|The Priority Eight is a belt-driven 8-speed. Photo courtesy of http://www.prioritybicycles.com|
The Priority Eight has a "pre-sale" price of $800. Priority anticipates that the bikes will be available by April 1.
According to Priority, the purpose of their bikes is "to make cycling more simple." Their first models were belt-driven "Classic" 3-speeds offered in a diamond or step-through aluminum frame. Priority marketed these models as "low-maintenance" bikes available in black or white.
Since launching those classic models, Priority says it has received overwhelming demand for a bike with more gears, hence the Priority Eight. The Eight, like the Classics, has a Gates carbon belt and an internal gear hub for a clean, low-maintenance ride. It also comes with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.
There has been some hype about the release of the Priority Eight. You can read about it at Gizmodo and Bike Rumor.
The Priority Eight is available in three sizes: 17", 19" and 21.5". Here are the specs:
|Frame||Ultralite 6061 T6 Aluminum|
|Fork||Ultralite 6061 T6 Aluminum|
|Rims||Double Wall Alloy, 36h|
|Front Hub||Priority Alloy Sealed|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Nexus 8 Disc|
|Spokes||Black Stainless Steel|
|Shifter||Shimano Nexus 8 Twist|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M330 Hydraulic Disc Dual Piston|
|Crankset||Gates by FSA|
|Front Chainring||50t Gates CDN|
|Rear Cog||24t Gates CDN|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed Cartridge|
|Seat Post||27.2 Alloy Microadjust 350mm|
|Belt||Gates Carbon Drive, CDN|
|Saddle||Velo dual density|
|Handlebar||Alloy, 31.8, 6 degree rise, 630mm|
|Tires||Continental Puncture Resistant 700x32|
|Fenders||Alloy Paint Matched|
|Color||Matte Charcoal Grey|
|Sizes||17", 19" and 21.5"|