Monday, October 25, 2010

Your ride is more thorough on a "Tour-boro"....

The latest frame to come out of 16 Powers St. is the Tour-boro. Built for exploring the city, getting out into the country, and just having some fun on the daily commute. Slicing through traffic, jumping the occasional curb cut, and maybe even some dirt thrown in for good measure. Fixed is fast, gears are faster. Internally geared hubs are low maintenance and efficient. The Tour-boro is built around a Shimano Alfine hub but can also be setup as a single speed. The geometry is a close cousin to the Gangsta and Launchpad. Fast, stable, and tough, while keeping responsiveness intact. 73mm BB, 135mm dropout spacing, and a choice of cantilever or caliper brake mounts. Two frame sizes available currently with a third larger size coming soon. MSRP for the frame and fork is $850 including a choice of a wide array of powdercoat colors. Complete builds are available. Made in Brooklyn.

The Tour-boro comes with a choice of cantilever or caliper brake mounts.

The Shimano Alfine hub is the nicest internally geared hub we have used.

Gusseted front triangle for pothole bashing and curb launches.