Spot Brand 2014 Acme Grey
The 2014 gets a few upgrades: a kickstand plate, a slightly longer top tube, revised rear dropouts, and a new color (gray) with red highlights. Now that 2014 is over, our remaining stock is on a huge discount: $400 below the 2015 Acme price, so $1899!
Through the years the Acme (and its 8-speed counterpart, the Ajax) has been one of our favorites, mostly because Spot is the world's leading belt-drive bike designer and their execution is routinely superior.
Most of our Acme customers have us tailor the Acme to their needs--usually with a complete dynamo lighting/charging system, fenders, a racks--and to their senses--with a Brooks or Selle Anatomica saddle, Portland Design Works grips, and the pedals of their choice.
As we're a bike shop rather than an online reseller, we build, test ride, and tune every bike we sell, whether we're going to ship it across the country or hand it off to a customer in the neighborhood. Please note that there's a $55 repacking fee for bikes we ship.
The Joe Bike exclusive Portlandistan Package ($2375 as long as the bike is on sale for $1899) features:
Axiom Rainrunner fenders
Axiom Streamliner rack with 100 lb. capacity
Shutter Precision premium dynamo hub in an expertly built wheel
Busch & Muller Lumotec Lyt Senso Plus (or AXA Luxx70+ with smartphone charger) front light
Toplight Line Plus rear light (including brake light!)
Portland Design Works silver SpeedMetal or leather ergo Whiskey grips
Portland Design Works King of Ding or Crane brass bell.
The even more exclusive Joe Bike Hyperbolistan package ($2865 as long as the Acme is on sale for $1899) is everything above but with: a Schmidt SON28 ISO Disc dyno hub; Supernova E3 Pro Front and rear lights; your choice of Portland-made Sykes Wood Fenders (in any wood or bamboo species that Paul offers); and Portland Design Works Whiskey or Bourbon leather grips.
Joe Bike is the world’s largest dealer of the new urban models produced by Spot Bikes, based in Golden, Colorado. Their Acme, Ajax, and Sprawl represent a new generation of fast, weatherproof, nearly maintenance-free urban bike: a light and zippy aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork and a weatherproof drivetrain and braking system featuring the most up-to-date (read: latest and best seal design) Alfine 11-speed internally geared hub, Gates’s new CenterTrack Carbon Drive, and Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brakes. There are plenty of mounting points for fenders, racks, and bottle holders. Acme features such revolutionary design details as the first post-mount carbon fiber fork with dropouts that recognize and compensate for directional braking force of the disc calipers. Simple and elegant, they take secure front wheel engagement up another notch. Post mount brakes reduce the weight, bulk and additional hardware of ISO mount brakes. That means your brakes are directly engaged to the fork, without any bulky hardware.
Availability: 2014 Acme comes in sizes 42 (stepthrough), 49, 52, 55, 57, and 60 cm.
Sales tax to anywhere in the US: 0
Shipping: Within the lower 48 states, around $120-160 UPS Ground, depending on bike size. Amtrak is about half that and twice as fast, but you have to pick it up at the nearest manned station within 2-3 days after it arrives. Bikes ship about 85% assembled via UPS, about 95% assembled via Amtrak. To ship via Amtrak, please call or email us.
To Canada: This typically costs around $400, plus any taxes, customs, or brokerage services, which can add another $200-400 to the bill. So much for NAFTA.
Here's Spot's writeup:
It’s no secret that the hunched-over geometry of road bikes alienates many cyclists. Enter the Acme, a city bike that hums along at road speeds while also allowing you to actually enjoy the ride. Think of it as a Mercedes on two wheels. The Acme is lighter and faster than most city bikes, which means you get to work on time with ease. It features the most advanced, reliable—and clean--drive train on the market: a sealed 11 speed shifter mated to a smooth and strong belt drive. Let’s face it: chains and derailleurs are a greasy time suck, and time is money for cyclists on the go. And like a high-performance European sedan, the frame’s gently swooping curves convey understated elegance. Acme means “highest,” and this bike is the apex of modern urban riding: a finely tuned mix of precision engineering, style, innovation and speed. Rediscover the joy of cycling.