In 2013, the Milwaukee Bicycle Company released the Beltline, a carbon belt-drive bike designed for commuter and touring use.
And the Beltline has been a big hit with our customers.
We wanted a “Super Commuter” that could be used in all sorts of weather by people commuting to their jobs or school who didn’t want the hassle of chain oil, rusty chains, or derailleurs.
The Beltline comes with a Gates carbon belt drive, an internal eight-speed Shimano Alfine rear hub, a Shimano dynamo front hub that powers a Busch and Muller front headlight, and a Shimano Pro Koryak cockpit.
And the frame is built with OX Platinum tubing in Waterford, WI by Waterford Precision Cycles.
While we designed the frame as a commuter, several customers have been using the Beltline as a touring bike or a day-long trip bike. During prototype testing, we rode the bike in snow, ice, through rain storms, and on four-hour day trips. The bike was amazing in all conditions.
The frame has 60cm of tire clearance in the front and 50cm in the rear, allowing riders to put thicker tires in the front to guide through rough conditions.
There are fender and racks mounts as well on the bike.
A complete Beltline retails for 2,400.-, far less than you’d expect for a high-quality steel frame and a belt-drive system.
Pro Bike Gear Koryak stem, seatpost, handlebars
Pro Condor saddle
Shimano Alfine front dynamo and rear eight-speed internal hub
Gates carbon belt drive, 165mm crank, center track sprockets
Avid BB7 brakes 160mm front rotor, 140mm rear rotor
Alex R450 rims, Panaracer RiBMo 32mm tires
Busch and Muller Avy plus N front headlight.