Toronto-based indie bicycle company Beater Bikes will be back with 2 new models for 2012.
The step-through (loop frame) and roaster (diamond frame) models continue the bare-bones theme of the brand. In fact, for 2012 they’ve gone even more minimalist. Both steel frames are available in single speed with coaster brake or 3-speed internal gear hub models (also with coaster brakes) meaning no exposed derailleurs and no cables or brake levers. The branding on the bikes has been cut down with only a logo headbadge remaining.
Both models come equipped with full front and rear fenders, rear racks, partial chain covers and double kickstands. The step-through frame is pictured with battery operated front and rear lights, while the roadster model comes with a front rack in lieu of the lights.
The best part, the pricing:
Singlespeed models will retail for $299.99 while the 3-speed equipped bicycles will be $399.99
For more info and to find out when the 2012 models will be available, visit BeaterBikes.net