Marin has announced the availability of their Belvedere commuter model. We should have these bikes in the store within a week. Here's Marin's description of the Belvedere:
"Developed on feedback from the popular and successful URBAN and CITY bike line, the COMMUTER models cater specifically to the cyclist that uses their bicycle as a primary or secondary mode of transportation. All models feature color matched heavy-duty aluminum fenders, an integrated LED safety light in the saddle, a full compliment of rear rack and fender mounts, a robust gusseted frameset, and an adjustable stem for a perfect fit for every rider. Suspension seatposts have been added to help smooth out the bumps and potholes encountered on every commuters’ daily journey.
Built on triple butted 7005 aluminum alloy frames with slightly taller headtubes, these bikes put the rider in a more upright position for improved visibility in traffic. The puncture resistant 28cm wide tires provide steadfast traction in all weather conditions, and the matched alloy fenders keep the wet stuff out of the rider’s eyes and off the back. Exclusive to this line is Marin’s integrated LED saddle featuring a steady-on and intermittent-blinking settings, bright enough to see through darkness, rain, and fog for year round visibility, day or night."