Belt Drive vs. Chain To start this review of, let’s first consider the pros and cons of a belt drive bike system compared to the OG chain set-up. Since I’m a big single-speed fan (read: balls not big enough to ride a fixie in the…
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This is the next generation of fixed gear / single speed bikes. From Retrospec Bicycles, the Mantra V2 is the ultimate commuting machine. Equipped with a lightweight and durable frame, a flip-flop hub for versatile riding, dual front and back Promax breaks, sealed cartridge bearing…
Dirty back, wet ass and water dripping from your jeans. We all are very familiar with sudden cloudbursts which usually hit us completely unprepared. For these situations there exist ASS SAVERS! Ass saver is basically a foldable fender which protects your ass from getting wet. You can easily carry it around in your backpack and put it on just in a case of a rain. This way your fixie still looks on point but most importantly your ass will be dry whenever the storm comes. Here is the list of 5 best looking ASS SAVERS which can serve you very well out there on the muddy bike lanes!
0.15 pounds or 70 grams per fender makes these permanent mini fenders one of the lightest on the market. If you don´t feel like putting on the ass saver each time when it starts to rain than get pair of these. They fit any bike with brake bolts and come in 4 different colors: Black Reflective, Gloss Black, Matte Black and White.
Quick-release strap grabs onto seat post or seat tube making SKS X-Tra Dry easy to put on immediately when it starts to rain. Pivot behind the quick-release strap enables you to change the angle to precisely protect you from the water and mud. Either White or Black this long, narrow ass saver is suitable to any kind of wet-weather cycling.
ASW-1 snaps into place on the saddle’s front rails in seconds and requires no tools. It also fits almost all saddles with standard rails, including carbon rails. With incredible weight of only 25 grams this original wide Ass Saver made out of 100% recyclable material is a way to go.
When not in use, fold up and store underneath your seat for quick deployment the next time you are out riding in the rain or on wet roads. That is the biggest benefit of this Pure Fix Ass Saver. In variety of colors with imprinted inscription of PUREFIX this ass saver is especially created for fixed gear riders.
This rear fender allows you to easily mount it when the weather gets wet, and roll it up when the sun comes back out. Ideals for riding in the cities with surprise showers or anyone who hates wearing the streets on their clothes. Sick design and great applicability of this Ass Saver is what got it to the first place.
Helmet is an important part of the gear of every single speed rider. It provides head protection which is crucial whenever you find your self in any kind of an accident. From minor unexpected falls to getting hit by a car, helmet can save your…
Combining speed, style, and affordability, the single-speed Fixie from Pure Cycles is ideal for those getting back into biking after a few years away or who just want to get a feel for riding fixed. What to love on Pure Cycles Fixies Fundamentally simple and…
This Critical Cycles Classical Fixed Gear Single-Speed is incredibly looking bike. It´s cool, sleek and the matte looks amazing. The price of 180$ does not even fit to all what it offers. Flip-flop hub, hand-built steel track frame, urban comfort saddle and pursuit bullhorn handle bars are all parts of this incredible bike. The only cheaper and possibly not so reliable parts are plastic BMX pedals which could have been made out of steel, however its overall sick visage compensates for this little setback.
BULLHORN HANDLE BARS
Every fixed gear cyclist will prefer one riding style over another, but many flock to the pursuit handlebars for the comfortable forward position. The structure of these bars allows the cyclist to use a variety of hand positions for all kinds of riding. Whether you’re looking for a classic style or a champion on the racetrack, the pursuit fixie is for you. These handlebars are lightweight but strong for easy and reliable riding.
- Frame: Hand-built steel track frame
- Geometry: Bar spin clearance & no toe overlap
- Drop-Out: Horizontal drop-outs
- Rims: 43mm Super Deep-V Double Wall Rims
- Hubs: Flip Flop Hub with Single-Speed 16T Freewheel & Fixed-Gear 16T Cog
- Tires: Wanda City Tires 700x23C
- Chain: KMC 1/8”
- Headset: 1″ Threaded Quill
- Stem: Promax Alloy 25.4mm clamp size diameter
- Handlebars: 25.4mm Pursuit Handlebars
- Grips: Kraton Rubber Track Grips
- Brake: Rear Promax Brake with 22.2mm brake lever clamp diameter
- Bottom Bracket: NECO 68×110 Cartridge Sealed
- Pedals: 9/16” Low Profile VP Platform BMX Pedals
- Saddle: Critical Cycles Pista Saddle
Golden Cycles is a collection built for the experienced rider and daily commuters. Combined with speed, style, and affordability, the single-speed is the perfect build that allows you to ride fixed gear or single speed. Golden bikes come equipped with both front and rear brakes…
Decent quality, neat minimalist design and an incredible price of 150$ makes Royal London Fixed Gear Single Speed bicycle the best option for new single speed riders. At its low price the bike comes with flip-flop rear hub which enables both fixed gear and single…
At a jaw dropping prize of 180$ (approx. 180€ or 160£) this Florida based single speed beast is a perfect match for anyone looking for a good quality at a reasonable price. The urban geometry frame and 4 different color mixes are guarantees of many compliments when cruising streets on this beauty. The rear hub is a flip-flop which allows you to quickly change from single speed to fixed gear by simply flipping the rear wheel. A great addition from the manufacturer are wider (28c) tires for increased contact and control in urban settings.
Why are wider tires an advantage?
Wide tires can provide more comfort than narrow tires, all other things being equal.
With a larger chamber of air between you and the road, a wider tire allows you to drop the pressure without running the risk of a pinch flat (where the inner tube gets punctured as a result of being sandwiched between the wheel rim and the ground). The lower pressure increases the amount of cushioning you get from the road, improving your comfort. Simple as that.
- Fixed gear or single speed (flip-flop hub)
- Urban geometry 700c tig-welded Frame and Fork
- Forged Alloy Crankset w/ 46T replaceable chainring
- 45mm Double Walled Deep-V Anodized Wheelset with matching Anodized Hubs
- Free Platform Pedals Included
- Frame: Fixed Gear / Single Speed 700c Hi-tensile steel
- Fork: 700c 1 1/8″ Threadless
- Crankset: Forged Alloy w/ replaceable 46T Chainring
- Chain: KMC Z410 1/8″
- Cassette: 16T Freewheel & 16T Fixed
- Hubs: Flip Flop
- Rims: 45mm Deep-V profile Anodized
- Tires: 700c x 28c
- Brakes: Alloy Caliper Front & Rear
- Handlebar: Alloy Riser
- Saddle: Urban
- Seatpost: Alloy 25.4 x 300 mm
- Stem: Alloy 7°
- Pedals: Free Platform Pedals