Stealth Belt Drive: Spot Ajax Belt

This showed up when I did my monthly search for belt drive gear hub bikes.

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2011/04/spot-ajax/

A very nice looking 7005 aluminium belt drive commuter/urban bike with carbon disc-brake forks. The Spot website even claims enough bidons/mounting-points for fenders AND racks. This I have to see.

Spot Ajax Belt on Spot’s website

Unfortunately it seems to be a new release (2011) and I’ve not seen any of them guarded and racked up in slick urban bike goodness.

My only gripe is the rather Hipster-ish moustachio handle bars. The option for drop bars with Versa or Essex brifters would be very nice. It’d look quite nice with Thickslicks on those rims, too.

Hey Spot Bikes: send me one for review in Melbourne, Australia. I take my bikes on trains with hundreds of people on-board that have nothing to do but play with their phones. If it’s better than the Cannondale Bad Boy 8 I’ll upgrade!

 

imageOther reviews:

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2011/04/spot-ajax/

http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/02/10/sneak-peek-spot-brand-ajax-city-bicycle-with-belt-drive-alfine-disc-brakes/

http://beltbik.es/spot-brand/2011/ajax-belt

Stealth Belt Drive: Spot Ajax Belt