Top 10 Complete Fixed Gears According to F.G.C.
Here is an overall top 10 list of, in our opinion, the best fixed gear bikes on the market today. This rating system is a matter of our opinion here at Fixed Gear Central. All of these bikes vary greatly in price and style, so check them out and decide which bikes make the top of your list.
If you're more interested in a specific type of fixed gear or ranking system, check out these other top winners for these specific categories:
1. Bianchi- Pista ($729)
Classic Italian design and legendary Bianchi quality. Enough said to
give the Pista the top spot on our top 10. Bianchi also makes variations
of the Pista for different styles and purposes that all deserve the top spot.
2. Canondale- Capo ($939)
Versatile fixed gear perfect for commuting as it is equipped with classic
road handlebars and brake levers. A little pricey, but worth the extra money
if you've got it.
3. Raleigh- Rush Hour ($759)
This modern fixed gear mixed with classic English quality gives you everything
you want in a fixie: Versatility, durability, and style.
4. Specialized- Langster ($699)
Another quality bike from specialized. They have incorporated their signature
quality with the classic feel of a vintage track bike. Except for the brakes, this thing
looks and feels like it was ridden on the velodrome in the '80s.
5. IRO- Mark V ($619)
Quality bike with personalized options as you build it to your
liking on IRO's website.
6. Fuji- Feather ($649)
Fuji's answer to the demand for a consumer fixed gear. Fuji is
known for their incredibly well made (and expensive) track bikes,
and now you can get Fuji quality at a reasonable consumer price.
7. Surly- Steam Roller ($710)
The steam roller is typically purchased as a frame set and
then built upon, but if you can find a compete steam roller
out there, it is definitely a recommended purchase by us.
8. Schwinn- Madison ($659)
Classic Schwinn quality and an interesting mix of track bike and road bike feel
with track geometry and style and road brake levers for commuting if necessary.
Our wild card pick for the top 10. Very cheap bike with mostly cheap components.
However, for less than $400, this bike is not only affordable, but performs at unexpected
standards. Perfect first bike and so cheap you could buy two and have a spare.
10. Fuji- Classic Track ($549)
Another consumer fixie from Fuji. The sister to the fuji feather, the classic track
is a slightly cheaper version with lower quality standards, but still a great fixed gear
coming in to round out our top 10.
It is almost impossible to rank these great bikes overall, so we also rank them in categories. We base our decisions on factors like component quality and reputation, relative to the price tag.
Top 5 Cheap Fixies (All under $400)
1. Mercier- Kilo TT
2. Republic- Aristotle
3. Dawes- SST AL
4. Windsor- The Hour
5. Motobecane- Messenger
Top 5 Quality Complete Fixies (Best Quality for the Price)
1. Bianchi- Pista
2. Canondale- Capo
3. Raleigh- Rush Hour
4. Fuji- Feather
5. Speacialized- Langster Steel
Top 5 Track Bikes (For the Velodrome or the Streets)
1. Fuji- Track Pro ($1,799)
2. Bianchi- Super Pista ($749 FRAMESET)
3. Felt- Tk2 ($1,399)
4. Fuji- Track Comp ($1,099)
5. Felt- Tk3 ($849)
Top 5 Fixed Gear Frames (Perfect for affordable build projects)
1. Soma- Rush ($350)
2. Surly- Steamroller ($420)
3. Pake ($200)
4. KHS- Flite 100 ($249)
5. Mercier- Kilo TT ($199)
These lists are just a matter of opinion based off of these bikes’ reputations, quality, affordability, and personal experiences here at fixed gear central.