For riding over varying terrain, ease of use and durability, this bicycle features a gearing system built into the rear-wheel hub (called “hub-” or “internal-gearing”). It lets you shift anytime; even when you’re at a stoplight for getting started in the right gear. And, like your car transmission, the gearing mechanism is protected from the weather, dirt and grime in a sealed housing. This minimizes wear and tear and means almost zero maintenance. Because there are no derailleurs and the chain stays in one place, other benefits include never dropping your chain; the simple, stylish look of a one-speed drivetrain; and super-fast shifting you’ll love. For all these reasons hub gearing is popular for city bikes and urban riding, while its reliability, easy shifting and efficiency make it an option for longer road riding and even riding trails, too.