It’s kinda cool, at least in my opinion, when outsiders who aren’t submersed in the 26″ fixed crowd sees a 26″ fixed freestyle bike and takes it for a single speed mountain bike. Sure, there are actually a ton of similarities between the two. Hell, the YoMang! frame is based off an older mountain bike Lance built years ago. I’ve been conversing with Jack since I posted the McLean road bike and he shared with me Coconino Cycles. While you may laugh at the comparison, there isn’t much separating them. Especially when it comes to a single speed frame.
Coconino Cycles pulls in references from the early, balloon-tire beach cruiser mountain bike days. Complete with a Chris Chance-inspired fork and NorCal top tubes, these bikes are stellar! Check out that fillet brazing. Since moving to Austin, I’ve wanted to get a mountain bike. It’s been over 6 years since I hit the trails. Seeing bikes like this make me nostalgic!