Our flagship Model No.1 is our fastest bicycle, our lightest bicycle and the bicycle that reviewers have named among the most beautiful ever made.
Iconic curves, athletic handling, and a short wheelbase make Model No.1 a stylish urban road rocket, nimble in traffic and lightning quick on open roads. Perfect for high speed morning commutes and long weekend excursions.
Signature Cantilever Design
The elegant No.1 twin-tube single-arc cantilever titanium frame weighs just 3.5-pounds. Leveraging the unique properties of titanium, it is engineered to absorb road shock while maintaining lateral stiffness, minimizing energy loss and delivering optimal power to the pedals.
The result? Brilliant, beautiful, speed.
Grease-Free Carbon Belt Drive
Model No.1 comes standard with a clean, quiet Gates Carbon belt drive. This grease-free belt drive lasts virtually forever, weighs just 80g, and will never get your pants dirty on the morning commute.
Rohloff Speedhub Option
Choose to customize your No.1 with a single speed hub, or upgrade to the 11-speed Shimano Alfine or 14-speed grip-shifting Rohloff Speedhub. A bicycle with an internal transmission offers precise shifting, even at a standstill, with no external grease – and a gear range up to a massive 526%.
Built by Hand, One Client at a Time
Every Budnitz is built by hand, using titanium frames, riser handlebars, seatpost, stem, and badges designed in our Vermont studio. The remaining race-quality components are sourced from boutique manufacturers around the globe, including Thomson, Paul Components, Rohloff and Da Vinci. Disc brakes come standard – your choice of mechanical or a hydraulic option by Formula in Italy.
A Titanium Bicycle to Last a Lifetime
If you are looking for a fast, light, beautiful titanium city bicycle, offering a virtually maintenance-free experience for many years to come – choose Model No.1