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Simbi from Fezzari rolls out super low cost belt drive townie

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Known more for their performance road, cross, and trail bikes, direct-to-consumer Fezzari has just introduced a new set of low-cost city bikes with belt-drive transmissions. Named Simbi (read: simple bicycle) the bikes are available with either a standard or step-through alloy frame, and use an internally geared hub to boost their versatility. While stripped to the essentials, Fezzari wanted to dramatically lower the buy-in cost of getting a proper modern bike to roam the city streets, and looks to have done a good job. Take a closer look and get pricing and availability details after the break…

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At just $400, the Simbi looks to be a simple city cruiser with a bit of modern low maintenance tech and a bit of fun, designed to get more non-cyclists on a bike. The 3-speed belt-drive city bike uses an air-formed aluminum frame with horizontal dropouts and a split driveside stay to slide in a belt. The frame also gets a full set of mounts front and rear for both racks and fenders.

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The belt isn’t a Gates system (no surprise at this price level), but sticks with a standard setup with a CNC ring for quiet and clean operation. The belt spins a Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub for low maintenance versatility, and smooth shifting. Cockpit-wise the Simbis get a subtle mustache bar and matching synthetic leather grips and saddle.

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The Simbi comes in a standard Hi-Rise frame or the Low-rise step-through, two sizes and two colors per style. Fezzari also offers some basic city bike accessories that can be added on, like full-coverage fenders, a wood-bottomed alloy basket, an alloy rear rack, and a retro-look light set built on modern LEDs.

Simbis ship consumer direct from Fezzari in Utah, and are available now. They also come with a 30-day money back guarantee and a limited lifetime frame and fork warranty.

SimbiBicycles.com

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Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Coaster brake?

Tyler
Tyler
7 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Yes, coaster brake and a front, hand caliper brake.

Cary
Cary
7 years ago
Reply to  Matt

I hope the majority of people don’t believe that they are getting a “factory direct” or “Made in America” bike when they purchase a Fezzari. Truth be told, there is no factory here in Utah making them or even assembling them. They are simply Motobecanes, Dawes or any other overseas brand that have relevant style and trending components. Please do your research and remember, you get what you pay for.

jim rawson
jim rawson
7 years ago

$420 for a fully racked, fender’ed, geared Momentum bike.

internetbikes
internetbikes
7 years ago

It’s a Priority bike. Or really who ever Priority buys catalog bikes from.

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago

Aero seat tube
Wheel cutout

Glen
Glen
7 years ago

I purchased a “Wiki Peak” from Fezzari, 8 years ago. The bike has held up great and the customer service has been awesome. I’m a fan of their business profile. Most everything is made overseas regardless.

Lee Hoa
7 years ago

I am going to equip my Simbi Bike with PERAM Never-Flat tubes.

Todd
Todd
7 years ago

It’s true, this is an exact rip off of the Priority Classic 1.0, but with an odd mix of road bike frame features. It’s too bad Simbi couldn’t be original

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