The Graduate is low-key commuting bike that comes fully dressed with internal hub gears, drum brakes and fenders. The frame is steel and the ride is fairly upright as it should be on a commuting bike.
The internal hub gears (SA 5-speed) with drum brakes really stand out because they work well in wet weather and require almost no maintenance. You just don't see that combination with typical mass-market commuter bike. Drums require even less maintenance than disk brakes and don't call attention to themselves when the bike is locked up and lonely.
Frame Torker Tri Moly 130mm Rear Spacing
Fork Hi-Ten 28.6mm
Headset Steel 28.6mm Threadless
Frt Der N/A
Rear Der N/A
Shifter Sturmey Archer 5sp Twist Grip
Crank Alloy 42T W Guard
BB Set Sealed Cartridge Square Taper
Pedal Nylon W Alloy Cage
Rim Alex X 2100 Double Wall 36H
Hubs Sturmey Archer Alloy 5sp Internal
Spoke 14 Gauge Stainless
Tire Tioga Gritty Slicker 700 x 32
Bar Alloy All Rounder
Stem Forged Alloy
Seat Post Steel 27.2mm x 250mm
Brake Alloy 70mm Internal Drum F & R
Brake Lever Avid Speed Dial
Fenders Plastic Full Coverage
For over 25 years Hokie Spokes has been providing quality and affordable transportation, recreation, and fitness to the college community, and beyond.
The staff has over 3 decades of cycling experience. We’re different. We strive to help fix your bike as reasonably as possible. We’ll only ask for payment for needed repairs, never charging a flat high-as-possible fee, like many other shops!
Also, we happily will answer your tech questions so that you might learn as much as possible about your ride(s), allowing you to do some of the work yourself (if you want)!
We love customizing bikes for our clients, and we really listen to their needs. We are happy to modify our products to fit all needs and uses. We also sell used and refurbished bicycles.
We also do bike rentals. If you're just in Blacksburg for a short time you can rent a bike from us instead of buying one. Call us for rental rates. If you decide to purchase a bike, all rental fees are credited towards a sale.
Stop by our store so that we can help you with all of your bicycle needs!
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm