IB13: Fyxation un-fixes your fixed with 6 speeds with SixFyx, Plus new Leather Goods

Fyxation SixFyx Rear Derailleur

New for Fyxation this year, options.  Earlier they launched their Quiver frameset.  It’s a super versatile bike that can be built up in many different ways.  Next up, the option for gears on a frame with 120mm rear spacing.

Fyxation has worked with Microshift to develop a 6 speed rear derailleur, hub, and cassette that can be placed in any 120mm spaced frame to keep that fixie or single speed going should your riding terrain change, or you just decide you want things to be a little easier.  The build kit will run $300 and includes the rim built up with the 120mm hub, cassette, derailleur and special hanger that works in sliding dropouts, 46t front chainring, inner chain guide, indexed bar end shifter, cable clips, cable guides for the chain stay, and a cable and housing.  A 9 speed chain will have to be acquired by the rider to complete the build.  If you want to supply your own rim, a $250 version of the kit can be had sans the hoop and spokes.  There is no set launch date yet, but tooling and manufacturing are being implemented.  Stay tuned, as we should be getting the system for review once it’s ready.

More images of the kit, plus tanned leather goods on the other side.

Fyxation SIxFix Cable Clips Fyxation SixFyx Rear Hub Fyxation SixFyx Shifter Fyxation SixFyx Cassette

 

Fyxation Leather Six Pack Holder

In a change of pace for Fyxation, they are introducing leather goods made in Milwaukee.  The classy six pack holder will run $60, while the wine bottle carrier and disc golf straps will cost $40.  The tanned goods will be available for the holiday season.

Fyxation Leather Wine Bottle Carrier

Fyxation Leather disc straps

 

Comments

Schmese - 09/19/13 - 8:54pm

Will the Fyxation kit work on my Schwinn Paramount fixie conversion, though?

Dr. Monkeypants - 09/19/13 - 9:54pm

Oh good, the fixie sh1tbags can finally escape their lives of entitled assholery and ride like the rest of us.

Tinsloth - 09/19/13 - 10:15pm

The cassette hub is cool, since it will mitigate the chance of breaking an axle with a freewheel setup, and it could be marketed to more than just fixed gear riders. I’m sure if they make it (the hub) in silver as well, plenty of vintage road bike riders would like to have something a little more modern that fits their ride.

Ryan - 09/19/13 - 10:16pm

I would never, but I still think it’s a good idea. SS MTB forever!

Anthony - 09/19/13 - 10:41pm

I think there is probably a good market for that rear hub.

Throw it on a vintage road bike and I’m guessing you could run a modern nine speed chain and derailleur (limited to stick to the six cogs of course) and get the benefits of modern brifters. Getting rid of downtube shifters without altering frame spacing to fit modern hubs and drivetrains in the rear

Bicyclops - 09/19/13 - 10:46pm

But if a fixie has no brakes, how will they stop?

PDXFixed - 09/19/13 - 11:39pm

Hey now I can Dingle my SS!

mtbtec - 09/20/13 - 1:18am

I like the disc holder!

NotAMachinist - 09/20/13 - 11:36am

Will they be shipping a crank spindle extender to deal with the crazy wide Q-factor that beer holder requires?

Keevohn - 09/20/13 - 12:50pm

@Anthony:

SunXCD (not to be confused with SR Suntour) offers a 120mm-spaced cassette hub:
http://sunxcd.net/hubs/

Seraph - 09/20/13 - 2:55pm

The 120mm cassette hub is really neat, but there have been horizontal dropout conversion hangers for years now.

Walter - 09/20/13 - 4:06pm

So the hipsters found out knees don’t repair themselves.

Next year: Hipsters discover the benefits of brakes.

Engineer - 09/20/13 - 4:10pm

Im with mtbtec

That disc holder is badass, also liking the beer and wine holder but bumpy biking and beer usually never turns out great…

jackie musick - 09/20/13 - 4:52pm

Interesting that just a few years ago the same people buying this product were cutting derailleur hangers off classic steel frames in order to turn them into fixed gears. Does this mean the urban track bike trend is officially dead? Lets hope so.

Aaron - 09/20/13 - 5:31pm

If this had been available back when I only owned a SS road bike, I likely never would have built a fully geared roadie. I think it’s an excellent idea if you only have room for one bike, but would like to go from a SS/FG set-up to geared depending on your mood.

Chris - 09/20/13 - 8:20pm

@Aaron.

Exactly! I’m going to build up a cross bike with it. I use a fixed cross to train in the winter but would like to use the same frame as my travel bike in the summer. Maybe even use it for some cross races. I hate racing cross on a SS. Throw some gears on’er and off I go.

Austin - 09/21/13 - 4:57am

Why do folks gotta rip on those that ride a fixed-gear bike all the time? Sounds like a potentially solid product from a company that has, in my experience, produced solid, inexpensive products. Who cares if it caters to a group of riders who ride a different bike than you? Sure, there are a lot of jerks that ride fixed-gears in the city. there are also a lot of jerks who ride road bikes. and those who ride mtb, and those who don’t ride at all. I guess I don’t understand how hating on those who ride track bikes, simply because they ride track bikes, is any different from someone in a car hating someone on a bike, simply because they ride a bike. Some of us track bike cats are ex-track folks who have a family and not the time, and some just like to ride that style of bike. atleast we’re riding. plus, you can blow knees on any kind of bike if you don’t know your limits.

Joe Davola - 09/21/13 - 9:52am

Hey, if John Prolly says it’s cool to run gears now, you’d better listen!!!

Erich - 09/21/13 - 10:09am

This was one of my favorite items of the show. We have tons of students in our area who bought single speeds off the internet and discover they really want some more gears. As Boston/Cambridge is pretty flat, this would be the perfect solution as they could get a nicely performing drivetrain without having to buy a new road bike.

To fill out a few more details on this, the cassette is an 11-24 and they don’t plan on offering any new ratios yet. I think Miche still sells individual cogs and 9sp spacers, so you could brew up your own if you were so inclined.

Additionally, there will be an option with a thumb shifter for flat bar bikes. They didn’t have one on hand at the show, but I’m sure it will look like every other rebranded microshift thumbie out there.

Not shown in the pictures is the iBike bike computer booth next door that had a parrot hanging out, ready to hop on the shoulder of anyone who wandered in. Best parrot of the whole show, right there.

Nick Burklow - 09/21/13 - 6:08pm

Erich – Thank you for adding those details! I totally missed the parrot too, that bird sounds awesome.

Michael - 09/21/13 - 6:55pm

Why is that rear cable housing too short! The ferrule should go into the housing sqaure, not on an agle.

Frank - 09/23/13 - 6:47pm

I just feel like there is an easier way to get a bike with gears than to take a frame with 120mm spacing and no deraileur mount or cable stops and try to shoe-horn something into it. If all you want is a six-speed steel commuter with bar-end shifting, $300 should be enough for the whole bike.

Gilbert - 09/24/13 - 5:33pm

Sounds like I’ll lose too many hard earned hipster points.

Steve - 12/14/13 - 2:40pm

loving how people are bashing on “elitist hipster riders”. you realize that bashing on snobs makes you even more of a snob? the comments here are terrible.

move along.

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