Budnitz Bicycles

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ALPHA is our premier ready-made model that harnesses the bespoke beauty and cutting edge engineering of our top-end customizable bicycles, at a price accessible to all.

  • Frame Material

    Frame Material

    World class ready made for daily riding

    ALPHA features our featherlight, high performance FlyLite™ cantilever frame geometry in custom extruded and hydroformed alloy.

  • Frame Color

    Frame Color
    Black Matte

    Deepest gunmetal flat black.

  • Components


    Our standard Black Component Set isn’t standard at all. Features lightweight race-quality components lightyears beyond most other bicycles on the market:

    • Black Alloy Sealed Bearing Integrated Headset
    • Black Alloy Budnitz 3D Stem
    • Black Alloy Budnitz CNC Seatpost Clamp
    • Black Alloy Gates S150 Crankset

  • Drivetrain

    Gates Carbon Drive Belt

    The technology behind Gates Carbon Drive is rooted in high horsepower motorcycles and dragsters. Custom made, this 11-mm pitch, carbon-fiber reinforced belt is stronger than and as efficient as a traditional bike chain – and completely grease-free. The patented Gates Carbon Drive gives you a quieter, longer-lasting, lower-maintenance drive, and most importantly, an unbelievably awesome ride.

  • Gearing

    8-Speed Shimano Alfine

    306% gear range, 8 speed, silent hub blends perfectly with the low maintenance, durable and clean Gates Carbon Belt Drive.

  • Handlebar


    Our handmade alloy zero-rise handlebar is for those with a need for speed.

  • Brakes

    Hydraulic Disk Brakes (Tektro HD-M285)
  • Saddle

    Budnitz Ultralight Saddle

    Our all-time favorite high-tech saddle, because it fits almost everyone and requires no break-in. Perfectly padded shape and anatomical platform with restrained logos. Custom built to our specs by the geniuses at Velo in Taiwan.

  • Grips


    Optimal comfort and responsiveness for everyday riding.

  • Tires

    Marathon Racer 35C (1.5-inch)

    The Schwalbe Marathon Racer is a variant on the famous Marathon lineage that is biased towards speed

    Fast on the flat pavement, yet rugged enough for tackling country roads – its perfect for long distance touring or quick dashes through city traffic.

  • Pedals

    Composite Street Pedals

    A true modern mult-purpose flat pedal. One-piece nylon body, CNC machined Cr-Mo spindle, and double sealed ball bearings. Lightweight and ready for anything.

  • Fenders

    SKS Commuter II - Silver

    Specially designed with commuters in mind, these fenders are the perfect option for the everyday rider. Constructed from shatterproof plastic and featuring sturdy stainless steel double stays, the Commuter II fenders are perfectly simple and effective.

    SKS Edge AL - Black

    The EDGE AL guarantees ideal splash protection on the road. This aluminum fender offers great coverage and stability. The driving forces behind this fender are its simplicity, durability, and light-weight.

  • Security

    Abus Mini U-Lock

    The world’s best mini U-lock. Super-hardened steel & both arms lock to the shackle. 40% lighter and much higher security ratings than the Kryptonite version. Includes a special clamp that we import ourselves that attaches this lock neatly to the bicycle. From Germany, of course.

  • Lights

    Knog Blinder Rechargeable LED Lights

    Super-bright yet tiny front & rear clip-on lights. Each light features a USB port for charging plus silicone rubber and titanium colored bands. Our favorite lights which weigh next to nothing & keep you safe at night.

  • Carry

    Lezyne CO2 Saddle bag

    A complete, convenient kit for the rider with speed in mind. With a CO2 inflator, two 16g CO2 canisters, multi-tool and tire levers in a compact organizer that tucks neatly under your bicycle seat.

    Budnitz Alloy Rack - Silver

    The Budnitz Alloy Rack is ideal for carrying full-sized panniers and has a large platform for additional cargo space. Weighs just 552 grams and carries up to 20 kilos.

    Budnitz Alloy Rack - Black

    The Budnitz Alloy Rack is ideal for carrying full-sized panniers and has a large platform for additional cargo space. Weighs just 552 grams and carries up to 20 kilos.

    Ortlieb QL3 Bag (Single)

    The minimalist, 12 liter, Single Bag QL3 is yet another confirmation of the famous paradox that less is more. Featuring a largemouth, waterproof zipper and an ingeniously simple QL3 rack mounting system that does away with cumbersome hooks. We love the pairing of this pannier with our Budnitz A1 rear rack. (This option features one bag.)

  • Water Bottle Cages

    Water Bottle Cages
    One Titanium Water Bottle Cage + Bottle

    An elegant brushed titanium water bottle cage that matches your bicycle frame. Just 28 grams.

    Two Titanium Water Bottle Cages + Bottles

    Two of our elegant brushed titanium water bottle cages. Matches your bicycle frame perfectly. Just 28 grams each.

  • Accessories

    Lezyne Chrome Air Pump

    The smallest and lightest high-pressure air pump for fixing flats on the road is also beautiful. CNC-cut with chrome finish. Attaches with a special mount to water bottle cage bolts (you can still fit a water bottle on, too). Just 8 inches long and 96 grams.

    Spurcycle Stainless Steel and Brass Bell

    This is the world’s greatest bicycle bell. Small, streamlined, and real brass — with a beautiful ding!

    Silca HX-One Tool Kit

    Eight hex keys carefully constructed in steel, coated in chrome, then coated again in a grip-enhancing, high-visibility polymer finish to keep the hex keys from getting lost or slipping. The kit also includes a stainless steel magnetic adapter, six of the most common Torx sizes, as well as two Phillips and two flat head screwdrivers. You’ll receive the tools in a CNC-machined beechwood box, each held in place in its own individual slot, with a magnetic closure to keep the whole set secure whether you’re in your own garage or racing far from home

  • Storage

    Budnitz Floor Stand

    The Budnitz Floor Stand creates a simple, elegant way to secure your bicycle in the house or storage area. The custom handmade stand is built of pressed Vermont silver maple with steel and brass fittings that allow for adjustability to each tire size. Perfect for daily use or long term display.