We're calling this a 2019 model, and here's why. The newest edition of our Wolverine commuter housebuild, which we call the Daily Grinder, gets major upgrades yet costs around $500 less than the best 2017/2018 Wolverine Daily Grinder:
-The new V3 Wolverine frame with redesigned rear dropouts and new colors (red and pearl black), handbuilt with Tange Prestige cromoly. (We still have some V2 frames if you'd like to save $100)
-Alfine 11 internally geared hub with your choice of 50/22 gearing (ideal for high speeds and flatter terrain) or lighter 46/22 gearing (better for climbing). Previous editions used the Alfine 8 hub.
-A Shimano dynamo hub powering Supernova premium lights.
-Panaracer Pasela 700x38 gumwall tires for a confident and supple road feel (substitutions OK with a price differential).
-Lighter, stiffer rims for strength and speed.
-Full-coverage alloy Velo Orange fenders
We're also carrying over the best features from the previous edition:
-Gates belt drive
-Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
-Your choice of a traditional lugged steel fork or Soma's All-Road carbon fork (with a price differential)
-An alloy rear rack
If you'd rather have one of the previous Wolverine colors (pumpkin orange or flat black) on a V2 or V2.1 frame, we can do that for $100 less, subject to the availability of your size and color. Just get in touch.
Notes: specs subject to change without notice. Specs last updated 8/14/18. The photos may show optional equipment.
|Frame||Tange Prestige butted cromoly|
|Fork||Cromoly QR or carbon All-Road QR; Cromoly thru-axle available on request with a price differential|
|Headset||FSA Orbit CE, Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|Rims/Wheels||Aluminum Double Wall Tubeless-Compatible|
|Hubs||Shimano Alfine 11 rear, Shimano Alfine 6W, 3V dynamo front|
|Spokes||14g stainless, black|
|Tires||Panaracer Pasela gumwall 700 x 38|
|Crankset||Shimano Alfine Hollowtech II|
|Chainwheel||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 46T (50T on request)|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Hollowtech II|
|Chain||Gates CenterTrack belt|
|Rear Cogs||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 22T|
|Shifters||Shimano Alfine trigger shifter, 1x11|
|Handlebars||Origin8 Transit semi-sweptback|
|Tape/Grips||Ergonomic locking grips|
|Brake Levers||Shimano hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano U300 Flat-Mount Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor|
|Seat Post||forged alloy|
|Accessories & Extras||Supernova E3 Pure 3 dynamo front light, Supernova E3 dynamo tail light; custom aluminum rear rack; Velo Orange metal fenders|