Presidio 4 is the successor to the Fairfax SC6 and among the very best-spec'd, best-conceived, best-equipped commuter bikes on the market. It features Gates Carbon Drive (belt drive), an Alfine 11 internally geared hub, Alfine dynamo hub, Supernova lights, Tubus Racktime rack, color-matched metal fenders, and a kickstand.
Compare to our Daily Grinder commute version of the Soma Wolverine, and you'll find mostly identical specs as well as a few differences:
-Presidio has an aluminum frame and carbon fork, whereas the Wolverine Daily Grinder has a Tange Prestige cromoly frame and either a cromoly or carbon fork.
-Presidio has Continental Sport Contact II 700 x 32 tires, while the Wolverine Daily Grinder has wider (700 x 38) Panaracer Pasela gumwall tires.
--Presidio comes with higher gearing than Wolverine: 50/22 vs 46/22, although we give our customers the option of 46/22 with Presidio at no charge (just ask). How to know which ratio is for you? If you don't have steep hills to climb and/or a lot of stuff to haul around, and/or if you're a strong rider who likes to go fast, 50/22 should do well for you. If you have climbs to do like those in the West Hills of Portland, or if you're in Seattle, San Francisco, or other hilly locales, 46/22 is recommended. If you're not sure which one you'll like better, don't hesitate to ask us for guidance.
This bike was very highly reviewed when it went by its previous moniker: the Fairfax SC6 DLX.
Pro tip: as the 2019 Presidio 4 is just about identical to the 2018 Fairfax SC6 DLX, you should know that we have most sizes of the latter on sale for $1899, and that we can ship them. We aren't allowed to ship the Presidio. See Related Items.
|Frame||Series 4 Commute, 6061 Aluminum, 700C Wheels, Sliding Dropouts, Tapered HeadTube, Internal Cable Routing, Belt DriveCompatible, Flat-Mount Disc, Fender, Rack, and Integrated Kickstand Mounts|
|Fork||Marin Full Carbon w/ Tapered Steerer, 12mm Thru-Axle, Flat-Mount Disc, Fender Eyelets|
|Headset||FSA Orbit CE, Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|Rims/Wheels||Marin Aluminum Double Wall, 21mm Inner, 30mm Tall, Tubeless-Compatible, DiscSpecific|
|Hubs||Shimano Alfine 11 rear, Shimano Alfine 6W, 3V dynamo front|
|Spokes||14g stainless, black|
|Tires||Continental Sport Contact II, 700Cx32, Puncture Protection, Reflective Sidewall, Wire Bead|
|Crankset||Shimano Alfine Hollowtech II plus Ring Guard|
|Chainwheel||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 50T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Hollowtech II|
|Chain||Gates CenterTrack belt|
|Rear Cogs||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 22T|
|Shifters||Shimano Alfine trigger shifter, 1x11|
|Handlebars||Marin Alloy flat-top riser|
|Tape/Grips||Marin Ergonomic locking|
|Stem||Marin 3D forged alloy|
|Brake Levers||Shimano hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano U300 Flat-Mount Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor|
|Saddle||Marin Fitness Elite|
|Seat Post||Marin 3D forged alloy|
|Accessories & Extras||Supernova E3 Pure 3 dynamo front light, Supernova E3 dynamo tail light; custom aluminum rear rack; Custom Extruded Aluminum Alloy w/ Stainless Hardware, rear-mount kickstand|