The fixie market seems to be exploding at the moment, with most manufacturers turning out at least one fixed gear-specific frame. From inner city commuters wanting a hassle-free ride to road riders wanting to improve their speed and strength, it's clear that fixed gear bikes are in vogue. We’ve rounded up our highlights from the Core Bike show. Enjoy.
The Break-Away range of Ritchey bikes look, ride and handle like normal bikes but can be broken down using Ritchey’s coupling system and packed into a small bike case.
This is Ritchey’s steel singlespeed/fixed gear frame which comes with a Comp cartridge bearing headset and Comp carbon fork for £725. It’s set up with street riding geometry and comes with a carry case.
Ritchey's Break-Away frames can be taken apart and packed into a small case
The Convert2 is part of Kinesis
Kinesis UK's Convert2 can be run fixed, freewheel or fully geared
Tifosi's Pista CX fixie/track bike is available as a full bike or frameset
With a straight blade fork, oversized aluminium tubing and rear stays shaped for added rigidity, the Cinelli Vigorelli frame is built for speed on the track. It’ll set you back £579.99 for the frame and carbon forks.
Cinelli's Vigorelli is built for speed on the track
The Mystic Rats is from Cinelli’s Bootleg range (a range we haven’t worked out the meaning of yet) and is their stealth (apart from that bar tape) track-style bike. With neat touches like those anodised red custom flip-flop hubs and carbon forks, we can see this machine being ridden at speed on a road near you.
The Mystic Rats mixes stealth with speed
The Resident is from US company Evil and is a slight departure from the mountain bike frames the company is renowned for producing. Available at £850 for a complete fixed bike (white or lavender) or £1,295 with a Shimano Alfine rear hub gear, we’re looking forward to riding a built-up machine.
The Evil Resident is available as a fixie or with a hub gear
Do you ride a fixie? Let us know how you get on with it over a regular geared bike in the comments section below…