I purchased this bike for commuting around the suburbs of Chicago. The ride is smooth, the bike looks sharp, and the handling is great. It has far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a low maintenance city bike.
Ordered on Friday, delivered following Wednesday. I REALLY like this bike but had to make a few adjustments to get a comfortable riding position. Ordered with Rodeo Pursuit Bars which were just too low for me so swapped out with the Rodeo Bullhorn and riding position is perfect. Added bar end and inline brakes to give lots of options to stop when riding. On delivery bike was well packed, wheels true, and very quick/easy to build. Been out a few times and all excellent. Visited the store in Milwaukee today, nice space and really helpful folks (great coffee next door as well). All in all, pleased I chose the bike.
A great bike for any college student
This year was my first year living off of campus at college and it quickly became apparent I would need something to transport myself to and from class and home. Being located in flat Chicago I figured I would need to look no further than a single speed. After going through a couple local shops I came across the sleek matte black Fyxation Eastside in Johnny Sprockets while the looks initially captured my interest I fell in love once I rode it. It was apparent I had found the brand that took it a step above the rest. Being in Chicago having both front and rear breaks was an automatic advantage over the competition, tires being a higher quality, steel frame for a superior ride, it had everything any college commuter could ask for. Now that I have been riding to and from class for the past month I have yet to have single problem with the bike, and even if i did it could be fixed with basic tools most people have laying around. If anyone asked me, I wouldn't recommend any other bike.
Great Commuter Bike
I bought my Fyxation Eastside over 3 1/2 years ago, during a Christmas sale, and it probably has over 5,000 miles on it now. It's really a very nice bike to ride for my long 30-mile round trip bike commute, as well as frequent shopping trips and recreational rides in the country. It’s not the lightest bike in the world, but it soaks up road chatter like nobody’s business. Yet it’s still light enough that hills don’t **** me too badly. The parts have proven to be decently durable, with a bit of TLC now and then. In all that time, the only things I’ve changed out are the tires, tubes, bar tape and the chain, which are consumables on any bicycle. I haven’t even had to true the wheels once. I did finally have to pull the bottom bracket last year, and give it a good scrubbing and some fresh grease. The wheels will get the same treatment this fall. Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase. It’s a good reliable workhorse style of singlesspeed bike. And the matte black with bullhorns looks absolutely sensational.
So I bought this bike recently and I can say I love it. I've been looking at single speed bikes for that past few months and really like how this one looked and felt. The steel frame feels great on Chicago roads. Would be nice to have the option of double or triple butted tubing but for the money the straight gage tubing hits the mark pricewise. I have mine set up with a free wheel...fixed gear just isn't for me. I definitely need to get used to not being able to downshift at stops but that will come to me after a few more long rides. I am going to use this bike for short trips and as a commuter to work. In this role I feel this bike will shine. Long bike rides will be handled by my Campy equipped road bike. The only fault I have with this bike is that the brakes feel a tad bit weak. Maybe they require an adjustment or better brake pads/calipers. For the money, this bike is tough to pass up.