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good for you
Sorry.. what I meant to ask was, if anyone had heard of this brand, is it reliable etc...?
Alternately, am I completely daft and should I be looking at something else?
great brand! would definitely recommend good entry fixed gear bike (or single speed)
fixed gear (single speed), would this be a problem for someone who's starting out?
how does this impact going up hills?
I have this bike, its done me well. I think the main bearing might have gone already though. Its good for starting out as you have a flip flop hub, i would not ride fixed straight off the bat
you will not enjoy hills with a fixed gear bike....
they look cool, and might be really trendy right now, but have down sides....like future knee surgery, inability to go up hill, and the fact that you might be moving deep into poser territory at this point (sorry...)
don't believe me on the knee thing?
I think 5 or 6 is a good number of gears for a city bike.
what the point with riding a fixed gear? I mean other than looking cool near a trendy bar without having to actually ride the thing?
If you live in a hilly city then gears are the way to go. Also faster acceleration from the traffic lights with gears. Basically you have way more comfort and speed control with gears than without.
you should never buy a bike for more than 100€ if you live in a city,
you'll cry when its gone,
buy some cheapass 2nd model and even that could get stolen,
depends where you live I guess, as of the debate of single or more gears, listen to xcarlx
Possible ignore Charge and go for a more established/mainstream brand. Better value, better components possibly.
The whole knee injury thing is a bit retarded. How many people give you advice like don't drink alcohol and then show you the health related issues caused by alcohol. If you want to ride fixed, ride fixed. Too bad if you are getting into it now because you are 10 years to late. Buy a road bike with gears, get a frame design that is as classic as possible and with minimal graphics so that it doesn't date quickly. Most important just ride a bike, it doesn't really matter what it looks like as long as you actually ride it.
my garage; plug racer with nitto bars, colnago clx, giant tcr, mongoose expert, haro freestyle.
get on ya bike i say!!!
dont get a fixed gear.. its just a stupid hipster status thing. I use gears and im the first one through any intersection or up any hill. They're great for velodromes, though!!!
i mean seriously, why take the gears off?! they wiegh as much as your jeans, so you can ride naked to make up the weight difference!!
go for GT, specialized, marin, giant, mongoose, cannondale.. one of the more regular brands.. otherwise you'll struggle for replacement parts. Lesser known brands are ony good for enthusiasts
what's this about hipsters and fixies? I was told to get a fixed gear because i'm a noob to road cycling.
I don't really get it though. I assume gears would be more comfortable.
i was also told to look at Specialized bikes.
I've been riding this since the snow melted here in Toronto:
It's a bit pricey, but you can't go wrong with the Sirrus line of Specialized bikes. They're designed with comfort and speed in mind from the frame geometry to the style of the grips.
As Benfal mentioned in another thread, Devinci bikes are also well made and I've owned two of them. Still, the Sirrius is the best bike I've ridden under $2000cdn.
Whoever told you to buy a fixed gear because you're a "noob" to cycling is talkin' out their ass.