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Priority Classic Belt Drive Bike $300 at Costco B&M

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Costco in Alpharetta, GA has the Priority Classic (not plus) diamond frame bicycle in M/L on sale for $299.99. These retailed for $450 before adding accessories; front brake and bike pump are included. This is a Gates Carbon Belt driven Shimano 3 speed internal hub hybrid/city bike. Built to be quiet and low maintenance.

There is a 2.0 model available for $500 now at https://www.prioritybicycles.com/...tyclassic2

Lots of positive reviews out there: https://www.google.com/search?cli...sic+review

This Costco link appears to be down, but on the packaging it lists https://www.prioritybicycles.com/costco for the assembly instructions.

https://www.costco.com/Priority-C...17189.html
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Price will still drop. It's not at XXX.97 yet
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Anyone have experience with belt drives? Are they really as maintenance free as priority says?
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Anyone have experience with belt drives? Are they really as maintenance free as priority says?
Yes and no.

At the end of the day, belt drives have the potential to be a bit less maintenance, but not noticeably so.

Unless you log a LOT of miles, ride in the rain often, or need to store your bike outside in the rain, a regular chain is nearly maintenance-free. Sure, a high-end cyclist will lube a chain often, and check for chain stretch, but in recreational use, chains last for many years, and are cheap and easy to replace.

Belt drives real appeal isn't in their lack of maintenance, but rather that they're relatively quiet and clean. The downsides are that they require the bike's frame to be more complex, and they are expensive to replace when they do break - which in my experience is rare, but no more or less rare than chain breakage.
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awesome price, good for salty environments. Too bad they dont ship.
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This looks like so much fun but for that much i might have to pass and let someone else have the fun
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Price will still drop. It's not at XXX.97 yet
Thats IF they are still in stock.
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OK this is kind of cool. It's got the belt drive and a Shimano Nexus geared hub. 25lbs claimed weight. Upright, beach cruiser-style riding position. Perfect for the casual rider, in my opinion.

I'll have to see if they have this at my store(s).
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I picked one up for $299 plus the Priority Commuter Bars $29 (use code ER10 for free shipping) (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/...uter-bars) Much better if you ride longer then 2 miles a day. Best commuter bike for the money $329 no question.
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Yes and no.

At the end of the day, belt drives have the potential to be a bit less maintenance, but not noticeably so.

Unless you log a LOT of miles, ride in the rain often, or need to store your bike outside in the rain, a regular chain is nearly maintenance-free. Sure, a high-end cyclist will lube a chain often, and check for chain stretch, but in recreational use, chains last for many years, and are cheap and easy to replace.

Belt drives real appeal isn't in their lack of maintenance, but rather that they're relatively quiet and clean. The downsides are that they require the bike's frame to be more complex, and they are expensive to replace when they do break - which in my experience is rare, but no more or less rare than chain breakage.
Thanks for the info!
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