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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the All-City Big Block. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- The double-butted 612 steel frame flexed for comfort on rough roads.
- The Big Block was lightweight compared to the competition.
- This rig was comfortable on long rides.
- Big Blocks rode well on off-road hardpack and flat gravel.
- Frames are drilled for both rear and front brakes.
- A beautiful paintjob impressed reviewers and owners.
- ED coating rust-proofs the Big Block’s frame.
- Clearance allows for wide 32c tires.
- Climbing abillity was lauded by owners and reviewers.
- An 11” bottom bracket welcomes tight turns without pedal scrape.
- The Big Block has no toe overlap, even on steep or sharp turns.
- The Big Block comes drilled with bosses for a bottle cage.
- Stainless steel dropouts feature integrated chain tensioners.
- Stock 28c Vittoria Zaffiro tires are excellent for skidding.
- Delicate finishing touches include a brazed, embossed seat collar.
2 reasons not to buy
- The top-tube was longer than those on non-American frames.
- Aggressive geometry may intimidate casual riders.
Expert Reviews100/100 based on 1 expert reviews
All-City Big Block Review
Best track bike you can get for road riding, hands down… Super comfortable. Very fast… Probably got 2,500 miles on it and so far, I can’t say a bad thing about it.
New Kid on the Block | All-City Big Block Fixed Gear Bike Check
…beautifully blends form and function… and for what they are, they come at an affordable price.
The New All-City Big Block Was Customized Immediately (Japanese)
The All-City Big Blocks are really pure fixed gear bikes… if you want to have fun or start riding fixed, I recommend this bike.
A New Option For Single Speed. Introducing All-City Big Block” (Japanese)
…very comfortable to ride… I am often asked what is the difference between All-City and Surly… (bikes of the same purpose). It is basically that All-City has a lighter frame.
All-City Big Block Track Frameset Review
The short story is that the Big Block is a quality steel track frame with clearance for big tires and built with real-deal track geometry.