Fyxation Eastside

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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.

Bottom line

A straight-forward, good-looking single-speed/fixie option. Tasteful color-schemes are often minimalist and understated, while special-editions allow riders to express hometown pride (ie Chicago Flag model). The chromoly frame places the Eastside above the legion of tinny Hi-Ten fixies that litter the internet. These bikes also skimp on brake options by including only a single brake, while Fyxation supplies a regulation front and rear brake. The Eastside is a good example of the minimum price that can be paid for a chromoly singlespeed / fixie bike with reliable componentry. Paying anything less will end up costing you more.

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