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    Which of the bikes out of these should I get for a beginner/first fixie?

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...r/timeline.htm - Timeline
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm - Hour
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../clockwork.htm - Clockwork
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...rack_bikes.htm - Gravity Attack Track

    i plan on getting a fixie to do some tricks on and to travel around to save money on bus. Which one would you recommend for for these overall? thaanks!

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    Kilo TT is the best bike for any situation evar. Welcome to Bike Forums Single Speed & Fixed Gear

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    none for tricks
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    On a more serious note, an EighthInch Scrambler V3 might suit your needs. Entry level pricing (for a bike that isn't a piece of crap) and it is built for tricks and would be fine for some light commuting.

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    Jesus, with all of the threads like this coming up you'd think it was just after Christmas or something...

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    because the only tricking i plan on doing is all on the back wheel like keo spins, riding backwards, bunny hops, bar spins, and all that. nothing big. and just use it for transportation.

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    I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
    Lolz every time.
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    Get the Kilo TT. The other bikes you mentioned are all very similair, but the Kilo TT pulls ahead in being an excellent entry level bike. Had the joy of putting a few together yesterday and really wished I would have bought one as opposed to a Windsor Hour, but alas I knew not of this forum then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolokoi View Post
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...r/timeline.htm - Timeline
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/thehour.htm - Hour
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../clockwork.htm - Clockwork
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...rack_bikes.htm - Gravity Attack Track

    i plan on getting a fixie to do some tricks on and to travel around to save money on bus. Which one would you recommend for for these overall? thaanks!
    There is no great bike for commuting and tricks. Sorry. But there isn't. Just like there isn't a great bike for commuting and riding trails...or commuting and road racing...or commuting and track racing.

    Now, you can get a bike that is great for one activity and do the other on it. People do that all the time. Just understand that buying a bike that is "great for both" pretty much guaranties two things:
    1) It will be mediocre, at best, at both things
    2) It will not be great at anything


    This is why people own multiple bikes.


    Basically...

    - Fixed gear bikes aren't really ideal for commuting.
    - Fixed gear bikes aren't really ideal for tricks.

    You can do these things on a fixed gear bike, but there are better tools for the job.

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    No. Don't get the kilo TT. Get the Eighthinch Scrambler or something if your want to do some tricks and commute to places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
    Beat me to it...

    Also I just ordered a large Pizza Hut pizza and got five free breadsticks! Can't wait to eat all of it.
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    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    There is no great bike for commuting and tricks. Sorry. But there isn't. Just like there isn't a great bike for commuting and riding trails...or commuting and road racing...or commuting and track racing.

    Now, you can get a bike that is great for one activity and do the other on it. People do that all the time. Just understand that buying a bike that is "great for both" pretty much guaranties two things:
    1) It will be mediocre, at best, at both things
    2) It will not be great at anything


    This is why people own multiple bikes.


    Basically...

    - Fixed gear bikes aren't really ideal for commuting.
    - Fixed gear bikes aren't really ideal for tricks.

    You can do these things on a fixed gear bike, but there are better tools for the job.
    Ohh, that makes perfect sense! thank you alot! ahha. but do you have any bikes to recommend as a first bike? i plan on doing minimal tricks like wheelies, keo spin, bar spin, and bunny hop at most. but mostly for commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolokoi View Post
    Ohh, that makes perfect sense! thank you alot! ahha. but do you have any bikes to recommend as a first bike? i plan on doing minimal tricks like wheelies, keo spin, bar spin, and bunny hop at most. but mostly for commuting.
    Honestly, in a perfect world. I'd suggest that you get a road bike or a commuter bike as a primary bike for commuting. Then get a used BMX bike and shred. But, I'm not sure what your budget is. And if the budget is $300...you won't get much of anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
    I think we were all that dumb, fearless, and flexible when we were 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    I think we were all that dumb, fearless, and flexible when we were 12.
    I don't think I have the balls to drop in anymore.

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    Don't listen to anyone saying "oh just use a BMX". This website just isn't really friendly when it comes to tricking and whatnot. But check out http://www.iminusd.bigcartel.com/or http://www.eighthinch.com/index.html . Or go to a freestyle fixed gear forum and ask there for better luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadsouls. View Post
    Don't listen to anyone saying "oh just use a BMX". This website just isn't really friendly when it comes to tricking and whatnot. But check out http://www.iminusd.bigcartel.com/or http://www.eighthinch.com/index.html . Or go to a freestyle fixed gear forum and ask there for better luck!

    you should still listen to us. get a bmx for tricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadsouls. View Post
    Don't listen to anyone saying "oh just use a BMX". This website just isn't really friendly when it comes to tricking and whatnot. But check out http://www.iminusd.bigcartel.com/or http://www.eighthinch.com/index.html . Or go to a freestyle fixed gear forum and ask there for better luck!
    They're gonna say the same thing. You can't get a bike suitable for ANY kind of tricking for $300.
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    Get a Kilo TT
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    Kilo TT for the win.

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