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The Budnitz Model No.3 is the ultimate all-around city bike. With a rugged design and tires up to 2.35-inches, No.3 tears up every surface that the city has to offer. Customize with an internal transmission from Rohloff or Shimano, or opt for the simplicity of a single speed.



  • Bicycle Model

    Frame Material

    Model No.3 Titanium frame weighs just 3.5 pounds, will never rust or corrode, and its brushed finish can be kept looking virtually forever. Extremely strong, and organically absorbs road vibration for a smooth ride.

    The 4130 chromoly steel frame offers a responsive, stable ride. A bit stiffer than titanium, steel also absorbs road shock brilliantly. Custom drawn and butted tubes are treated inside and out to last a lifetime.

  • Frame Color

    Frame Color
    Brilliant Silver Pearlescent

    Minimalist matte middle grey that looks amazing next to brushed titanium components. We leave forks and rear triangles brushed and unpainted on our titanium bicycles for an exceptionally elegant effect. Steel frames and forks are always fully painted.

    Black Matte

    Deepest gunmetal flat black.

    Zelena Green Pearlescent

    A pearled blend of vintage military green and deep Bohemian forest hues.

    Rosewood Red Pearlescent
    Ultramarine Blue Pearlescent

    Deep indigo blue that matches a pair of deadstock vintage Levis that Paul Budnitz bought in Tokyo in 2004.

    Racing Green Gloss

    Brought to prominence by Bentley’s Le Mans wins in the 1920’s. Still the official color of British racing teams to this day.

    Detonator Orange Gloss

    Inspired by Caltrans road cones and dynamite.

    Limited Edition Color

    Budnitz Blue Gloss

    Lake Champlain on a perfect summer day matches HTML #0099FF, our signature color blue.

    Italian Sky Blue Gloss

    A nod to the timeless paint color of the 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

    Macchiato Gloss

    This sophisticated hue was originally created at a special client’s request. Looks remarkable with our honey-leather saddle and grips.

  • Components

    Components
    Silver Component Set

    The premium Silver Component Set comes standard on our titanium frame bicycles, and is an option on our steel frame models.

    • Titanium Budnitz Stem
    • Titanium Budnitz Headset Spacers
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz Ultra Polish Seatpost Clamp
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz HS-1S Ultra Polish Headset
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz X1 Cranks
    • Budnitz CNC 3-Finger Brake Levers

    All handmade titanium and alloy components are extremely lightweight, beautiful, and will never rust or corrode.

    Black Component Set

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

    • Black Alloy Budnitz HS-1B Headset
    • Black Alloy Budnitz 3D CNC Stem
    • Black Alloy Budnitz CNC Seatpost Clamp
    • Black Alloy Budnitz X1 Cranks
    • Budnitz CNC 3-Finger Brake Levers

    Silver Component Set

    Our premium Silver Component Set comes standard on our titanium bicycles, and is an option on our steel models.

    Includes handmade and lightweight titanium and alloy parts including:

    • Titanium Budnitz Stem
    • Titanium Budnitz Headset Spacers
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz Ultra Polish Seatpost Clamp
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz HS-1S Ultra Polish Headset
    • Silver Alloy Budnitz X1 Cranks
    • Budnitz CNC 3-Finger Brake Levers

    All handmade titanium components are extremely lightweight, beautiful, and will never rust or corrode.

  • Drivetrain

    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

    Gearing
    Single Speed

    For minimalists looking for the lightest and least cluttered bicycle possible, we offer the ultimate singlespeed configuration.

    Features our ultralight Budnitz FH-1 freehub in mirror-polish CNC-cut alloy, disk brake-specific rims, and double-butted spokes. Clean and quiet Carbon Belt Drive is virtually indestructible, and weighs under 80g.

    Optimal 50/20 gearing is standard, with other ratios available upon request.

    11-Speed Shimano Alfine

    This is our most popular gearing option, the one we ship on most of the bicycles we sell.

    The beautifully engineered Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub has a very wide gear range [409%], suitable for steepest hills and the fastest flats. Combined with a mechanical trigger shifter and our Carbon Belt Drive system, this hub is clean, quiet, and requires almost no maintenance.

    14-Speed Rohloff Speedhub

    With 14 speeds, the German-made Rohloff Speedhub has the widest gear range [528%] of any internal gearing system made. Rohloff has a cult following in Europe and is famous for its pristine service record.

    Combined with our Carbon Belt Drive the Speedhub is clean, quiet, and requires very little maintenance. Includes the classic Rohloff 14-speed grip shifter with gear markings.

    All Rohloff hubs come in polished silver, with other colors available via special order.

  • Handlebar

    Handlebar
    Budnitz Titanium Riser Bar

    Incredibly comfortable, our titanium riser handlebar went through dozens of iterations until we managed the perfect angle, balancing both power and comfort. Just 380 grams, with a 25º sweep and 40mm rise.

    Budnitz Titanium Flat Bar

    Our handmade brushed titanium zero-rise handlebar was made for purists and speed freaks. Ridiculously lightweight & elegant. 12º bend, just 230 grams.

    The result of dozens of iterations and extensive field testing, our Budnitz alloy riser handlebar provides an ideal blend of power and comfort.

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

    Titanium Riser Bar and Seat Post

    A perfect compliment to the Silver Component Set upgrade. This package consists of both the Titanium Riser Bar and Titanium Seat Post.

    Titanium Flat Bar and Seat Post

    A perfect compliment to the Silver Component Set upgrade. This package consists of both the Titanium Flat Bar and Titanium Seat Post.

  • Brakes

    Brakes
    Mechanical Disc Brakes (TRP Spyke + Budnitz Levers)

    Dual actuated TRP Spyke calipers paired with Budnitz levers.

    Mechanical disc brakes provide fantastic stopping power in all weather conditions, a light touch, reliability, and minimal maintenance. Internal routing maintains clean lines and protect housing from the elements.

    Hydraulic Disk Brakes (Formula Cura)

    The Cura is a clean, simple, and great riding brake designed to fit all riders. The lever is Formula’s most ergonomic and intuitive to date. Utilizing mineral oil, these high performance hydraulic brakes focus on simplicity and efficiency in the design.

  • Saddle

    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.

    Brooks B17 Black Leather

    Classic medium-width black leather saddle, handmade in the UK by Brooks of England.

    The B17 fits most riders comfortably. Vegetable-tanned leather. Note that Brooks saddles require several months to fully break in.

    Brooks B17 Honey Leather

    Classic medium-width honey leather saddle, handmade in the UK by Brooks of England.

    The B17 fits most riders comfortably. Vegetable-tanned leather. Note that Brooks saddles require several months to fully break in.

  • Grips

    Grips
    Oury Black Rubber Grips

    These are our favorite handlebar grips in the world and they come standard on all of our bicycles. Soft and grippy rubber provides a sure handhold. Indentation for the thumb. Grips lock on so they never twist on the bars. They look cool too!

    Ergon GP1 Ergonomic Black

    Ergon grips resolve issues like numb fingers, painful hands and forearm discomfort. The GP1 is the worldwide standard in ergonomic function, materials and quality.

    Ergon GP1 Ergonomic BioKork

    Ergon grips resolve issues like numb fingers, painful hands and forearm discomfort. The GP1 is the worldwide standard in ergonomic function, materials and quality.

    The GP1 BioKork is made from 40% cork sourced sustainably.

    Brooks Black Leather Grips

    Traditional slender locking black leather grips that match the Brooks leather saddles we sell exactly. Made in UK.

    Brooks Honey Leather Grips

    Traditional slender locking honey leather grips that match the Brooks leather saddles we sell exactly. Made in UK.

  • Tires

    Tires
    Big Apple Black 50c (2-inch)

    Schwalbe’s 29-inch Big Apple tires in black, a perfect 2 inches (50c) wide. These new folding-bead tires are lighter than previous versions and use advanced rubber composites to improve speed and grip. Fast and very comfortable on city streets and dirt roads.

    Big Ben Creme 50c (2-inch)

    Schwalbe’s 29-inch Big Ben tires in creme are 2-inches (50C) wide. These wire-bead tires use advanced rubber composites to improve speed and grip. Fast and very comfortable on city streets and dirt roads.

    G-One (2.35-inch)

    Schwalbe’s G-One is an evolution of the former S-One and Big One tires. Huge volume. Minimal profile. Minimum weight.

    Racing Ralph Knobby (2.25-inch)

    Schwalbe’s Racing Ralph is the optimal off-road tire, with evolution rubber and 3-layer compound that offers different grip on different sections on the tire. Ideal if your everyday riding experience includes loose terrain, backroads or moderate trails where greater capability is required.

  • Pedals

    Pedals
    Street Pedals

    Very nice basic urban pedals. Smooth motion and good grip for all kinds of shoes.

    Budnitz CroMo Spindle Platform Pedals

    CNC machined out of a single block of 6061 T6 aluminum, our platform pedals are super lightweight and easy to get on and off. Engineered with a gentle curve and adjustable pins that ensure a tight grip in all riding conditions — without the hassle of going clipless. 

    Budnitz Titanium Spindle Platform Pedals

    One of the world’s lightest platform pedals thanks to its titanium spindle. CNC machined out of a single block of 6061 T6 aluminum. A gentle curve and adjustable pins ensure a tight grip in all riding conditions — without the hassle of going clipless.

  • Fenders

    Fenders
    Budnitz Titanium Fenders

    The perfect compliment for our bicycles, with a finish to match. Handmade brushed titanium fenders are lightweight, will never rust or corrode, and look incredible on all our models

  • Security

    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.

    Total Lockdown: Pitlock + U-lock

    Lightweight and strong. This system allows Budnitz Bicycle frames to be locked safely with the lightweight Abus mini U-lock and wheels with wheel skewers by Pitlock of Germany.

  • Lights

    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.

    A more permanent lighting solution for your bicycle. A beautiful Son dynamo front hub provides power for two exceptionally bright lights from Busch & Muller: IQ-X headlight and Topline Line Small taillight. Need light? Just pedal.

  • Carry

    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.

    Brooks Black Leather Seat bag

    A high quality leather saddle bag made specifically for the Brooks saddles that we offer. Small leather straps hook the bag on the back of your saddle. The inside of the bag has a quick release so your possessions can be easily taken with you whenever you lock your bike outside. Just the right size for some credit cards, small multi-tool, tube, and pack of mints. Made in England.

    Brooks Honey Leather Seat bag

    A high quality leather saddle bag made specifically for the Brooks saddles that we offer. Small leather straps hook the bag on the back of your saddle. The inside of the bag has a quick release so your possessions can be easily taken with you whenever you lock your bike outside. Just the right size for some credit cards, small multi-tool, tube, and pack of mints. Made in England.

    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

    Accessories
    Daily Rider Tee

    3.8 oz. tri-blend, performance tee shirt featuring the Budnitz Script Logo across the chest and Badge logo on the rear neck line. Athletic Grey with white prints and a fitted cut.

    Your new favorite tee for days on or off your bicycle.

    Owner Services will follow up regarding Tee sizing with your bicycle order.

    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

    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.

    Budnitz Protective Bicycle Cover - Titanium Gray

    Custom tailored Budnitz bicycle cover made with highly durable and abrasion resistant solution-dyed 9-ounce acrylic canvas with flourocarbon finish.
    Water, UV and mildew resistance makes this high quality canopy excellent for long term indoor and outdoor use. Oil, acid, alkaline and solvent resistant for exposure in a shop environment. YKK Vislon #10 zipper opening makes covering and uncovering simple.
    Includes oversized pocket for manuals, tools and spare accessories.

    Designed and sized specifically to fit your custom Budnitz.

    Budnitz Protective Bicycle Cover - Matte Black

    Custom tailored Budnitz bicycle cover made with highly durable and abrasion resistant solution-dyed 9-ounce acrylic canvas with flourocarbon finish.
    Water, UV and mildew resistance makes this high quality canopy excellent for long term indoor and outdoor use. Oil, acid, alkaline and solvent resistant for exposure in a shop environment. YKK Vislon #10 zipper opening makes covering and uncovering simple.
    Includes oversized pocket for manuals, tools and spare accessories.

    Designed and sized specifically to fit your custom Budnitz.