Introducing the Scorcher.
Specially customized for terrorizing the neighbors, this modified Budnitz Model No.1 was created for all-terrain riding by Hunt Manly, our head builder.
Hunt’s idea of fun is a 25-mile, no holds barred tear through city, country, back alleys, stairways, mountain bike trails, gravel roads, mud, cobblestones, a skinny-dip pitstop at Hobo Beach, and back home for a shot of Bulleit before sunset.
This bicycle is bullet proof, fast, and ridiculously fun to ride.
Featuring gravel-loving Racing Ralph knobby race tires (made in Germany) and inverted titanium handlebars that position the hands low for aggressive riding. Bomb-proof USA-made componentry, and our titanium handlebars and seatpost.
Quiet and clean carbon belt drive lasts virtually forever, weighs just 80g, and won’t get your pants dirty. Available Shimano Di2 or Rohloff internal transmission offers your choice of electronic shifting and up to 14-speeds with a massive 526% gear range.
We love the No.1 Scorcher best when its painted a deep matte Gunpowder Grey, making it marginally harder to see you when you buzz the tourists in Crown Heights at dusk.
Skinned knees optional.
“I have 20 bicycles, 19 of which I built. I have to say, the Budnitz is the Ferrari of bikes, with the machine aesthetics of a fighter jet.”
– Cary, Pebble Beach, CA
Budnitz Owner since 2012