Okay first off I am not writing this to hear people hate on fixie or to be called a hipster or start some heated debate. I'm wanting to get a fixie. I have found a lot of reasonable prices bikes ranging from $300 - $400 from companies such as BIGSHOT BIKES, BAMF, pure fix, aero fix.. What I want to know is what is the best to get? They are on the cheaper end but is it worth it to buy one of those companies or save and get something else? I'm not worried about components because I don't mind upgrading rims, tyres, gears, saddles, and handlebars etc.. I am talking frame here.. I want a frame that is as light as possible (without breaking the bank buying a carbon fiber frame). And one that will stand up to anything I will throw at it. Curbs, crashing, long rides and I want one that is dependable and will last a while. So will the frames from these bikes be worth upgrading in time? Is there a real difference here?
If need be I don't mind buying each piece individually from frame to grips but I wanna know there is going to be a reason behind the madness of spending north of $600 for an affinity frame compared to the whiskey (complete bike) by pure fix for $400.
Any suggested frames and name brands are welcomed.. I'm not looking for the cheapest thing on the market I wanna know what the best is and what makes them better than the others