Every bike out of Paul Budnitz’s workshop is already a little different. Now with the latest version of his Model Ø, comes the Ø:G. The limited edition ti gravel bike pairs their swooping Zero titanium frame with a Gates-belt drive, a Rohloff internal hub pushed by SRAM hydro levers, and a plush set of dirt grinding 37mm WTB tires.
Budnitz Ø:G limited edition titanium gravel bike
Budnitz’s new Ø:G is a limited edition take on his all-road titanium Model Ø bike. That double toptube, cruiser inspired frame already delivered a plush ride, and offered the perfect platform to create a bulletproof gravel grinder.
Now the custom butted 3/2.5 ti FlyLite frame weighing 3.8lb/1.7kg is destined to head even further from the tarmac, paired with a Whisky Carbon fork.
Budnitz Ø:G – Tech Details
Designed to be equally at home shredding trails, grinding away gravel, or just racking up the road miles, the Budnitz Ø:G is the epitome of a do-it-all mixed-surface gravel road bike that isn’t likely to need much (if any) maintenance.
The centertrack Gates CDX Carbon Drive belt certainly isn’t going to need much attention, neither is the 14-speed internal Rohloff Speedhub.
The trick to the dropbar Rohloff setup, the Ø:G uses the shifters from a set of SRAM Force 22 road hydraulic disc brake levers with their internal ratcheting mechanisms removed to control the internally geared rear hub without a bulky, less ergonomic shifter à la the Gebla Rohbox mod, something they do for all dropbar Rohloff builds.
Budnitz Ø:G – Geometry
Finishing out the gravel grinding setup, the $6600 base Ø:G features a Easton alloy drop bar, stem & seatpost, plus a set of dirt-loving 37mm WTB Riddler tires on in-house handbuilt tubeless alloy wheels. If you feel like the handmade titanium frame needs some more fancy parts, an
Enve Easton carbon component upgrade only adds another $250.
The Model Ø comes in just four standard frame sizes, and then each complete bike is built up to individual buyer spec. Get yours now straight from Budnitz.