So do you still think that riding your fixie with no brakes in town is a good idea?
Specialized Langster line features 7 different models. 5 of them named after cities:
Langster New York
But where is the LA model? or the SFO model? or the Hollywood model? What? Are we not ‘hip’ enough?
Are you wondering if the bubble of the Fixie Trend is about to burst? Check out BSNYC’s PistaDex.
We know that fixed gear bikes are becoming really popular, in fact, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette wrote an article on them:
While such a machine might seem to have limited appeal, the popularity of fixed-gear bikes has expanded beyond the bigcity messenger subculture that spawned them somewhere during the past decade.
Click here to read the article.
It seems that now days riding a Fixed gear bike is becoming more ‘mainstream’. Can this mean the beginning of the end of the ‘Fixie subculture’?
Trek recently released a new bike called the Soho. They have a few models in this line. It varies from geared to a flip flop single speed/fixie. It’s a sharp looking bike. The price tag is about $549.00.
Sizes 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5″
Frame Alpha Black Aluminum
Fork Cro-Moly w/lowrider mounts
Wheels Alloy flip flop high flange hubs; alloy rims
Tires Bontrager Race Lite, puncture resistant, 700x28c; 60 tpi
Front Derailleur n/a
Rear Derailleur n/a
Crank Bontrager Nebula 44T w/chainguard
Cassette Shimano 17T
Pedals Nylon body w/alloy cage
Saddle Bontrager Select City
Seat Post Bontrager Satellite Nebula
Handlebars Bontrager Urban Bullhorn, 25mm rise
Stem Bontrager Soho, 15 degree
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Alloy dual pivot w/Tektro alloy levers
This bike is somewhat comparable to the Redline 925, but the 925 is only $499.
Which would you rather have?