Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Can't Believe I Forgot to Post These

It is true folks. You can now get a loaf of bread, some eggs and a new "fixed gear" freestyle bike in one quick stop (and I'm not even talking about Walmart.)

Obviously the term fixed gear freestyle needs to be used loosely here considering the bike had a freewheel, but that is obviously the hipster (wannabe) demographic the bike was inspired by/for.

I spotted this slick ride at the local grocery store awhile back.
It's got it all:

Matching white tires, rims, grips and chain.

Antifreeze green hubs, bar, stem, and seat post collar

Burly reinforced handlebar

A chainguard!

And best of all it even has clearance for barspins!

Sadly this is a poor take on what I would actually like to see more of in department/grocery store bikes. Simple. Solid. Singlespeed.

All those 21 speed, full suspension NEXTs are not ideal for anyone. The demographic that puts those bikes through their paces would generally be much better suited with a bike that is designed to be as simple, reliable and durable as possible. Unfortunately practicality isn't what companies are inclined to offer.

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