If I were to have just one bicycle, it would have to be a cross bike. They really are the Swiss Army knife of bicycles as they can do it all. The Lupo is a solid, zippy and comfortable road bike that you can also ride on the dirt. Riding the dirt of urban Los Angeles is quite a different perspective on the city, be it the rough side of the LA River, Elysian Park or exploring the potholes of down-down-downtown LA. With full front and rear rack mounts, the Lupe is a perfect commuter or a capable touring bike. Fast enough to keep up with the fellas, but versatile enough to be an everyday bike.
Comfy, strong, durable steel frame with Tektro cantilever brakes and a Sora drivetrain. All the specs and details at Bianchi.
Brand new bike, full Bianchi warranty.
Not internet-buy-able, not shippable. Must be picked up at Coco's, fully assembled and tested.