up Artist” is a longer, front loader with linkage steering. It has a much higher carrying capacity of up to 150-200 lbs. Like the Tradesman, it takes 26”/20” wheels. Soma has not yet committed to manufacturing this one, but I’d love to see it come to market. If you like the looks of this bike, consider dropping them a note to encourage them to make it available.

Soma Tradesman
Soma Pick Up Artist

Breezer 2012

Breezer Website

Breezer’s new website is live and showing their 2012 line-up. Of particular interest is the new “Downtown” line of steel-framed city bikes. The Downtown 8 features a Nexus 8 drivetrain, chainguard, rear rack, and fenders at $829.99. The “Beltway” belt drive model is listed in the main menu, but the page is not yet displayed.

Breezer Website

Breezer

2012 Trek Cocoa

Trek Cocoa

For 2012, Trek is offering the Cocoa, a Dutch-inspired 3-speed city bike. Specs include a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal gear hub, chain case, skirt guard, fenders, kickstand, retro saddle, and understated graphics. Retail is $609.99.

Trek Cocoa

2012 Specialized Source Eleven

Specialized Source Eleven

The Source Eleven is Specialized’s new top-of-the-line commuter for 2012. Specs include Alfine 11 internal gear hub, Gates CenterTrack belt drive, Alfine hydraulic disc brakes, Supernova Infinity 8 dynamo hub, Infinity E3 front and rear lights, Pletscher kickstand with integrated kickstand plate, alloy fenders, alloy belt guard, Racktime rear rack, and internally routed wiring. Retail is $2750.

Specialized


 
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