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  • The Urban 3 is more than just the ultimate 'ride to school' bike; the 3-speed hub gives you enough gear variance to tackle all but the toughest of hills or terrain
  • Super-clean lines match the super-clean, low-maintenance belt drive train
  • Belt drive will never stretch like a chain or be gunked up by dirt and grease, making maintenance next to nothing
  • Specs include the SRAM i-Motion 3-speed hub, Ritchey finishing kit, rigid fork, sealed bearings throughout and lightweight Maxxis DTH 20 x 1.5 tires
  • All this results in a 3-speed bike less than 12 oz. (300g) heavier than the same bike with a single speed
  • Eurobike 2015 Gold award winner


All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.

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Best Use Recreational Cycling
Mountain Bike Style Cross-country
Frame 6061 aluminum narrow-gage tubing
Fork 6061 aluminum blade, crown and steerer, V-mounts
Bike Suspension No Suspension
Shifters SRAM i-Motion 3
Rear Derailleur Internal gear hub
Rear Cogs SRAM i-Motion 3
Number of Gears 3 gear(s)
Brake Type Rim Brake
Brakes Tektro Bx-1 with short-reach Levers
Brake Levers Tektro Bx-1 with short-reach Levers
Rims Front: 20" 24h single-wall alloy; rear: 20" 28h single-wall alloy
Rear Hub SRAM i-Motion 3
Wheel Size 20 inches
Tires Maxxis DTH
Tire Width 1.5 inches
Handlebar Shape Flat Bar
Handlebar Ritchey 22.2mm, flat bar, 500mm, 6
Stem Ritchey 60mm, + 10 degree, aluminum
Seat Post Ritchey alloy micro-adjust
Saddle Early Rider
Pedals Early Rider, sealed bearings
Headset 1-1/8" sealed cartridge A-headset
Chain Composite belt drive
Weight 16 lbs. 5 oz.
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Boys', Girls'
Internally Geared Yes
Belt Drive Yes
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I'm considering the Early Rider Belter 20" urban 3 speed bike: Can you tell me: The minimum saddle height, the crank length, and the gear inches of the 3 internal gears, so that I may compare the gear ratios with traditional gears?

Asked by: Railrobert
​This information is not publicly available. Please contact the manufacturer for more information.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-14
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