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Entry / Mid-Level Fixed Gears and Single-Speeds in EUROPE

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Entry / Mid-Level Fixed Gears and Single-Speeds in EUROPE

Hello,
I want to make this a thread where everyone posts single-speeds / fixies they can recommend, that are not too expensive.
Especially for people who are starting with cycling or just don't want to spend too much money.
Of course, there are many options like the KiloTT or Aventon bikes but these are only sold in the US.
So this should be a thread where Europeans can find nice bikes to buy (comparable to e.g. KiloTT).

Price point:
~ 500€ ~ 565$
~ 395£


PS: Yes, I personally also need a bike and only find "kiloTT kiloTT" which is not shipped to germany But this could be really helpful for a lot of people, I think

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We don't know. We're not from Europe.
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Put you budget in your post.


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Originally Posted by hairnet
And... Where's the link to buy it in Europe?
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Put you budget in your post.


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OP--- If they sell Specialized there, the Langster is a good bike.
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Originally Posted by unixb0y
And... Where's the link to buy it in Europe?
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What do you think about the dolan Pre Cursa frame? I could get one for 200€...
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Originally Posted by unixb0y
What do you think about the dolan Pre Cursa frame? I could get one for 200€...
They're good. Very widely used entry level track frame. I have one and think it's pretty tough to find something better for the same price.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
They're good. Very widely used entry level track frame. I have one and think it's pretty tough to find something better for the same price.
Ok thanks
And I'd need a decent wheelset for under 150€, what can you recommend me?
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https://www.merlincycles.com/mach-se...els-56098.html

I can personally vouch for these. Been putting 100+ miles a week into them with plenty of street riding over the past year, I've given them a slight truing maybe twice at the most. Nice and light too.
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Originally Posted by Co1Ev
https://www.merlincycles.com/mach-se...els-56098.html

I can personally vouch for these. Been putting 100+ miles a week into them with plenty of street riding over the past year, I've given them a slight truing maybe twice at the most. Nice and light too.
Thank you
So they're ~110€ for both, right?
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I am resurrecting this thread as I don't want to start a new one with the same title.

I've been looking for an entry/mid-level fixed-gear bike these days (< 700 euros), mostly for training (and, why not, for fun), and I am summarizing the options below, but don't know whether I have missed some.
  • Finna Velodrome (Finna Full CR-MOLY frame, 9.5 kg, around 700 euros, 46/17 ratio)
  • Fuji Feather (chromoly Fuji custom butted frame, 9,89 kg, around 600 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • State Bicycle 4130 (4130 chromoly double-butted frame, 9.89 kg, around 600 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Vinyl Uno Drop (TIG welded Steel frame + chromoly lugged steel fork, 10.4 kg, around 600 euros, 46/18 ratio)
  • Fabricbike Light (Alloy 6061 frame, 9.45 kg, around 500 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Santafixie Raval 2.0 (Alloy 6061 frame, 9.5 kg, around 500 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Riva Phantom (4130 chromoly double-butted frame, 9.7 kg, around 300 euros, 48/18 single speed + 48/16 fixed gear ratio)

As far as I can tell, all of these options are reliable, in the sense that you get a decent and lightweight frame (with the exception of the Vinyl Uno Drop, although they give lifetime warranty) and sealed bearing hubs, and I cannot really say that one option is definitely better than the rest.

That being said, I have heard that State Bicycles have some QC issues and it is better to buy the bike from a local shop, and that Riva cycles cut some corners when it comes to small accessories like bolts and screws (they can rust more easily), but overall their main components are robust.

Finally, all of them have a flip flop hub.

On the other hand, going with the cheap local option here of an Elops 500 single speed by Decathlon and enjoying some good after sales service (it is indeed good here) might not be a bad option. The Elops 500 single speed weighs 11.6 kg and has a ratio of 44/18.

I am also on the lookout for buying second-hand, but I am not seeing very interesting things so far.
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State Bikes are great

Originally Posted by MonsieurChrono
I am resurrecting this thread as I don't want to start a new one with the same title.

I've been looking for an entry/mid-level fixed-gear bike these days (< 700 euros), mostly for training (and, why not, for fun), and I am summarizing the options below, but don't know whether I have missed some.
  • Finna Velodrome (Finna Full CR-MOLY frame, 9.5 kg, around 700 euros, 46/17 ratio)
  • Fuji Feather (chromoly Fuji custom butted frame, 9,89 kg, around 600 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • State Bicycle 4130 (4130 chromoly double-butted frame, 9.89 kg, around 600 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Vinyl Uno Drop (TIG welded Steel frame + chromoly lugged steel fork, 10.4 kg, around 600 euros, 46/18 ratio)
  • Fabricbike Light (Alloy 6061 frame, 9.45 kg, around 500 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Santafixie Raval 2.0 (Alloy 6061 frame, 9.5 kg, around 500 euros, 46/16 ratio)
  • Riva Phantom (4130 chromoly double-butted frame, 9.7 kg, around 300 euros, 48/18 single speed + 48/16 fixed gear ratio)

As far as I can tell, all of these options are reliable, in the sense that you get a decent and lightweight frame (with the exception of the Vinyl Uno Drop, although they give lifetime warranty) and sealed bearing hubs, and I cannot really say that one option is definitely better than the rest.

That being said, I have heard that State Bicycles have some QC issues and it is better to buy the bike from a local shop, and that Riva cycles cut some corners when it comes to small accessories like bolts and screws (they can rust more easily), but overall their main components are robust.

Finally, all of them have a flip flop hub.

On the other hand, going with the cheap local option here of an Elops 500 single speed by Decathlon and enjoying some good after sales service (it is indeed good here) might not be a bad option. The Elops 500 single speed weighs 11.6 kg and has a ratio of 44/18.

I am also on the lookout for buying second-hand, but I am not seeing very interesting things so far.
Can only speak from my own experience, but my State Bicycle 6061 Black Label SS from 2023 has been outstanding. Around 18 lbs (8 kg), have done over 1000 miles in less than a year, and has been very reliable with no issues at all. Ride it solo, and on fast group rides where I can keep up with the roadies most of the time (except when my gearing can’t keep up for super fast pace lines or steep hills).

I did make some upgrades, including the Wabi Sub-15 wheelset, so the bike is now closer to 16-17 lbs. A dream to ride, accelerate and climb

Started out mainly doing 20 mile rides, and now rides are more in the 40-60 mile range, and 2000-3000 ft elevation gain.

But on the other hand, if just for short rides around town and casual use, an Elops 500 may be work out fine and be a cheap cost of admission!

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