A Steel Bike Designed to Fix New York’s L Train Commuting Nightmare

The L Train commuter bike from Brilliant Bicycle Co.

It’s time to take back your commute.

If you’re one of the 250,000 Brooklyn residents directly affected by the 15-month shutdown of New York’s L-train subway line, Brilliant Bicycle Co.’s new L Train bike is specifically tailored to help you get to work.

It starts with a double-butted chromoly steel frame that varies in thickness, offering durability at key weld points while still staying light enough to be hauled up stairs and pedaled across bridges. And forget about the nightmare of traditional chains. The L Train’s grease-free Gates carbon belt drive is good for thousands of miles of use without needing a tuneup and it won’t ruin your pants.

Toss in seven leg-sparing gears, along with top-of-the-line features like an FSA threaded headset and Shimano V-Brakes for superior stopping power, and you’ve got a bike that takes its job as seriously as you do.

Even the paint options have a New York story to tell: a subway gray in tribute to the train, or a rich dark blue inspired by crossing the East River.

The best part? We worked directly with Brilliant to offer you exclusive early purchasing access two weeks ahead of the general public. It’s a steal at $650 — less than the cost of six soon-to-be-worthless monthly subway passes.

Buy Now: $650 (Via the Gear Patrol Store)

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