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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-25-11, 11:43 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a fixie! (Need Help)

For the longest time I have been a mountain bike rider. My Giant Boulder SE has carried me through everything but I am now looking for something new to take back to college. I ride about 20 miles a day and am looking for something that looks good and is reliable.

So far I have came across this bike http://www.amazon.com/Benotto-Track-...9066455&sr=8-6 and am intrigued.

What do you guys think, could you point me in a direction to get a good fixie in the $300 range?
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Old 06-25-11, 11:48 PM   #2
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I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
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Old 06-25-11, 11:56 PM   #3
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I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
WAS about to say "inb4 Big Shot" but you beat me to it.

Either way, Big Shot and that bike the OP posted are garbage. OP, get a Republic bike.
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Old 06-26-11, 12:06 AM   #4
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Yeah I mainly want something suitable for commuting that looks good. I dont want to do any tricks, just something that will stand the test of time.

Edit: Those republic bikes look great btw, just the site I was looking for thanks! and if anyone has any other suggestions feel free to post.

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Old 06-26-11, 12:33 AM   #5
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Edit: Those republic bikes look great btw, just the site I was looking for thanks! and if anyone has any other suggestions feel free to post.
Do not get a Republic, they are in the same realm as the previous companies; crappy frames with crappy components.

It's really up to you and what bike you like, any of the BikesDirect bike will suit your need really.

Don't listen to others when you hear Big Shot, Republic, Sole, etc etc etc.
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Go with bikesdirect.com for your first fixed gear. You can get an extremely generic yet reliable bike from them for cheap. Something that can take a beating from all the 'round town commuting but will look slick and be fun to ride.
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Old 06-26-11, 01:56 AM   #7
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Kilo TT is all you need. Just go buy it an be happy, if you do any searching you will find that this is the best option.
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in after kilo tt
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Haha should just sig this as it applies to just about every single thread
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Appreciate it guys. After research on this forum it seems like the Kilo TT is the unanimous choice. Im deciding between the Kilo TT and the Kilo TT Pro, is the 50 dollar upgrade worth it? As for the frame, im about 5'10'' 1/2 and have a 32' 1/2 length so would a 55cm frame be recommended? Im new to this, thanks.
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Old 06-26-11, 01:41 PM   #11
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Don't know about the kilo tt, but I've got a windsor the hour and I love it.

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Yeah, the Kilo is the best choice. You can get it with or without decals or a cool chrome (although I believe they are out of stock).
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