Sometimes it's nice to go back to basics, and the current popularity of fixed gear bikes is proof of this. With this surge, new brands have been popping up regularly. Quella, a fresh UK brand launched in April of this year, are an example.
Quella’s new fixed gear/singlespeed bike is called the One, and looks set to be a good value, stylish urban commuter. At its heart is a vintage-inspired track frame made from 4130 chromoly steel and available in a dazzling array of powder-coated finishes, including gold.
In fact, if none of the colour options (check out BikeRadar's image gallery for just a few) takes your fancy, Quella can give you a quote to powder-coat your One in any colour from the RAL scheme. Chrome, matte and pearlescent finishes are also available.
A flip-flop hub is standard on the One, so if your knees aren't feeling up to fixed work or you simply like to coast then a 16T singlespeed setup is only a few minutes of fettling away.
Each One rolls on 50mm own-brand, deep section rims and features 400mm bullhorn-style bar, features Quella say are perfect for cruising around the city or taking to the track. A single alloy front brake is fitted and you even get Brooks-esque saddle. According to Quella, a complete One should balance the scales at 8kg (17.6lb).
Although bikes of this nature are for those with an acquired taste, we think the One is a smart-looking model. It's available in three sizes – 52/55/59cm – and prices start from £369.99.
For more information see the Quella website.