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All-Black Fixed Gear Under $400?

Old 09-05-11, 06:41 PM
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All-Black Fixed Gear Under $400?

For my first fixed gear, I was looking at the Tommaso Ninja Pro, which looked pretty good, had nice comments, and was at the cheaper side of the spectrum. Then it was replace by the BAMF Assassin, which is basically the same bike, but with a few improvements, or so they say; and of course, more expensive.

So I was wondering if there was another all-black fixed gear bike I could take a look at before deciding to buy the Assassin. I looked on Bikes Direct, but most of the models I was interested in are sold out.

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Old 09-05-11, 06:47 PM
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This:

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/track.htm

Every size is available in black except for the 54cm model. Technically it isn't "murdered out" because the sidewalls are machined but I'm not sure if that matters to you. For $270 you can certainly buy a new wheelset with the remaining $$$ if you want.
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Old 09-05-11, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by juanpaulperez View Post
The description of that bike....
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Old 09-05-11, 07:08 PM
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The Assassin and the Ninja are pretty much the exact same bike and are both very good for a beginner bike, in my opinion.

Tommaso's descriptions are really bunk but the Ninja Pro is a great bike for the price.
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Spend a little more, buy an IRO Mark V with the black parts and pull the decals.
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buy an IRO Mark V with the black parts and pull the decals.
You can't take the decals off.
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Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
The description of that bike....
I love it. I must have this bike
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Old 09-05-11, 08:46 PM
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Also the Ninja Pro is 46-18 and the BAMF is 48-16, which is a big different is gearing. I've never heard of the BAMF but a friend rode a Tommaso and they're pretty nice. As far as components, I really don't think anything is better on the BAMF. The Ninja has much better wheels, and assuming the weights listed are accurate, that is probably why the BAMF is .9 lbs heavier - the wheels. Plus, Tommaso have a little more credibility as far as their company goes. I'd definitely go the Ninja Pro between the two you list, but I'd also look at building a Pake for a little more money or going with a bikesdirect bike. The Ninja Pro does look pretty ill... And try not to let the descriptions bias you.

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Thanks everybody for the replies.

I did look at the Motobecane Track, and is currently on my list. How good is it compared to the Ninja or Assassin?

Also, about the Ninja vs Assassin, I'd definitely go for the Ninja, just for the price, but it was replaced by the Assassin. A rep told me Tommaso and BAMF are the same brand, so I doubt they'll produce the Ninja again.
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Is this black enough? $429 with free Fedx.

https://www.statebicycle.com/product_p/matteblk2.htm

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Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
Technically it isn't "murdered out" because the sidewalls are machined but I'm not sure if that matters to you.
Just a quick question: Are black machined sidewalls available anywhere? I saw something like this and I'm wondering where I can find them.
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Those look like non-machined veeps. H+Son SL42s are machined, then anodized.
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Originally Posted by juanpaulperez View Post
Thanks everybody for the replies.

I did look at the Motobecane Track, and is currently on my list. How good is it compared to the Ninja or Assassin?

Also, about the Ninja vs Assassin, I'd definitely go for the Ninja, just for the price, but it was replaced by the Assassin. A rep told me Tommaso and BAMF are the same brand, so I doubt they'll produce the Ninja again.
that sucks because the wheels were better and lighter on the Ninja.
I'd go custom then and get some lighter wheels. Unless you don't go up hills, then I guess it won't matter.
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Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3 View Post
Just a quick question: Are black machined sidewalls available anywhere? I saw something like this and I'm wondering where I can find them.
Yes. Like Scrod said the SL42's have a black machined sidewall. The rims on my Earl (Bontrager CR-65's) are the same: machined and then anodized. See here:

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/trek-earl-2417


edit: I don't think you will be able to find the CR-65's anywhere except on a complete bike.
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Or you could tape over the machined walls with black tape. You probably won't be running brakes anyway, you kewl fixied KiD
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one year old bump for that mediocre burn?
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one year old bump for that mediocre burn?
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