Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike description
Pure Fix Cycles created the ultimate Fixie bike starting with the simplicity and elegance of an urban geometry frame and straight fork made from durable high tensile steel. A Neco threadless Headset holds Zoom riser handlebars with Oury grips on a Promax stem. The classic Vader saddle gets the job done, without frills, and it keeps the weight down. Radius front brakes stop when asked and are easily removed for a purist ride. Hubs are custom Pure Fix Lasered KT Quandos. Kenda Kwest 700cc x 28 tires give you control and contact. Pressure retention is courtesy of 60mm Presta valves. Wellgo pedals and cages connect you to a Lasco three-piece sealed bearing crank set. The gear ratio is 44:16 with 74.25 gear inches using a KMC chain. All this joy comes out with a weight of 22-24 lbs., depending on size.
What is a Fixie?
Fixie is short for fixed gear. It means that the cog (that gear on the rear wheel that the chain goes around) doesn’t have a ball bearing system in it that allows the wheel to spin independently. The rear wheel is directly tied to the motion of the pedals. If you pedal forward on a fixed gear bike, the bike moves forward. If you pedal backwards, the bike pedals backwards. You might ask, "why would I want to do something like that?"
Simple and Maneuverable
Riding a Fixie has grown in popularity because of its fundamental simplicity. It would be tough to build a bike with fewer parts and fewer parts means...lighter! Fixed gear bikes are significantly lighter than 9 speed all-terrain bikes, etc. It's not all for show, either. Riding fixed allows you dramatically improved maneuverability. Riding fixed, in many people’s eyes, is the most fun part of their day. You feel attached to the bike. Since your pedals are directly tied to the movement of the wheels, you're much more a part of the bicycle than you are on a single speed cruiser or something of the like.
Efficienct and Easy to Use
Another advantage of riding a fixed gear bike besides the increased maneuverability and lightness is its efficiency. Fixed gear drive trains are more mechanically efficient than any other bike, with the most direct power transfer from rider to the wheels. Efficiency means energy and highly efficient means a Pure Fix bike requires less energy from you, the rider.
If this all sounds great, but you still want to ease into riding in "fixed gear" mode, don't worry. Pure Fix Fixie bikes feature a flip-flop hub with both a fixed and a second cog with a freewheel bearing system. Bikes ship with the freewheel cog engaged, so you are ready to coast.
Sized to Fit Everyone
Always check your sizing before ordering a Pure Fix bike. The handy sizing chart to the left will help you choose your bike.
Pure Fix Cycles
Pure Fix Cycles is a celebration of bicycling for all that it offers: transportation, health, and righteous good times. With our economy cooled and our planet warming, there is no better way to get around than riding, cost and carbon free, on a fixed gear bike. In a city where transportation is always a challenge, Pure Fix Cycles can help make your transit something you look forward to.
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Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike features
- Fixed gear single speed fixie bicycle with deep-dish 50mm wheels
- Flip-flop rear wheel hub allows changing from single-speed to fixed gear with ease
- High-tensile, fully Tig-welded steel frame is built to last
- Easily removable front brake
- Brand name components include Kenda Tires and Tubes, Oury Grips and KMC Chain