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Old 03-24-19, 02:20 AM
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fixie buying

anyone came across these fixies? (All US pricing)

State Undefeated 2 $700
State 4130 Core Line $450
State 6061 Black Label V2 $650
State Core Line $300

I will mainly be using for street city riding.

If anyone knows anything and wants to help me find a suitable bike please don't hesitate to comment.

Cheer.

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Old 03-24-19, 07:24 AM
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There's several different price points there. What's your budget?
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Old 03-24-19, 07:45 AM
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ive decided not go with state as they overprice there shipping..

instead ive found this company... how does it rate.,.

yesbike.com
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Looks uninspiring, but not necessarily bad... hope 56cm fits you tho.
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is there much difference between alloy frame and Steele 4130 / 520 frame for street riding?
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How about a Kilo TT?

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Originally Posted by drowsy sport View Post
is there much difference between alloy frame and Steele 4130 / 520 frame for street riding?
Hi, welcome to the forum. The fact that you are asking this question tells me that you aren't ready to plunk down $750.00 for a bike yet. You should have a little better idea of what you want BEFORE ordering one. Have you done any test rides on fixed gear bikes? I suggest you do so that you can feel for yourself the difference between a steel bike and an aluminum bike either with or without a steel or carbon fork.

To answer your question directly, yes, in my opinion there can be a lot of difference between the two that you mention if you are referring to aluminum as the "alloy". Aluminum frames don't buffer vibrations as well as steel frames so a lot of aluminum bikes will feature a carbon fork to help lessen the shock. It works, but in my opinion, steel is the way to go if you are exclusively on the roads.

BTW, Yes appears to be an Australian company since they mention shipping all over Australia. Are you in Australia? I found their bikes to be pretty meh for the price. I'd invest a bit more and go with Wabi or All City. But I don't think you are there yet to be able to decide.

Maybe buy a used bike locally and see what turns you on or off about it.
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BTW, another thing I noticed is that Yes bikes have unbranded parts. The only thing I saw mentioned was Sugino cranks. If I'm paying that much for a bike, I want to know there are some decent components on it and at this point, all you have to go by is pictures.

And I wonder why they only have one size listed? One size does not really fit all.
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I don't trust any bike with that cable routing.
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so I've just bought a State 4130 Core Line.. im going to ride it until the wheels and forks give loose.. and then upgrade to carbon forks and more suitable wheels.
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