Fixies on the Cheap: Affordable Ride Reviews for 2018
The first time I saw a fixie, I thought, “That is one beautiful bike.” I instantly loved the clean chain line, the minimalist approach.
Fixed gear bikes are everywhere, and they’re here to stay. I can’t remember the last time a bicycle style has hit the scene so hard. Riders everywhere are getting into the simplicity and visceral experience of riding without gears or a freewheel (or, in some cases, brakes!)
One gear, one speed, it’s a blast.
The good news is they’re very affordable. The bad news is that, because they’ve become so popular, there’s a lot of cheap junk on the market — nameless brands made from garbage components.
So what are the best fixed gear bikes on a cheap budget?
I’ve been building them professionally (not to mention riding them) for years now, so I feel qualified to review eight of the top, affordable fixed gear bicycles for sale today. I’ll give a brief overview of the components, the build quality, and what you can expect.
As for price range, we’ll be specifically looking for the best fixed gear bikes below $500.
Hopefully by listing the pros and cons of each ride, you’ll find a top quality fixie for a cheap price! Read on.