Thursday, March 5, 2009

Jumbo shrimp...

Oxymorons are pretty fun(ny). Jumbo Shrimp, freezer burn, tragic comedy, found missing... So it is ironic that another can be added to the list - Fixie Inc. Chip Race. Let me explain. Fixie Inc. is a German company who's name also tells you what they do. They make fixies or fixed gear road bikes. Or at least that's what they started out making. I remember seeing these bikes about 4 years ago at Eurobike in Germany. They were one of the standouts at the show for me personally. They just had that clean classic look.

Now Fixie Inc. is making geared bikes (actually they've been making them for a while, but I just noticed). Personally, I think the company name should be different if they are diversifying their product line with geared bikes. Geared bikes now outnumber their fixed or single-speed models by 3:2. Don't get me wrong, I think their bikes are beautiful. The colors, graphic treatment, frame design...are all drop-dead gorgeous. But a geared Fixie Inc. bike is like a 26" wheeled Niner.

(What's playing: KWMR)

5 comments:

jkeiffer said...

I love oxy-morons too! ;-)

Anonymous said...

What about something like Black Mountain when the mountain is really green and Brown?

blackmountaincycles said...

That's pretty good too!

nalax said...

I like my jumbo shrimp fresh frozen...this is going nowhere. I need to get around to wheelbuilding.

Jeff said...

We started noticing that kids looking for "fixies" were very seldom looking for fixed-gear or even single-speed bikes about this time last year. Now we just sell them Allez Sports most of the time. And Tufo caps.