The Big Block represents our vision of the ideal track frame for the modern fixed-gear rider. This is the track bike that All-City has always dreamed of owning and they are proud to make that dream available to you. It was designed first and foremost as a true competition-ready track frame but was destined to see usage beyond the velodrome, so they made some tweaks to the equation. Instead of the track bike norm 25c max tire clearance, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The proprietary 612 Select double-butted cro-moly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter and wall thickness. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. All-City added an E.D. coating for rust prevention before applying a classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is All-City's mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
When a simple bike is done right, every ride puts a smile on your face. Surly's Steamroller is one such bike. It started long ago with the idea of using a track bike as a quick-getaway machine in urban landscapes and has evolved into the slightly more road-oriented, steel-framed city skipper it is today. The Steamroller is built from 4130 chromoly for durability and pleasant ride qualities, and trades Surly's typical commuter-friendly touches for straightforward performance. You get a fixed/free rear hub and alloy crank with 45/18 gearing, Tektro road caliper brakes, a comfortable Dimension Arc swept-back handlebar, and 700 x 32 Continental Contact tires — everything you need for dodging potholes, taking impromptu shortcuts, and carving your way through the downtown hustle.
The AL 464 benefits from all of Look's track savoir-faire and gets its design from the generations of successful frames that gave Look their name and reputation. The frame is made from 6061 aluminum with an oversized downtube for maximum stiffness, and its 100% carbon fork is reinforced for track use. The AL 464 is already used by some federations for their track schools. Its Vision track crank is stiff and efficient for fast sprints, while Kalloy track bars and Zipp stem let you pull hard when it counts. Continental tires stick to a variety of track surfaces, and a flip-flop rear hub lets make quick last-minute gearing choices. Accessible to anyone, it is poised seduce beginners to track racing or aficionados of lightweight fixies.
Look 875 Madison takes its name from Madison Square Garden, which itself was named after the 4th American President, James Madison, who organized the first 24-hour indoor races for teams of two. This depth of tradition courses through the 875, built of a blend of three types of carbon fiber to make it one of the most advanced, stiff, and durable track frames available. Spec'd with a Vision crank, track wheels, Continental tires, and a track-specific cockpit, the 875 is ready to race to victory, straight out of the box.
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