This bike features a 14-speed hub gearing system noted for its wide overall gearing range with close-ratio, evenly-spaced gears. The enclosed transmission is almost maintenance-free and guarantees long working life even under the most extreme conditions. Both long and short expeditions are no problem at all for this BIRDY. It\'s always ready for a trip into the town or across country. The cable-actuated disc brake system provides excellent stopping power in a neat and low-maintenance package.