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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Fyxation Eastside. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
19 reasons to buy
- Componentry was all of high quality. Many owners felt no need to replace any parts.
- The wide range of bicolor options for the Eastside are impressive. Paintwork is coordinated with componentry, bar-tape, saddles and wheels.
- Versatility is a hallmark of this treadly. It served as a capable commuter, but also as a fixed-gear rig and work-bike for messengers and gig riders.
- At this level of quality, the price for the Eastside was considered unbeatable.
- The Eastside features fender mounts, so riders can rock a rear rack.
- A flip-flop hub keeps both fixed-gear and singlespeed enthusiasts happy.
- 4130 Chromoly Steel ensures that the Eastside’s frame is quality. Welds are reputedly beautiful.
- Fyxation furnishes the Eastside with both front and rear brakes.
- Owners felt that the 46x17 gear ratio was suitable for average city elevations.
- The Eastside delivered a healthy ride, being both smooth and solid on rough city streets and the occasional pothole.
- Handling was said to be responsive.
- Durability was impressive. Two reviewers mentioned their bikes surviving car accidents. Others said they hadn’t needed to visit a bike shop for repairs, after 18 months of regular use.
- A number of owners felt that the Eastside was light, especially for steel. It was easy to carry up and down stairs.
- Customer service impressed riders with fast and satisfying respondence.
- Even after years of use, this was a low-maintenance machine. Wheels held true in the long-term.
- The Fyxation Session tires received praise for durability and comfort.
- The DIY crowd felt that assembly was easy.
- The Eastside’s geometry was angled toward comfort and speed.
- Apparently, the Eastside came well-packaged and padded
4 reasons not to buy
- If you’re not after a racy feel, the Eastside may get on your bad side. Geometry is aggressive.
- For a couple of commuters, the Tektro flat-bar brake levers weren’t in an ideal position. These owners opted to install bar-ends.
- A few owners said the Eastside was a few pounds heavier than what they were used to.
- The 46x17 gear ratio needed changing for residents of hilly areas.