The 11-H is all I expected it to be, a great value and a smooth riding bike. I haven't seen a bike with a Shimano Alpine and a belt drive for less than $3,000 until I wandered across Downtube. After a week of ownership I have absolutely no buyers remorse.
Downtube 11H Rocks!
We purchased an 11H to join the 8H on our catamaran sailboat on our worldwide tour. It is everything that we wanted, easy to fold and unfold, versatile, good tracking on the uneven streets and dirt roads of Mexico, rust free belt drive and maintenance free internal hub. The gears changes are smooth and the panniers can expand to hold groceries or hardware. The carrying bags make it easy to transport the files bikes into our boat or dinghy. Overall, a great purchase and one that is ideal in the confined space of a boat. Thanks, Yan!.