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 46/22 gearing (ideal for high speeds and flatter terrain) or lighter 46/24 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).
-Ergon brand ergonomic grips.
-Lighter, stiffer rims.
-Full-coverage alloy Velo Orange fenders
-Abus NutFix security bolts for both wheels
-Brooks Cambium All-Weather saddle (C15, C17, or C19)
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)
-A Tubus Racktime 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.