I may have found my n+1 bike, with short trips and street-clothes style in mind.
The Flourish comes with more gearing options, with three rings up front and a 7-speed Shimano IGH rear derailleur. The Flourish 2 ($620) that Sherman showed usÂ comes with an oversize wicker basket thatâ€™s big enough to hold a full daypackÂ and a cushioned leather spring saddle that helpsÂ smoothÂ the ride. The swept handlebar enables you to hold on while sitting up (though the steering takes a little getting used to, itâ€™s quicker than a flat bar), and fenders shield you from road splash. And because sometimes you donâ€™t always remember to bring a light for your commute, or you end up staying out later than you think (like we did yesterday), I was excited to find that the Flourish 2 has a built-in lighting system: TheresÂ an integrated rearÂ blinky light and a headlightÂ powered by a dynamo hub that lit my way to the bar and then home. Pricing starts at $360 for the Flourish 4 (no lighting, fenders, or chain guard) and goes up to $620 for the Flourish 2. Several color options are available, too.