Hipster or not, there is something gloriously appealing about the ever faithful fixed gear bikes and this year has got some cracking treats in store for urban commuters.
Best fixie bikes For 2013
Fixie bikes have become somewhat associated with Hipsters and those of us sporting a beard, misshapen hair or generally looking a little bit like we need a wash. BUT, that isn’t all the faithful fixie is good for. These one-speed-only wonders are big news for urban dwellers and so it is important for those who are ready to invest in a new a bicycle to know which models and makes they should be looking at. We’ve already taken a look at the best sign bikes for you, which you can catch here.
Well… here are Swide’s top four for this year.
Wyatt Bicycle Co.
The Street King from $449
From August 30th onwards, Wisconsin based Wyatt Bicycle Company will be delighting fixie bike lovers all over the world, for this is when their new range of Street Kings will be available for shipping.
This year’s model features a full 4130 chromoly frame and fork, built in chain tensioners, a flip-flop hub, a lifetime warranty and Fyxation parts, and all at an affordable price.
These bikes are perfect for the kings and queens of the concrete jungle, who are looking for an affordable, fashionable, good looking and reliable way to get across their city. The range features Brewer, Sublime, Northbound, Blackout, Comet and Bitsy.
Pennington 2013 from $650
The title says it all, reCycledride is a Toronto based company that prides itself on reusing old bike parts, bringing them back up to date and inline with current bike culture and requirements. The beautiful Pennington takes a 70’s Miele frame that is powdercoated in Opel Green, pairs it with a brown saddle and handle setup and completes it all with an unexpected gold-chain laced through the heart of it. It gets its name from the fact that they wanted it to be worth every penny that the owner spent on it, in terms of style, safety and substance. This bike is perfect for those of you who want a stylish ride that has a little history to it.
C8 Fixie range 2013 from $300
Another one for Autumn is the C8 by Create Bikes and what a colour bunch they are. They’ve almost got the whole spectrum ticked off with the C8, which they are hoping will redefine our expectations of what a good bike is in terms of quality parts vs. budget. They are striving to supply a cost effective bike that doesn’t skimp on the design credentials or come anything short of being a joy to ride. Aimed at city dwellers doing the rounds of local streets, this little number comes in 8 striking numbers with specifications that will make the most discerning of us nod our heads in approval.
Brougham series 2013 from $569
Felt says that their bikes are about function and also about great form, getting you from A to B efficiently whilst also saying a little something about your personality. What makes this range even more special is that these guys are the direct descendants of their World Championship winning trackracing bikes and share the same minimalist aesthetics. With the cromoly frame crafted with track geometry in mind, this bike comes with both style and substance in mind, matching bold racy lines with classic design. There are 3 titles to the 2013 Brougham series and a cheeky fourth is served up in the form of the York, which is an all new offering from Felt that references old school British bicycles. This is a trusted bike company that have been mastering their craft during the last 20 years and during upon over 70 years worth of bicycle experience.
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