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.
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.
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.
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.
|Eff. Top Tube Length||22.0" (560mm)|
|Seat Tube Length||16.5" (420mm)|
|Seat Tube Angle||74º|
|Head Tube Length||4.5" (115mm)|
|Head Tube Angle||71º|
|Chainstay Length||Min: 16.3" (415mm) Max: 17.3" (440mm) Shipped: 16.8 (427mm)|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||2.7" (68mm)|
|Wheel Base||40.4" (1025mm)|
|Rider Height||4'10" - 5'8"|
|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|
|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|
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