The Virtue Valor: Grab N Go Winter Commuter

Despite what we enjoyed this past weekend (50 and Glorious), we’re merrily making our way into the icy jaws of Winter. Some of you may have started commuting by bicycle this Summer and think – ‘Hey. Maybe I could do this year round? I am a Minnesotan and thus 43% tougher than the rest of the population’. And you’d be right. Especially about that tougher part.

The problem is, maybe that bicycle that you’ve been using isn’t right for Winter commuting. Maybe it doesn’t have the right clearance for the all important Studded Tires. Maybe it does, but you don’t want to trash your pretty ride in the salt/snow/wet horribleness that our roads turn into. Understandable. And you know that we’re here for you, so we’ve set up a little something.

The Virtue Valor. It’s a great, simple commuting rig on it’s own, but with Kenda Klondikes on the front and back, you’re looking at the perfect starter winter bike. Nice, wide pedals for your winter boots, sturdy deep-v wheels, a solid CroMo frame; all for just $499 for sizes 52CM & 54CM. We also have an XL version for those of you who might not fit those smaller sizes which ends up at $699, studded tires and all.

More photos after the cut. But let’s be honest, photos are great but riding is better! Come on by and try one today.

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One Darn Classy Bicycle

We’ve set up shop in a classy neighborhood.

This is because we’re classy dudes. Classy dudes and classy neighborhoods deserve a classy bike. Behold, the Virtue Six! This isn’t your typical around town beater bike; This is a purpose-built machine. It does some things well, and some things not so well. Let’s run down the list:

Pick Up Groceries: It does this pretty darn well. Built-In rack makes this particularly simple.

Moves Along At A Good Clip: Check! 6-Speeds for getting you around efficiently and comfortably.

Looks Dang Good: It’s a looker, to be sure. If you’re of the top hat variety, it’s classy enough to go along with those coat tails you’re dragging behind you. (Probably want to keep those away from the spokes)

Extreme Downhill Mountain Cycling: If you’re game, it’s not! Pretty sure you’d break one (or several) things attempting that. Please do not!

Doing Your Dishes: Most likely not.

And there you have it! It’s a lovely city bike. Do your errands, ride to the park, get yourself to work, it’ll do it all with ease. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get around town, you’d be hard pressed to find better. The best part? Full-metal fenders, a rack *and* a bell come with the bike. You’re one Banjo Brother‘s bag away from commuting bliss.

Oh, and it’s only $399.99 for the six-speed townie you see above. Slick!