Archive for January, 2008

The Cannondale Bad Boy bicycle was the fundament for this new bicycle: Cannondale RAW Plus:

– Shimano Alfine internal geared hub in combination with custommade coloured cranks in 26″ wheels .  

– Fantastic looking Vredestein tyres.

– All bicycle parts manufacturer names are removed from the parts. (Except Brooks!) 

– Extremly stylish! 


– The chain fender is not capsuled.  


  Read here what the producer says:



Our world is in transition.

We are now more mindful of the planet’s resources. No matter which age, sex or society we belong to, we make our choices more consciously then ever.

Riding a bike is a choice. In fact, cycling is an attitude. the bike itself is a statement about its owner. 

Details about the Alfine hub… 

Finally, here is one of the first available pictures which show the new Shimano Nexus Inter 3 Speed hub.

Copyright: Daniel Fikuart


Shimano product manager Florian Nebel sees trendy urban bike concepts, Crusiers and children bicycles as the focus market for this hub.  Focus region is the USA! Source is the german bicycle Magazin ” Aktiv Radfahren “. See also this post about the first realized bicycle concept from Specialized with the Inter-3.