Fyxation’s 2017 lineup gets fresh paint at a minimum, a major update on the Quiver, and an all-new platform with their first carbon fiber road offering, the Crusher. Shown above, it gets flat mount brakes, thru axles, internal routing for mech or electric drivetrains, rear rack mounts and three water bottle mounts. They put it through its paces at the recent Tour de Chequamegon, a 110 mile, three day jaunt through Wisconsin’s gravel roads…
The Crusher is available as a complete bike with Shimano 105, FSA cranks and cockpit, and TRP Spyre brakes for $1,999. Nab a frameset for $999 and build it up yourself or work with them to build it up with your own dream kit.
The Quiver was introduced in 2013 as a do anything drop bar bike that could be set up single speed or geared, with big tires or skinnies, and a flat or drop bar. None of that’s changed, but now it’s available in cantilever and disc brake versions. It gets slightly more relaxed geometry to give it better manners across a wider range of uses (yes, including gravel now) and a coated 4130 steel frame. From there, the models split talents a bit – the Canti model gets a horizontal dropout and frame break to run singlespeed, internally geared hubs and/or belt drives. The Disc model gets standard QR dropouts with rack and fender mounts on the fork and frame and two additional sizes. Framesets for both are $479, and complete bikes start at $795 (Canti, singlespeed) and $1,095 (Disc, Tiagra).
The Eastside fixie gets dressed up with striped paint schemes that look great and a new lower entry price of just $449 complete. The frame is 4130 chromoly and was used to bring home five podiums at the Fyxation Open, the Midwest’s largest fixed gear street criterium. As for that kid’s bike, its name is TBD, but they’ll be launching in Spring 2017 for about $119. It’s a steel frame and they’ll be painted to match the adult bikes so the little kids can feel like us big kids. That feeling includes riding good stuff – the bike will use pneumatic tires and have quick adjust seatpost and stem heights.
On the component side, the Mesa MP is a new version that adds Metal Pins to the standard composite Mesa platform design. Coming in at 351g for the set, they’re available in five colors plus black. They’re a slim 14mm tall and 105mm wide, roll on a sealed bearing and DU bushing combo. They say they’re good for mountain biking, but the real draw might be winter fat biking since the composite body won’t get so cold like metal and suck the heat from your feet. Retail is $60/pair, available now.