Fixed Gear Friday: Are ‘major’ brands not hip enough?

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The following post was written on August 25th, 2007.

I’ve noticed that Fixed gear bikes made by major bike companies such as Giant, Specialized or Trek don’t retain their value as much as a Bianchi, IRO or Swobo.

Giant Bowery
giant bowery

Specialized Langster

Trek T1
Trek t1

Is it because it is not hip to ride a bike that’s from major bike companies?