Volume Bikes: The Future of Fixed? Dec 30, 2010

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Volume’s joined in on the 26″ fixed versus 700c debated over on their blog. I put in my 2 cents but for the most part, the convo is pretty calm. If you wanna get in on it, head over to Volume’s blog.

  • Coop

    I was gonna chip in, but then my post devolved into musing about how good FGFS pros would be on more trick-conducive bikes so I just gave up.

  • ZZ

    I think you make a very valid argument for building different size frames around different size wheels. I for one wish I could find a 650c single speed for my wife. Why do manufacturers insist on trying to build their small frames around a standard size rim?

  • I’d be miserable riding such a small bike fixed. That said I’d love to rip around on that bike with a freewheel.

  • You don’t have to sacrifice size to ride 26’s fixed. The Fleetvelo Joust has been in production since 2008, runs 26’s, and while its practical application is bike polo, I believe fixed trick riders could do some amazing things with one of these frames.