I have no fascination in turning into a bike owner. The only bikes I have are rusty cruisers with major, springy seats about a foot huge. I’d be down to pedal, but there is no way I am ever turning into a “bike man.” I’m not interested in 24-velocity drivetrains, clip-in shoes and technological routine maintenance. I’m not wearing Spandex or learning a bunch of French racing terms.

Hell, I don’t really even want to put on a helmet. Mostly, I want to listen to Rancid and sweat out a bunch of miles.

Turns out, the Apollo, from Priority Bicycles, is suitable for my particular established of desires, specifically designed to not just be reduced routine maintenance, but practically no routine maintenance. You could have to alter the hub oil every single couple of several years or 3,000 miles.

Are you using 3,000 miles?

The Apollo falls into the gravel category—bikes that can be ridden wherever. Get out on the road for serious education. Start off pedaling to function like you retain indicating you are likely to. Smash it through the woods. Even for a utility bicycle, this is created to be super versatile—a gentle, fast, very affordable bicycle that can serve as your daily driver. It’s also their first gravel bike—and more importantly, the only manufacturing gravel bicycle with a belt generate, internally geared 11-velocity hub, and fall bar shifters for velocity and responsiveness hybrid traits.

Now, it’s probably that you haven’t read of Priority Bicycles. It’s a smaller organization started out by Dave Weiner, just one of those people outstanding software program CEOs who leaves the corpo earth to start out a organization based more in line with his have beliefs. He experienced a biking history and received exhausted of currently being questioned by his friends which bicycle they really should invest in. Effectively, he give up his occupation to start out a bicycle organization and produce the actual form of bicycle they really should invest in that did not demand a tune-up of every single transferring element every single time they wished to ride.

Generally these form of tales aren’t that simple. This just one is.

His target was to retain assistance personable, value fair and use as simple as doable. To start with off, it moves. The shifting and braking are simple and responsive and can be accomplished all with just one hand. Minimal routine maintenance is also a fantastic choice if you don’t have a garage or workspace. If you are not guaranteed how to maintain it, you are significantly less probably to use your bicycle.

Priority Apollo

And though the entire line of tough bikes in shape this description, possibly none far better embodies the notion than the Apollo, a gentle bicycle you can grab, pound absent on any sort of terrain, rinse it (or don’t?) and just retain on dwelling your lifestyle.

Choose the most popular factors of bikes that have to have routine maintenance: cassettes that collect gathered road junk and gravel filth, derailleurs that get gunked up and chains that have to have greasing and replacing. Now remove all of them.

Priority’s signature is a grease-free Gates Carbon Travel belt (will not rust either, which is amazing in coastal parts with salty air). Carbon indicates it also will not split. And the care is pretty much a fast hose off.

Apollo Priority Bicycle

The Apollo indicates you will never ever have to observe a YouTube online video of a European explaining how to gauge chain put on. No disrespect to tech equipment people. They are liable for advancing every single activity we adore. But we’re specifically speaking about a bicycle for individuals who aren’t cyclists. And here’s the thing—bike lovers adore it as nicely, which speaks to the high quality and forward-considering style and design. It could be the all-arounder you’ve been looking for. It will come in 4 measurements to ensure productive in shape and also travels exceptionally nicely.

Checking down the list, the Apollo has stock, tubeless-ready 40mm gravel tires: fast on the pavement, steady on soiled. You could even get this thing on some simple mountain terrain.

And really should you start out to sense yourself becoming…a…bike guy…the Apollo is open up to more technological updates. But you can cross that bridge when you occur to it.

Priority Apollo
The not-bicycle-man creator with the Apollo gravel bicycle little by little convincing him otherwise.

 

 

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