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New Budnitz No.5 29er Makes the Step-Through Frame Manly

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Budnitz has done it again. We were impressed by the No.1 and No.2, lusted after the No.3 and inspired by the No.4 – but Budnitz was not finished. Introducing what may be the first step-through frame that can be called sexy, Budnitz has delivered an all-around city bike that’s nimble and quick while remaining comfortable and accessible. Meet the No.5.

Step through to see more and to checkout the drool-worthy Ti version…

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Three years in design and production in order to nail the desired ride qualities, Budnitz calls the No.5, “incredibly beautiful, proudly unisex — and it’s a screamer on the road.”

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Unique to the No.5 is what Budnitz refers to as an inverted single-arc cantilever frame. The inherent qualities of both steel and titanium in conjunction with this frame design allow the No.5 to absorb any irregularities in your path. Add to this the ability to fit tires up to 2.35″ and you will be gliding over most anything.

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The No.5 comes with all the bling we have come to expect from a Budnitz. It rocks a Gates carbon belt drive mated to your choice of either single, Shimano 11, or Rohloff 14 speed hubs. A Chris King headset, Avid BB7 discs, Velocity hubs/rims and Thompson stem round out the standard components.

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Base price of a steel edition sits at $2,600 and $5,000 for the titanium. Optional equipment can take those base prices for a ride, but what an amazing ride it would be.

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MMyers
MMyers
11 years ago

It looks good, but I wouldn’t go so far as “manly”.

a
a
11 years ago

“Unique to the No.5 is what Budnitz refers to as an inverted single-arc cantilever frame.”

Looks a lot like the Masi Soulville Mixte to me…

http://www.commutebybike.com/2008/02/20/masi-soulville-mixte-the-stepthrough-version/

Matt
Matt
11 years ago

“The inherent qualities of both steel and titanium in conjunction with this frame design allow the No.5 to absorb any irregularities in your path.” *cough*

Ima D. Runk
Ima D. Runk
11 years ago

Manly bike with a woman riding it in picture number 2. I’m confused, this looks far from manly. Are we just copying and pasting a press release from the Budnitz marketing team?

Singletrackroadie
Singletrackroadie
11 years ago

…for men who are not afraid to wear a skirt.

David French
David French
11 years ago

Toe overlap?

CXisfun
CXisfun
11 years ago

I hate that I like their bikes……

BoxBox
BoxBox
11 years ago

@a, the tt has a similar profile from the side, but the budnitz design uses two thinner tubes joined with cross pieces, where the Masi has a single thicker tube. It’s not an earth-shattering difference, but I believe the twin tubes is the main point of “unique”ness.

@OP and everyone else – why so hung up on gender identity of the bike? It’s awesome, or it isn’t. You’d ride it, or you wouldn’t. You can afford it, or you b!tch about the price like every other BR poster on every other Budnitz announcement 😉

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a
11 years ago
Charlie Best
Charlie Best
11 years ago

“New Budnitz No.5 29er Makes the Step-Through Frame Manly”

Erm, no….it doesn’t.

PDXFixed
11 years ago

@BoxBox, try taking a closer look at the Masi…

Icarus
Icarus
11 years ago

Please stop advertising this “maker”. Budwitz or whatever you are called… Advertise on monocle or similar trust fund mag. Trust fund bike for trust fund people. I am sure most readers here ride bikes ad can tell total junk.

Anonimus
Anonimus
11 years ago

is this a toy or a bike?

zemil
zemil
11 years ago

@boxbox-
as pdx has pointed out, the masi has twin lateral tt’s, too. The masi doesn’t have the huge tire clearance or the disc brakes, though.

I agree, let the homophobes who are scared of riding a “girls” bike point and laugh, I don’t care and happily ride my old peugeot mixte. I don’t have to worry about it getting stolen and all the girls think it’s cute, win win for me.

Scott
Scott
11 years ago

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Scott
Scott
11 years ago

This is the most over priced and boring bike brand on the whole planet. The only hope for Budnitz bikes lies in the Mars rover discovering a lamer brand.

thejonpalmer
thejonpalmer
11 years ago

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5465659264_7a593bcc4c_b.jpg

older than both, and way more expensive. Check out the custom chain guard.

davidhunternyc
3 years ago

I don’t get how completely stupid we Americans are about step-throughs. Why is a step-through “feminine?” It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. For a guy to ride a step-through in America he might as well not have a penis. Yes, girls with skirts can ride step-throughs but so can guys in suits and ties. Step-throughs are great in stop-n-go traffic and urban environments too. It’s just a huge shame the Budnitz closed its doors due to Covid. I’m so sad. They were a brilliant company that thought outside the box. They will be missed.

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