The Vitesse D3 is a tremendous value and about the simplest multi geared bike to maintain and use on a day to day basis.
Built on the same frame platform as our Vitesse I7 (as well as Mariner and Formula bikes) the Vitesse D3 varies in 2 ways. The Internal Hub 3 speed platform (from SRAM) has a very wide and effective range of gears. Low for climbing, Mid for most of your riding, and High for high speed runs.
The second variation is the inclusion of a rear Coaster Brake rather than caliper brake. I had coaster brakes on 2 different bikes when I was young and they are truly a joy to use and are super responsive.
Benefits from these details. The Internal Hub is very easy to maintain and is not exposed to knocks that can occur in frequent commuting situations. Same goes for the brake setup. Adjustment is seldom needed, braking mechanics are very durable and reliable over the long haul. (Front Caliper break is included in the package). Changing tires is very simple with the Coaster brake, though we do recommend doing a "test run" at home some time so you become familiar with the process.
We look forward to testing the Vitesse D3 as the platform for a Folding Electric bike in the coming months.
- Additional Information
Wheel Size : 20"
Weight : 12.8 kg (28.2 lbs)
Folded Size : 29 x 80 x 66 cm (11.3" x 31.2" x 25.7")
Frame : KA SERIES - DALLOY, CUSTOM DRAWN SONUS TUBING, LATTICE FORGED HINGE, FUSION AND VISEGRIP TECHNOLOGY
Fork : INTEGRATED PATENTED FUSION TECHNOLOGY
Handlepost :FORGED ALLOY, RADIUS TELESCOPE ADJUSTABLE, FUSION AND V-CLAMP TECHNOLOGY
Drivetrain : Crankset FORGED ALLOY 6061 ARMS, 38T, WITHOUT CHAINGUARD Bottom Bracket SEALED BEARING, SQUARE TAPER W/ BOLT Chain SINGLE SPEED CHAIN
Wheels : Front Hub ALLOY, MINI, SEALED BEARINGS 20H Rear Hub 3 SPEED HUB, 14T FREEWHEEL, 32H, ALLOY Spokes 18/8 GA STAINLESS STEEL Rims 20" x 1.5" ALLOY SINGLEWALL, ANODIZED W/ CNC SIDEWALL Tires 20" x 1.50", W/ DAHON LOGO, REFLECTIVE STRIPE
Brakes : ALLOY, V-BRAKE, 110 mm Brake Levers 3 FINGER, NYLON BRACKET, ALLOY LEVER
Rider height : 142 - 193 cm (4'8" - 6'4")
Max Rider Weight : 105 kg (230 lbs)
Transmission Type No Transmission Builder No Speeds No Construction No Electric Version Available No Condition No Primary Materials No Intended Use No