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Bicycling Magazine Rides the Budnitz No. 3

  March 10, 2014

Readers of Bicycling’s annual Buyer’s Guide, now on newsstands, were greeted with a photo of a gorgeous belt drive bike on the magazine’s Contents page. The Contents page is where magazines show an image that inspires readers, and the Gates Carbon Drive equipped Budnitz No. 3 delivers.

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Bicycling, the world’s largest bike magazine, also reviewed the No. 3, calling it “a tough yet elegant city bike that begs to be ridden fast, even in dodgy conditions.” The editors likewise praised the bike’s belted drive train, calling it “clean and quiet.”

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Pick up a copy of the issue, and go to the Budnitz site to see their complete line of stylish and functional urban rides–all with Gates Carbon Drive.

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While you’re at it, check out the Men’s Journal review of another favorite belt drive city bike, the Gotham from REI bike brand Novara. MJ called it “an easy shifting commuter” and noted, sadly, that they had to give the bike back. But you don’t have to. Go here to get one. Hungry for more media coverage of cool belt drive bikes? Click on the In the Media category to read more reviews and see what journalists from leading publications have to say about Gates Carbon Drive.