Pure Fix Goes Upscale w/ New Coolidge 4130 Chromoly Fixie

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Until now, Pure Fix has traded in inexpensive, ready-to-roll fixed gear bikes in an array of colorful builds.

Now, they’re going (slightly) more upscale with the Coolidge, a double butted 4130 chromoly framed bike with upgraded parts spec. That means a lighter, stiffer frame than their usual hi-ten steel, plus stiffer cranks, pre-wrapped drop bars, 700x25c ThickSlick tires on 30mm deep rims and sealed bearing hubs. Like the others, it comes with pedals so it’s ready to ride outta the box.

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It ships with a front brake and flip-flop rear hub, so you can run it fixed or single speed. Average complete bike weight is claimed around 19 pounds. Not too shabby for just $425.

PureFixCycles.com

Comments

Jak0zilla - 03/11/14 - 10:58am

I’d have trimmed 3-4 inches off of that cable housing before I took bragging pics. Just saying.

Dave - 03/11/14 - 12:20pm

If you have not checked out the Pure Fix or Pure City line you really need to. At $325.00 for their fixed gear bikes and $475.00 for their 3 speed Nexus city bikes (that also includes fenders and rear rack) they are quite well put together and sell thru at the IBD has been amazing.

I understand that they are looking at doing hybrids and cruziers as well. It would be nice to have a great choice of bread and butter bikes without having to sell your soul to one of the big brands just to get everyday bikes.

mikey - 03/11/14 - 12:31pm

Well Dave, you clearly work for Pure Fix.

They are not put together well at all. The fact that this company sells direct to customers makes me skeptical of all the other cheap fixed gear/single speeds. These bikes need to be assembled by experienced mechanics that look out for manufacturing errors. They’re original models had oversized head tubes, rust inside the frames, poor alignment, etc. You could pull the headset cups out by hand.

Alex - 03/11/14 - 1:16pm

Not too excited about this offering. There are many competitors, State Bicycle Co. for instance, that have been doing nicely-spec’d cromo fixies at this pricepoint for years. Pure Fixed have traditionally focused on the lower-end, hi-ten market. That market has become a lot more difficult to make money in, especially since Walmart entered that market.

Ham-planet - 03/11/14 - 1:43pm

When you say “you can run it fixed or single speed,” are you implying that the fixed configuration has variable ratios?

Doug - 03/11/14 - 1:56pm

Oh come on Ham-planet, you know what they meant by “fixed or single -speed”.

LargeDrink - 03/11/14 - 11:01pm

People still buy fixies?

Dave - 03/12/14 - 12:32am

Mikey,

Actually I do not work for Pure Fix. I have a shop that has sold more than 400 of their bikes. Yes when they come in we make sure that the bottom brackets and headsets are adjusted properly, and the wheels are tru. And these wheels hold up quite well.

We saw a few problems in the beginning but Pure Fix has corrected all of those issues and it has been smooth sailing for a long time.

Each bike takes maybe 30 minutes to get on the floor and we rarely have issues with them after that. And if there are any issues Pure Fix takes care of it ASAP.

Cannot say as much for brands like Retrotec, SE, or any of the Bikes Direct bikes we have to work on.

Yes they sell via online as well but at $325.00 it is so easy to floor quite a few bikes and we rarely get people telling us that they can get these at a better price online.

While there are brands that do not sell via online those brands tend to want to own your shop for that privilege.

filibuster cash - 03/12/14 - 12:43pm

I like that 4130 is “upscale”.

Mitch - 03/12/14 - 12:53pm

Don’t buy State or Leader. If you want to do it right, have a frame built for you. If it’s your first time, get an old frame and build it yourself with help from somebody who knows what’s up. You’ll be glad you did in the long run. The essence of the fixed gear is- in our culture- diy and minimalism, not accessorize.

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