It’s not every day that we receive a phone call from Bahrain.
In early August, it was Ali on the line, from the capital city of Manama. He had seen a photo of Model No.1 on a favorite bike blog and needed to know more.
His Cannondale SuperX was fun to ride on hard-packed sand, but he wanted straight-ahead speed for the pavement of his preferred 10-mile highway loop.
Together, we configured a beauty.
Our 3.5-pound titanium frame in Racing Yellow Gloss, ultralight Flat Bar and 11-speed Alfine with electronic shifting. Formula hydraulic brakes add nimble handling for the city’s notoriously tricky traffic.
It's scheduled to arrive just in time for his Saturday morning ride.
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Shown: Budnitz Model No.1 in titanium with bright Racing Yellow Gloss powdercoat. Grease-free Gates Belt Drive and internally-geared 11-speed Shimano Alfine Di2 transmission. Marathon Supreme tires by Schwalbe. Hydraulic brakes by Formula. Finished with Budnitz Titanium flat bar, stem, seat post and badges – and a Spurcycle Raw Bell