The Best Loaner Bike Ever: Budnitz No. 1 Rohloff


This is probably the best loaner bike I’ve ever ridden. I mean, as far as riding to the bar and putzing around Burlington for a week, this thing is like bringing a sub-machine gun to a knife fight.

Most of the time I’m more than happy to be riding a friend’s beater; however, when your good friend and Culture Cycles OG cohort happens to work for a brand designing titanium, belt-driven city bikes, a beater ends up being a Rohloff-equipped city ripper.

This bike goes! Sure, I’d ridden a handful of Budnitz Bicycles over the past couple years; I kind of knew what to expect. But, after exclusively riding an aluminum track bike for the last few months, having gears and a more forgiving titanium frame had me cheesing all week; and wheelying A LOT.

Anyway, this isn’t meant to be a review, it’s more of a strong shoutout to Hunt and the homies back in Burlington. Thanks for the good times and hospitality! I’m already looking forward to getting back to the states and seeing everyone!

Have a closer look at the best loaner bike ever below. If you were hoping for a review, check out the Budnitz 650b mountain bike I was shredding almost 2 years ago.

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