Ride to work, swing by the store on your way home, and then head out to meet your friends for dinner—all on Breezer’s Downtown 8. This great-riding steel bike has an upright fit and swept-back handlebars to keep you comfortable as you navigate through streets and bike lanes. Its 700c wheels get you there quickly and linear-pull brakes keep you firmly in control. The 8-speed Shimano Nexus drivetrain is contained within the rear hub for minimal maintenance and a clean look. The Downtown is as concerned with utility as aesthetics, so it comes equipped with matching full fenders and a chainguard to help keep things clean, a rack to carry everything you need, and a bell to let people know you’re near.
Internal hub gearing is a gearing system built into the rear wheel hub. It allows you to shift at any time, even when not pedaling, like at a stop sign. Because the majority of parts are housed within the hub, the gearing mechanism is protected from weather and grime, and therefore requires almost no maintenance. Plus, with less external parts than a derailleur system, you’ll get consistently smooth, reliable shifts.
|Rims/Wheels||Vera DPM18, aluminum|
|Hubs||Front: Breezer aluminum; Rear: Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal|
|Tires||Vera City-Wide Plus, 700 x 35c w/puncture protection, reflective strip|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 18T|
|Shifters||Shimano Nexus, twist|
|Handlebars||Breezer North Road, aluminum|
|Stem||Breezer aluminum quill|
|Accessories & Extras||Breezer aluminum rack, fenders, bell, kickstand, chainguard|