The Green, a steel three-speed by KHS, has had a place in our shop and hearts for years. It’s inexpensive, durable, and comes with a rack, fenders, bell, and Dutch lock. It makes a great bike for getting around the city and is a joy to ride. For 2010 KHS has released two new models that represent an upgraded take on the classic Green: the Cidi 3 and Cidi 8.
The Cidi 3 and Cidi 8 are essentially Greens with aluminum frames and upgraded parts. They have Shimano Nexus 3-speed and 8-speed internal hubs respectively, as well as the usual trappings: rack, fenders, and front and rear hand brakes (as opposed to the Green’s coaster brake). Best of all, they won’t break the bank: the Cidi 3 is $439, and the Cidi 8 is just $659…making these bikes two of the most inexpensive internally-geared commuters on the market. Come in and try one today!