I think it’s safe to say that the over-built, 700c machines we’ve designed to hold up to the thrashing we dish out doing fixed freestyle have influenced the new city singlespeeds. When companies like Trek take note, you know it makes sense, or at least it’s marketable. The bottom line is, fixed freestyle bikes offer the best of both worlds. Commuters always say they want a bike with big tires so they don’t feel the potholes and other hazards urban commuting offer. Trek’s newest singlespeed, the Gritty addresses this riding experience. Here’s their tagline:
The Gritty is a bomb-proof steel singlespeed or fixed gear ride with urban style for a reasonable price.
With an MSRP of $419.99, these’ll catch on fast!