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FB17: Civia gets sporty with new Venue fitness bike

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At the 2016 edition of Frostbike, Civia started its rebirth. In the past, the brand had focused on bikes for all sorts of urban riding with a unique, stylish flare. That’s still the focus of Civia, only with bikes that are a lot more affordable. After introducing the Lowry last year, Civia was showing their second new model at Frostbike 2017 called the Venue. Designed to be a little more fitness oriented than the Lowry, the Venue still has the Civia look and comes in two builds and multiple sizes to fit a range of riders…

Built around a classically styled aluminum frame, the Venue is a flat bar fitness or city bike that can be had in one of two builds. The green bike above features a 1×8 drivetrain which goes for $479.

The second option is a 3×8 24 speed drivetrain that raises the price to $519. Both bikes are rim brake equipped, use threaded forks with old school negative quill stems, though they add riser bars to get the riding position up a bit.

Offered in 5 sizes from XS-XL, the XS and S sizes are based around 26 x 1.5″ wheels and tires. All other sizes utilize a 700 x 35c wheel and tire combo. Available in early May, there will be four total color options with each build in two separate colors.

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Nash
Nash
5 years ago

Or just go on ebay and buy an old mountain bike for 25 quid with same spec

Mike A
Mike A
5 years ago

Is it really that much cheaper to put a quill stem on a bike?!
WTF come on guys,no one wants to buy new bikes with old tech on them.

Samwise
Samwise
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike A

Most of the customers for this bike care not at all. I work in a shop that focuses on commuting and transportation, maybe 30% of our bikes come with quills. It never comes up as an issue.

Craig
Craig
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike A

Actually, in my experience being a retailer of these types of bikes, having a quill stem is a selling feature because the bars be raised or lowered so easily to achieve a comfortable riding position. I can could on one hand (out of hundreds of sales) the number if buyers that a) either new what a quill or threadless stem was or b) even cared. For anyone who does care they are not the target market.

Tucker
Tucker
5 years ago

dooood… a retro quill stem. Can I ride one if I grow a beard?

gina
gina
2 years ago

being able to raise/lower the quill stem so easily is a big plus for me. I’ve heard it absorbs vibration well. Also, the look of a shiny quill stem is so easy on my eyes. And of course, I like the nod to a retro look – classy.

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