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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 09-01-10, 11:12 PM   #1
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Help me decide

Im looking to pick up my first singlespeed complete bike and have narrowed it down to the following:

2010 Jamis Sputnik

AllCity Nature Boy

What do you think would be a better choice component wise? I know the nature boy is more of a cyclocross setup but I am planning on commuting year round in central PA. Any input would be appreciated.

Also in terms of fit, should I have at least 1 inch from the top tube to crotch when standing over the bike?
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Old 09-01-10, 11:21 PM   #2
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Sputnik would be my choice for sure.

Component wise, Sputnik has a slight better set of wheels, cranksets are the same, hard to compare the brakes because they are not of the same "genre".

Sputnik has a very very nice frameset, it is the basically reason why I'd pick Sputnik.
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