Spot Five Points
Spot is a family-owned company, based in Golden, Colorado, and makes bikes of all kinds. We like the simple versatility of the Five Points ($849 from JensenUSA) for trips to your favorite coffee shop or bar, short commutes, or running errands around town. The aluminum frame comes built with a SRAM internal three-speed hub, and in an innovative move, Spot uses a Gates belt drive for the Five Points. The carbon-polyurethane belt is more durable than a traditional drivetrain and it doesn’t require oiling. Avid Hydraulic disc brakes handle stopping — especially nice for wet conditions. nice for wet conditions.
The Five Points includes mounts for racks and fenders. You can also add a water bottle cage or two for hot-weather rides. Oversized 40c tires offer a stable, comfortable ride.