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Old 07-30-19, 02:19 PM
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Budnitz Model E with Fazua Evation Motor

Over the past two years I've kept an eye on the evolution of commuter e-bikes, watching the tech explode internationally, with slower progress in the U.S. of A.

Feeling hesitant to go to the expense and risk of ordering a European beauty like this Desiknio Pinion Classic | Desiknio Cycles I waited and waited some more.

Then I saw a week ago that Budnitz is updating its Model E with a new hydroformed aluminum frame and Fazua compact mid-drive motor: https://electrek.co/2019/07/01/budni...bicycle-fazua/ which checks off many of my required boxes:
  1. Fairly lightweight
  2. Belt-drive with multi-gear IGH shifting
  3. 700c wheels and clearance for 38mm+ 4-row studded tires and fenders for winter riding
  4. Clean urban lines
  5. Rack and fender attachment braze-ons
One cool feature that I wouldn't have requested but may appreciate is the removability of the battery and motor from the downtube, which allows the bike to be pedaled in manual mode at a lighter weight if desired.

I wish the 30 mile assisted range was longer, but my daily roundtrip is only 20 miles, so not a significant issue.

I pulled the trigger on the Model E order, delivery expected from Burlington Vermont sometime this Fall.
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“Due to difficulties created by the pandemic, Budnitz Bicycles has closed down permanently.

Thanks to all our fans for a fantastic 10 years in business. Keep riding!

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