Acme

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Acme

The Joy of High Performance

It’s no secret that the hunched-over geometry of road bikes alienates many cyclists. Enter the Acme, a city bike that hums along at road speeds while also allowing you to actually enjoy the ride. Think of it as a Mercedes on two wheels. The Acme is lighter and faster than most city bikes, which means you get to work on time with ease.

It features the most advanced, reliable—and clean--drivetrain on the market: a sealed 11 speed shifter mated to a smooth and strong belt drive. Let’s face it: chains and derailleurs are a greasy time suck, and time is money for cyclists on the go. And like a high-performance European sedan, the frame’s gently swooping curves convey understated elegance.

Acme means “highest,” and this bike is the apex of modern urban riding: a finely tuned mix of precision engineering, style, innovation and speed. Rediscover the joy of cycling. And all of our street bikes have hard mounts for racks, fenders and a kickstand.


Technical Information

Gates CenterTrack

Next-generation Carbon Drive System. Unique, super-strong, carbon-reinforced polyurethane system that requires no lube and provides a nearly silent ride. CenterTrack is stronger, lighter, more compact, and better at shedding debris than the prior Gates systems.

Shimano Alfine 11-Speed Internally Geared Hub

Super-high quality with simple shifting and low maintenance providing a 409% gear range.

Shimano Dynamo Front Hub

Automatically charges lights connected to the front hub via internal routing in carbon fork.

Spot Custom 7005 Aluminum Frame

Proprietary, shaped, butted and tapered frame tubes designed for optimum strength, comfort, and durability. Lightweight aluminum tubing with precise tubing configurations for each frame size, results in a smooth and stable ride. Advanced performance styling of seat stays, top tube and down tube, in conjunction with finely tuned geometry deliver an astonishingly nimble ride in the urban environment.

Spot Custom Carbon Fork

Our newly designed all carbon fork rides smooth, yet is stronger and lighter that its predecessor. Steering is precise with the tapered carbon fiber steerer tube. Perhaps the highest performing street fork on the market.

Urban RocketSled Geometry

Cruise with your head up and pass on the left.

Dropout Compatibility

Newly designed Wagyū 2 Slider Dropouts allow belt-driven or chain-driven configurations, and painless wheel removal with no need to re-tension the belt.

Hydration Friendly

Water bottle mounts on down tube and seat tube.

Fender and Rack Mounts

Newly-designed frame and fork accommodate full fenders and racks, for urban versatility and utility.

Frame Size Open 50cm 52cm 55cm 57cm 60cm
Eff. Top Tube Length 22.0" (560mm) 20.9" (530mm) 21.7" (550mm) 22.4" (570mm) 23.2" (590mm) 24.4" (620mm)
Seat Tube Length 16.5" (420mm) 19.5" (496mm) 20.5" (520mm) 21.7" (50mm) 22.4" (570mm) 23.6" (600mm)
Seat Tube Angle 74º 74º 74º 73º 73º 73º
Head Tube Length 4.5" (115mm) 4.5" (115mm) 4.9" (125mm) 5.5" (140mm) 6.3" (160mm) 7.1" (180mm)
Head Tube Angle 71º 70º 71º 72º 72.5º 72.5º
Chainstay Length Min: 16.3" (415mm) Max: 17.3" (440mm) Shipped: 16.8 (427mm)
Bottom Bracket Drop 2.7" (68mm) 2.7" (68mm) 2.7" (68mm) 2.7" (68mm) 2.7" (68mm) 2.7" (68mm)
Wheel Base 40.4" (1025mm) 39.5" (1004mm) 40.0" (1015mm) 40.0" (1016mm) 40.6" (1031mm) 41.8" (1061mm)
Reach 15.9" (405mm) 14.8" (376mm) 15.4" (392mm) 15.6" (396mm) 16.1" (410mm) 17.1" (434mm)
Stack 21.3" (541mm) 21.2" (537mm) 21.7" (551mm) 22.4" (569mm) 23.2" (590mm) 24.0" (609mm)
Standover 22.6" (574mm) 28.6" (727mm) 29.6" (751mm) 31.1" (790mm) 31.9" (811mm) 33.0" (838mm)
Rider Height 4'10" - 5'8" 5'4" - 5'8" 5'7" - 5'10" 5'9" - 6'0" 5'11" - 6'2" 6'1" - 6'5"
Component Brand Model
Fork Spot Brand Carbon Disc w/ carbon tapered steerer, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Headset Cane Creek 10-Series, zS56 Bottom, 10,ZS44 Short
Handlebar Spot Brand Polished alloy, 31.8mm, 620mm width, 9 deg sweep
Grips Spot Genuine Leather Ergonomic
Stem Spot Brand Polished alloy, 31.8 clamp, +/-6 degree, 50/52cm = 100mm, 55/57cm = 110mm, 60cm = 120mm
Brakes/Levers Sram Level hydraulic disc
Crankset Gates S300, 50/52 = 170mm, 55/57/60 = 175mm
Front Pulley Gates CenterTrack, 46T, 130 BCD
Rear Pulley Gates CenterTrack, 24T SureFit
Belt Gates CenterTrack, 113T, Black/Blue
Front Hub Shimano Dynamo, Silver DH-S501, 6V-3W, 32h, Disc front, Center Lock
Rear Hub Shimano Alfine 11-speed Silver, disc, 32h
Rims Alex Black, ATD470, 32º, aero profile, presta valve
Spokes Spot 14g, stainless
Tires Kenda Tendril, 700x32C, Reflective Strip, 60tpi
Shifter Shimano Alfine 11-speed, RapidFire Plus
Saddle Spot Brand Genuine Leather
Pedals Wellgo Black body/Black cage
Seatpost Spot Brand Spot polished silver alloy, 27.2mm
Seat Clamp Spot Brand Spot alloy, 31.8mm
Belt Guard Spot Brand Custom Belt Guard

Acme Press

Bicycling Magazine (August 2018)

The Spot Acme Has an Upscale Parts Menu and a Taste for Speed

My first ride on the Spot Acme did not have me riding alongside traffic or waiting for red lights to turn. I wasn’t in a hurry, and I didn’t have a destination. I was simply cruising at a neighborhood pace, alone with my thoughts (how many years do I have left before my little boy values stupid talk with his buddies over quality time with his mom?). For this, the Acme’s flat bar and endurance-like geometry put me in a more aggressive position than an upright city bike (like the Civia Lowry Step-Thru). Still, I found myself taking it as slow and casual as I do on those types of bikes, and never felt that the Acme wanted—or needed—to go faster. And yet, on a mixed-pace ride (this time, with my friend Jimmy), the Acme quickly zipped along busy streets, let me comfortably spin up a switchback path, jumped without hesitation at every green light, and even let me slow down long enough to witness the absolute best head of feathered white hair on a guy who clearly worshipped Whitesnake during its heyday (and his). If an initial investment of $2,000 for a city bike is hard to swallow, consider this. You could save yourself a few hundred bucks and get something that looks and rides like a dream now, but doesn’t have the components to keep up with your daily miles and abuse. Or you could get a bike from Spot, a family-owned company based in Golden, Colorado, that has deep roots in cycling design, engineering, and innovation. The Acme is just one result of this commitment. It’s a solid, unassuming bike that doesn’t compromise quality and comfort by skimping on, well, anything.

Read the full review at bicycling.com

 

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