Fixed gear riders aren’t looking for performance or high-tech componentry like your typical roadie. Instead, they’re in it for the challenge of stop-and-go city riding, the skills you learn along the way, and the good times shared with the rest of their riding community. Identifying more with the “skater scene” than the “cycling scene”, these riders see their bikes as the ultimate extension of their lifestyle—so the way they personally style their rig is also a part of the culture.
WHAT Reynolds 520/725 branded Cr-Mo tubing on Roll 8 Rare; full butted Cr-Mo frame on Roll 1, Roll 8, and Roll Step-through.
WHY Full Cr-Mo creates a durable frame without destroying your wallet, and
Reynolds tubing brings down the weight without sacrificing strength. There’s also equity and brand recognition in the Reynolds name among steel bike riders.
HOW We start with quality, custom-butted frame tubing, add custom dropouts and brake arch for form and function; then test the hell out of the frame—so we know it can do more, handle more, and ride better than the competition.
WHAT Roll 8 models feature cass
WHY Stronger and lighter than free-wheel setup.
HOW Cassette hubs eliminate the weak spots in the axle seen in freewheel systems, and allow for lighter overall weight with much greater durability.
"FLIP/FLOP" REAR HUB
WHAT Roll 1 features a reversible rear hub with fixed gear on one side and freewheel thread on the other.
WHY Gives riders more versatility, while keeping set-up simple. Those not con-fident riding fixed gear can still get the look they want.
HOW Wheel comes with a fixed gear cog and lock-ring on one side and a single-speed freewheel
on the other. With a simple flip of the rear wheel, the rider can choose what way they want to ride. Brakes, housings, and levers are also easily
removed or installed.
DEEP DISH WHEELS
WHAT Deep dish rims with high-flange hubs.
WHY Strong, efficient, and fast.
HOW Deeper rims and high-flange hubs use shorter spokes than the typical low flange/box rim, which creates a stiffer and more durable wheel overall.