Breezer Downtown 8 City Bike - 2016
When Pope Francis visited Philadelphia this fall, it was a cause for celebration. A small part of that celebration was the gift of a bicycle from Philadelphia's mayor and the Philadelphia Bicycling Advocacy Board in partnership with Breezer Bicycles. When faced with the decision of what bike to give, the choice was clear, the Breezer Downtown 8 is a bike that is not overly flashy, but rather eminently practical. It was the clear choice for a gift to the people's Pope!
Built with the backbone of a sturdy steel frame, the Downtown 8 features an internally geared Shimano Nexus 8 hub. This hub has a wide set of gears all hidden away to protect them from the elements, making for less service and smoother quieter shifting. Even the chain is protected by a matching red chain guard, protecting your pant legs and keeping the bike looking clean and streamlined. Full coverage fenders further protect you from the elements and road debris while a rear rack comes pre-installed so the Downtown 8 is ready to carry your gear wherever you'd like to go. A plush Breezer saddle is paired with swept back handlebars to make sure you're comfortable on your journey.
While yours may not be custom painted with your name on the top tube like Papa Francisco (yet) you can still cruise in comfort and style with the Breezer Downtown 8.
- Shimano Nexus 8 Revo-Shift Shifters and Nexus 8 Rear Hub
- Vera CityWide Tires, 700Cx35 w/ Puncture Protection
- Matching Breezer Comfort Saddle and Grips
- Built in kickstand, chainguard and bell included