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A friend of mine is looking for his first fixed gear bike, and asked me what he should get. He is 6'2" and is looking to spend <$500. He says he wants something complete, but plans on upgrading components over time. Any recommendations would be super helpful :-)
     
October 20, 2015 01:12 AM
p_clips
From: Portland, Oregon
14 posts
2 bikes
I was going to recommend one of the new Aventon completes but the biggest size is 58cm, which will certainly be too small for someone standing 6'2".

The best bet in that price range (if he doesn't want a Kilo TT) is probably to find something used.
     
October 20, 2015 01:20 AM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
Kilo TT is best beginner bike.
     
October 20, 2015 08:23 AM
riceboy
From: SF Bay Area, CA
342 posts
12 bikes
it depeds on how much you want to buy really???
     
October 20, 2015 08:54 AM
RogerFedora
From: Sydney
40 posts
0 bikes
"thats what she said" ,under 500.... nvm
     
October 20, 2015 09:21 AM
joaobola
From: lausanne, Switzerland
51 posts
2 bikes
under 500 is tuff, stay away from leader tho, i mean some friends like them but in reality they are creaky and a bit.... i dunnoo... cheap?
     
October 21, 2015 05:44 AM
RogerFedora
From: Sydney
40 posts
0 bikes
Roger. Remember the OP is in the states and $500 goes a lot further there than here in Oz.
     
October 21, 2015 06:11 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
Thanks guys. I thought about showing him the Kilo TT but wanted to see what other people thought first. He was riding an old single speed bike and said he wanted something more similar to my bike haha. I know he isn't going to get SUPER into bikes, but wanted something more 'fun' to ride to work and around Portland so he doesn't have to drive so much.
     
October 22, 2015 09:27 PM
p_clips
From: Portland, Oregon
14 posts
2 bikes
I've ridden track bikes for a long time and you honestly can't go wrong with a Kilo tt to start out with. Mine has survived everything I've thrown at it including last years blizzard in Boston. Albeit I've changed a variety of parts over the past 3 years I've had it but its been a great ride.
     
October 23, 2015 02:16 PM
     
October 24, 2015 03:05 AM

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