If you want to take your night riding to a whole new level, you’ll need to see the latest bike by Pure Fix. It’s called The Kilo and it GLOWS! Created after months of experimentation, their newest line says it all. The paint is solar-activated, so all you have to do is give your bike an hour of daytime sun for an hour plus of night-time fun. So whether you’re a night owl, a raver, or just want to trip out your friends, this is the bike for you.
The Kilo is from a range of fixed gear bikes or ‘fixies’ that are becoming all the rage at present. A fixie means that the cog is directly tied to the motion of the pedals. This means that the wheel cannot spin independently of the cog. Therefore, on a fixed gear bike, if you pedal forward, the bike moves forward. If you pedal backwards, the bike pedals backwards. So why has this type of bike grown in popularity? Well, it’s simple, it has less parts than a standard bike, less parts means that it is lighter, and fixed riding allows you dramatically improved maneuverability. People that swear by fixed riding love it so much because they say you feel more attached to the bike. This is since as your pedals are directly tied to the movement of the wheels, you’re much more a part of the bicycle than you are on a single speed cruiser or a mountain bike.Another advantage of riding a fixed gear bike besides the increased maneuverability and lightness is its efficiency. Fixed gear drivetrains are more mechanically efficient than any other bike, with the most direct power transfer from rider to the wheels. Efficiency means energy and highly efficient means our bikes require less energy from you, the rider. A lot of fixies don’t have brakes because you can stop the bike by pedalling backwards or by resisting on the pedals. There are also other methods of stopping, like skid-stopping.
The great thing about Pure Fix bikes is that if you’re not happy riding in this ‘fixed gear’ mode, their bikes feature a flip-flop hub that gives riders the option of riding fixed gear or single speed. Flip-flop hubs, also called double-sided hubs, are rear bicycle hubs that are threaded to accept fixed cogs and/or freewheels on both sides. That means the bikes ship with the freewheel engaged. So, you can coast, freely. Also, all of their bikes ship with a front radius brake. If you’d like a rear brake, you can always add one to your order at the product page of any bike.
Assembling Pure Fix bikes is a doddle as they arrive 90% assembled in a clearly labeled “Pure Fix Cycles” brown box. To complete the assembly all you have to do is see their Videos page or scan the barcode on the box for assembly instructions. Pure Fix do recommend bringing your new bike to your local bicycle shop to have them professionally tune it for a safer, more enjoyable riding experience.
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