The Spot Acme all-weather ground-superiority bicycle is here. Hand-polished aluminum frame, unidirectional carbon fork, Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brakes, Gates CenterTrack, Alfine 11-speed hub, Alfine crankset, custom pant guard, revised flat handlebars, and faster street tires. $2199 with Alfine 11, $2299 with custom conversion to n360.
The Joe Bike exclusive Portlandistan Package ($2675, including free shipping within the lower 48 states) features Axiom Rainrunner fenders, Axiom Streamliner rack with 110 lb. capacity, Alfine dyno hub with Busch & Muller Lumotec Lyt Senso Plus and Toplight Line Plus front and rear lights (including front/rear standing lights and rear brake light), and Portland Design Works silver SpeedMetal grips, Portland Design Works King of Ding brass bell or Crane black brass bell. The new B&M Luxos B and Luxos U are also available at an additional charge.
The even more exclusive Joe Bike Hyperbolistan package ($3115, also with free shipping) is everything above but with: a Schmidt SON28 ISO Disc dyno hub; Supernova E3 Pro Front/E161 Rear lights; your choice of Portland-made Sykes Wood Fenders (in any wood or bamboo species that Paul works with), Planet Bike Grasshopper curved bamboo fenders, or Axiom Phoenix aluminum fenders; Portland Design Works Whiskey or Bourbon leather grips.
Joe Bike is the world’s largest dealer of the new urban models produced by Spot Bikes, based in Golden, Colorado. Their Acme, Ajax, and Sprawl represent a new generation of fast, weatherproof, nearly maintenance-free urban bike: a light and zippy aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork and a weatherproof drivetrain and braking system featuring the most up-to-date (read: latest and best seal design) Alfine 11-speed internally geared hub, Gates’s new CenterTrack Carbon Drive, and Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brakes. There are plenty of mounting points for fenders, racks, and bottle holders. Acme features such revolutionary design details as the first post-mount carbon fiber fork with dropouts that recognize and compensate for directional braking force of the disc calipers. Simple and elegant, they take secure front wheel engagement up another notch. Post mount brakes reduce the weight, bulk and additional hardware of ISO mount brakes. That means your brakes are directly engaged to the fork, without any bulky hardware.
Availability: Acme comes in seven sizes, from 42 (stepthrough), 49, 52, 55, 57, 60, and 62 cm. We keep all sizes in stock.
Patent-pending Wagyū Slider Dropouts allow belt-driven or chain-driven configurations, and painless wheel removal with no need to re-tension the belt, so flat fixes take no longer than with a chain-driven bike (and you’ll ride away from a flat fix with clean hands). All the dozens of thoughtful engineering details add up to the exceptional ride, performance, comfort and safety that is purpose-built into every Acme.
Australian customers: We offer low-cost, insured shipping to Australia. Please see https://www.priceusa.com.au/order/?mod=order to get a quick shipping quote. You’ll need to enter these typical box dimensions: 133 x 22 x 79 cm, gross weight 17 kg. Shipping to the east coast of Australia by air is about $500. By sea, about $200.
Below is an Acme with the n360 continuously variable hub and Shimano Saint hydro brakes. We wrote a whole page about this bike, with more photos, here.
Here’s an Acme with the Supernova Infinity 8 dyno hub. (Note: it may look like the fork has paint issues. It doesn’t; this is Spot’s unidirectional carbon disc fork. This is what unidirectional carbon looks like.)
CenterTrack shown above. (Note the belt ring on the Acme is black, not silver.)
Read a BikeRumor preview of the Acme.
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