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.