On-One Inbred 853 review

Since it started six years ago, On-One has created some superbly innovative and shockingly good-value frames

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £249.00 RRP | USD $417.00
On-One Inbred 853

Our review

Beautiful-riding birthday version of our favourite singlespeed
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Since it started six years ago, On-One has created some superbly innovative and shockingly good-value frames. We reckon its standard Inbred is the best singlespeed bike you can buy in terms of practical performance for the price.

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The stretched top tube gives plenty of room to heave round stalling gears, and there’s massive mud clearance from the distinctive penetrated pipe wishbone.

A short stem and 100-130mm travel fork-ready geometry create an instantly engaging and con?dent ride, with a cracking balance of surefooted con?dence and insolent spark.

The same layout and geometry is used for this limited-edition sixth birthday special, built with Reynolds 853 maintubes (like the original Inbreds) instead of the standard ‘DN6’ cromo steel. It costs more, but it weighs roughly half a pound less. The 853 is

a fundamentally stiffer steel set than cromo, too, so the whole ride feel is crisper and more responsive.

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There are no gear hangers or cable guides, so it’s a totally pure, permanent singlespeed with sliding CNC dropout sections for chain tensioning. Despite the low price, welding and alignments are immaculate throughout, and while the headbadge is a sticker you do get ‘proper’ cable guides and some neat gusset reinforcement.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Inbred 853 frame (08)
Brand On-One

Weight (kg) 2.15
Frame Material Reynolds 853
Available Sizes 14 Inches 16 Inches 18 Inches 20 Inches
Year 2008