Spot pretty much answered our prayers when they decided to make the Wazee, an all-cromoly urban bike with Carbon Drive, Alfine 11, disc brakes, and Schwalbe tires. Their copy for this bike has a lot of history and geography to it, so we’re going to let Spot do the narrative on this one, pasted in below. But first the basic facts: $2199, available late August, preordering now with 60% down, sizes 49, 52, 55, 57, 60. Geometry and specs. Good with racks (front and rear), fenders, kickstands. Our customizations can include dynamo systems, drop bars or other bars, and many other variations. Now on to the story and the history: Style, Precision and Panache In the spirit of Colin Chapman, the brash auto racing entrepreneur who created the Lotus 38 that won the 1965 Indy 500, we present the Wazee—a city bike that blends modern technology with retro racing aesthetics. The sleek and streamlined steel frame delivers the classic ride characteristics and road-feel that bicyclists prize. And with its Lotus-inspired Chapman green (of course) color scheme, the Wazee handles city streets with precision and panache. Our Wazee is the newest member of the Spot family but its heritage runs deep. Wazee Street is one of Denver’s most storied thoroughfares, the epicenter of LoDo and beating heart of Mile-High commerce and culture. Anchoring the bike is the most innovative drive system available: a CenterTrack belt drive that motors fast and quiet, lap after lap after lap. Colin Chapman would be proud.
Not long ago, after a couple of happy-hour beers, I visited the studios of the SprocketPodcast. They sat me down and gave me another beer and asked whatever they pleased about things like cargo bikes and the holding of hands while river rafting. You can listen to the consequences at
Joe Bike started by accident five years ago in a postsurgical narcotic haze. We probably shouldn’t have made it, but we did, thanks to this incredible community. So this party’s for you. Come spill some wine with us at our new, infinitely nicer location on the Lincoln Ave bike boulevard. Food from Portobello Vegan Trattoria and Rovente pizza will be provided. Drinks and pretty lights will be waiting for you too. Families are of course welcome.
This is also sort of a kickoff party for the following day’s Disaster Relief Trials. Anybody associated with that event should get here! To learn more about Saturday’s DRT event, which is also a cargo bike exhibition, go here.
Our party is not to be used for the demo or selling of bikes!
Parking: if you’re driving, please avoid parking in our building’s parking lot, because these are prime ours for our restaurant neighbor. Please park on the street. Bike parking: This is going to be a challenge. There will probably be a dense line along the picket fence on the west side of the driveway.
We started a Facebook event where you can RSVP if you like.