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The lighter double-butted Chromoly tubing adds stiffness and strength. We’ve tightened up the frame geometry for a more lively, responsive ride. A straighter handlebar and trigger shifters are ideal for negotiating traffic and climbing hills.
Wherever possible, we’ve chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on our bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.
The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That why we chose to make our sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.
Leather Wrapped Grips
Hand-stitched genuine leather grips naturally absorb sweat and soften over time. If you ever had your skin against vinyl on a hot summer’s day, you’ll understand why we can’t compromise on genuine leather.
We apply a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for us but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.
Reflective Tire Wall
This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.
This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.
We use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.
Frame size:Small: 51cm
Extra Large: 62cm
Standover height:Small: 75.5cm
Extra Large: 85cm
Effective top tube length:Small: 48cm
Extra Large: 59cm
Weight:Small: 15kg / 33lbs
Medium: 15.5kg / 34lbs
Large: 16kg / 35lbsb
Extra Large: 16.5kg / 36lbs
Frame:4130 double butted chromoly frame
Fork:4130 double butted chromoly fork, fork crown lugged
Headset:1" threaded alloy
Crankset:Small: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 165mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Medium/Large: 3-piece forged aluminum, 170mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Extra Large: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 175mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Front hub:Sealed bearings, aluminum, 32H
Rear hub:Shimano 8-speed cassette
Spokes:14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear
Rim:Double walled, alloy rims
Tires:Vittoria Randonneur 700x28c with reflective stripe
Brake levers:Tektro alloy
Front brakes:Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Rear brakes:Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Handlebar:Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 590mm x 190mm, 25.4mm center clamp
Stem:Small: Alloy road quill, 80mm x 180mm
Medium/Large/Extra Large: Alloy road quill, 100mm x 180mm
Seat post and size:Alloy, adjustable, 26.0
Saddle:Touring brown leatherette saddle
Fenders:Painted steel fenders with retro brackets and stainless steel braces
Extras:Front and rear reflectors, alloy kickstand
Libertine II Frame Height Recommendations:Small: 5'4" - 5'6" / 162.5cm – 167.6cm
Medium: 5'6" - 5'9" / 167.6cm – 175.2cm
Large: 5'9" - 6'0" / 175.2cm – 182.8cm
Extra Large: 6'0" - 6'3" / 182.8cm – 190.5cm
*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.